Triple therapy in early active rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized, single-blind, controlled trial comparing step-up and parallel treatment strategies.

@article{Saunders2008TripleTI,
  title={Triple therapy in early active rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized, single-blind, controlled trial comparing step-up and parallel treatment strategies.},
  author={Shaun A. Saunders and Hilary A Capell and Anne Stirling and R. A. Vallance and Wilma Kincaid and Alex D. McMahon and Duncan R Porter},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2008},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={1310-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The Tight Control of Rheumatoid Arthritis study previously demonstrated that an intensive step-up disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) treatment strategy targeting persistent disease activity was superior to routine care in the management of early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We undertook this study to test the hypothesis that early parallel triple therapy achieves better outcomes than step-up therapy within an intensive disease management regimen. METHODS Ninety-six patients… CONTINUE READING

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