Rheumatoid Arthritis

Simplified Combination Tx for Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Safe, Effective

Simplified Combination Tx for Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Safe, Effective

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COBRA is a combination therapy regimen for RA that has been shown to be safe and effective in the early stages of RA for improving short- and long-term outcomes.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosed in Hands of 33-Year-Old Transplant Patient

Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosed in Hands of 33-Year-Old Transplant Patient

Patient developed subacute bilateral hand pain and swelling 1 year after transplantation.

Shock Wave Therapy Treatment for Arthralgia in RA Patients

Shock Wave Therapy Treatment for Arthralgia in RA Patients

Significant reductions in VAS scores, morning stiffness duration in case series of 15 patients

In Rheumatoid Arthritis, Combination Therapy More Favorable Than Tofacitinib Monotherapy

In Rheumatoid Arthritis, Combination Therapy More Favorable Than Tofacitinib Monotherapy

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Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who do not respond well to methotrexate monotherapy may succeed with combination therapy.

Post-Menopause, Early Post-Menopause Associated With Increased Risk of RA

Post-Menopause, Early Post-Menopause Associated With Increased Risk of RA

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In women at increased risk of RA, the presence of ACPA is associated with menopause and with the early post-menopausal period.

Disease Activity Evident on Foot MRI During Clinical Remission in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Disease Activity Evident on Foot MRI During Clinical Remission in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Our results demonstrate that a significant portion of patients classified as in clinical remission by DAS28 present some imaging findings suggesting disease activity in their clinical dominant foot

RA-Associated Pain, Swelling Reduced By Eating Fish

RA-Associated Pain, Swelling Reduced By Eating Fish

Researchers suggest most varieties of fish may play a role in controlling symptoms.

Common Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Increase Risk for Herpes Zoster

Common Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Increase Risk for Herpes Zoster

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Common rheumatoid arthritis drugs methotrexate and biologics, but not prednisolone, may increase the risk for herpes zoster.

Tofacitinib Found to Improve Nail Psoriasis

Tofacitinib Found to Improve Nail Psoriasis

There was improvement in nail psoriasis severity at 16 weeks compared with placebo that was maintained through 52 weeks.

Arterial Function in Patients With RA Consistently Associated With Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Arterial Function in Patients With RA Consistently Associated With Cardiovascular Risk Factors

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Researchers found that traditional cardiovascular risk factors and disease characteristics were consistently associated with vascular hemodynamic alterations in RA.

Guidelines for Peri-Op Care in Rheumatic Disease

Guidelines for Peri-Op Care in Rheumatic Disease

These guidelines address the use of antirheumatic drugs for adults with RA, SpA, JIA, and SLE undergoing THA or TKA.

Is Low-Dose Methotrexate Sufficient in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Is Low-Dose Methotrexate Sufficient in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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The efficacy of lower doses of MTX in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in combination with ADA was studied.

Certain Criteria May Be More Accurate Than Others in RA Assessment

Certain Criteria May Be More Accurate Than Others in RA Assessment

RA patients performances with CDAI and SDAI are better than those of DAS-28-CRP.

Hydrotherapy Plus Conventional Drugs Beneficial in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Hydrotherapy Plus Conventional Drugs Beneficial in Rheumatoid Arthritis

There was a significant change in oxidative stress biomarkers and a decrease in activities of antioxidant enzymes.

Guideline Recommendations For Hepatitis Screening in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Guideline Recommendations For Hepatitis Screening in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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The guideline divides the participants into 5 groups according to HBV serology.

Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis Find no Additional Benefit to Hand Exercise With ADL Education

Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis Find no Additional Benefit to Hand Exercise With ADL Education

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A hand exercise program in addition to ADL education did not improve ADL ability more than ADL education alone.

Mental Disorder Effects Due to Drug Treatments in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mental Disorder Effects Due to Drug Treatments in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Patients receiving disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) saw no positive dynamics of mental disorders.

Sirukumab Relieves Depression in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sirukumab Relieves Depression in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Sirukumab, a human monoclonal antibody that selectively binds to the interleukin 6 cytokine with high affinity, can help reduce depressive symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Methotrexate, Biologic Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drug Therapies Provide Cardioprotective Effect in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Methotrexate, Biologic Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drug Therapies Provide Cardioprotective Effect in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Researchers examined the efficacy of methotrexate vs biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs as protection against cardiovascular disease in rheumatoid arthritis.

Comparing Cost-Effectiveness, Benefits of Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments

Comparing Cost-Effectiveness, Benefits of Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments

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First-line triple therapy for RA shows similar clinical benefit, significantly lower treatment costs compared with etanercept-methotrexate therapy.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Risk For Cardiovascular, All-Cause Mortality in End-Stage Renal Disease

Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Risk For Cardiovascular, All-Cause Mortality in End-Stage Renal Disease

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Patients with rheumatoid arthritis and end-stage renal disease have an increased risk for cardiovascular-related death compared with patients without rheumatoid arthritis.

Potential Biomarkers for Etanercept and Adalimumab Response in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Potential Biomarkers for Etanercept and Adalimumab Response in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Findings suggest that different TNF inhibitor (TNFi) therapies function by alternative mechanisms that affect patient outcomes.

Little Benefit to Etanercept-MTX Before Triple Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Little Benefit to Etanercept-MTX Before Triple Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis

First-line etanercept-methotrexate would result in 0.15 additional lifetime QALY, at a cost of 77,290.

No Negative Effect on Disease Activity Seen in Switching Patients to Biosimilar Infliximab From Originator Drug

No Negative Effect on Disease Activity Seen in Switching Patients to Biosimilar Infliximab From Originator Drug

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Researchers found similar disease duration the 3 months before and after the switch to CT-P13 in patients.

Stroke Risk Increased in Rheumatoid Arthritis With Serious Infections, Cerebrovascular Disease

Stroke Risk Increased in Rheumatoid Arthritis With Serious Infections, Cerebrovascular Disease

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Stroke was more likely to occur in patients with RA who experienced another serious adverse event 30 days prior.

Pedometer-Based Intervention Reduces Fatigue in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pedometer-Based Intervention Reduces Fatigue in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Using a simple pedometer-based intervention effectively reduced fatigue in patients with RA.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Injection Treatment Approved by FDA

Rheumatoid Arthritis Injection Treatment Approved by FDA

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The approval of Kevzara® was based on data from approximately 2900 adults with moderate to severe RA with an inadequate response to previous treatment regimens.

RA Patients' Vaccine Response Improves With MTX Discontinuation

RA Patients' Vaccine Response Improves With MTX Discontinuation

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Methotrexate discontinuation enabled a better seasonal influenza vaccination response in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Assessing the Diagnostic Accuracy of MRI in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

Assessing the Diagnostic Accuracy of MRI in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Researchers say that MRI of the hand and foot can be used in the early diagnostic process of RA in patients with UA.

Peficitinib Shows Dose-Dependent ACR20 Response Rates in RA

Peficitinib Shows Dose-Dependent ACR20 Response Rates in RA

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Peficitinib combined with certain csDMARDs results in a dose-dependent ACR20 response rate in patients with RA.

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