rheumatoid arthritis

Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Hip Pain: Reviewing the Evidence

Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Hip Pain: Reviewing the Evidence

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The available evidence suggests that radiofrequency ablation is a feasible treatment option for chronic hip pain associated with degenerative diseases.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Flares Effectively Identified With OMERACT Tool

Rheumatoid Arthritis Flares Effectively Identified With OMERACT Tool

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The lack of a standard definition for disease flare made recognizing them complicated, but it's now easier thanks to a new and effective identification tool from OMERACT.

Early CVD Detection in Patients With RA: Expert Insight

Early CVD Detection in Patients With RA: Expert Insight

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Patients with RA have a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease, and cardiac magnetic resonance can help with early diagnosis.

Cardiometabolic and Mortality Risks in Chronic Inflammatory Disorders

Cardiometabolic and Mortality Risks in Chronic Inflammatory Disorders

Certain inflammatory disorders may increase the risk for cardiometabolic events and all-cause mortality.

Fish Consumption May Reduce RA Symptoms

Fish Consumption May Reduce RA Symptoms

Eating fish at least twice a week may significantly reduce the pain and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

Dose-Dependent ACR20 Response Rates in RA With Peficitinib

Dose-Dependent ACR20 Response Rates in RA With Peficitinib

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Use of the JAK inhibitor peficitinib in combination with certain csDMARDs results in a dose-dependent ACR20 response rate in patients with RA over 12 weeks.

Ultrasound Remission Not Correlated With Clinical Remission in RA

Ultrasound Remission Not Correlated With Clinical Remission in RA

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No clear association was found between health status and ultrasound remission in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in clinical remission.

High-Frequency Ultrasound Plus Anti-CCP Testing for Early RA Diagnosis

High-Frequency Ultrasound Plus Anti-CCP Testing for Early RA Diagnosis

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High-frequency color Doppler ultrasonography combined with anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody testing may allow for earlier diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Initiated Early on Shows Good Long-Term Outcomes

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Initiated Early on Shows Good Long-Term Outcomes

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Patients with RA who were treated in the first 6 months had a lower risk of death.

Second Biologic Effective in RA After Initial Treatment Failure

Second Biologic Effective in RA After Initial Treatment Failure

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DMARDs alone or with methotrexate and tofacitinib plus methotrexate improved disease activity and remission rates in patients with RA who have not responded to previous biologic therapy.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Treatment

This article discusses the most prevalent risk factors, as well as the clinical signs and symptoms, associated with RA.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment: Baricitinib Superior to Adalimumab

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment: Baricitinib Superior to Adalimumab

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This study included phase 3 trial in patients taking baricitinib, adalimumab, or placebo in addition to methotrexate background therapy.

Secukinumab Improves Symptoms in TNFi-Refractory Rheumatoid Arthritis

Secukinumab Improves Symptoms in TNFi-Refractory Rheumatoid Arthritis

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A phase 3, double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled study was conducted in 551 patients with active RA who received secukinumab, abatacept, or placebo.

CMV Connection With RA Cardiovascular Disease Risk: An Expert Interview

CMV Connection With RA Cardiovascular Disease Risk: An Expert Interview

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The cause of the RA-CVD link is unclear, although viral infection has been implicated in some studies.

Marine Oil Supplementation for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Marine Oil Supplementation for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Omega-3 fatty acids reduce the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines.

Etanercept Associated With Lower Infection Than Monoclonal Antibodies

Etanercept Associated With Lower Infection Than Monoclonal Antibodies

For patients with rheumatoid arthritis, etanercept is associated with lower risk for general infections and tuberculosis compared with monoclonal antibody treatment,

Biomarkers to Predict Dose Reductions, Discontinuation of Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment?

Biomarkers to Predict Dose Reductions, Discontinuation of Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment?

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There is little evidence to support the utility of biomarkers to guide clinical care for optimal RA treatment.

Blueprint for Shared Decision-Making Between Physicians, RA Patients

Blueprint for Shared Decision-Making Between Physicians, RA Patients

Dr Krant discussed some of the issues facing patients with RA.

Survey Identifies Key Domains of Patient-Perceived Remission in RA

Survey Identifies Key Domains of Patient-Perceived Remission in RA

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Pain, fatigue, and independence comprised the most important domains of patient-perceived remission in rheumatoid arthritis.

Electronic Vaccine Tracking System to Improve Herpes Zoster Vaccine Rates

Electronic Vaccine Tracking System to Improve Herpes Zoster Vaccine Rates

Patients with RA are often not appropriately vaccinated against herpes zoster, despite vaccine recommendations.

Establishing Thresholds for Patient and Clinician-Based RA Disease Activity Scores

Establishing Thresholds for Patient and Clinician-Based RA Disease Activity Scores

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"Defining self-assessed disease activity states may be useful to prompt patients to seek medical advice when RA is active."

Obesity and Arthritis Outcomes

Obesity and Arthritis Outcomes

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Even slight reductions in body weight can improve pain and mobility in patients with arthritis.

Assessing and Treating Insomnia-Chronic Pain Comorbidities

Assessing and Treating Insomnia-Chronic Pain Comorbidities

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A Pain-Related Beliefs and Attitudes about Sleep scale assesses attitudes about sleep among individuals with chronic pain.

Utility of Systematic Ultrasound Evaluation of Early RA

Utility of Systematic Ultrasound Evaluation of Early RA

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A treat-to-target approach using tight ultrasound goals was not found to improve disease activity, radiographic joint damage, or physical function.

Lowering Methotrexate Dosage Not Supported in RA Patients Initiating Adalimumab Therapy

Lowering Methotrexate Dosage Not Supported in RA Patients Initiating Adalimumab Therapy

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While the MUSICA trial did not establish noninferiority for a lower dosage of MTX when combined with adalimumab, it may be an appropriate option for patients who require a reduction due to MTX toxicity.

Biosimilar Drug Erelzi Approved by FDA for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Biosimilar Drug Erelzi Approved by FDA for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Erelzi, a biosimilar for Enbrel, treats rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.

Many Psychosocial Treatment Options Available for Chronic Pain Management in RA

Many Psychosocial Treatment Options Available for Chronic Pain Management in RA

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Cognitive behavioral therapy, expressive writing, mindfulness, problem-solving: some of the complementary treatment options for RA chronic pain management,

Pain Pharmacotherapy Changes For RA During Pregnancy

Pain Pharmacotherapy Changes For RA During Pregnancy

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The pregnant patient with rheumatoid arthritis may need to have pain medication changed due to potential effects on the fetus.

Serotonin Plays Fundamental Role in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Serotonin Plays Fundamental Role in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Serotonin shows it plays a fundamental role in RA through regulation of the Th17/T-regulatory cell balance.

Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Activity Seen at Practices with NPs, PAs

Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Activity Seen at Practices with NPs, PAs

Patients seen in practices with NPs or PAs had lower RA disease activity over 2 years compared to those seen in rheumatologist-only practices.

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