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The purpose of this study is to describe infliximab and abatacept dosing patterns (i.e., dosing amount and frequency) and costs among a population of managed care enrollees with RA. This study will also identify changes in infliximab and abatacept dosing over time and the implication these changes may have on the costs of medication administration.
This study will be conducted in two parts. The primary analysis is a longitudinal analysis, where patients' health care claims from a period during which the patient was continuously enrolled in the health plan will be used to evaluate the primary outcome (i.e., dose escalation). The second analysis will be cross-sectional, where patients' health care claims from a fixed period of time (i.e., 2008) will be used to examine health care costs.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Retrospective
Active, not recruiting
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:01-0400
Primary aim: examine a possible connection between cigarette smoking, disease activity and perceived pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Secondary aim: Evaluate cardiovascular ris...
The purpose of this study is to compare the incidence rates of infection, malignancy and death among patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are treated with abatacept and those who are tre...
Objective: To evaluate what factors contribute to activity limitations in subjects with rheumatoid arthritis considering the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Hea...
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk of having cardiovascular deaths. Our study is aimed at looking at the effects of proven cholesterol lowering treatment drug called ...
This study will look at whether this new drug is effective in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and at whether it is safe and well-tolerated by patients with the disease.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as an inflammatory autoimmune disease affects the synovial joints as well as other organs and tissues. Since aberrant expression of MIC molecules has been observed in RA pati...
Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with an increased cardiovascular risk, secondary to endothelial dysfunction. There is accumulating evidence that methotrexate reduces cardiovascular risk in rheumato...
Chronic inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with disturbances in muscle and bone metabolism.
To explore the role of TNF-α in the peripheral blood of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and its underlying mechanism.
Interferon alpha-induced arthritis and activation of the type 1 interferon pathway during rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been well documented but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. This study ad...
Arthritis in children, with onset before 16 years of age. The terms juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) refer to classification systems for chronic arthritis in children. Only one subtype of juvenile arthritis (polyarticular-onset, rheumatoid factor-positive) clinically resembles adult rheumatoid arthritis and is considered its childhood equivalent.
Rheumatoid arthritis of children occurring in three major subtypes defined by the symptoms present during the first six months following onset: systemic-onset (Still's Disease, Juvenile-Onset), polyarticular-onset, and pauciarticular-onset. Adult-onset cases of Still's disease (STILL'S DISEASE, ADULT-ONSET) are also known. Only one subtype of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (polyarticular-onset, rheumatoid factor-positive) clinically resembles adult rheumatoid arthritis and is considered its childhood equivalent.
A variable mixture of the mono- and disodium salts of gold thiomalic acid used mainly for its anti-inflammatory action in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It is most effective in active progressive rheumatoid arthritis and of little or no value in the presence of extensive deformities or in the treatment of other forms of arthritis.
Systemic-onset rheumatoid arthritis in adults. It differs from classical rheumatoid arthritis in that it is more often marked by acute febrile onset, and generalized lymphadenopathy and hepatosplenomegaly are more prominent.
Antibodies found in adult RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS patients that are directed against GAMMA-CHAIN IMMUNOGLOBULINS.
Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing as well as dispensing drugs and medicines. It is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. The scope of...