Rheumatoid arthritis initial therapy: Unanswered questions

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Abstract

Recent changes in the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are high lighted in this article,with emphasis on initial therapy in RA. Critical new concepts and developments are discussed: the importance of early treatment, increased use of combination disease modifying antirheumatic therapy as initial treatment and after failure of monotherapy, the role of the newer biological therapies, and the influence of comorbidity on morbidity and mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-16
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume32
Issue numberSUPPL. 72
StatePublished - Jan 2005

Keywords

  • Biological therapy
  • Combination drug therapy
  • Disease modifying antirheumatic drugs
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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