Ten-year Followup of Infliximab Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients with Severe, Longstanding Refractory Disease: A Cohort Study
De Keyser, Filip × De Kock, Joris Leroi, Hermine Durez, Patrick Westhovens, Rene #
Journal of Rheumatology vol:41 issue:7 pages:1276-81
Our study describes the 10-year followup data of the Belgian Expanded Access Program (EAP) for infliximab (IFX), which included patients with active rheumatoid arthritis who were refractory to methotrexate. The objectives of the study were to evaluate the continuation rate, reasons for discontinuation, and longterm disease control under IFX treatment, and to study baseline characteristics associated with longterm successful IFX therapy.