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Is the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio a useful indicator of bacterial infection in patients with RA treated with tocilizumab?

Is the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio a useful indicator of bacterial infection in patients with RA treated with tocilizumab?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2020 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) as an indicator of infection in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with tocilizumab (Actemra). They found that the NLR is an accurate indicator of infection in these patients.  Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition. It...

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Do biological DMARDs affect diabetes risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Do biological DMARDs affect diabetes risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Nov 13, 2020 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) affect diabetes risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that bDMARD use was associated with lower rates of diabetes in these patients.  Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition. It is caused by...

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Do weight changes increase the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Do weight changes increase the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated if weight changes increase the risk of cardiovascular events (CVEs) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that a 10% increase or decrease in weight increased the risk of CVEs in these patients.  Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition. It is caused...

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Can diet changes and dietary supplements improve symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Can diet changes and dietary supplements improve symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Oct 30, 2020 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the impact of dietary supplements and diet changes on disease activity score (DAS) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The study showed that some diet types like the Mediterranean diet, some spices and supplements may have positive effects on RA symptoms. Some background RA causes...

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Is a comprehensive rehabilitation program effective for patients with RA of all levels of disease activity?

Is a comprehensive rehabilitation program effective for patients with RA of all levels of disease activity?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2020 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of a rehabilitation program on pain, quality of life (QoL), and c-reactive protein (CRP) values for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and different levels of disease activity score (DAS). The study found that a rehabilitation program significantly...

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Does tocilizumab improve quality of life in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis?

Does tocilizumab improve quality of life in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis?

Posted by on Sep 30, 2020 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated quality of life (QoL) with tocilizumab (Actemra) in children with juvenile idopathic arthritis (JIA). They found that tocilizumab improved QoL in these patients. Some background Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a chronic condition. It is caused by inflammation. Children usually develop...

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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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