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Can supervision by a physiotherapist improve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

Can supervision by a physiotherapist improve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Sep 8, 2020 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study observed the effects of physical activity on patients with chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by using the supervision of a physiotherapist (PT) and additional digital monitoring. It showed that the multi-component procedures can help improve pain and the level of daily activity in these...

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Searching for patients with rheumatoid arthritis to switch to a rituximab biosimilar

Searching for patients with rheumatoid arthritis to switch to a rituximab biosimilar

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

In a nutshell This phase 3 trial will investigate the safety and effectiveness of switching from rituximab (Rituxan/Mabthera) to DRL_RI in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The main outcome will be the rate of side effects and anti-drug drug antibodies (ADAs). This study is recruiting at several locations in the United...

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Searching for patients with rheumatoid arthritis to test an experimental medication with methotrexate

Searching for patients with rheumatoid arthritis to test an experimental medication with methotrexate

Posted by on Aug 23, 2020 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 2 trial will investigate the safety and effectiveness of ATI-450 in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The main outcomes will be the number of side effects and the change in disease activity (DA). This trial is recruiting at several locations in the United States.  The details Rheumatoid...

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Is tapering glucocorticoids safe in rheumatoid arthritis after achieving low disease activity?

Is tapering glucocorticoids safe in rheumatoid arthritis after achieving low disease activity?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2020 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated tapering glucocorticoids (GCs) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who have achieved low disease activity (LDA). They found that continuing GCs at a low dose was more effective at sustaining LDA.  Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition. Excess inflammation causes painful...

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Are low-dose glucocorticoids safe and effective in combination with methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine in early rheumatoid arthritis?

Are low-dose glucocorticoids safe and effective in combination with methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine in early rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Aug 9, 2020 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the use of low dose (LD) glucocorticoids (GC) combined with methotrexate (MTX; Otrexup) and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ; Plaquenil).in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that LD-GCs improved disease activity (DA) combined with MTX and HCQ in these patients. Some background...

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Is sarilumab safe and effective in patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis?

Is sarilumab safe and effective in patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Jul 18, 2020 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if sarilumab (Kevzara) is safe and effective alone or in combination with other drugs in patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that this treatment was effective and well-tolerated in these patients.  Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic immune...

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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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