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Disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis patients at initiation of biologic agents and 1 year of treatment: results from the Swiss SCQM registry

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Zufferey, Pascal
Dudler, Jean
Scherer, Almut
Published in Joint, Bone, Spine. 2013, vol. 80, no. 2, p. 160-4
Abstract In Switzerland, the prescription of biologic antirheumatic agents in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients is not limited by stringent requirements from health authorities. The goals of this study were to: determine the characteristics of the Swiss patients at the initiation of biologics, compare them with other countries and evaluate whether different disease activity levels at initiation of therapy, resulting from distinct access to these treatment, influence their effectiveness.
Keywords AdultAgedAntirheumatic Agents/therapeutic useArthritis, Rheumatoid/drug therapy/epidemiology/physiopathologyBiological TherapyCross-Cultural ComparisonEurope/epidemiologyFemaleHumansMaleMiddle AgedRegistries/statistics & numerical dataRetrospective StudiesSwitzerland/epidemiologyTreatment Outcome
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PMID: 22771133
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Research group Mécanisme de l'inflammation articulaire (44)
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ZUFFEREY, Pascal et al. Disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis patients at initiation of biologic agents and 1 year of treatment: results from the Swiss SCQM registry. In: Joint, Bone, Spine, 2013, vol. 80, n° 2, p. 160-4. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:46012

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