TITLE

Initial combination therapy with prednisone or infliximab improved outcomes in early rheumatoid arthritis more than DMARDs alone

PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2006, Vol. 144 Issue 3, p72
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on a study on the clinical and radiographic outcomes of four different treatment strategies in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The study included 508 patients with a history of no previous treatment with a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD). It is found that in patients with early RA, initial treatment with prednisone or infliximab in combination with DMARDs resulted in less joint damage and better functional outcome than sequential monotherapy or step-up combination therapy with DMARDs alone.
ACCESSION #
21490795

 

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