Roberts, L and Tymms, K and de Jager, J and Littlejohn, G and Griffiths, H and Nicholls, D and Bird, P and Young, J and Hill, J and Zochling, J, The CEDAR Study: A longitudinal study of the clinical effects of conventional DMARDs and biologic DMARDs in Australian rheumatology practice, International Journal of Rheumatology, 2017 Article 1201450. ISSN 1687-9260 (2017) [Refereed Article]
Copyright © 2017 Lynden Roberts et al. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Methods: Routinely collected, deidentified clinical data was sourced from 20 Australian rheumatology practices. RA patients aged ≥ 18 years, who had received cDMARDs/bDMARDs and a recorded subsequent visit, were included. A linear mixed model was used to determine the change over time and the percentage reduction in disease activity was summarized.
Results: 12,526 RA patients were included: 72% females, mean age 62 years. cDMARDs and bDMARDs were used in 92% and 30% of patients, respectively. The most commonly prescribed cDMARD was methotrexate (76% patients); median time to stopping treatment was 337 months [95% CI: 279-ND]. Etanercept was the most commonly prescribed bDMARD (12% patients); median time to stopping treatment was 79 months [95% CI: 57-93]. Of 5,341 patients with a first change in medication (cDMARD or bDMARD), 87% had therapy escalation and 13% deescalation. Reduction in DAS28-ESR, 6-month post-DMARDs initiation ranged from 3%, adalimumab, to 14%, leflunomide and tocilizumab.
Conclusions: In this large Australian cohort of unselected community RA patients, the choices of cDMARDs/bDMARDs are aligned with current international guidelines.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Clinical Sciences|
|Research Field:||Rheumatology and Arthritis|
|Objective Group:||Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)|
|Objective Field:||Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis)|
|UTAS Author:||Zochling, J (Dr Jane Zochling)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||1|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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