Start Date

20-5-2011 10:45 AM

End Date

20-5-2011 12:15 PM

Description

The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness of abatacept to anti-TNFs using the following: Change in disease activity based on the Clinical Disease Activity Index, and (CDAI) Achievement of remission based on the CDAI.

Among this small sample of RA patients in a real-world setting, treatment with abatacept was not associated with any differences in response or remission rates from those seen with anti-TNFs based on mean change in CDAI and achievement of CDAI remission. This study suggests similar effectiveness of abatacept and anti-TNFs in biologic naïve RA patients. Further research with a larger sample size is needed to confirm these findings.

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May 20th, 10:45 AM May 20th, 12:15 PM

Targeted Therapies in RA: Real World Comparative Effectiveness Research

The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness of abatacept to anti-TNFs using the following: Change in disease activity based on the Clinical Disease Activity Index, and (CDAI) Achievement of remission based on the CDAI.

Among this small sample of RA patients in a real-world setting, treatment with abatacept was not associated with any differences in response or remission rates from those seen with anti-TNFs based on mean change in CDAI and achievement of CDAI remission. This study suggests similar effectiveness of abatacept and anti-TNFs in biologic naïve RA patients. Further research with a larger sample size is needed to confirm these findings.

 

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