Rheumatoid Arthritis

Gold may possess anti-inflammatory agents

Gold may possess anti-inflammatory agents

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The use of gold therapy as an anticancer agent appears promising, as does its more common use as a DMARD.

Oral glucocorticoid use increases risk of diabetes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Oral glucocorticoid use increases risk of diabetes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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Glucocorticoid therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis has been linked to elevated risk of diabetes.

Probiotics improve clinical, metabolic status in rheumatoid arthritis

Probiotics improve clinical, metabolic status in rheumatoid arthritis

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After 8 weeks, patients with rheumatoid arthritis who took probiotics showed improvements in disease activity and metabolic health.

Pain complexities in rheumatoid arthritis

Pain complexities in rheumatoid arthritis

Nearly 12% of patients in remission from RA still experience clinically significant pain.

FDA approves Inflectra biosimilar for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis

FDA approves Inflectra biosimilar for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis

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The biosimilar has also been approved for Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and ankylosing spondylitis.

In rheumatoid arthritis, radiologic measures underrate ulnar deviation

In rheumatoid arthritis, radiologic measures underrate ulnar deviation

In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, there are disparities between radiologic and goniometric measurements of joint deviation.

Green tea compound shows potential for rheumatoid arthritis

Green tea compound shows potential for rheumatoid arthritis

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A molecule found in green tea may block a protein that causes the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

Biologic treatment for RA leads to low disease activity, clinical remission

Biologic treatment for RA leads to low disease activity, clinical remission

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RA patients treated with biologics have exhibited either clinical remission or low disease activity on follow-up visits.

Cardiovascular deaths reduced among patients with RA

Cardiovascular deaths reduced among patients with RA

Cardiovascular deaths have significantly decreased among people with rheumatoid arthritis.

Decrease in mortality for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Decrease in mortality for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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Due to improved treatment options, rheumatoid arthritis mortality rates have decreased since 2000.

DMARDs remain first choice of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis

DMARDs remain first choice of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis

Updated American College of Rheumatology recommendations suggest using first-line DMARDs in combination with biologic agents and nonbiologic DMARDs to achieve therapeutic efficacy in rheumatoid arthritis treatment.

Rheumatoid arthritis disease activity improvement with bariatric surgery

Rheumatoid arthritis disease activity improvement with bariatric surgery

Research has shown a positive correlation between bariatric surgery-associated weight loss and decreased rheumatoid arthritis disease activity.

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