Thursday, October 24, 2013

Living with RA: Finding a Treatment You Can Stay With

In a recent study, researchers at the Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid, Spain, took a closer look at the records of RA patients who were treated with select anti-TNF therapies between January 2011 and January 2012.  Researchers gathered demographic information and therapy assessments from medical and pharmaceutical records.  Staying on a treatment (also called drug survival or persistence of therapy) was presumed to be an overall marker of treatment success.

The primary objective of the study was to assess how long patients stayed on a particular anti-TNF drug and to identify potential predictors of drug discontinuation.  The overall goal of the study was to confirm whether or not current clinical practice is appropriate in terms of the choice of anti-TNF therapy for treating RA patients at this clinic.

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Enbrel vs. Remicade vs. Humira: Which Anti-TNF Drug Do RA Patients Stick With Longer?

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