Remission remains “ultimate goal” in RA: experts

Remission remains the ultimate goal in treating RA, experts say, after discovering it trumped low disease activity in quality of life and cost for patients.

Writing in Arthritis Research & Therapy Professors Josef Smolen, Daniel Aletaha and Helga Radner from the Medical University of Vienna said low disease activity was often viewed as an alternative goal for patients unable to achieve remission. 

It was also unclear whether better outcomes associated with remission compensated for potentially higher direct