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Is tapering DMARD treatment safe and effective in rheumatoid arthritis?

Is tapering DMARD treatment safe and effective in rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Jun 28, 2020 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated treatment tapering strategies (TTS) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that drug-free remission (DFR) can be achieved in a small number of patients. Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition. It is caused by excessive inflammation. This leads to painful swelling in...

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Does methotrexate improve response in patients with rheumatoid arthritis with previous biologic therapy?

Does methotrexate improve response in patients with rheumatoid arthritis with previous biologic therapy?

Posted by on Jun 7, 2020 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of adding methotrexate (Otrexup) after adalimumab (Humira) treatment In patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that methotrexate added to adalimumab improves disease activity (DA) in patients without previous biologic treatment. Some background Rheumatoid...

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Can tapering of biological therapy maintain effectiveness in rheumatoid arthritis?

Can tapering of biological therapy maintain effectiveness in rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on May 22, 2020 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if reducing the doses (tapering) of biologic drugs maintains effectiveness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  They found that drug tapering maintained low disease activity (LDA) and remission while reducing side effects and costs. Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic...

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JAK inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis – an analysis of effectiveness

Posted by on May 6, 2020 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that JAK inhibitors were more effective than conventional RA drugs.  Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic immune condition. RA causes painful inflammation in the joints. This leads to disability...

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Pharmacological treatment of rheumatoid arthritis – an updated review

Posted by on Apr 26, 2020 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the effectiveness of drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease. It is caused by painful inflammation in the joints. Over time this can lead to degeneration of joint tissue and disability. RA is managed with disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs...

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Garlic supplementation and inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis – are there any benefits?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2020 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if garlic supplementation improves rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms and inflammation.  They found that garlic supplements improved pain and quality of life (QoL) in these patients.  Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition. It causes painful inflammation in the joints. This...

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