Rheumatoid Arthritis

ACR RA guidelines: 'Maximize' methotrexate use prior to DMARDs, avoid glucocorticoids

9 days ago   |   By Healio

The American College of Rheumatology has released its updated treatment guidelines for rheumatoid arthritis, with a strong emphasis on the use of methotrexate before adding or switching to DMARDs, according to the lead author.
“The key messages are to maximize use of methotrexate prior to adding or switching to disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs,” Liana Fraenkel, MD, MPH, of Berkshire Medical Center, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and Yale University School of Medicine, told Healio Rheumatology. “We also include specific recommendations to try to minimize side effects prior
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