The rheumatoid arthritis patient in the clinic: comparing more than 1,300 consecutive DMARD courses.

@article{Aletaha2002TheRA,
  title={The rheumatoid arthritis patient in the clinic: comparing more than 1,300 consecutive DMARD courses.},
  author={Daniel Aletaha and Josef S Smolen},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={41 12},
  pages={1367-74}
}
BACKGROUND Therapy of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is typically characterized by the sequential use of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). This study aimed to reveal treatment patterns with traditional DMARDs and their changes during the two decades before the recent introduction of new DMARDs. METHODS A total of 593 RA patients were followed from their first presentation to our clinic throughout the course of their disease; 222 patients received their first DMARD therapy while… CONTINUE READING
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