Rheumatoid Arthritis

Diabetes Associated With Elevated Risk for Arthritis, Osteoporosis

Diabetes Associated With Elevated Risk for Arthritis, Osteoporosis

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Osteoarthritis was the most common form of arthritis in patients with diabetes but rheumatoid arthritis had the most pronounced association with diabetes.

TNF-α Inhibitor Therapy May Benefit Extracellular Matrix Remodeling in Women With RA

TNF-α Inhibitor Therapy May Benefit Extracellular Matrix Remodeling in Women With RA

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Anti-TNF-α therapy has a beneficial effect on the metabolism of proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans tissue in women with rheumatoid arthritis.

Examining Dose Prescriptions Used for Exercise Interventions in Clinical Trials for RA

Examining Dose Prescriptions Used for Exercise Interventions in Clinical Trials for RA

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Researchers present a new approach to investigate dose prescriptions used for exercise interventions evaluated in randomized clinical trials in rheumatoid arthritis.

Worse Clinical, Ultrasonographic Response in Rheumatoid Arthritis With Obesity

Worse Clinical, Ultrasonographic Response in Rheumatoid Arthritis With Obesity

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Patients with obesity and rheumatoid arthritis experienced worse clinical and ultrasonographic outcomes.

Sexual Dysfunction Common, Undertreated in Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sexual Dysfunction Common, Undertreated in Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Sexual dysfunction may be common in women with rheumatoid arthritis and affect all subdomains of sexual function.

High Satisfaction With Intravenous Biologic Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis

High Satisfaction With Intravenous Biologic Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Survey data suggest a high level of satisfaction with intravenous administration of biologic therapy among patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatic Disease Risk Increased in Myasthenia Gravis After Thymectomy

Rheumatic Disease Risk Increased in Myasthenia Gravis After Thymectomy

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Data revealed an association between myasthenia gravis and autoimmune rheumatic diseases.

Comparative Effectiveness of Biologic Agents in Rheumatoid Arthritis Examined

Comparative Effectiveness of Biologic Agents in Rheumatoid Arthritis Examined

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Study results support the recommended use of bDMARDs in combination with csDMARDs in patients with RA.

Higher RA Remission Rates Achieved With Treat-to-Target Strategy vs Routine Care

Higher RA Remission Rates Achieved With Treat-to-Target Strategy vs Routine Care

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Higher remission rates and better quality of life were achieved in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who received a treat-to-target strategy.

Many Patients With RA Experience Pain Related to Central Nervous System

Many Patients With RA Experience Pain Related to Central Nervous System

Centralized pain pathways may coexist with more established peripheral inflammation-driven pathways in some patients with RA.

Investigational JAK1 Inhibitor Looks Promising in Phase 3 RA Study

Investigational JAK1 Inhibitor Looks Promising in Phase 3 RA Study

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Top-line data from the FINCH 2 trial showed that treatment with filgotinib led to a significantly higher proportion of RA patients achieving ACR20 response.

Coccidioidomycosis Screening Benefits TNFi Therapy Recipients

Coccidioidomycosis Screening Benefits TNFi Therapy Recipients

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Screening of asymptomatic coccidioidomycosis within a Coccidioides-endemic area allowed for identifying and managing asymptomatic cases before patients began tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitor therapy.

Undifferentiated Arthritis: Identifying Candidates for Early Treatment to Prevent Progression to RA

Undifferentiated Arthritis: Identifying Candidates for Early Treatment to Prevent Progression to RA

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Given the substantial overlap with RA, emerging theories suggest that undifferentiated arthritis represents a unique window of opportunity to intervene in the pathology of RA before it becomes established.

Childhood Exposure to Passive Smoking Increases Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Childhood Exposure to Passive Smoking Increases Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Passive smoking during childhood was linked to an increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis.

Similar Safety Observed for Adalimumab Across Pediatric Rheumatic Conditions

Similar Safety Observed for Adalimumab Across Pediatric Rheumatic Conditions

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The safety profile of adalimumab in pediatric patients with polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, enthesitis-related arthritis, psoriasis, and Crohn disease was similar across indications.

