Medline ® Abstract for Reference 59
of 'Initial treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in adults'
Rheumatoid arthritis: can we achieve true drug-free remission in patients with RA?
Goekoop-Ruiterman YP, Huizinga TW
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?
Leiden University Medical Center, Department of Rheumatology, C1-R, Albinusdreef 2, Leiden, The Netherlands. firstname.lastname@example.org