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Impact of 5-year baricitinib treatment for active, rheumatoid arthritis in preventing radiographic progression of joint damage.

Impact of 5-year baricitinib treatment for active, rheumatoid arthritis in preventing radiographic progression of joint damage.

Posted by on Oct 25, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effect of oral baricitinib (Olumiant) on the prevention of radiographic progression of joint damage over 5 years in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The data showed that patients treated with oral baricitinib had less radiographic progression over 5 years, compared to those initially given a...

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Treatment responses to tofacitinib with additional therapies in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Treatment responses to tofacitinib with additional therapies in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Posted by on Oct 16, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study assessed the responses of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to tofacitinib (Xeljanz), tofacitinib with methotrexate (MTX; Otrexup), and adalimumab (Humira) with MTX. The data showed that some patients did not require combined therapy to achieve higher responses, however, overall, greater responses were achieved with...

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Do biologics increase the risk of blood clots in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Do biologics increase the risk of blood clots in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the risk of blood clots in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with biologics. It found that there was no significant increase in the risk of blood clots with biologics compared to other RA treatments. Some background Biologics are a newer type of treatment for RA. They are usually made from...

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Is there a relationship between fatigue and disease activity in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis?

Is there a relationship between fatigue and disease activity in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the occurrence of fatigue (tiredness) in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and identified predictors of fatigue after 24 months. The data showed that patients with early disease remission had a rapid, sustained reduction in fatigue and that low disease activity at diagnosis predicted a higher risk...

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Risk factors for fragility fractures in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Risk factors for fragility fractures in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Posted by on Oct 3, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study explored the risk factors for fragility fractures in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The authors concluded that aging, disease-related factors, and previous fracture history are important risk factors for fragility fractures in these patients. Some background RA is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disease that affects...

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Can diet influence depression among patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Can diet influence depression among patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Sep 26, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the relationships among depression and anxiety, diet, and disease activity or physical function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The data showed that there was a relationship between depression and lower fish intake frequency in these patients.  Some background RA is a chronic inflammatory...

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Comparing tofacitinib and baricitinib for patients with rheumatoid arthritis in a real-world setting

Comparing tofacitinib and baricitinib for patients with rheumatoid arthritis in a real-world setting

Posted by on Aug 22, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety of tofacitinib (Xeljanz) and baricitinib (Olumiant) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in a real-world setting. The data showed that tofacitinib and baricitinib had similar effectiveness and safety but clinical responses may depend on previous use of anti-rheumatic drugs. Some...

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Can allergy and respiratory medications be used for rheumatoid arthritis?

Can allergy and respiratory medications be used for rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Aug 15, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of rupatadine (RUP; Rupafin) and montelukast (MON; Singulair) as additive therapies for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The authors concluded that RUP and MON provided clinical and functional improvements in these patients. Some background RA is a chronic autoimmune,...

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How effective is bazedoxifene in preventing bone loss due to glucocorticoids in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

How effective is bazedoxifene in preventing bone loss due to glucocorticoids in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Aug 8, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study assessed the effectiveness of bazedoxifene (Duavee) in the prevention of bone loss in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) while receiving low-dose glucocorticoid (GC) treatments. The data showed improved bone mineral density (BMD) and reduced bone turnover markers (BTMs) in these patients. Some background RA is a...

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Can unacceptable pain be predicted in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis based on inflammation?

Can unacceptable pain be predicted in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis based on inflammation?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the duration, level, and predictors of unacceptable pain during the early stages of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), with and without low inflammation. The authors concluded that over a 5-year period, more than one-third of patients studied had unacceptable pain that was linked to lower swollen joints. Some background...

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