Items Tagged ‘american college rheumatology annual meeting 2017’

New Data Released on Relationship Between Obesity and Spondyloarthopathy Outcomes

November 13th, 2017

New Data Released on Relationship Between Obesity and Spondyloarthopathy Outcomes

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Obese patients with axial spondyloarthropathy have worse disease outcomes, including higher disease activity, worse physical function and lower quality of life, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego. Axial spondyloarthropathy (axSpa) is an inflammatory disease with low back pain as its main symptom.  Spondyloarthritis (Spa) […]

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Obesity Linked to Lower Remission, Higher Disability in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

November 9th, 2017

Obesity Linked to Lower Remission, Higher Disability in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

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Patients with rheumatoid arthritis whose body-mass index scores are higher have lower rates of remission and higher rates of disability, and effective weight screening and management should be a central feature of RA management, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is […]

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Opioids & Antidepressants Linked to Higher Fracture Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

November 8th, 2017

Opioids & Antidepressants Linked to Higher Fracture Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

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Opioids and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a widely used group of antidepressants, are both associated with higher risk of osteoporotic fractures for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, […]

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Age, Low CRP Levels Help Predict Success in Tapering of Biologics in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

November 7th, 2017

Age, Low CRP Levels Help Predict Success in Tapering of Biologics in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

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Rheumatoid arthritis patients in remission may experience more successful tapering of their biologic drugs if they meet a certain set of factors, including younger age, no concomitant steroid use, and low level of serum CRP, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) […]

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Obesity Associated With Higher Degree of Synovitis In Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

November 6th, 2017

Obesity Associated With Higher Degree of Synovitis In Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

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Excess weight is linked to a higher degree of synovitis in people with rheumatoid arthritis and can affect their treatment response, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and limitation in the motion […]

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