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Updated consensus statement on biological agents for the treatment of rheumatic diseases, 2007

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  • Abbreviations:
    abs
    abstract
    ACR
    American College of Rheumatology
    ANA
    antinuclear antibody, AS, ankylosing spondylitis
    ASCVD
    atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
    BASDAI
    Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index
    BASFI
    Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index
    CDAI
    Clinical Disease Activity Index
    CHF
    congestive heart failure
    COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    DAS
    Disease Activity Score
    DMARD
    disease-modifying antirheumatic drug
    FDA
    Food and Drug Administration
    HAQ-DI
    Health Assessment Questionnaire disability index
    MTX
    methotrexate
    PPD
    purified protein derivative
    PsA
    psoriatic arthritis
    RA
    rheumatoid arthritis
    SDAI
    Simple Disease Activity Index
    TB
    tuberculosis
    VAS
    visual analogue scale

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