cervical arthritis

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About 5% percent of patients with rheumatoid arthritis who received outpatient therapy had cervical arthritis, and about half of them did not receive adequate treatment at diagnosis, according to study results.

Researchers in Germany conducted a cervical screening chart review of 395 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at an outpatient clinic during a 3-month period. These patients partially overlapped with eight patients who underwent C1–C2 fusion for RA cervical involvement from an orthopedic surgery department.

Read more: http://www.healio.com/rheumatology/rheumatoid-arthritis/news/online/%7B3510BC77-8F92-44C8-8A92-4AB99F8F6069%7D/RA-patients-with-cervical-arthritis-received-inadequate-therapy