Use of simple analgesics in rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Use of simple analgesics in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Terence Gibson and Barnaby Clark},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={44 1},
The usefulness of anti-inflammatory drugs in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is beyond dispute. The role of simple analgesics is less clear and has been disputed. A survey of 21 rheumatologists indicated that a majority sometimes supplemented anti-inflammatory treatment of RA with simple analgesics. A random sample of 120 RA patients treated by the same doctors revealed that 47% ranked pain relief as the most desirable objective of their treatment and 54% were taking analgesics regularly. Of those… CONTINUE READING

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