British Society for Rheumatology and British Health Professionals in Rheumatology Guideline for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis (the first two years)

R. Luqmani, S. Hennell, C. Estrach, F. Birrell, A. Bosworth, G. Davenport, C. Fokke, N. Goodson, P. Jeffreson, E. Lamb, R. Mohammed, S. Oliver, Z. Stableford, D. Walsh, C. Washbrook, F. Webb

This article is a short summary of the newly published British Society for Rheumatology and British Health Professionals in Rheumatology Guideline for the management of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).  It provides practical evidence-based advice on recommended interventions in RA and the objective is to provide a framework of care for managing RA, including control of synovitis, symptom control, self-management, physical functioning, psychosocial functioning and screening/monitoring. The primary target of this guidance is health professionals and managers; however, it is also relevant to patients with RA. The current guideline does not include psoriatic arthritis, disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) or biological therapy in RA because these areas are described in separate British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) guidelines.

Rheumatology 2006 45(9):1167-1169

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Rachael Lowe is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Physiopedia. A physiotherapist and technology specialist Rachael has been working with Physiopedia since 2008 to create a resource that provides universal access to physiotherapy knowledge as well as a platform for connecting and educating the global physiotherapy profession.

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