Checklist reduces adverse pregnancy outcomes in patients with RA

The risk can be reduced to that of the general population, researchers say

Pregnant women with RA can reduce their risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes to that of the general population if they follow an "ideal clinical pathway", Italian researchers say.

Pregnant woman

They have developed a set of healthcare quality indicators for pregnancy in RA based, in part, on guidance for other rheumatic diseases.

These include four diagnostic tests in the 18 months before conception:

  1. At least one measurement of ESR or CRP.
  2. Preconception musculoskeletal