Non-drug treatment (excluding surgery) in rheumatoid arthritis: clinical practice guidelines.

@article{Forestier2009NondrugT,
  title={Non-drug treatment (excluding surgery) in rheumatoid arthritis: clinical practice guidelines.},
  author={Romain J Forestier and Jo{\"e}lle Andr{\'e}-Vert and Pascal Guillez and Emmanuel Coudeyre and Marie-Martine Lef{\`e}vre-Colau and Bernard G Combe and Marie-Anne Mayoux-Benhamou},
  journal={Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme},
  year={2009},
  volume={76 6},
  pages={691-8}
}
OBJECTIVES Because drugs do not halt joint destruction in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), non-drug treatments are an important adjunct to drug treatment. Establishing rules governing their use is difficult because treatment is multidisciplinary, complex, and difficult to assess. The aims of these guidelines were to (a) establish the indications for physical therapies and for educational, psychological, and other non-drug interventions, (b) address social welfare, occupational, and organizational… CONTINUE READING

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