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Are DMARDs effective for rheumatologic diseases besides rheumatoid arthritis?

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Title: Are DMARDs effective for rheumatologic diseases besides rheumatoid arthritis?
Author: Goodemote, Patricia; Jamieson, Barbara
Keywords: ankylosing spondylitis
Date: 2007-11
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 56(11) 2007: 933+.
Abstract: It's unclear whether disease-modifying antirheumatic agents (DMARDs) as first-line therapy in nonrheumatoid rheumatologic diseases are effective because the question has not been studied. As second-line therapy, the use of some DMARDs appears to be beneficial for patients with psoriatic arthritis (strength of recommendation [SOR: A, based on systematic reviews of good- quality randomized controlled trials) and ankylosing spondylitis (SOR: B, based on systematic reviews of moderate quality trials). Data on the safety and efficacy of DMARDs as second-line therapy for other arthritic conditions is limited (SOR: C, based on small prospective cohort trials).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/3596

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