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EULAR issues updated rheumatoid arthritis management recommendations
Date:7/3/2013

es Agency has not approved tofacitinib hitherto, it has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration as well as in Japan and Russia. Having weighed up the evidence, the Task Force is convinced of its efficacy on clinical outcomes, function and structure. However, until more safety data are available and efficacy judged in clinical practice, tofacitinib is only recommended after at least one biological has failed in fact, many Task Force members felt it should be used after two biological treatment failures," concluded Professor Smolen.

If a patient has achieved persistent remission, and after having tapered glucocorticoids, clinicians should consider tapering the biological DMARD, particularly if the treatment is in combination with a conventional synthetic DMARD. In cases of sustained long-term remission, cautious dose-reduction of conventional synthetic DMARDs should be considered.

In addition to the latest treatment recommendations, the guidelines also contain a number of over-arching principles addressing patient care. The guidelines recommend that the primary healthcare provider to RA patients should be a rheumatologist. In addition, monitoring of disease activity should take place every one to three months dependent on the disease activity, with alterations to therapy considered if no improvement is observed by three months post-treatment, or if the target has not been reached by six months. Any initiation and adjustments of therapy should be made as a shared decision between patient and clinician, with factors including disease activity, progression of structural damage, co-morbidities and safety issues taken into account.


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European League Against Rheumatism
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