Studies examine rheumatoid arthritis patients' prognosis
Apr 20, 2017
What's the long-term outlook for today's patients with early rheumatoid arthritis? A new study in Arthritis & Rheumatology that looks at patients' mortality, disease activity, and physical function over the course of 20 years ...
High-fat, high-carb diet a cause of osteoarthritis
Apr 18, 2017
Saturated fat is a prime suspect in the onset of osteoarthritis after QUT scientists found it changed the composition of cartilage, particularly in the weight-bearing joints of the hip and knee.
Study reveals enormous advances for rheumatoid arthritis patients
Apr 17, 2017
People living with Rheumatoid Arthritis have experienced significant improvements in their daily lives which is probably down to early and more aggressive treatment of the disease, according to new research from The Universities ...
Lilly's rheumatoid arthritis pill rejected by regulators
Apr 14, 2017
Eli Lilly said U.S. regulators have rejected its much-anticipated pill for the immune disorder rheumatoid arthritis, the drugmaker's second drug development setback since November.
Obesity may influence rheumatoid arthritis blood tests
Apr 10, 2017
New research reveals that in women, obesity may influence blood tests used to diagnose and monitor rheumatoid arthritis. The findings, which appear in Arthritis Care & Research, indicate that physicians need to take obesity ...
Pedometers increase activity and decrease fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis patients
Apr 05, 2017
Providing pedometers, with and without providing step targets, to individuals with rheumatoid arthritis increased activity levels and decreased fatigue in a recent study.
ACR announces 2017 health policy priorities
Mar 31, 2017
The American College of Rheumatology today announced its 2017 health policy priorities, providing detailed policy recommendations to improve access to care and treatments for the 54 million Americans living with arthritis ...
Knee surgery may have minimal quality of life effects in those with less severe symptoms
Mar 28, 2017
Knee replacement surgery for patients with osteoarthritis, as currently used, provides minimal improvements in quality of life and is economically unattractive, according to a study led by Mount Sinai researchers and published ...
Moderate drinkers not at risk when taking a widely-used arthritis medicine
Mar 27, 2017
People taking a common rheumatoid arthritis medicine are not at increased risk of liver damage if they stick to 14 units of alcohol a week or fewer, a new study from The University of Manchester has found.
New tool for prognosis and choice of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis
Mar 23, 2017
In rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies are formed that affect the inflammation in the joints. In an article published today in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, researchers at Uppsala University show that antibodies ...