Arthritis & Rheumatism

Smoking cessation may reduce risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Smoking is an important risk factor for developing the most common form of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other inflammatory diseases, but a critical question remains: Can those who quit smoking delay or prevent RA or have ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When to see someone for your neck or back pain

After extended periods of research and computer work, you may be no stranger to neck and back pain. The daily wear and tear of graduate student life can often take its toll on your joints and muscles. But how do you know ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

MRI-guided Tx strategy not superior for rheumatoid arthritis

(HealthDay)—A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided treat-to-target strategy is not associated with improved disease activity remission rates for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in clinical remission, according ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Researchers reveal how receptor TLR-9 protects against lupus

When the pathogen-sensing intracellular receptors TLR-7 and TLR-9 were implicated in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), it was suspected that their removal would lessen the severity of the disease. However, while this held ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Tofacitinib benefits sustained for two years in patients with RA

(HealthDay)—The clinical benefits of tofacitinib in combination with methotrexate are sustained over two years among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online Jan. 22 in Arthritis & ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Discontinuing TNFi before gestational week 20 is feasible

(HealthDay)—Discontinuing tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) before gestational week 20 in women with well-controlled rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is not associated with disease ...

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