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Orofacial symptoms and dentofacial deformities in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the rates of orofacial symptoms (OFS) and dentofacial deformities (DFD) in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).  They found that OFS and DFD rates were high in JIA. Some background Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is an inflammatory condition that affects children. JIA leads to painful...

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Bimekizumab and certolizumab pegol – is this treatment combination safe and effective in rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if bimekizumab and certolizumab pegol (Cimzia) is a safe and effective treatment combination in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  They found that this treatment combination improved RA symptoms and was well tolerated.  Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory...

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Medication tapering in rheumatoid arthritis – what is the most effective strategy?

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of medication tapering strategies in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that tapering synthetic or biologic drugs was similarly effective.  Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term immune condition. It is caused by painful swelling in the joints. Disease-modifying...

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Switching from adalimumab to baricitinib – what are the benefits for patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Jun 16, 2019 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if switching from adalimumab (Humira) to baricitinib (Olumiant) improves rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms. They found that baricitinib (BAR) improved clinical outcomes in these patients. Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition. It is caused by inflammation that leads to painful...

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Muscle function in rheumatoid arthritis – does resistance training improve functionality in women?

Posted by on May 31, 2019 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated low load resistance training (LRT) to improve muscle function in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that LRT improved muscle strength and function.  Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term condition. It is caused by painful inflammation in the joints. It can also lead to...

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Namilumab – a safe and effective treatment for poor-responder patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if namilumab is an effective treatment for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with a poor response to other therapies. They found that namilumab improved RA symptoms and was well tolerated. Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a condition caused by inflammation. This leads to painful...

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Treatment of eye disease in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis – a guideline.

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the treatment of uveitis (a form of eye wall inflammation) in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).  Some background Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a condition caused by inflammation. It affects children and leads to painful swelling in the joints. Children with JIA may also develop uveitis....

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Does denosumab reduce joint damage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of denosumab (Prolia) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that this treatment reduces joint damage and improves bone mineral density in these patients. Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term condition. Inflammation leads to painful swelling in the joints and joint...

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