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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chronic fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis is common, has been compared to that in cancer, and is not resolved by treating inflammation. But there are ways to assess and address it.

Joshua Baker MD

(AUDIO) Rheumatoid arthritis patients with low or normal body mass index have a greater risk of progression on X-ray or MRI, according to a large study.

The B-cell depleter tabalumab proved effective in a long-term trial, but only after its maker had stopped development for rheumatoid arthritis.

A large study of veterans reveals factors that predict which people starting methotrexate for rheumatic diseases after the age of 65 will quickly begin to show signs of liver damage.

Being overweight or obese not only increases the risk of rheumatoid arthritis developing in the first place; it also makes RA worse and decreases chances for remission.

A new auto-injectable form of methotrexate offers 10 dosage options. Is this an important advantage for medication management and adherence over the four already available?

Adalimumab (Humira) may alter production of tumor necrosis factor-alpha in rheumatoid arthritis patients, returning TNFα levels almost to normal. A study looking at antibodies against the drug in psoriatic arthritis found no clear evidence of an effect.

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