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antirheumatic agent definition: agent that relieves or prevents rheumatic disease, especially rheumatoid arthritis.
Antirheumatic Agents definition: Drugs that are used to treat RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.
 
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Currently, anti-TNF therapy is normally reserved for patients who have failed traditional disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs.

Kei Ikeda et al.

Arthritis Research & Therapy 9 (3), 2007

Conventional therapy with disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) is effective in a proportion of patients; however, the onset is slow, taking months to achieve full effect.

Kei Ikeda et al.

Arthritis Research & Therapy 9 (3), 2007

Abbreviations ACR = American College of Rheumatology; ACR n = n % reduction in number of tender and swollen joints; CCP = cyclic citrullinated peptide; DAS n = disease activity score in n joints; DMARDs = disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs; EULAR = European League Against Rheumatism; HAQ = health assessment questionnaire; HACA = human anti-chimaeric antibodies; HAHA = human anti-human antibodies; MRI = magnetic resonance imaging; RA = rheumatoid arthritis; TNF = tumour necrosis factor.

Kei Ikeda et al.

Arthritis Research & Therapy 9 (3), 2007

Some research evidence supports early aggressive treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using combination therapy with two or more disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) plus steroids, or even DMARDs plus an anti-TNF.

David L Scott

Arthritis Research & Therapy 6 (1), 2004

Most frequent drug groups were anti-depressants and mood stabilizers, ACE inhibitors, lipid-lowering preparations, HIV antivirals, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic drugs.

Isabelle Boots et al.

European Journal of Pediatrics 166 (8), 01 Aug 2007

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