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Sometimes you read something and you just want to say, “Well, duh!” because you think it’s so completely obvious you wonder why it’s making headlines in the first place.

The headline of an article I read recently is, “Persistent RA Activity Predicts Major Surgery — Researchers stress importance of securing low disease activity”. To an RA patient, achieving low disease activity (or even remission) seems not only obvious, but the Holy Grail of treatment objectives. It’s almost unbelievable that anyone would think otherwise. And if RA isn’t controlled, a logical outcome can be major joint surgery. So why does it take a major study to state the obvious?

There are some very significant reasons for this.

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