My treatment approach to rheumatoid arthritis

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Abstract

The past decade has brought important advances in the understanding of rheumatoid arthritis and its management and treatment. New classification criteria for rheumatoid arthritis, better definitions of treatment outcome and remission, and the introduction of biologic response-modifying drugs designed to inhibit the inflammatory process have greatly altered the approach to managing this disease. More aggressive management of rheumatoid arthritis early after diagnosis and throughout the course of the disease has resulted in improvement in patient functioning and quality of life, reduction in comorbid conditions, and enhanced survival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)659-673
Number of pages15
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume87
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

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