Interruption of Biologic Therapy JCG0030 V5


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A clinical guideline for Interruption of Biologic Therapies for Elective Surgery in Adults and Children with Rheumatoid Arthritis JIA and Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Patients are educated about pausing biologic therapy dosing prior to surgery.
Staff involved in preparing patients for elective surgery need to be aware of the rationale for this pause and details of the specific time scales

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