TITLE

2008 - Review: Individual DMARDs have similar efficacy for rheumatoid arthritis, but combination therapy improves response

AUTHOR(S)
Rothschild, Bruce M.
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;5/20/2008, Vol. 148 Issue 3, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on a case study that was conducted to assess the relative benefits and harms of various disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs in adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). About hundred adults with RA were included in the study. The study found no clinical differences in efficacy or harm among or between synthetic and biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs.
ACCESSION #
33742498

 

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