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Does reduced muscle density contribute to physical dysfunction in rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of low muscle density on physical strength and function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The study concluded that low muscle density was associated with greater disease activity, reduced muscle strength and poorer physical function. Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a...

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Improving function and reducing pain in arthritis: the importance of footwear

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of footwear on foot pain and function in patients with foot and ankle arthritis. The authors determined that footwear interventions were associated with reduced pain and improved function and mobility in patients with arthritis of the foot and ankle. Some background Arthritis causes...

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Is abatacept safe in combination with synthetic disease-modifying drugs for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety and effectiveness of abatacept (Orencia) in combination with other medications to treat rheumatoid arthritis. The study concluded that abatacept in combination with conventional synthetic DMARDs was well tolerated and similarly effective as abatacept and methotrexate. Some background...

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The safety of etoricoxib in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety of etoricoxib for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. They found that etoricoxib did not increase the risk of gastrointestinal adverse events. Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) are conditions that cause painful swelling in the joins and bones of...

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Adrenal Glands

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Adrenal Glands

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 3 comments

The adrenal glands-which are also called suprarenal glands-are part of the endocrine system and are found on the top of each kidney. How the endocrine system hormones work Hormones secreted from glands of the endocrine system travel in the bloodstream to target cells. Target cells have receptors that are specific to each hormone. The hormones and receptors...

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Tofacitinib in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: Do glucocorticoids impact its effectiveness?

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if the use of glucocorticoids during tofacitinib (Xeljanz) treatment has an impact on its ability to treat rheumatoid arthritis. They found that glucocorticoids did not negatively impact the effects of tofacitinib in treating rheumatoid arthritis. Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a condition...

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Does pregnancy affect disease activity in juvenile arthritis?

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the level of disease activity following pregnancy in patients with juvenile arthritis. They found that disease activity was stable overall during the pregnancy and 12 months after delivery. Some background Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a condition that affects children aged under 18 and can persist into...

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Does abatacept improve bone mineral density in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Feb 17, 2018 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if abatecept has an effect on bone mineral density in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. They found that patients taking abatacept have higher bone mineral density in the head of the femur bone.  Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is chronic (long-term) condition that is caused by inflammation in...

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An update on the safety of vaccination for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the most recent evidence on the use of vaccinations in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. They found that vaccinations are generally well tolerated by patients undergoing treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic (long-term) condition that is caused by the...

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Does a Mediterranean diet improve symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if a Mediterranean diet improved disease management in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. They found that a Mediterranean diet is associated with improvement in rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease that causes painful swelling and degeneration...

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