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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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Low white blood cells and tocilizumab: is there an increased infection risk in juvenile arthritis?

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if neutropenia (NP; a low number of white blood cells that fight off infections) increases the risk of infection in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) taking tocilizumab (Actemra). They found that NP during tocilizumab treatment did not increase the risk of infections in these...

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Sarilumab in rheumatoid arthritis – an update on safety and effectiveness

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety and effectiveness of sarilumab (Kevzara) added to methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that sarilumab was clinically effective and well-tolerated.  Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term condition. It is caused by an excess of inflammation in the joints....

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csDMARDs vs. TNF inhibitors: which is more cost effective in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the cost-effectiveness of different approaches to treat rheumatoid arthritis. They found that csDMARDs are as effective as TNF inhibitors and cost less.  Some background Treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA) involves reducing inflammation. Inflammation leads to painful swelling and joint damage....

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Is hydroxychloroquine an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if hydroxychloroquine (HCQ; Plaquenil) is an effective treatment in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that combining HCQ with other RA drugs improves symptoms. Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term condition. It is caused by excessive inflammation in the joints. This leads to painful...

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