The effect of infliximab treatment on insulin resistance in patients with rheumatoid arthritis


Moral Oğuz F., OĞUZ A. , Uzunlulu M.

ACTA CLINICA BELGICA, vol.62, no.4, pp.218-222, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/acb.2007.035
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CLINICA BELGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.218-222

Abstract

Aim: It is well known that increased insulin resistance is associated with the development of cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and that tumour necrosis factor- alpha plays an important role in this process. Infliximab is a chimeric monoclonal anti- tumour necrosis factor- alpha antibody.This study investigates the effects of long term infliximab treatment on insulin resistance in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.