Rheumatoid arthritis

Short telomeres associated with prevalent ILD in rheumatoid arthritis

Short telomeres associated with prevalent ILD in rheumatoid arthritis

1 day ago   |   Healio

Short telomeres were strongly associated with prevalent interstitial lung disease among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to cross-sectional study results published...
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Severe COVID-19-Related Outcomes Found Worse in Men With RA

1 day ago   |   Medscape   |   6 articles

A retrospective electronic health record study of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and COVID-19 showed that men had more baseline comorbidities and increased risk of COVID-19...
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New modeling technique can help better understand the development of rheumatoid arthritis

2 days ago   |   News Medical

A new modeling technique can better predict how bones, cartilage, and cellular tissues will be affected by rheumatoid arthritis in small joints.
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Infections more common in patients with RA receiving tofacitinib vs TNF inhibitors

Infections more common in patients with RA receiving tofacitinib vs TNF inhibitors

3 days ago   |   Healio

Infections are more common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who receive tofacitinib compared with those who receive TNF inhibitors, according to data published in the...
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Older man with left ankle pain after a low-speed fall off a motorcycle

Older man with left ankle pain after a low-speed fall off a motorcycle

7 days ago   |   Healio

A 75-year-old man presented to the ED with left ankle pain after a low-speed fall off a motorcycle that resulted in a twisting injury to his left leg. The patient was able to...
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Anti-fibrotics found to be safe, effective for interstitial lung disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

8 days ago   |   News Medical

For the first time, researchers have shown that a class of anti-fibrotic drugs slows the progression of interstitial lung disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis .
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Pirfenidone may slow lung function decline in patients with rheumatoid arthritis-ILD

Pirfenidone may slow lung function decline in patients with rheumatoid arthritis-ILD

9 days ago   |   Healio

In the phase 2 TRAIL1 trial, treatment with pirfenidone slowed the rate of lung function decline in patients with rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease and...
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Pre-arthritis methotrexate use improves RA course, fails to prevent clinical arthritis

Pre-arthritis methotrexate use improves RA course, fails to prevent clinical arthritis

11 days ago   |   Healio

Methotrexate use at the pre-arthritis stage of symptoms and subclinical inflammation fails to prevent clinical arthritis, but does improve symptoms and MRI-detected...
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Rheumatoid arthritis drug can reduce the risk of deterioration in myasthenia gravis

11 days ago   |   News Medical

Early intervention with rituximab, a drug used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis , can reduce the risk of deterioration in myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease that...
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Predicting Fractures in RA: Is FRAX Useful in the Modern Treatment Era?

Predicting Fractures in RA: Is FRAX Useful in the Modern Treatment Era?

19 days ago   |   MedPageToday

AUSTIN, Texas - The Fracture Risk Assessment Tool for predicting risk of osteoporotic fractures appeared valid for rheumatoid arthritis patients treated in the era of...
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Labia Minora Reduction Using Central Wedge Technique

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