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Research Article Pages 66-70
Abstract: Two characteristic autoantibodies are tested for the diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA); the rheumatoid factor (RF) and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies (CCP). The presence of these antibodies determines that RA is classified as seropositive or seronegative, with important implications both in the clinical development and in the prognosis of the disease. It is interesting to know the role that both, CCPs and RF, play in the diagnosis of RA, as well as the influence that the design of these tests have on the results obtained.
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Case Study Pages 60-65
Abstract: In this case study the patients was diagnosed with fibromyalgia at 29 years ago and sought care in memory of discontent with previous treatments. Intensity was assessed with a visual analog scale (VAS), quality of life with SF-36 and the pressure pain threshold algometer (PPT). There were 16 visits with two weekly 60-minute sessions, when the patient was re-evaluated, a Global Perception of Change (GPC) scale was added to assess general health.
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