Kuwait association of rheumatology 2018 treatment recommendations for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

AbstractThe Kuwait Association of Rheumatology (KAR) aimed to develop a set of recommendations for the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), tailored to the unique patient population and healthcare system of Kuwait. Each recommendation was developed based on expert opinion and evaluation of clinical practice guidelines from other international and national rheumatology societies. Online surveys were conducted to collate feedback on each KAR member ’s level of agreement (LoA) with definitions of disease-/treatment-related terms used and the draft recommendations. Definitions/recommendations achieving a pre-defined cut-off value of ≥ 70% agreement were accepted for inclusion. Remaining statements were discussed and revised at a face-to-fa ce meeting, with further modifications until consensus was reached. A final online survey was used to collect feedback on each KAR member’s LoA with the final set of recommendation statements on a scale of 0 (complete disagreement) to 10 (complete agreement). Group consensus was achieved on 66 rec ommendation statements, including 3 overarching principles addressing the pharmacological treatment and management of RA. Recommendations focused on treatment of early RA, established RA, patients with high-risk comorbidities, women during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and screening and treatment of opportunistic infections. The KAR 2018 Treatment Recommendations for RA reported here are based on a synthesis of ot...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research

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