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July 24, 2016

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July 24, 2016

Arthritis Linked to Suicide Attempts

June 15, 2016 — One in every 26 men with arthritis have attempted suicide compared to one in 50 men without arthritis. Women with arthritis also had a higher prevalence of lifetime suicide attempts than women ... read more

Motivational Text Messages and Counselling Boost Health of Patients With RA

June 10, 2016 — Motivational text messages and counselling boost health of patients with rheumatoid ... read more

New Comorbidity Tool Predicts Risk of Hospitalization and Death in Psoriatic Arthriti

June 9, 2016 — New comorbidity tool predicts risk of hospitalisation and premature death in psoriatic ... read more

Diabetes More Frequent in Children With Chronic Rheumatic Disease

June 9, 2016 — The results of a study involving more than 9,000 patients showed that Type 1 diabetes occurs significantly more frequently in patients with Juvenile Inflammatory Arthritis (JIA) than in the general ... read more

Depression Linked to Disease Activity and Disability in Adolescents With Arthritis

June 9, 2016 — The results of a study confirmed a clear association between depression symptom severity and the level of disease activity and disability in adolescent patients with juvenile inflammatory arthritis ... read more

Obesity and Smoking Reduces Likelihood of Treatment Success in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

June 9, 2016 — The results of a study showed that the likelihood of achieving sustained remission in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is significantly lower in patients who smoke and who are obese. These findings ... read more

Biosimilar Switching Not Suitable for All Patients

June 9, 2016 — The results of a study showed that when antibodies develop in response to the biological treatment Remicade® (infliximab), they also cross-react with the biosimilar of infliximab (CT-P13: ... read more

Early, Efficient Detection and Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Using New Delivery System

June 9, 2016 — The results of a new study showed that tiny particles made of a biodegradable polymer (BNPs -- biodegradable polymer nanoparticles) have the potential to enable early detection and efficient ... read more

New Mode of Action for HUMIRA in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

June 6, 2016 — Researchers have discovered that the widely used antiinflammatory drug HUMIRA doesn't just work by inhibiting its target protein, TNF, but by enhancing a particular function of TNF in rheumatoid ... read more

One in Five Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Missing Recommended Flu Jab

May 3, 2016 — Research has found a shortfall in the uptake of influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations among those diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), potentially increasing their infection ... read more

Health System Fails to Prepare Patients for Reality of Psoriatic Arthritis

Apr. 29, 2016 — People with psoriatic arthritis have told researchers about the condition’s deeply damaging mental effects and how healthcare services failed to prepare them for its reality, a new English study ... read more

Critical to Screen Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis for Hearing Impairment

Apr. 22, 2016 — The objective of a new review is to evaluate published clinical reports related to hearing impairment in patients with RA. Furthermore, researchers discuss possible pathologies and associated factors ... read more

Immune Study Offers Treatment Hope for Arthritis Patients

Apr. 18, 2016 — Arthritis and other inflammatory conditions could be helped by new insights into how the immune response is switched off. Scientists have discovered how compounds produced by the body's immune ... read more

Rheumatology Community Responds to FDA Approval of Inflectra (Infliximab-Dyyb), a Biosimilar to Remicade

Apr. 7, 2016 — The ACR has issued an official statement regarding the FDA's approval of Inflectra (infliximab-dyyb), a biosimilar to Remicade. Inflectra is the first biosimilar to receive approval in the U.S. ... read more

Researchers Urge Arthritis Patients to Give Up Smoking to Help Them Live Longer

Mar. 31, 2016 — New evidence has been found to suggest that, not only is smoking associated with earlier deaths in those with rheumatoid arthritis, but also those who stop smoking dramatically reduce their risk of ... read more

New Drug for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Shows Promising Success

Mar. 31, 2016 — In a clinical phase-3-study, an international research cooperation has achieved significant success with the drug Baricitinib for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The test persons exhibited ... read more

Prooxidants May Fix Metabolic Defect in Arthritis-Driving T Cells

Mar. 23, 2016 — Researchers have uncovered a metabolic defect that spurs T cells to go rogue in rheumatoid arthritis ... read more

Serotonin Deficiency Implicated in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mar. 9, 2016 — For the first time, serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) has been directly implicated in the pathophysiology of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A new report shows that experimentally-induced RA in ... read more

Mar. 4, 2016 — Cartilage restoration procedures are a viable treatment option for patients over 40 years old who have cartilage damage in their knees, a new study has ... read more

Procedures to Repair Knee Cartilage Show Promise in Treating Patients Over 40

Mar. 4, 2016 — Two studies find that cartilage restoration procedures using 'plugs' are a viable treatment option for patients over 40 years old. Previous cartilage repair studies have included patients ... read more

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