- Reliability of ACR criteria over time to differentiate classic fibromyalgia from nonspecific widespread pain syndrome: a 6-month prospective cohort studyAli Bidari
Department of Rheumatology, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Hazarat e Rasoul Akram Medical Complex, Niyayesh Street, Sattarkhan Ave, Tehran, Iran
Mod Rheumatol 19:663-9. 2009..This study showed the ACR 1990 criteria was not able to consistently classify affected patients with FM syndrome within a group of patients having nonspecific body pain and multiple tender points over 6 months of follow-up...
- Common MEFV mutation analysis in 36 Iranian patients with familial Mediterranean fever: clinical and demographic significanceAli Bidari
Department of Rheumatology, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Mod Rheumatol 20:566-72. 2010..The FMF strip assay test for common these 12 mutations was positive in 90.6% of alleles in this study, indicating that it appears to be an effective method for FMF mutation screening in Iranian patients...