TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
York, Michael; Hunter, David J.
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 the author's views regarding a study on the clinical and radiographic outcomes of four different treatment strategies in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Aggressive treatment of early RA has been shown to limit functional disability and radiographic progression. Many rheumatologists begin therapy of early RA with either sequential substitution monotherapy or with step-up, add-on therapy. The author states that aggressive combination therapy, including either prednisone or infliximab, results in earlier functional improvement and diminishes radiographic progression in patients.
ACCESSION #
21490796

 

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