Rituximab for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Bagust A, Boland A, Hockenhull J, Fleeman N, Greenhalgh J, Dundar Y, Proudlove C, Kennedy T, Moots R, Williamson P, Dickson R
Record ID 32013000707
Authors' recommendations: At the time of writing the guidance issued by NICE (August 2007) states that: Rituximab in combination with methotrexate is recommended as an option for the treatment of adults with severe active rheumatoid arthritis who have had an inadequate response to or intolerance of other disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), including treatment with at least one tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) inhibitor therapy.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2009
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal, Murine-Derived
  • Quality-Adjusted Life Years
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Rituximab
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Antirheumatic Agents
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme
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Copyright: 2009 Queen's Printer and Controller of HMSO
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