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Efficacy: How well does Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) treatment work?
Eric Matteson, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Date Added: 06/26/13

In general, the treatments that we use for rheumatoid arthritis work quite well. None of the treatments that we have to date are curative. It often happens that we have to change treatments for an individual because of the individual biology of patients. Some people simply respond better to one d...
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Eric L. Matteson, MD, is chair for the Division of Rheumatology in the Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic. He has a joint appointment in the Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences Research. Dr. Matteson received the MD degree from Friedrich-Alexander University at Erlangen-Nuremberg. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Michigan State University and a fellowship at the University of Michigan. He further completed a fellowship at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and received the M.P.H. degree in Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. As a clinician and an epidemiologist, Dr. Matteson is focused on studying rheumatoid arthritis, including clinical features, complications, outcomes, and treatments.
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