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In this article, the 2010 European League against Rheumatism (EULAR) recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with synthetic and biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (sDMARDs and bDMARDs, respectively) have been updated. The 2013 update has been developed by an international task force, which based its decisions mostly on(More)
Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may differ among rheumatologists and currently, clear and consensual international recommendations on RA treatment are not available. In this paper recommendations for the treatment of RA with synthetic and biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and glucocorticoids (GCs) that also account for(More)
OBJECTIVES To update the evidence for the safety of synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (sDMARDs), glucocorticoids (GC) and biological DMARDs (bDMARDs) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to inform the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) recommendations for the management of RA. METHODS Systematic literature review (SLR) of(More)
OBJECTIVES To review the evidence for the efficacy and safety of biological agents in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to provide data to develop treatment recommendations by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Task Force. METHODS Medline, Embase and Cochrane databases were searched for relevant articles on infliximab (IFX), etanercept(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the incidence of hospitalized bacterial infections among children with and children without juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and to examine the effects of selected medications. METHODS Using national Medicaid data from 2000 through 2005, we identified a cohort of children with JIA and a comparator cohort of children with attention(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a clinically heterogeneous disease. Clear consensual treatment guidance focused on the musculoskeletal manifestations of PsA would be advantageous. The authors present European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) recommendations for the treatment of PsA with systemic or local (non-topical) symptomatic and(More)
JASVINDER A. SINGH, DANIEL E. FURST, ASEEM BHARAT, JEFFREY R. CURTIS, ARTHUR F. KAVANAUGH, JOEL M. KREMER, LARRY W. MORELAND, JAMES O’DELL, KEVIN L. WINTHROP, TIMOTHY BEUKELMAN, S. LOUIS BRIDGES JR., W. WINN CHATHAM, HAROLD E. PAULUS, MARIA SUAREZ-ALMAZOR, CLAIRE BOMBARDIER, MAXIME DOUGADOS, DINESH KHANNA, CHARLES M. KING, AMYE L. LEONG, ERIC L. MATTESON,(More)
CONTEXT Although tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α antagonists are increasingly used in place of nonbiologic comparator medications, their safety profile remains incomplete. OBJECTIVES To determine whether initiation of TNF-α antagonists compared with nonbiologic comparators is associated with an increased risk of serious infections requiring hospitalization.(More)