Though remission is currently a treatment goal in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the number of patients who achieve and sustain remission in daily practice is still small. It is suggested that early remission will be associated with sustainability of remission. The aim was to study the association between time-to-remission and sustainability of remission in a cohort of early RA patients treated according to daily practice.
Schipper, L. G., Fransen, J., den Broeder, A. A., & Van Riel, P. L. C. M. (2010). Time to achieve remission determines time to be in remission. Arthritis Research and Therapy, 12(3). https://doi.org/10.1186/ar3027