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The sustained benefits of very early treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with anti-TNF-alpha therapy

or, Mark A. Quinn. "Rapid control of disease activity may prevent patients from entering the 'sick role' and may avoid the socioeconomic disadvantages associated with chronic illness, which extend beyond the anti-inflammatory nature of the therapy."

Despite the small sample of patients, this study has important implications for the most effective, affordable, short-term use of anti-TNF-alpha therapy, at the very early stages of RA. "Large-scale studies are under way to confirm these findings," Quinn reports.


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7-Jan-2005


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