Review: Adding newer disease-modifying drugs or biological agents to methotrexate improved rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

Symmons, Deborah P. M.
May 2002
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2002, Vol. 136 Issue 3, p97
Academic Journal
Comments on a study which presented a systematic review of randomised placebo controlled trials in patients with rheumatoid arthritis with an incomplete response to methotrexate. Advantages of the advent of biological agents to the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA); Benefits from the addition of cyclosporin, etanercept, infliximab or leflunomide in patients with RA; Criticism on the methods used to identify the trials.


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