Short-term glucocorticoids for flares in people with rheumatoid arthritis receiving disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) (Protocol)

Vanessa Glennon, Samuel L. Whittle, Catherine L. Hill, Renea V. Johnston, Jodie C. Avery, Liesl Grobler, Bayden J. McKenzie, Sheila Cyril, Jordi Pardo Pardo, Rachelle Buchbinder

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Abstract

Objectives: This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (intervention). The objectives are as follows:. The primary objective is to assess the benefits and harms of short-term glucocorticoid therapy (six months or less) compared to placebo, for adults with rheumatoid arthritis who experience a disease flare while receiving standard disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy. The secondary objective is to maintain the currency of the evidence, using a living systematic review approach.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD014898
Number of pages16
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Volume2021
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2021

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