Table 1

Number of RA flares and how they were treated before and after the initiation of etanercept treatment

InterventionBefore etanerceptAfter etanercept
PO, oral; IA, intra-articular; IM, intramuscular; IV, intravascular; (temp), temporary; ↑, increase; Pred, prednisone; MTX, methotrexate; LEF, leflunomide; HCQ, hydroxychloroquine; AZA, azathioprine; IM, intramuscular; CYC, cyclosporin; SSZ, sulfasalazine; MIN, minocycline; NSAID, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
PO Pred (temp)1219
IA Pred3412
IM Pred10
IV Pred103
MTX34
LEF10
SSZ20
HCQ01
NSAID (temp)63
AZA21
Gold00
CYC00
Opioids (temp)11
MIN00
↑ Pred8217
↑ MTX227
↑ HCQ20
↑ NSAID51
↑ CYC10
↑ AZA40
↑ Gold10
Combination treatment121
No treatment1313
Total21483