Predicting treatment success in rheumatoid arthritis

Particularly in early disease, prediction can be achieved for people with lower baseline levels of diseases activity INTRODUCTION Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person’s joints, and may cause pain and disability. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect people of all ages, but it most often starts between the ages of 40 and […]

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Over time, joint swelling recurs in the same joints in people with RA

The results suggest that local factors influence joint inflammation over time. INTRODUCTION Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person’s joints, and may cause pain and disability. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect people of all ages, but it most often starts between the ages of 40 and 50 – although this can depend […]

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Steroid dose and duration linked to cardiovascular events in RA

Dose and duration are associated with an increased risk for incident cardiovascular events in steroid-naïve patients INTRODUCTION Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person’s joints, and may cause pain and disability. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect people of all ages, but it most often starts between the ages of 30 and 50 […]

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First study to show inflammatory arthritis can affect male fertility

Men diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis before and during the peak of reproductive age have lower fertility. INTRODUCTION Inflammatory arthritis is a group of diseases including spondyloarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis. These are chronic inflammatory diseases that affects a person’s joints, and may cause pain and disability. Inflammatory arthritis can affect people before or during […]

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Methotrexate associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in RA

Methotrexate-related mechanisms may modify cardiovascular risk in people with rheumatoid arthritis. INTRODUCTION Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person’s joints, and may cause pain and disability. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect people of all ages. It most often starts between the ages of 30 and 50 – although this can depend on […]

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Medication use for rheumatoid arthritis affects COVID-19 outcomes

People with rheumatoid arthritis treated with rituximab or JAKi have worse COVID-19 severity than those on TNFi INTRODUCTION COVID-19 is the disease caused by a new type of coronavirus called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). It was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on 11 March 2020. COVID-19 has forced people to […]

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For COVID-19, general health status matters more than inflammatory arthritis

For people with inflammatory arthritis, overall COVID-19 risks are low and similar to those in the general population. INTRODUCTION COVID-19 is the disease caused by a new type of coronavirus called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). It was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on 11 March 2020. COVID-19 has forced people […]

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Intensive treatments deliver good long-term results

The COBRA-Slim treatment is as effective as more complex treatments for high-risk patients with early RA INTRODUCTION Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person’s joints, and may cause pain and disability. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect people of all ages, but it most often starts between the ages of 30 and 50 […]

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Treat-to-target is appropriate for women with RA during pregnancy

For women with rheumatoid arthritis, low disease and remission are an attainable goal during pregnancy INTRODUCTION Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person’s joints, and may cause pain and disability. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect people of all ages, but it most often starts between the ages of 30 and 50 – […]

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Non-surgical treatment is a good option for people with RCD

Non-surgical treatment is equivalent to surgical treatment even after unsuccessful initial rehabilitation in people with RCD without full-thickness tendon tear. INTRODUCTION The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surrounds the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff disease (shortened to RCD) is very common and is usually caused by tendon degeneration. RCD may also […]

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