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Treatment patterns among patients with rheumatic disease (rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and undifferentiated arthritis (UnA)) treated with subcutaneous TNF inhibitors

Tymms, Kathleen; Littlejohn, Geoffrey; Griffiths, Hedley; de Jager, Julien; BIRD, Paul; Joshua, Fred; Nash, Peter; Handel, Malcolm; McManus, Hamish; Butcher, Belinda E; Youssef, Peter


The aim was to describe the real-world treatment persistence of subcutaneous TNF inhibitors (TNFi) for patients with inflammatory rheumatic disease newly initiating treatment with biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARD). This was a retrospective cohort study that extracted data for new users of TNFi between 1 August 2010 and 31 August 2016 from the Australian Optimising Patient outcome in Australian RheumatoLogy (OPAL) registry. Patients were 1:1 propensity-score matched with...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Clinical Rheumatology
DOI: 10.1007/s10067-018-4105-3


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