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Is it possible to maintain low disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis with low dose baricitinib?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated if reducing the dose of baricitinib (BCB; Olumiant) maintained low disease activity (LDA) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that a lower dose of BCB maintained LDA in some patients while the others could be rescued by switching to the original dose.  Some background Rheumatoid...

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Tofacitinib for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: evidence from real-world clinical practice

Posted by on Dec 25, 2018 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed information on the use of tofacitinib (Xeljanz) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that tofacitinib is effective and well-tolerated for patients with RA. Some background Tofacitinib (TFB) is a new drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It blocks a type of enzyme...

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Does tocilizumab increase cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Dec 16, 2018 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if tocilizumab (TCZ; Actemra) increases cardiovascular (CVD) risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that CVD risk associated with TCZ was similar to other biological drugs.  Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is caused by excessive inflammation. Inflammation leads to pain and...

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Exercise and anti-TNF medication – can this combination improve cardiovascular health in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if exercise and anti-TNF medication can improve cardiovascular health (CVH) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that combining exercise and anti-TNF medication improved CVH in these patients. Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term condition caused by inflammation in the joints....

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Etanercept and Abatacept: is there a risk of heart failure in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Nov 25, 2018 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the risk of heart failure in patients treated with either etanercept (Enbrel) or abatacept (Orencia) for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that these drugs do not increase the risk of heart failure. Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is caused by chronic inflammation. This causes pain and swelling...

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Managing flare-ups in rheumatoid arthritis: can etanercept improve disease symptoms?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2018 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if etanercept is effective at treating flare-ups in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. They found that etanercept reduces disease activity following flare-ups in these patients. Some background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term condition caused by inflammation. In RA, inflammation causes the damage to...

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Sleep impairment in rheumatoid arthritis – understanding the negative impact and treatment strategies

Posted by on Oct 21, 2018 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed sleep impairment and its treatment strategies for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Some background Sleep quality and duration is important for overall health. Evidence suggests that sleep impairment can contribute to many diseases including rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Patients with RA may experience insomnia...

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Long-term treatment with csDMARDs in rheumatoid arthritis: results from 10-year follow-up

Posted by on Oct 20, 2018 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the long-term effectiveness of csDMARDs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that csDMARDs are effective at managing RA symptoms long-term. Some background Managing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) involves taking medication to reduce inflammation. The aim is to achieve the lowest level of disease...

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