TITLE

Long-term use of combination DMARDs did not sustain disease remissions, but delayed joint damage in early rheumatoid arthritis

AUTHOR(S)
M, Korpela
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 142 Issue 1, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that long-term use of combination disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) did not sustain disease remissions, but delayed joint damage in early rheumatoid arthritis. Remission extent of radiology damage in the joints of the hands and feet, adverse events and reconstructive joint surgery. In patients with early rheumatoid arthritis, long-term use of combination disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs did not sustain disease remissions at 5 years but improved radiology outcomes.
ACCESSION #
15851773

 

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