Perioperative management of biologic agents used in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Mushtaq2011PerioperativeMO,
  title={Perioperative management of biologic agents used in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Saulat Mushtaq and Susan M Goodman and Carla R Scanzello},
  journal={American journal of therapeutics},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={
          426-34
        }
}
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory arthritis that can destroy joint structures, are often on multiple disease-modifying antirheumatic medications to control disease activity. These medications have significant toxicities, most notably immunosuppression leading to increased risk of infection. Furthermore, certain disease-modifying antirheumatic medications have been reported to affect the healing process. Over the course of their lifetime, patients with rheumatoid arthritis may… CONTINUE READING
BETA

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 50 REFERENCES

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…