Conventional Medication Combo May Be As Effective As AntiTNF Agents In RA
Nancy Walsh writing in Medpage Today reported,quot;Among patients with established rheumatoid arthritis, a combination of conventional diseasemodifyingdrugs was as effective as early use of antitumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents,quot; according toa study presented at the annual meeting of the British Society for Rheumatology. Investigatorsfound that individuals quot;who received diseasemodifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) had a changeover 12 months on the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) of 0.45 points compared with 0.30 pointsfor those given antiTNF therapy. Comment: I disagree with this study. Conventionalcombination DMARDS don't work as well and have their own share
of side effects.
Rheumatoid Arthritis does fish oil work in ra
Does fish oil really work for RAé Maybeâ€¦ Fish oil for RA: Treat to targeté Nancy Walsh writing for MedPage Today reportedpatients with early rheumatoid arthritis receiving quot;triple therapyquot; with conventional diseasemodifyingantirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) were less likely to respond inadequately when given supplementaryfish oil, Australian researchers found. After a year of treatment, 10.5% of patients receivingfish oil were considered treatment failures, compared with 32.1% of those not receivingthe supplement, according to Susanna M. Proudman, MD, of the University of Adelaide, and colleagues.
Comment: I'm not a real fan of triple therapy.That's using a combination of methotrexate, Plaquenil, and sulfasalazine. I think biologicswork much better and have fewer potential side effects. Fish oil helps with RA regardlessof what you take.