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Management of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis in Latin America

Consensus with the official position of the Pan American League of Rheumatology Associations and the Latin American Rheumatoid Arthritis Study Group. Published in 2009.
Loreto Massardo, MD; María E. Suárez-Almazor, MD, PhD; Mario H. Cardiel, MD, MSc; Arnulfo Nava, MD; Roger A. Levy, MD; Ieda Laurindo, MD; Enrique R. Soriano, MD; Eduardo Acevedo-Vázquez, MD; Alberto Millán, MD; Carlos Pineda-Villaseñor, MD; Claudio Galarza-Maldonado, MD; Carlo V. Caballero-Uribe, MD; Rolando Espinosa-Morales, MD; Bernardo A. Pons-Estel, MD
Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. 15 (4): 203-210, June 2009
Corresponding Author
Dr. Bernardo A. Pons-Estel
Paper prepared at a consensus meeting, made up of representatives of 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and held for two days in Reñaca, Chile, in order to identify problems and develop recommendations for the care of patients with arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Latin America; A region where poverty and the existence of other health priorities make it difficult to provide effective and quality care. This consensus includes recommendations for health professionals, patients and health authorities in Latin America, with an emphasis on education and therapeutic alternatives.
The dissemination of this document has been kindly authorized by Dr. Ralph Schumacher, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, where it was originally published.
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