Factors predicting the response to low-dose methotrexate therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a better response in male patients

@article{Kameda2004FactorsPT,
  title={Factors predicting the response to low-dose methotrexate therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a better response in male patients},
  author={Hideto Kameda and Koichi Amano and Naoya Sekiguchi and Hirofumi Takei and Hiroe Ogawa and Hayato Nagasawa and Tsutomu Takeuchi},
  journal={Modern Rheumatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={442 - 446}
}
Abstract Methotrexate (MTX) is the most commonly used disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) throughout the world. In Japan, MTX is recommended by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare to be given as the second or third DMARD and at a dosage of no more than 8 mg/week. We analyzed the efficacy of MTX in Japanese patients with RA in order to determine whether it is comparable to that in Western countries, where 15–20 mg/week of MTX is used, as well as to elucidate the factors… Expand
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