Comparison of Glucocorticoid and Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Requirement Before and After Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitor Treatment in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Birlik M., ÇAPAR S., Akar S., SARI İ., ÖNEN F., Akkoc N.

ARCHIVES OF RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.30, no.3, pp.206-213, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/archrheumatol.2015.5504
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.206-213
  • Keywords: Corticosteroid sparing, glucocorticoid, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, tumor necrosis factor inhibitor, rheumatoid arthritis, DOSE PREDNISONE THERAPY, PEPTIC-ULCER DISEASE, BLOOD-PRESSURE, DOUBLE-BLIND, OSTEOPOROSIS, METAANALYSIS, ASSOCIATION, INFECTION, AGENTS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: This study aims to investigate whether use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or glucocorticoids (GCs) decreases over different time intervals before and after anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients.