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TNFi and Methotrexate Together or Not?

The common practice of tapering methotrexate doses in rheumatoid arthritis patients who also take TNFi, does not adversely affect disease activity or long-term survival, research shows.

Rheumatoid Arthritis


Women can reduce their risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis by eating a healthy diet, study presented at 2015 ACR/ARHP shows.

Achieving sustained remission in early rheumatoid arthritis is less likely for overweight and obese patients as compared to thinner counterparts.

IL-6 inhibitors sarilumab, an investigational drug, and tocilizumab, an established treatment in RA, are equally safe, shows two studies presented at ACR/ARHP 2015.

Certolizumab pegol with methotrexate leads to impressive outcomes for early rheumatoid arthritis patients, shows study presented at 2015 ACR/ARHP.


Disability-accommodating workplace policies can help workers with arthritis stay in jobs longer and can lead to enhanced job performance.


Early diagnosis, treatment and cardiovascular screening and management has led to a decrease in cardiovascular-related mortality in rheumatoid arthritis patients.

“For years, people with rheumatoid arthritis experiencing fatigue have been told they should rest more. This research flies in the face of that advice. Resting more is probably the opposite of what they need to do.”


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