Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked To Higher Risk For Type 2 Diabetes

FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2020 -- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with an increased risk for diabetes mellitus (DM) incidence, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, held...
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Ptsd: How It Affects Ra Treatment

(MedPage Today) -- Veterans with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who had concurrent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression or anxiety were at increased risk for early discontinuation of treatment, a large U.S. study found. After adjustment...
Related topics: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Arthritis, Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Medical Research

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Is Rheumatoid Arthritis Two Different Diseases?

While disease activity improves over time for most rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, long-term outcomes only improve in RA patients with autoantibodies, according to a new study. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that RA with and...
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Dmards For Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Have Cardiovascular Benefits

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Sven Plein, Bara Erhayiem, et al. Target Audience and Goal Statement: Rheumatologists, cardiologists The goal of this study was to determine whether patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have...
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Scientists Develop Mathematical Index To Distinguish Healthy Microbiome From Diseased

What causes some people to develop chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and metabolic syndrome while others stay healthy? A major clue could be found in their gut microbiome -- the trillions of microbes living inside the digestive...
Related topics: Microbiome, Arthritis, Cancer, Oncology

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Early Treatment Of Rheumatoid Arthritis May Thwart Heart Disease

TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 -- Starting drug treatment early in rheumatoid arthritis patients may reduce their risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. Rheumatoid arthritis at least doubles the risk of heart disease due to its links with...
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Covid-19 Ills No Greater For Those With Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis

FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2020 -- People with lupus aren't at increased risk of hospitalization from COVID-19 due to steroidal medications they take to reduce immune system activity, a new study finds. And a related study found that people with...
Related topics: Lupus, Arthritis, Medical Research

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Respiratory Disease May Increase Risk For Rheumatoid Arthritis

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2020 -- Respiratory diseases increase the risk for rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study published online Aug. 16 in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Vanessa L. Kronzer, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and...
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Gilead (gild) Gets Crl From Fda For Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug

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Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Arthritis, Medical Research

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Ema Panel Backs Filgotinib (jyseleca) For Rheumatoid Arthritis

Filgotinib is an oral Janus kinase 1 inhibitor for adult patients with moderate to severe active RA who have responded inadequtely to or are intolerant of other therapies. International Approvals
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Gene Variations At Birth Reveal Origins Of Inflammation And Immune Disease

A study has pinpointed a number of areas of the human genome that may help explain the neonatal origins of chronic immune and inflammatory diseases of later life, including type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and celiac disease.
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Arthritis

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Anakinra May Fight Severe Covid-19, Early Data Show

THURSDAY, July 23, 2020 -- In a small study from France, an immune-dampening drug used by people battling rheumatoid arthritis showed promise in patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19. The drug, called anakinra, targets pro-inflammatory...
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Tocilizumab Raises Gi Risks In Rheumatoid Arthritis

(MedPage Today) -- Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who were treated with tocilizumab (Actemra) had twice the risk of gastrointestinal perforations than those on tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors, Swedish researchers reported. Compared...
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Prime Cells Id'd In Blood Before Flare In Rheumatoid Arthritis

THURSDAY, July 16, 2020 -- Distinct RNA signatures are evident in peripheral blood of rheumatoid arthritis patients before a disease flare, according to a study published in the July 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Dana E. Orange,...
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Doesn't Harm Lungs: Study

MONDAY, July 13, 2020 -- Treatment with the immunosuppressant methotrexate does not raise the risk of lung disease among rheumatoid arthritis patients, two new studies claim. At least 5% to 10% of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients develop...
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Warning Signals Add Up In Rheumatoid Arthritis

(MedPage Today) -- In the years preceding the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and particularly in the final 18 months before diagnosis, patients present to their primary care physicians frequently with musculoskeletal complaints and other...
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Upadacitinib Beats Methotrexate In Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 -- Upadacitinib monotherapy results in improved outcomes versus methotrexate for patients with predominantly early rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study published online July 8 in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Ronald...
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Jak Inhibitor Succeeds As Monotherapy In Rheumatoid Arthritis

(MedPage Today) -- The oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor upadacitinib (Rinvoq) given as monotherapy was more effective than methotrexate alone in methotrexate-naive patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in a multinational phase III trial...
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For Tnf Response In Ra, Weight Matters

(MedPage Today) -- Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who were obese were significantly less likely to remain on treatment with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors -- but so were those who were underweight, a large, long-term study...
Related topics: Arthritis, Obesity, Cancer, Medical Research

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Amgen's Enbrel Patents To Be Upheld Through 2029

Americans with psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis will have to wait much longer for low-priced copycat versions of their weekly Enbrel injections. Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) won an appeals court ruling on Wednesday that will block the sale of Erlelzi from...
Related topics: Amgen, Patents, Psoriasis, Arthritis, Nasdaq

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