Abstracts Accepted for Publication 2017
DOI: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-eular.6107 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: BackgroundBiological therapies had greatly improved the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The response to biologics may be influenced by many factors. Little is known about the impact of body composition inRA biologics.ObjectivesWe aimed to investigate the impact of obesity (BMI≥30) andbody composition (lean mass/ fat mass)on response to biotherapy in RA.MethodsA retrospective study was performed over a period of 11 years (2006–2016). Patients diagnosed RA (according to the ACR 1987 criteria) and treated… Show more

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