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Sleep problems not a major issue in rheumatoid arthritis

Sleep problems are not excessive in patients with newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study recently published in RMD Open.

Medications

New points for therapeutic drug monitoring in people with rheumatic disease

Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) refers to the principle of using blood concentrations of biopharmaceuticals to guide therapeutic decisions. EULAR—the European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology—has developed ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Treating knee osteoarthritis without surgery

Dr. Prakash Jayabalan has long pondered why more non-operative treatment options aren't available to patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), particularly because it is the most common cause of disability in the U.S.

Health

Vegan diet eases arthritis pain, finds new study

A low-fat vegan diet, without calorie restrictions, improves joint pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and published ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

When is it time for a knee replacement?

Knee replacement surgery is one of the most common procedures in the United States, with more than 790,000 performed each year.