Brain Changes from Small Vessel Disease Demonstrated by Impaired Gait Speed
Brain changes that occur as a result of small vessel disease negatively effect gait in senior patients, research shows.
Measuring the Value of How a Patient “Feels”
How a patient feels may be a better indicator of the effectiveness of treatment than actual disease activity, researchers say.
More Methotrexate Not Always Better
A higher initial dose of methotrexate is not always associated with better clinical outcomes for newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis patients, a study shows.
HDL Cholesterol Improves in RA with Anti-inflammatory Treatment
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.
Controlling RA Flares During Pregnancy
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.
Immune-Related Adverse Events Rise with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
Rheumatologists are likely to encounter a wide variety of immune-related adverse events as use of immune checkpoint inhibitors expands.
Periodontal Disease and RA Connection No Longer a Mystery?
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.
Autoimmune Bullae-Forming Skin Disease Associated with IgE Autoantibodies
Researchers have made an important discovery that may lead to new treatment for patients with bullous pemphigoid, a chronic autoimmune skin disease causing blisters.
Habitual Weight-Bearing Exercise Best for Bone Strength in Elderly
The elderly can build lower limb bone strength with habitual weight-bearing exercises, not medium or low impact exercise, research shows.
Hypersensitivity Low in RA Biologics
Some biologics produce hypersensitivity reactions more than others, but for most, the events are low, researchers report.
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