TITLE

COMMENTARY: Intensive management reduced disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis

AUTHOR(S)
Heijde, Dé;sirée van der
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 141 Issue 3, p70
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a commentary on the study, which concluded that Intensive management reduced disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The study emphasizes the need to measure treatment effects and to change management as necessary. While rheumatologists are well aware of the need for early treatment, the assumption exists that patients are referred to rheumatologists at an early stage in their disease progression. A new goal in the treatment of RA is achievement of remission, which has been shown to be possible in a large percentage of patients and is confirmed by this study.
ACCESSION #
15303591

 

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