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Cost-effectiveness of early treatment of ACPA-positive rheumatoid arthritis patients with abatacept.

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Summary of "Cost-effectiveness of early treatment of ACPA-positive rheumatoid arthritis patients with abatacept."

Studies have reported that the presence of elevated anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA)/RF levels, together with joint erosions, is associated with higher disease burden in terms of disability and mortality in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Abatacept has been shown to be effective in this patient population with favourable comparative data against adalimumab. However, few studies have investigated the cost-effectiveness of abatacept in this population to similar treatments such as TNFs. The objective of the study was to compare the cost-effectiveness of abatacept to adalimumab as a first bDMARD in ACPA-positive RA patients who failed treatment with methotrexate (MTX) in Germany.

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Name: Clinical and experimental rheumatology
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