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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...
Lise M. Verhoef, Lieke Tweehuysen, Marlies E. Hulscher, Bruno Fautrel, Alfons A. den BroederRheumatol Ther. 2017 Jun; 4(1):1–24.
Laura Pirilä, Tuulikki Sokka, Markku J Kauppi, Vappu M Rantalaiho, Eero Mervaala, Kari PuolakkaAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases Published Online First: 27 April 2017
Practical application of CARE-RA study in clinical practicePractical application of CARE-RA study in clinical practice Professor Dr Rene Westhovens With Thasia Woodworth, MD Co-Editor, Rheumatology Resource Centre...
Extended report: The first double-blind, randomised, parallel-group certolizumab pegol study in methotrexate-naive early rheumatoid arthritis patients with poor prognostic factors, C-OPERA, shows inhibition of radiographic progression
Tatsuya Atsumi, Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Tsutomu Takeuchi, Hisashi Yamanaka, Naoki Ishiguro, Yoshiya Tanaka, Katsumi Eguchi, Akira Watanabe, Hideki Origasa, Shinsuke Yasuda, Yuji Yamanishi, Yasuhiko Kita, Tsukasa Matsubara, Masahiro Iwamoto, Toshiharu ShojiAnn Rheum Dis 2016;75:75-83
Prof. Bernard Combe discusses the update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of early arthritis
Interview with Prof. Bernard CombeThree over-arching principles and twelve updated recommendations have been added to the latest EULAR recommendations for the management of early...