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South African recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis: An algorithm for the standard of care in 2013

By on November 25, 2015

Home » Specialist Fields » RheumatologyRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease, which, if treated inadequately, leads to irreversible joint damage, resulting in deformities, disability and premature mortality. The disease occurs worldwide and affects approximately 1% of the population.[1,2]

A prospective study of anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy in South African rheumatoid arthritis patients

By on November 13, 2015

Home » Specialist Fields » Rheumatology Abstract Objective: To quantify primary and secondary anti-tumour necrosis factor inadequate response (aTNF-IR) and intolerance in South Africans with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) over 1 year. Methods: Rheumatologists from nine independent private practices monitored RA