International Task Force Recommends Treat-to-Target Approach to Lupus
Source: Rheumatology Network
Rheumatology Network reports: An international task force of multi-speciality experts says the "treat-to-target" approach can be applied just as effectively in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) as it has proven in rheumatoid arthritis.
After a review of current evidence, the panel (including rheumatologists, nephrologists, dermatologists, clinical immunologists, specialists in internal medicine, and a patient representative) decided on 11 therapeutic goals for managing SLE.
The panel also developed four overarching principles for patient care, emphasizing shared decision-making and long-term monitoring.