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Brain changes that occur as a result of small vessel disease negatively effect gait in senior patients, research shows.


How a patient feels may be a better indicator of the effectiveness of treatment than actual disease activity, researchers say.

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A higher initial dose of methotrexate is not always associated with better clinical outcomes for newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis patients, a study shows.

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Anti-inflammatory treatment in rheumatoid arthritis patients, especially with infliximab added to methotrexate, improves HDL function and may potentially reduce cardiovascular risk, a study shows.


RA patients with low disease activity in the first trimester of pregnancy, are likely to have low disease activity or reach remission by the third trimester.

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Rheumatologists are likely to encounter a wide variety of immune-related adverse events as use of immune checkpoint inhibitors expands.


The association between periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis has been well established in studies, but now researchers describe a mechanism that could explain this association.

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Researchers have made an important discovery that may lead to new treatment for patients with bullous pemphigoid, a chronic autoimmune skin disease causing blisters.

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The elderly can build lower limb bone strength with habitual weight-bearing exercises, not medium or low impact exercise, research shows.

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Some biologics produce hypersensitivity reactions more than others, but for most, the events are low, researchers report.


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