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2012-08-08 22:21:16

Study compares overall mortality in TNF inhibitors: Humira, Enbrel, and Remicade New research confirms no significant difference in the rates of death among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who were exposed to one of several TNF inhibitors used to treat RA, adalimumab (Humira), etanercept (Enbrel), and infliximab (Remicade). This population-based study of RA patients in Sweden–the first to compare mortality rates among patients treated with individual TNF inhibitors–is...

2012-07-23 23:00:41

For the nearly 70 million United States residents who suffer with some type of Joint pain, the search for a cure for this ailment or at least some sort of constant relief is a primary concern. Recent discoveries of new-age remedies, medical research as well as a great article posted at Health and Wellness portal BeWellBuzz.com has brought forth cautious optimism that new forms of relief could be on the horizon for nearly one-third of the US population who deal with joint pain on a daily...

2012-07-18 23:38:43

RA patients emphasize pain, physicians stress swollen joints to explain change in disease Researchers from Austria have determined that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and their doctors differ on perception of RA disease activity. The study now available in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and published by Wiley, reports that RA patients cite joint pain as the reason for their perception of a change in their disease activity....

2012-07-13 23:01:51

The Hand and Wrist Institute, founded by the premiere orthopedic hand specialist Los Angeles Dr. John Knight now offers treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 Rheumatoid arthritis is different from osteoarthritis. Though osteoarthritis attacks the joints, rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, affects many systems throughout the body. It´s an autoimmune disease, which means that the body´s immune system attacks its own cells. No one knows why the body...

2012-07-04 22:51:55

A study led by Hospital for Special Surgery researchers has demonstrated that women who have a specific type of antibody that interferes with blood vessel function are at risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes and that other antibodies in the same family thought to cause pregnancy complications do not put women at risk. The researchers say that many doctors may be unnecessarily treating some pregnant women who have antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs) with anticoagulants, such as expensive...

2012-07-02 21:40:47

In the realm of deadly and disabling diseases, conditions such as cancer and Alzheimer's seem to attract the most media attention. But there are others that take a similarly high toll, and rheumatoid arthritis is one of them, Mayo Clinic researchers say. It is a common cause of disability: 1 of every 5 rheumatoid arthritis patients is unable to work two years after diagnosis, and within five years, that rises to one-third. Life expectancy drops by up to five years, they write in the July...

2012-06-28 15:05:30

Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have created the first animal model that spontaneously develops rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and is predisposed towards atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. This model is considered of critical importance because patients with RA are at increased risk for heart attack and other premature cardiovascular events, but scientists don't know why. "Generally, people with RA die because of cardiovascular disease," said...

2012-06-08 13:30:08

A new study presented today at EULAR 2012, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, reinforces current thinking that smoking negatively affects treatment response in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) drugs. This American study, the largest of its kind, followed 2,811 treatment naïve patients initiated onto anti-TNF therapy. Of the study group, 19% (n=521) were smokers and 81% (n=2,290) were non-smokers....


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