Perhaps the greatest promise of modern medicine is not that we may eventually be able to treat or cure nearly all diseases but rather that we will routinely be able to prevent or significantly delay the phases of disease in which clinically apparent tissue injury and disease occur. An example is the treatment of elevated cholesterol levels to prevent or delay future myocardial infarction. Indeed, in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), several trials are completed or underway that are evaluating the efficacy and safety of pharmacologic interventions to prevent or delay the future development of clinically apparent inflammatory arthritis.
- Cope A.P.
Emerging therapies for pre-RA.
Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2017; 31: 99-111
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Published online: June 12, 2019
Accepted: May 15, 2019
Received in revised form: May 10, 2019
Received: February 9, 2019
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