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Title: APLAR rheumatoid arthritis treatment recommendations
Authors: Chak Sing Lau
Faith Chia
Andrew Harrison
Tsu Yi Hsieh
Rahul Jain
Seung Min Jung
Mitsumasa Kishimoto
Ashok Kumar
Khai Pang Leong
Zhanguo Li
Juan Javier Lichauco
Worawit Louthrenoo
Shue Fen Luo
Peter Nash
Chin Teck Ng
Sung Hwan Park
Bagus Putu Putra Suryana
Parawee Suwannalai
Linda Kurniaty Wijaya
Kazuhiko Yamamoto
Yue Yang
Swan Sim Yeap
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2015
Abstract: © 2015 Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd. Aims: Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects approximately 1% of the world's population. There are a wide number of guidelines and recommendations available to support the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis; however, the evidence used for these guidelines is predominantly based on studies in Caucasian subjects and may not be relevant for rheumatoid arthritis patients in the Asia-Pacific region. Therefore, the Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology established a Steering Committee in 2013 to address this issue. Materials and methods: The AGREE II instrument and the ADAPTE Collaboration framework were applied to systematically identify, appraise, synthesize, and adapt international rheumatoid arthritis guidelines for use in the Asia-Pacific region. Results: Forty rheumatoid arthritis treatment recommendations, based on evidence and expert opinion, were drafted and are presented in this report. Conclusion: The Asia Pacific of Associations for Rheumatology rheumatoid arthritis treatment recommendations are intended to serve as a reference for best practice management of rheumatoid arthritis in Asia-Pacific, focusing on local issues to ensure the delivery of basic care for these patients, and to improve their outcomes. In addition, the document will serve as a reference for national rheumatology associations in Asia-Pacific for developing guidelines in their respective countries. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
ISSN: 1756185X
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