n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - More about : biological therapies in rheumatic disease
|Article Title||More about : biological therapies in rheumatic disease|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||Oct 2005|
|Pages||518 - 519|
Extracted from text ... INGRID LOUW, MB ChB, MMed (Int Med) Rheumatologist in private practice Panorama and Cape Town Medi Clinic The early identification of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is crucial to the success of treating this disease. There is a window of opportunity, thought to be within the first 3 months of diagnosis, in which disease-modifying drugs (DMARDs) should be started to ensure a good functional outcome for the patient.1 This is the most important factor in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. DMARD treatment success is well documented in clinical trials and post-marketing research, but erosions of joints still occur in spite of ..
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