The CIMESTRA study: intra-articular glucocorticosteroids and synthetic DMARDs in a treat-to-target strategy in early rheumatoid arthritis

Merete Lund Hetland, K. Horslev-Petersen

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Objective. Treatment of early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) include aiming at disease control with early use of methotrexate (MTX) in monotherapy or in combination with glucocorticoids or other disease-modifying drugs (DMARDs). The CIMESTRA study applied an aggressive treatment with DMARD and intra-articular injections of glucocorticoids (i.a. GC) to control disease activity. This paper reviews the results of the five years' study. Methods. 160 patients with early RA (
TidsskriftClinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)S44-S49
StatusUdgivet - 2012