Table 3.

Treatment patterns by participating rheumatologists (n = 204).

PatternN%
Any DMARD + glucocorticoid5527
DMARD only (no glucocorticoid)14370
Glucocorticoid only (no DMARD)31.5
Biologics00
Synovectomy10.5
No treatment21
Any glucocorticoid treatment5828
  Oral prednisone3818.6
  Intramuscular or intraarticular methylprednisolone acetate or triamcinolone acetonide2110.3
Any DMARD treatment19897.1
  MTX monotherapy8139.7
  HCQ monotherapy7335.8
  SSZ monotherapy209.8
  LEF monotherapy10.5
  Other monotherapy (minocycline)10.5
DMARD combinations2210.8
  MTX + HCQ136.4
  MTX + SSZ00
  MTX + LEF00
  MTX, HCQ, SSZ94.4
  • DMARD: disease-modifying antirheumatic drug; MTX: methotrexate; HCQ: hydroxychloroquine; SSZ: sulfasalazine; LEF: leflunomide.