Rheumatoid Arthritis



SYMPTOMS:  stiffness, swelling, destruction of cartilage and bone. Also extra-articular symptoms including pleurisy, pericarditis, pulmonary fibrosis. Rarely: vasculitis and renal amyloidosis



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Some RA Patients May Qualify for Adalimumab Break
More than three-fourths of long-term rheumatoid arthritis patients are able to stop taking adalimumab if they achieve deep remission, according to a... More »
Two-Agent Combo Trumps Monotherapy in Early RA
Early, intensive rheumatoid arthritis therapy with adalimumab plus methotrexate has long-term benefits, according to a decade of data from the PREMIER... More »
Common RA Tracking Tool May Be Enough to Predict Remission
Canadian researchers explain how the Physicians Global Assessment used often for clinical decision-making may help pinpoint 1-year remission in early... More »
Painful Leg Ulcer in Seropositive RA
A 48-year-old woman with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis presents with this solitary, rapidly expanding and very painful (analog scale 9 out of 10)... More »
Postmenopausal Hormones May Reduce Risk for Severe RA
ACR2013: A new study from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden suggests that hormone therapy may reduce the risk for ACPA-positive rheumatoid arthritis. More »
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Nine Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Practice to a Hospital
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Four January Business Planning To-Dos for Doctors
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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familydoctor.org (American Academy of Family Physicians)


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Medline Plus (National Institutes of Health)


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Merck Manual Home Edition for Patients and Caregivers


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Mayo Clinic


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New recommendations focus on reducing the risks of corticosteroids in respiratory disease, both for COPD and asthma.

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A large international study finds distinct differences in white matter in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder, confirming many smaller but less conclusive studies.

Tools to Forecast Radiation Pneumonitis
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