Clinical and demographic findings of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis treated in a tertiary care center in Turkey

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are 2 common rheumatic diseases that are frequent causes of disability. In this descriptive study, demographic, clinical, and laboratory findings of patients with RA and AS being followed in a tertiary care center in Turkey were reported. Materials and methods: The patient data of 45 RA and 45 AS cases were collected retrospectively from electronic medical records. Demographic findings, clinical and laboratory assessments of disease activity, drugs used for the treatment, and effect on quality of life of patients with RA and AS were analyzed. Results: In RA patients, 27% had mild, 44% had moderate, and 29% had severe disease and 25% of the patients had satisfactory functional state. In AS patients, the mean Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index score was 4.6 ± 2.3 and 64% had active disease. Sixteen percent of the patients with AS reported satisfactory functional state. In RA cases, the highest percentage of patients were treated with biological agents. In AS cases, 24% of patients were treated with NSAIDs and 22% received biological agents. Conclusion: In our tertiary care center, the majority of patients with RA and AS had active disease with unsatisfactory functional states.

Clinical and demographic findings of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis treated in a tertiary care center in Turkey

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are 2 common rheumatic diseases that are frequent causes of disability. In this descriptive study, demographic, clinical, and laboratory findings of patients with RA and AS being followed in a tertiary care center in Turkey were reported. Materials and methods: The patient data of 45 RA and 45 AS cases were collected retrospectively from electronic medical records. Demographic findings, clinical and laboratory assessments of disease activity, drugs used for the treatment, and effect on quality of life of patients with RA and AS were analyzed. Results: In RA patients, 27% had mild, 44% had moderate, and 29% had severe disease and 25% of the patients had satisfactory functional state. In AS patients, the mean Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index score was 4.6 ± 2.3 and 64% had active disease. Sixteen percent of the patients with AS reported satisfactory functional state. In RA cases, the highest percentage of patients were treated with biological agents. In AS cases, 24% of patients were treated with NSAIDs and 22% received biological agents. Conclusion: In our tertiary care center, the majority of patients with RA and AS had active disease with unsatisfactory functional states.

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Bibtex @ { tbtkmedical146668, journal = {Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences}, issn = {1300-0144}, eissn = {1303-6165}, address = {}, publisher = {TÜBİTAK}, year = {2014}, volume = {44}, pages = {595 - 600}, doi = {10.3906/kim-1302-77}, title = {Clinical and demographic findings of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis treated in a tertiary care center in Turkey}, key = {cite}, author = {Cemeroğlu, Özlem and Yaşar, Zeynep Sıla and Sağlam, Mustafa and Çakırbay, Haşim} }
APA Cemeroğlu, Ö , Yaşar, Z , Sağlam, M , Çakırbay, H . (2014). Clinical and demographic findings of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis treated in a tertiary care center in Turkey . Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences , 44 (4) , 595-600 . DOI: 10.3906/kim-1302-77
MLA Cemeroğlu, Ö , Yaşar, Z , Sağlam, M , Çakırbay, H . "Clinical and demographic findings of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis treated in a tertiary care center in Turkey" . Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences 44 (2014 ): 595-600 <
Chicago Cemeroğlu, Ö , Yaşar, Z , Sağlam, M , Çakırbay, H . "Clinical and demographic findings of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis treated in a tertiary care center in Turkey". Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences 44 (2014 ): 595-600
RIS TY - JOUR T1 - Clinical and demographic findings of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis treated in a tertiary care center in Turkey AU - Özlem Cemeroğlu , Zeynep Sıla Yaşar , Mustafa Sağlam , Haşim Çakırbay Y1 - 2014 PY - 2014 N1 - doi: 10.3906/kim-1302-77 DO - 10.3906/kim-1302-77 T2 - Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 595 EP - 600 VL - 44 IS - 4 SN - 1300-0144-1303-6165 M3 - doi: 10.3906/kim-1302-77 UR - Y2 - 2021 ER -
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ISNAD Cemeroğlu, Özlem , Yaşar, Zeynep Sıla , Sağlam, Mustafa , Çakırbay, Haşim . "Clinical and demographic findings of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis treated in a tertiary care center in Turkey". Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences 44 / 4 (Mayıs 2014): 595-600 .
AMA Cemeroğlu Ö , Yaşar Z , Sağlam M , Çakırbay H . Clinical and demographic findings of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis treated in a tertiary care center in Turkey. Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences. 2014; 44(4): 595-600.
Vancouver Cemeroğlu Ö , Yaşar Z , Sağlam M , Çakırbay H . Clinical and demographic findings of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis treated in a tertiary care center in Turkey. Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences. 2014; 44(4): 595-600.
IEEE Ö. Cemeroğlu , Z. Yaşar , M. Sağlam ve H. Çakırbay , "Clinical and demographic findings of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis treated in a tertiary care center in Turkey", Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, c. 44, sayı. 4, ss. 595-600, May. 2014, doi:10.3906/kim-1302-77
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