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Study Type: Interventional
Age/Gender Requirement: 18 years+ (male/female)
Sponsor: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Purpose: “To determine the effectiveness of switching to an alternative tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha inhibitor in comparison to continuing treatment with an existing TNF-alpha inhibitor.”
Journal: Rheumatology International (August 21, 2009)
Authors: Cairns AP, McVeigh JG
Purpose: “To determine the effects of dynamic exercise on patients with RA.”
Results: The review previous studies showed that “the majority of patients with RA should be encouraged to undertake aerobic and/or strength training exercise.”
Expires: August 10, 2010
This activity discusses the results of a recent study that showed that infliximab may be a successful treatment option for patients with RA who did not respond to methotrexate. The program discusses “the efficacy of infliximab vs sulfasalazine and hydroxychloroquine added to methotrexate in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis.” Participants will also be able to describe any safety issues that may arise in taking infliximab rather than methotrexate.