Rheumatoid Arthritis

Expanding Healthcare Access With Nurse-Led Care in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Expanding Healthcare Access With Nurse-Led Care in Rheumatoid Arthritis

A recent systematic review found that nurse-led care is effective, acceptable, and safe in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Many RA Patients' Pain Related to Central Nervous System

Many RA Patients' Pain Related to Central Nervous System

MRIs show rheumatoid arthritis patients have neurobiologic features observed in fibromyalgia.

Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Association only significant among men and only in seropositive rheumatoid arthritis.

Mobile Apps for Rheumatoid Arthritis Require More Comprehensive User Experiences

Mobile Apps for Rheumatoid Arthritis Require More Comprehensive User Experiences

Most mobile apps directed toward individuals with rheumatoid arthritis do not provide a comprehensive experience.

TNFi Not Linked to Increased Cancer Recurrence in RA Patients

TNFi Not Linked to Increased Cancer Recurrence in RA Patients

No increased risk of cancer recurrence among RA patients initiating tumor necrosis factor inhibitor treatment.

Antirheumatic Medication Management for Orthopedic Surgery: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Antirheumatic Medication Management for Orthopedic Surgery: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

A rheumatologist and orthopedic surgeon provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the perioperative management of antirheumatic medications in patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery.

Acute Coronary Syndrome Risk Elevated in Siblings of Patients With RA

Acute Coronary Syndrome Risk Elevated in Siblings of Patients With RA

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Siblings of patients with rheumatoid arthritis appear to have an increased risk for acute coronary syndrome, which suggests there is a shared susceptibility between the 2 conditions.

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Linked to Increased Disease Progression for Women With RA

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Linked to Increased Disease Progression for Women With RA

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Moderate consumption of alcohol is associated with increased radiological progression in women with early RA.

Case Study: Cardiac conditions of rheumatoid arthritis

Case Study: Cardiac conditions of rheumatoid arthritis

A 69-year-old man with no prior medical history presents over the course of several months with new-onset nonspecific joint pain and swelling without evidence of erosions.

Increased cancer risk found in rheumatoid arthritis patients with VTE

Increased cancer risk found in rheumatoid arthritis patients with VTE

VTE and cancer are the result of inflammation and immunological dysfunctions associated with RA.

Rheumatoid arthritis: risk factors, clinical signs, and treatment

Rheumatoid arthritis: risk factors, clinical signs, and treatment

Early diagnosis and aggressive treatment are essential to mitigate the cascading events that lead to irreversible joint erosion in 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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