Karin Montag

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OBJECTIVE To examine the efficacy of chondroitin sulfate (CS) in the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) on the basis of a metaanalysis of controlled clinical trials. METHODS After personal, Medline, and Embase searches, a decision tree analysis of the available publications was performed, with respect to types of joint involvement studied, study designs,(More)
As resources in health care systems become increasingly scarce, rheumatologists may need to provide evidence that their quality of care uses the allocated resources effectively by achieving a good outcome for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In order to assess quality, it has been recommended in other areas of medicine to gather data according to(More)
Effectiveness of therapy with individual disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is limited, and the number of available DMARDs is finite. Therefore, at some stage during the lengthy course of RA, institution of traditional DMARDs that have previously been applied may have to be reconsidered. In the present study we(More)
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