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Alternative interpretation of data for recommendations on how to manage rheumatoid arthritis
  1. Laura Pirilä1,
  2. Tuulikki Sokka2,
  3. Markku J Kauppi3,
  4. Vappu M Rantalaiho4,
  5. Eero Mervaala5,
  6. Kari Puolakka6
  1. 1 Department of Rheumatology, TYKS, Turku, Finland
  2. 2 Jyvaskyla Central Hospital, Jyvaskyla, Finland
  3. 3 Department of Rheumatology, Päijät-Häme Central Hospital, Lahti, Finland
  4. 4 Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland
  5. 5 Farmakologian osasto, Helsingin Yliopisto Laaketieteellinen tiedekunta, Helsinki, Finland
  6. 6 Department of Medicine, Lappeenranta Central Hospital, Lappeenranta, Finland
  1. Correspondence to Professor Tuulikki Sokka, Jyvaskyla Central Hospital, Keskussairaalantie 19, Jyvaskyla 40620, Finland; tuulikki.sokka{at}ksshp.fi

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This letter is inspired by the ‘EULAR recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis with synthetic and biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs: 2016 update’.1

There is no question that we are in full agreement with the overarching principles of the EULAR recommendations. What goes against our principles, however, is the tone of the bullet points. …

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