Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sep 15, 2005 Issue
Advances in the Treatment of Early Rheumatoid Arthritis [Editorials]

Sep 15, 2005 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis [Article]

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by uncontrolled proliferation of synovial tissue and a wide array of multisystem comorbidities. Prevalence is estimated to be 0.8 percent worldwide, with women twice as likely to develop the disease as men. Untreated, 20 to 30 perc...

Feb 1, 2004 Issue
Are Selective COX-2 Inhibitors as Effective as NSAIDs in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis? [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

The efficacy of COX-2 inhibitors is similar to that of nonselective NSAIDs in reducing the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

Nov 1, 2003 Issue
Rheumatoid Arthritis [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments?

Sep 1, 2003 Issue
Is Leflunomide as Safe and Effective in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis as Other DMARDs? [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Compared with placebo, leflunomide improves clinical outcomes and delays radiologic progression of rheumatoid arthritis. After two years of treatment, leflunomide is as safe as sulfasalazine and more effective. Leflunomide's efficacy and adverse events are similar to those of methotrexate. Leflunomi...

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