Evidence and consensus based GKJR guidelines for the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

@article{Dueckers2012EvidenceAC,
  title={Evidence and consensus based GKJR guidelines for the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis.},
  author={Gregor Dueckers and Nihal Guellac and Martin Arbogast and Guenther Dannecker and Ivan Foeldv{\'a}ri and Michael Frosch and Gerd Ganser and Arnd Heiligenhaus and Gerd Horneff and Arnold Illhardt and Ina B Kopp and Ruediger Krauspe and Barbara Markus and Hartmut Michels and Matthias Schneider and Wolfram Singendonk and Helmut Sitter and Marianne Spamer and Norbert Wagner and Tim Niehues},
  journal={Clinical immunology},
  year={2012},
  volume={142 2},
  pages={176-93}
}
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common rheumatic disease in children and adolescents. Immunomodulatory drugs are used frequently in its treatment. Using the nominal group technique (NGT) and Delphi method, we created a multidisciplinary, evidence- and consensus-based treatment guideline for JIA based on a systematic literature analysis and three consensus conferences. Conferences were headed by a professional moderator and were attended by representatives who had been nominated… CONTINUE READING