2011 American College of Rheumatology recommendations for the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis: initiation and safety monitoring of therapeutic agents for the treatment of arthritis and systemic features.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Guidelines and recommendations developed and/or endorsed by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) are intended to provide guidance for particular patterns of practice and not to dictate the care of a particular patient. The ACR considers adherence to these guidelines and recommendations to be voluntary, with the ultimate determination regarding their application to be made by the physician in light of each patient’s individual circumstances. Guidelines and recommendations are intended to promote beneficial or desirable outcomes but cannot guarantee any specific outcome. Guidelines and recommendations developed or endorsed by the ACR are subject to periodic revision as warranted by the evolution of medical knowledge, technology, and practice.

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Cited Authors

  • Beukelman, T; Patkar, NM; Saag, KG; Tolleson-Rinehart, S; Cron, RQ; DeWitt, EM; Ilowite, NT; Kimura, Y; Laxer, RM; Lovell, DJ; Martini, A; Rabinovich, CE; Ruperto, N

Published Date

  • April 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 63 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 465 - 482

PubMed ID

  • 21452260

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3222233

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2151-4658

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/acr.20460


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States