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Biologics show similar activity in patients with elderly-onset RA

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Dr Sadao Jinno, Kobe University School of Medicine, Japan
ACR 2019
A Japanese study showed no difference in efficacy and tolerability of biologics in two different age groups [1]. “Patients with elderly-onset rheumatoid arthritis (RA) could present with higher disease activity and increased disability as compared with those with young-onset RA. Despite this, previous studies showed elderly patients receive biologics less frequently than younger individuals, suggesting patients with elderly-onset RA are potentially undertreated,” said Dr Sadao Jinno (Kobe University School of Medicine, Japan), the study’s lead author. “On the other hand, in daily practice, many elderly-onset RA patients benefit from treatment with biologics. With our study we wanted to investigate if there are differences in efficacy and safety of biologics between the 2 age groups,” said Dr Jinno. A total of 7,183 patients with RA, aged ≥18, who were enrolled in a Japanese multicentre observational registry between September 2009 and December 2017 ...

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