Preliminary evidence that etanercept may reduce radiographic progression in juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

@article{Nielsen2008PreliminaryET,
  title={Preliminary evidence that etanercept may reduce radiographic progression in juvenile idiopathic arthritis.},
  author={Susanne Balslev Nielsen and Nicolino Ruperto and Valeria Maria Gerloni and Gabriele Simonini and Elisabetta Cortis and Loredana Lepore and Maria Giannina Alpigiani and F Zulian and Fabrizia Corona and Maria Lu{\'i}za Martins Al{\'e}ssio and Roberto Barcellona and Romina Gallizzi and Federica Rossi and Silvia Magni-Manzoni and Giuseppina Lombardini and Giovanni Filocamo and Roberto Raschetti and Alberto Martini and Angelo Ravelli},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={688-92}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the rate of radiographic progression, as measured with the carpo-metacarpal ratio (Poznanski score), during etanercept (ETN) therapy in children with polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS Patients included in the Italian ETN registry who had a standard radiograph of both hands and wrists in the posteroanterior view made at start of treatment and after 1 year were included in the study. The clinical response was assessed by means of the ACR… CONTINUE READING

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