Review: The addition of infliximab and etanercept to methotrexate is effective in the long term for rheumatoid arthritis

September 2007
ACP Journal Club;Sept/Oct2007, Vol. 147 Issue 2, p42
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a research that suggested that addition of infliximab (IFX) to methotrexate reduced symptoms and drug discontinuation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the long term. It is stated that etanercept (ETN) or IFX was compared in 30 patients with RA in the study. It is stated that several systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluated clinical effectiveness of IFX. Relevant charts are also given.


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