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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

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

Air Pollution Exposure May Worsen Lupus in Children

June 9, 2016 — The results of a new study show for the first time that an individual's exposure to air pollution may have a direct role in triggering disease activity as well as airway inflammation in children ... 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

Researchers Identify Enzyme That Contributes to Development of Lupus

May 16, 2016 — Researchers have identified an enzyme that is significantly elevated in mouse models of systemic lupus erythematosus and in blood samples of patients with lupus. The new findings demonstrate that ... read more

Children With Swollen, Painful Knees: Is It Lyme Disease or Septic Arthritis?

May 11, 2016 — Septic or infectious arthritis of the knee and Lyme disease have similar symptoms in children but require different immediate treatment to ensure optimal recovery. A new study identifies four ... read more

New Method to Stop the Spread of Lyme Disease

May 10, 2016 — Medication that is normally used to lower cholesterol could stop the spread of Lyme disease, according to a new study. Statins can reduce the burden in mice and can therefore be exploited to reduce ... 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

New Test for Early Detection of Lyme Disease Developed

Apr. 25, 2016 — As part of the EU "ID Lyme" project, an infection immunology team is working on developing of a new test for early detection of Lyme disease (borreliosis). This will improve the ability to ... read more

Defects in Body's Cell Disposal System May Contribute to the Most Common Form of Lupus

Apr. 20, 2016 — Scientists may be setting the stage for new approaches to control or prevent the inflammation and tissue damage associated with the chronic autoimmune disorder ... 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

New Clue in Lupus Autoantibody Production Found

Apr. 11, 2016 — A signaling molecule called interferon gamma could hold the key to understanding how harmful autoantibodies form in lupus patients. The finding could lead to new treatments for the chronic autoimmune ... read more

Landmark Study May Pave Way for Personalized Treatment of Lupus, Other Complex Autoimmune Diseases

Mar. 31, 2016 — New research that may dramatically improve drug development for systemic lupus erythematosus patients has been released by researchers. Lupus is a chronic disease that causes the body’s immune ... 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

Prolonged Antibiotic Use Has No Benefit for Persistent Symptoms of Lyme Disease

Mar. 30, 2016 — Much uncertainty exists about the cause and treatment of persistent symptoms after a previous episode of Lyme disease. A large-scale study of 280 patients has shown that long-term treatment with ... 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

Women Suffer More Neck Pain Than Men

Mar. 8, 2016 — Women are 1.38 times more likely than men to report neck pain due to cervical degenerative disc disease, according to a new ... read more

For Lupus Patients, Anti-Inflammatory Immune Cells Are Maturing Into Wrong Cell Type

Mar. 8, 2016 — One of the mysteries of lupus is why the immune cells that normally keep inflammation at bay can't seem to do their job. A study now suggests that for people with lupus, the B cells that ... read more

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