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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tailored exercises are effective in retraining and restoring hand function in rheumatoid arthritis.

More calls for rheumatologists to spend time listening to patients: Over half of respondents to a Dutch survey report too little say in decisions about treatments for RA and other conditions.

Survival odds for interstitial pneumonia are better when the condition is comorbid with rheumatoid arthritis or systemic sclerosis than when the pulmonary fibrosis is idiopathic.

Many RA patients specifically want help from their rheumatology teams in coping with pain and fatigue, new studies show. The issue important in disability most often goes unaddressed.

How often do doctors mistake signs of venous thromboembolism for rheumatic pain? Risk of VTE is increased in patients with some rheumatic diseases, and in those taking NSAIDs.

How much disability in rheumatoid disease is due to associated muscle loss? Especially for older patients, says a review of the condition, vigilance for sarcopenia is warranted.

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People who have rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis or lupus are at increased risk for shingles. Studies suggest that treatment for the rheumatic condition may be a factor in certain circumstances.

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