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B. Clinical trials


The CAMERA (Computer-Assisted Management in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis) studies


2012 Vol.30, N°4 ,Suppl.73
PI 0039, PF 0043
B. Clinical trials

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PMID: 23078796 [PubMed]

Received: 14/09/2012
Accepted : 19/09/2012
In Press: 16/10/2012
Published: 20/11/2012


The history, main issues and results of the two tight control CAMERA (Computer-Assisted Management in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis) studies are described. The first CAMERA study showed favourable and superior effects of a tight control methotrexate-based strategy, compared to that of a conventional methotrexate-based strategy. In CAMERA-II, the results were even better when adding 10 mg prednisone daily for 2 years to the methotrexate-based, tight control strategy. In all, the CAMERA studies have shown good results in the treatment of early RA patients with conventional anchor drugs, aiming for remission, making use of a feasible and simple computer decision program.

Rheumatology Article