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Table 3 Medication changes and protocol violations in first 3 months

From: A comparison of three treatment strategies in recent onset non-systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: initial 3-months results of the BeSt for Kids-study

  Arm 1
MTX or SSZ monotherapy
n = 32
Arm 2
Combo MTX+
6 wks prednisone
n = 32
Arm 3
Combo
MTX+ etanercept
n = 30
MTX dose reduction/switch to SC 2 1 2
Switch SSZ to MTX 3/15 NA NA
Corticosteroids outside of protocol
-kenacort intramuscular
-prednisone orally 4-6wk
3
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Intra articular corticosteroid injections 0 0 0
  1. SSZ sulphasalazine, MTX methotrexate, sc subcutaneous, IM intramuscular, NA not applicable