Quality Improvement Intervention Increases Contraceptive Use in Women Taking Teratogenic Medications

Quality Improvement Intervention Increases Contraceptive Use in Women Taking Teratogenic Medications

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A quality improvement initiative improved care in a rheumatology clinic by increasing 3 process measures for contraception use among women taking teratogenic medications.

MRI-Detected Erosions in Undifferentiated Arthritis May Not Predict Risk for RA

MRI-Detected Erosions in Undifferentiated Arthritis May Not Predict Risk for RA

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Researchers assessed the predictive accuracy of MRI-detected erosions in patients with undifferentiated arthritis.

DPP-4 Inhibitors and Incidence of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Type 2 Diabetes

DPP-4 Inhibitors and Incidence of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Type 2 Diabetes

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Investigators sought to determine whether the use of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors is associated with the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis.

Examining Gaps in Mental Health Care Among Youth With Juvenile Rheumatic Disease

Examining Gaps in Mental Health Care Among Youth With Juvenile Rheumatic Disease

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There is an unmet need for mental health interventions that address illness-related issues affecting youth with rheumatologic conditions.

Efficacy of ABT-122 Maintained in Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis at 36 Weeks

Efficacy of ABT-122 Maintained in Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis at 36 Weeks

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ABT-122 demonstrated acceptable tolerability and maintenance of efficacy at 36 weeks in patients with RA or PsA receiving background methotrexate.

Flu Vaccine Cuts Mortality in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Flu Vaccine Cuts Mortality in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Patients with RA, particularly elderly patients, who receive the influenza vaccine have significantly lower morbidity and mortality.

Novel Visual Scoring Method Detects Cortical Interruptions in RA With HR-pQCT

Novel Visual Scoring Method Detects Cortical Interruptions in RA With HR-pQCT

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The scoring method allows detection of small cortical interruptions on HR-pQCT imaging of finger joints.

Continuing, Switching TNFi After Serious Infection Reduces Likelihood of Recurrent Infection

Continuing, Switching TNFi After Serious Infection Reduces Likelihood of Recurrent Infection

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Patients who continued or switched their TNF inhibitor after a serious infection had a lower risk for recurrent infection compared with those who stopped the drug.

Poor Prognostic Factors in Rheumatoid Arthritis May Not Affect Treatment Choices, Outcomes

Poor Prognostic Factors in Rheumatoid Arthritis May Not Affect Treatment Choices, Outcomes

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Researchers sought to characterize patients with rheumatoid arthritis by the number of poor prognostic factors and evaluate treatment acceleration, clinical outcomes, and work status.

Worldwide Access to bDMARDs Influenced by Socioeconomic Status, Prescription Rules

Worldwide Access to bDMARDs Influenced by Socioeconomic Status, Prescription Rules

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Disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and access to bDMARD care varies across countries worldwide.

Depression Management Needed in Routine Clinical Practice for Working-Age Adults With RA

Depression Management Needed in Routine Clinical Practice for Working-Age Adults With RA

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Depression screening and management should be incorporated into routine clinical care of patients with RA to reduce pain and functional limitations, improve quality of life, and lower healthcare costs.

Predictors of Influenza Vaccine Acceptance in Patients With Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases

Predictors of Influenza Vaccine Acceptance in Patients With Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases

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A direct recommendation from physicians had the greatest effect on patients' positive vaccination status.

PROMIS Effective for Physical, Mental Health Assessment in DMARD-Treated Rheumatoid Arthritis

PROMIS Effective for Physical, Mental Health Assessment in DMARD-Treated Rheumatoid Arthritis

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PROMIS measures can detect changes in symptoms of global health, pain, sleep, fatigue, and emotional health in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are initiating DMARD therapy.

Patient-Reported Disease Activity Correlates With Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in RA

Patient-Reported Disease Activity Correlates With Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in RA

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A clear difference exists in the utility of patient-reported measures of disease activity in women with SLE and those with RA.

Similar Quality of Life Reported in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis

Similar Quality of Life Reported in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis

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Health-related quality of life was similar in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.

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