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RA Linked to Restrictive, Obstructive Spirometry Patterns

TUESDAY, May 25, 2021 – Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with restrictive and obstructive spirometry patterns, with the strongest associations seen for severe patterns, according to a study...

Oral Microbiome Differs With Rheumatoid Arthritis

MONDAY, May 10, 2021 – Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and those at risk for RA show an increased relative abundance of potentially proinflammatory oral microbiome species versus healthy...

Eleven Novel Loci Identified for Rheumatoid Arthritis

TUESDAY, April 27, 2021 – Eleven novel loci and 90 independent association signals have been identified for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published in the May issue of the Annals...

Early-Life Exposure to Famine Linked to Increased Odds of RA

TUESDAY, April 27, 2021 – Individuals exposed to famine in utero or in early childhood have an increased likelihood of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adulthood, according to a study...

Protocol Ups Referrals to Tobacco Quit Line in Rheumatology Clinics

THURSDAY, April 8, 2021 – Implementing the Quit Connect protocol in rheumatology clinics is feasible and increases electronic referrals to a state-run tobacco quit line, according to a study...

In-Hospital Cardiac Procedures Up for Those With Gout, RA

TUESDAY, March 30, 2021 – Rates of in-hospital cardiac procedures continued to increase in people with gout and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from 1998 to 2014, although they decreased for the general...

CVD Risk Factors Tied to Disease Activity, Disability in RA

MONDAY, March 29, 2021 – Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors alone, or in combination, are associated with higher disease activity and disability in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a...

Does an Arthritis Drug Help Patients Battling Severe COVID? It Depends on the Study

WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2021 – Two new studies suggest that the jury is still out on whether the arthritis drug tocilizumab helps those with severe COVID-19. Both reports were published recently in the...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds May Help Fight Severe COVID-19

FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2021 – Rheumatoid arthritis drugs may save lives of patients hospitalized with severe cases of COVID-19, according to a groundbreaking clinical trial. The findings, first announced...

Treatment to Lower RA Disease Activity Feasible in Pregnancy

THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 – Low disease activity and remission are feasible goals for women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cared for with a modern treatment approach during pregnancy, according to a...

Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis Reduced for Patients With T2DM

TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 – Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have a reduced risk for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which may be due to statin use, according to a study published online Feb....

Patients With RA Have Increased Anxiety During Pandemic

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2021 – For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), anxiety increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, as did suspected depression, according to a letter to the editor published online...

Meta-Analysis Quantifies Lifestyle Factors Accounting for RA Incidence

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2021 – Nearly one-third of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) incidence is attributed to smoking, excess body mass index, and low alcohol consumption, according to a study published online...

Mortality Rate Up for Koreans With Rheumatoid Arthritis

THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2021 – Korean patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have increased mortality rates compared with the general population, according to a study published online Jan. 19 in the...

Body Temperature Higher in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2020 – Rheumatoid arthritis patients who are in remission have significantly higher body temperatures than people without the joint disease, new research shows. The study included...

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