Humira may provide effective pain relief in patients with axial spondyloarthritis, according to a study reported in MedPage Today
The study, published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
, found that patients receiving Humira for 12 weeks experienced a significant improvement in spine and sacroiliac joint inflammation compared with those who received the placebo. Approximately 36 percent of patients taking Humira reported experiencing at least a 40 percent improvement in pain, compared to 15 percent taking the placebo.
The effects also appeared to have long-term benefits for patients. Nearly one-quarter of the Humira group experienced clinical remission after three months, compare with four percent of the placebo group.
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