New advice on withdrawal of DMARDs before surgery

Rheumatology patients and clinicians should welcome American College of Rheumatology (ACR) guidelines on the perioperative management of anti-rheumatic drugs around major joint replacements. The guidelines, coauthored by the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, provide some certainty where there has been none – in part due to the paucity of good quality evidence. The ...

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