BRASS is a longitudinal prospective cohort study designed to improve our understanding genetic basis of rheumatoid arthritis. The purpose of Brigham and Women’s Hospital Rheumatoid Arthritis Sequential Study (BRASS) is to improve our understanding of how genetics can be used to help predict disease severity and response to drug treatments. The BRASS study has enrolled over 1,000 patients from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and collected data on variables from demographic, RA clinical data, medication use and adverse events, to emotional status, functional status.
The purpose of this repository is to provide collaborators within the Partners HealthCare system with a validated cohort of RA patients developed as part of the Informatics for Integrating Biology at the Bedside (i2b2) project. This resource provides investigators with a starting point to conduct RA related studies within the Partners Research Patient Data Registry (RPDR) and/or through medical record review.