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The use of biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs for inflammatory arthritis in Korea: results of a Korean Expert Consensus

Title
The use of biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs for inflammatory arthritis in Korea: results of a Korean Expert Consensus
Authors
Park, Eun-JungKim, HyungjinJung, Seung MinSung, Yoon-KyoungBaek, Han JooLee, Jisoo
Ewha Authors
이지수
SCOPUS Author ID
이지수scopus
Issue Date
2020
Journal Title
KOREAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
ISSN
1226-3303JCR Link

2005-6648JCR Link
Citation
KOREAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 41 - 59
Keywords
Expert consensusBiological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugsInflammatory arthritisArthritisrheumatoidSpondylitisankylosing
Publisher
KOREAN ASSOC INTERNAL MEDICINE
Indexed
SCIE; KCI WOS
Document Type
Article
Abstract
Biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) are highly effective agents for the treatment of inflammatory arthritis; however, they also possess a potential risk for serious infection. Recently, with the rapid expansion of the bD-MARDs market in Korea, reports of serious adverse events related to the agents have also increased, necessitating guidance for the use of bDMARDs. Current work entitled, "Expert consensus for the use of bDMARDs drugs for inflammatory arthritis in Korea," is the first to describe the appropriate use of bDMARDs in the management of inflammatory arthritis in Korea, with an aim to provide guidance for the local medical community to improve the quality of clinical care. Twelve consensus statements regarding the use of bDMARDs for the management of rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis were generated. In this review, we provide detailed guidance on bDMARDs use based on expert consensus, including who should prescribe, the role of education, indications for use, and monitoring strategies for safety.
DOI
10.3904/kjim.2019.411
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