Tight control of RA 'rapidly conquers fatigue'

An early treat-to-target strategy should improve fatigue as it seems to go hand-in-hand with disease activity, researchers say.

Most patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) undergoing treat-to-target therapy can expect to see a reduction in fatigue levels after just three months, a study shows.

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The findings suggest a close relationship between levels of disease activity and patient-reported fatigue, although this did not hold for all patients, the Norwegian researchers say.

The team from the University of Oslo carried out a post-hoc analysis of data from the ARCTIC trial in which 230