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Biologic monotherapy – which drug is the most effective option in biologic-naïve rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Mar 19, 2020 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated which biologic drugs improve rheumatoid arthritis (RA) management in patients who have not taken biologic drugs before.  They found that interleukin-6 receptor inhibitors (IL6-Ri) drugs are most effective as a monotherapy (MT; single drug treatment).  Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a...

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Does vegetable and seafood intake affect disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of vegetable and seafood intake in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  They found that high vegetable and seafood intake may be associated with lower disease activity (LDA). Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition. It is caused by inflammation that leads to...

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How does rheumatoid arthritis and its management affect the risk of falls and fractures?

Posted by on Jan 29, 2020 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated how rheumatoid arthritis (RA)and its treatment may affect bone mineral density (BMD). They found that RA was associated with a reduced BMD and an increased risk of falls and fractures.  Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition caused by inflammation. This leads to painful...

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What are the benefits of dietary fiber in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Dec 29, 2019 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of dietary fiber supplementation (DFS) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that DFS may improve RA symptoms. Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a condition caused by chronic inflammation. The immune system is overactive in RA. This causes pain and disability over time....

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Is there a greater cancer or infection risk with abatacept treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Dec 7, 2019 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the risk of infection and cancer with targeted disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (tDMARDs). They found that the cancer risk is slightly higher with abatacept (Orencia) compared to other tDMARDs.  Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term autoimmune condition. Excessive inflammation...

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Comparing the safety and effectiveness of peficitinib doses in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Posted by on Nov 29, 2019 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety and effectiveness of different doses of peficitinib (Smyraf; PFC) in treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that PFC doses of 50 mg or higher were the most effective in these patients. Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition caused by inflammation....

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Can early MRI changes predict treatment response and disease progression in rheumatoid arthritis?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated if early changes in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can predict long-term response (LTR) to treatment in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  They found that MRI changes after 1 month of treatment can predict LTR to tofacitinib (Xeljanz). Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is caused by painful...

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Switching to an etanercept biosimilar – an investigation of the safety and efficacy profile

Posted by on Nov 10, 2019 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if switching from etanercept (Enbrel) to a biosimilar of etanercept (SDZ-ETN) is safe and effective in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that switching to SDZ-ETN from reference etanercept was safe and effective.  Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term...

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