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Arthritis
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 137635, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/137635
Clinical Study

Work Productivity in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Relationship with Clinical and Radiological Features

1Section of Rheumatology, Hospital General de Agudos “Dr. Enrique Tornú,” Combatientes de Malvinas 3002, C1427ARN Buenos Aires, Argentina
2Instituto de Rehabilitación Psicofísica (I.R.E.P.), C1428DQG Buenos Aires, Argentina
3Organización Médica de Investigación, C1015ABO Buenos Aires, Argentina
4Práctica Médica Privada, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Received 31 May 2012; Accepted 27 August 2012

Academic Editor: Juan-Manuel Anaya

Copyright © 2012 Rafael Chaparro del Moral et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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