New therapeutics in rheumatoid arthritis.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic disorder characterized predominately by a chronic inflammatory polyarthritis, with frequent progression to joint destruction and disability. Radiographic joint damage develops in as many as 75% of patients within the first 2 years of disease. For this reason, current RA treatment approaches have focused on early intensive therapy with multiple disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs. The approval of new drugs for this indication has expanded the number of therapeutic options that can potentially allow for tight control of the inflammatory process.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Savage, C; St Clair, EW

Published Date

  • February 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 57 - viii

PubMed ID

  • 16504821

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0889-857X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.rdc.2005.10.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States