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EU Regulators OK Sarilumab (Kevzara) for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines [2017.04.21]
A committee of the European Medicines Agency also recommended approval of Erelzi, a biosimilar to entanercept that treats six different inflammatory disorders.
International Approvals

Tofacitinib for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Plaque Psoriasis
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines [2017.04.17]
Review the latest data on the oral immunosuppressant tofacitinib, recently approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and currently in Phase III trials for treating chronic plaque psoriasis.
Skin Therapy Letter

FDA Says 'No' to Baricitinib for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology [2017.04.17]
(MedPage Today) -- Dosages and safety were noted as concerns

Obesity may influence rheumatoid arthritis blood tests
Source: Arthritis / Rheumatology News From Medical News Today [2017.04.11]
New research reveals that in women, obesity may influence blood tests used to diagnose and monitor rheumatoid arthritis.

Obesity May Make Rheumatoid Arthritis Tough to Spot, Track
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis Specialty [2017.04.10]
Title: Obesity May Make Rheumatoid Arthritis Tough to Spot, Track
Category: Health News
Created: 4/10/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/10/2017 12:00:00 AM

Pedometers increase activity and decrease fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis patients
Source: Arthritis / Rheumatology News From Medical News Today [2017.04.07]
Providing pedometers, with and without providing step targets, to individuals with rheumatoid arthritis increased activity levels and decreased fatigue in a recent study.

New tool for prognosis and choice of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis
Source: Arthritis / Rheumatology News From Medical News Today [2017.03.24]
In rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies are formed that affect the inflammation in the joints.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug May Not Ease Chronic Fatigue Syndrome After All
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Specialty [2017.03.07]
Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug May Not Ease Chronic Fatigue Syndrome After All
Category: Health News
Created: 3/6/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

Rheumatoid arthritis: New treatment option for difficult-to-treat patients
Source: Arthritis / Rheumatology News From Medical News Today [2017.03.03]
Between 3 and 5% of the population suffer from a form of inflammatory rheumatism. It affects approximately 250,000 - 400,000 people in Austria.

Pitt bioinformatics study provides clues to relationship between schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis
Source: Arthritis / Rheumatology News From Medical News Today [2017.02.28]
An in-depth computational analysis of genetic variants implicated in both schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh points to eight genes that may...

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Source: MedicineNet adalimumab Specialty [2017.02.17]
Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Category: Symptoms and Signs
Created: 5/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

Patient Story: Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
Source: MedicineNet Bruises Specialty [2017.02.09]
Title: Patient Story: Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 1/20/2012 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

Rheumatoid Arthritis Quiz: What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Source: MedicineNet adalimumab Specialty [2017.02.08]
Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis Quiz: What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Category: MedicineNet Quiz
Created: 1/31/2011 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/8/2017 3:14:37 PM

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): 17 Warning Signs of Serious Complications
Source: MedicineNet azathioprine Specialty [2017.01.20]
Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): 17 Warning Signs of Serious Complications
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 7/7/2001 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

Researchers add to evidence that common bacterial cause of gum disease may drive rheumatoid arthritis
Source: Dentistry News From Medical News Today [2016.12.16]
Investigators at Johns Hopkins report they have new evidence that a bacterium known to cause chronic inflammatory gum infections also triggers the inflammatory "autoimmune" response characteristic...

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Exercises Slideshow: Joint-Friendly Fitness Routines
Source: MedicineNet Elbow Pain Specialty [2016.11.30]
Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Exercises Slideshow: Joint-Friendly Fitness Routines
Category: Slideshows
Created: 11/13/2008 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Maternal rheumatoid arthritis linked to childhood epilepsy
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2016.11.17]
New research examines the link between mothers and fathers with rheumatoid arthritis and the risk of their children developing epilepsy.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis)
Source: MedicineNet Kawasaki Disease Specialty [2016.09.14]
Title: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Symptoms & Treatment
Source: MedicineNet Baker Cyst Specialty [2016.08.24]
Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Symptoms & Treatment
Category: Slideshows
Created: 11/10/2008 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

One in five rheumatoid arthritis patients missing recommended flu jab
Source: Irritable Bowel Syndrome News From Medical News Today [2016.05.03]
Research from The University of Manchester has found a shortfall in the uptake of influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations among those diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), potentially increasing...

Deaths from heart disease declining among rheumatoid arthritis patients
Source: Gout News From Medical News Today [2015.11.09]
Rheumatoid arthritis patients are twice as likely as the average person to develop heart disease, but a new study shows that efforts to prevent heart problems and diagnose and treat heart disease...

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Source: MedicineNet dexamethasone oral Specialty [2010.02.08]
Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997
Last Editorial Review: 2/8/2010

Rheumatoid Arthritis Pictures Slideshow
Source: MedicineNet Elbow Bursitis Specialty [2008.11.13]
Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis Pictures Slideshow
Category: Slideshows
Created: 11/10/2008
Last Editorial Review: 11/13/2008

The impact of smoking and genes on rheumatoid arthritis
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Orthopedics
New insight into the autoimmune triggers for rheumatoid arthritis among smokers with shared epitope genes.

The impact of smoking and genes on rheumatoid arthritis
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Rheumatology
New insight into the autoimmune triggers for rheumatoid arthritis among smokers with shared epitope genes.

Adalimumab plus methotrexate effective for rheumatoid arthritis
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Rheumatology
Adalimumab and methotrexate is about five times more effective than methotrexate alone, according to a new systematic review of studies.

Patient-Reported Outcomes and MRI Measures in RA
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines [2017.04.21]
Are MRI measures associated with patient-reported outcomes among those with rheumatoid arthritis?
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

RA Patients May Benefit From Using a Pedometer
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines [2017.04.18]
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who receive pedometers may be more active and feel less fatigued even if they are not told to use the trackers to aim for a specific number of steps, a small study suggests.
Reuters Health Information

Moderate drinkers not at risk when taking a widely-used arthritis medicine
Source: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs News From Medical News Today [2017.03.28]
People taking a common rheumatoid arthritis medicine are not at increased risk of liver damage if they stick to 14 units of alcohol a week or fewer, a new study from The University of Manchester...

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