Efficacy and Safety of Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Interventions in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Series of Systematic Reviews and Network Meta-Analyses

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Title: Efficacy and Safety of Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Interventions in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Series of Systematic Reviews and Network Meta-Analyses
Authors: Smith, Christine
Date: 2017
Abstract: There is little head-to-head evidence comparing interventions available for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). This review involved a series of systematic reviews and network meta-analyses (NMAs) to evaluate the comparative efficacy and safety of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions among patients with JIA. Outcomes were the American College of Rheumatology Pediatric 30 (ACR Pedi 30) (disease response), its six composite outcomes, pain relief, health-related quality of life, and physical and emotional functioning. There was some evidence that etanercept had greater reduction in the number of joints with active arthritis compared to abatacept for polyarticular-course JIA and that canakinumab had improved ACR Pedi 30 over rilonacept. Non-pharmacological interventions showed no significant results for efficacy but were safe overall. Most included studies were low-quality and many were excluded from analysis because of unclear reporting or no results for outcomes of interest. As more studies are conducted this will improve the estimates from the NMAs.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/35744
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-701
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