Osteoarthritis | adalimumab no good for hand oa

Osteoarthritis | adalimumab no good for hand oa


Humira… a great drug for rheumatoid arthritis…
is it effective for osteoarthritis also? The answer next…
Treatment With Humira Unsuccessful In Providing Pain Relief For Hand OA.
Nancy Walsh writing in Medpage Today reported that research published in Annals of the Rheumatic
Diseases indicated that “treatment with adalimumab (Humira) was unsuccessful in providing
pain relief for hand osteoarthritis (OA).” Researchers found that in “patients with
hand OA who had not previously responded to analgesics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs, 35.1% of those given adalimumab experienced a 50% improvement in pain at week six, as
did 27.3% of those given placebo,” which “gave a relative risk for response with
treatment of 1.12.” Comment: Results of this study are disappointing
but not surprising.

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