How to Tackle Early RA ?

Inflammation and disease activity in first year boost ACS risk. In patients with new-onset rheumatoid arthritis (RA) early disease control and other measures are essential to curb comorbid conditions that boost the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and coronary events … Continue reading

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Refractory RA Yields to Rituximab

Patients with refractory rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who were treated with rituximab (Rituxan) showed improvements on multiple patient-reported outcomes, according to a report from a large U.S. registry. Read more

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Interstitial Lung Disease Boosts Mortality in RA

Danish matched cohort study has found a 1-year mortality rate of almost 14% in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) versus about 4% for RA patients with no ILD, rising to rates of 39% versus 18%, respectively, … Continue reading

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Eating Fish May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis

Eating fish — tuna, salmon, sardines, trout, sole, halibut, poke, and grouper — may help reduce joint pain and inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Read more

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Early RA Patients Lose Grip Over 5 Years

Early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients have significantly impaired grip strength 5 years after diagnosis, which might be helped by assessing hand function and prescribing rehabilitation in clinical settings. Read more

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