Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment: Is Your Doctor Using Treat-to-Target Protocols?

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment: Is Your Doctor Using Treat-to-Target Protocols?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that requires a strong patient-physician relationship to treat symptoms early and ultimately slow the disease progression. When looking at rheumatoid arthritis, new research often focuses on optimal treatment plans that suggest that the best management strategy is something called treat-to-target (TTT). TTT is not a specific set of treatments, but rather a paradigm that involves discussing with patients in an informed way what their target is for treatment. “We want to involve them in understanding their goals for treatment, functional requirements, and acceptable pain level. Then together, we translate that goal into...

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