More biologics, fewer surgeries in rheumatoid arthritis
from Medscape (free subscription)
The incidence of joint surgery declined by more than 20 percent in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) over a 13-year period, according to a large population-based study. "We proved our hypothesis that the incidence of joint replacement surgery is declining in RA. We assume that the decline is related to better disease control with more aggressive therapy and newer biologics," said lead investigator Korosh Hekmat, M.D.
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