Predicting The Risk Of Rheumatoid Arthritis For Early Arthritis Patients

Tue, 30 Jan 2007 10:00 AM EST

... A wealth of research supports early aggressive treatment with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) as the best course for preventing joint damage and avoiding the fate of a wheelchair. Still, the use of DMARDs, even the widely prescribed and generally safe methotrexate, brings the risk of liver damage and other serious complications. ...