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Latest Anti-citrullinated protein antibody Stories

2013-12-23 11:12:18

New research shows mortality rates are two times higher in postmenopausal women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies. Findings published in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) journal Arthritis & Rheumatism, soon to be called Arthritis & Rheumatology, indicate the higher mortality rates persisted after adjusting for age, positive rheumatoid factor, positive antinuclear antibodies (ANA) and disease modifying anti-rheumatic...

2012-08-09 12:46:52

Might be potential trigger and/or help sustain inflammation suggest researchers Gum disease is not only four times as common among patients with the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis as it is among their healthy peers, but it also tends to be more severe, indicates a small study published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. The researchers base their findings on 91 adults with confirmed rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and a comparison group of 93 healthy people, matched for...

2012-06-08 13:10:25

Smoking status is not a contributing factor A new study presented today at EULAR 2012, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, shows that lung changes in association with anti-citrullinated protein autoantibody (ACPA) status are a primary manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Study findings show that 51% of RA patients (n=105) had identifiable lung changes (as measured by high resolution computer tomography [HRCT]) as compared to 28% of healthy controls...

2010-12-15 07:33:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- On top of a myriad of other risks, smokers have yet another reason to kick the habit.  A recent study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases identified smoking in more than a third of the cases of rheumatoid arthritis.  Over half of the victims who were genetically predisposed to the disease were also smokers. The study looked at 1,200 rheumatoid arthritis patients and a control group of 871 disease-free people selected for their matching ages...


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