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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 59

of 'Initial treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in adults'

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Rheumatoid arthritis: can we achieve true drug-free remission in patients with RA?
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Goekoop-Ruiterman YP, Huizinga TW
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Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2010;6(2):68.
 
Since the introduction of new biologic agents and intensive treatment strategies that aim to tightly control disease activity, clinical remission has become a realistic target in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Once patients are in continuous remission, however, is it realistic to consider withdrawing DMARD therapy?
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Leiden University Medical Center, Department of Rheumatology, C1-R, Albinusdreef 2, Leiden, The Netherlands. y.p.m.goekoop@lumc.nl
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