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RA treatment Strategies

  • Dear Colleague, We have been working in the last weeks to simplify your access to resources on the website. There are now 8 tabs on the home page, together with videos pertinent to recent newsletters. On the video channel, we’ve also added podcasts with the audio for each video. For this newsletter, we’re updating content on RA patient management with videos, links to various country-specific guidelines (APLAR, Finland), and commentaries that describe practical aspects for the application of EULAR and ACR recommendations/ guidelines. In a video interview at ACR2016, Dr John Davis, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota offers practical perspective on application of treat-to-target, based on experience in a community-based clinic. He notes that about 30% of early RA patients will achieve LDA on MTX alone. He suggests adding additional conventional DMARDs or TNFi if LDA is not apparent within 3-6 months. In established RA, one needs to consider other reasons for “high” disease activity. Especially...

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