Effects of Weight on Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Revealed

New research had provided insights on the potential effects of weight on the health of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A study published in Arthritis Care & Research examined how overweight and obesity may affect the likelihood of achieving remission in early RA. A separate study in Arthritis & Rheumatology focused on weight change in [...]

By |2018-01-25T16:17:04+01:00January 25th, 2018|Rheumatology|0 Comments

Arthritis During Pregnancy May Increase Chronic Disease Risk in Children

New research reveals that children born to women with rheumatoid arthritis face an increased susceptibility for certain chronic diseases. The findings, which appear in Arthritis Care & Research, should be used to increase awareness among paediatricians and general practitioners. Pregnant women with rheumatoid arthritis may be concerned that they might pass rheumatoid arthritis or other [...]

By |2018-01-25T16:15:05+01:00January 25th, 2018|Rheumatology|0 Comments

New Efforts to Standardise Treatments for Childhood Rheumatic Diseases

Paediatric rheumatic diseases are a varied group of rare diseases, including juvenile forms of arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, and other conditions. Currently, there is considerable variability in how patients with these diseases are treated in clinical practice, making it difficult to understand which therapies work best. A new review article in Arthritis & Rheumatology examines recent [...]

By |2018-01-25T16:12:26+01:00January 25th, 2018|Rheumatology|0 Comments

New Link Detected Between Vitamin D Levels and Arthritis

Maintaining sufficient vitamin D levels may help to prevent the on-set of inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered. The research also found that while Vitamin D can be effective at preventing the on-set of inflammation, it’s less effective once inflammatory disease is established because diseases such as [...]

By |2017-11-30T12:35:35+01:00November 30th, 2017|Rheumatology|0 Comments

Biologics Don’t Increase Risk of Second Malignancy in Arthritis Patients

Treatment with biologics does not increase the risk of a second malignancy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who have a history of cancer, according to new research findings recently presented at the 2017 ACR / ARHP Annual Meeting. Biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, or biologics, are used to control rheumatoid arthritis disease activity and prevent joint [...]

By |2017-11-30T12:34:12+01:00November 30th, 2017|Rheumatology|0 Comments

Scientists Identify New Marker of Arthritis in Mice

Researchers have discovered a new marker of arthritis in mice that can be used non-invasively to both identify joints with established arthritis and to predict subsequent joint swelling. The finding is published in Arthritis & Rheumatology. The investigators note that imaging tests with the marker – called Ratiometric thrombin-Activatable Cell Penetrating Peptide – might help [...]

By |2017-11-30T12:32:38+01:00November 30th, 2017|Rheumatology|0 Comments

Ageing Has Opposite Effects on Male and Female Tendons

New research from the University of Liverpool, published in the journal ‘Nature Scientific Reports’, has identified that ageing has distinct and opposite effects on the genes expressed in the tendons of males and females. Tendons are bundles or bands of strong fibres that attach muscles to bones. Tendons transfer force from the muscle to the [...]

By |2017-11-13T12:26:40+01:00November 13th, 2017|Rheumatology|0 Comments

New Research Reveals Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Workplace

The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) has announced findings from a study conducted in partnership with the University of Manchester that investigates the impact of rheumatoid arthritis and adult juvenile idiopathic arthritis in the workplace. NRAS surveyed more than 1,500 people in the UK to see how the life-long, debilitating illness affects their career and employers’ [...]

By |2017-11-13T12:24:38+01:00November 13th, 2017|Rheumatology|0 Comments

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to an Increased Risk of COPD

New research suggests that rheumatoid arthritis may increase the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The findings, which appear in Arthritis Care & Research, indicate that greater vigilance may be needed to protect the respiratory health of individuals with chronic inflammatory conditions. Research has demonstrated an association between COPD and inflammation, raising the [...]

By |2017-11-13T12:22:10+01:00November 13th, 2017|Rheumatology|0 Comments

Algae is Potential New Weapon in Fight Against Arthritis

Arthritis can affect all joints in the body, but most often affects the knee joint, hip joint and fingers. The disease has been considered incurable until now. Current treatment methods, such as anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers, mainly address the symptoms. Often, the only remaining option is an operation to replace the affected joint with an [...]

By |2017-09-28T15:53:43+01:00September 28th, 2017|Rheumatology|0 Comments