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The changing use of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis from the United Kingdom General Practice Research Database.

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OBJECTIVES: To describe the use of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and changing trends in their use. METHODS: We used the General Practice Research Database (GPRD) to describe DMARD use by patients with RA identified using ICD-9 codes. The GPRD is a UK national database containing records of more than 7 million individuals from 683 general practices. Subjects were studied between 1987 and 2002. The prevalence and duration of indivi...

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10.1093/rheumatology/kei024

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Edwards, CJ More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Saperia, JC More by this author
Reading, I More by this author
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Journal:
Rheumatology (Oxford, England)
Volume:
44
Issue:
11
Pages:
1394-1398
Publication date:
2005-11-05
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EISSN:
1462-0332
ISSN:
1462-0324
URN:
uuid:f4d12184-9784-4654-8cf1-86ec2d7c289f
Source identifiers:
125473
Local pid:
pubs:125473

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