Items Tagged ‘rheumatoid arthritis’

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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Inflammatory Bowel Disease is Associated with Increased risk of other Immune Mediated Diseases

October 17th, 2017

Inflammatory Bowel Disease is Associated with Increased risk of other Immune Mediated Diseases

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A Danish National Patient Registry based analyses has shown higher rates of immune mediated diseases (IMD) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Inflammatory Bowel Disease is an immune-mediated chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Normally, the cells and proteins that make up the immune system protect you from infection. In people with IBD, however, […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis, Asthma, Celiac disease, immune mediated disease, inflammatory bowel disease., Iridocyclitis, News Tips and Features, Primary sclerosing cholangitis, psoriasis, Pyoderma gangrenosum, rheumatoid arthritis, Sarcoidosis


Eating Fish May Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

September 25th, 2017

Eating Fish May Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

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Eating fish two or more times per week appears to be associated with lower disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to an analyses published in Arthritis Care & Research.1 Previous research has suggested that fish oil may reduce the disease activity of RA.  The benefits from fish consumption are thought to be from the […]

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NSAIDs Decrease Risk of Colorectal Cancer

September 12th, 2017

NSAIDs Decrease Risk of Colorectal Cancer

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are medicines that are used for the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal illnesses including spinal disorders, osteoarthritis and inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. NSAIDs effectively relieve pain, inflammation, and fever.  A number of treatment guidelines for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic low back pain recommend the use of NSAIDs […]

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Tags: Chronic Low Back Pain, colorectal cancer, News Tips and Features, NSAIDs, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis


The Lack of Benefit from Radiofrequency Denervation for Chronic Low Back Pain

September 11th, 2017

The Lack of Benefit from Radiofrequency Denervation for Chronic Low Back Pain

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Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis that occurs as the musculoskeletal system ages.  As the joint cartilage thins, the increasing pressures on the joints results in bone spur formation (osteophytes) and increasing irritation to the nerves that supply sensation to the joint structures.  The apophyseal or facet joints guide movement in the lumbar […]

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Tags: Chronic Low Back Pain, News Tips and Features, osteoarthritis, Radiofrequency Denervation, rheumatoid arthritis


Acute Coronary Syndrome Increased in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

August 1st, 2017

Acute Coronary Syndrome Increased in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Both men and women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a higher risk of heart attack than the general population, possibly due to the inflammation associated with RA.  In fact Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in RA. In addition, when compared with people without RA, people with […]

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Tags: acute coronary syndrome, adalimumab, certolizumab, Cimzia, enbrel, etanercept, golimumab, Heart Attack, heart disease, humira, infliximab, News Tips and Features


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