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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 831603, 17 pages
Review Article

Treatment Comparison in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Head-to-Head Trials and Innovative Study Designs

1Department of Rheumatology, Gaetano Pini Institute Via Gaetano Pini 9, 20121 Milano, Italy
2Division of Rheumatology, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation, Piazzale Golgi 2, 27100 Pavia, Italy

Received 22 January 2014; Accepted 15 March 2014; Published 16 April 2014

Academic Editor: Lorenzo Cavagna

Copyright © 2014 Ennio Giulio Favalli et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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