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Should Patients With “Low Disease Activity” Rheumatoid Arthritis Stop Using Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitor Drugs?

Tumor necrosis factor inhibitor drugs (TNFi) are biologic agents used worldwide, known to be effective in the treatment of inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and also such conditions as psoriatic arthritis, juvenile arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and ankylosing spondylitis. The drugs can reduce inflammation and stop disease progression.

Newsbriefs: Osteoarthritis; TNFs; RA Treatment

Osteoarthritis Patients Undertreated, Underdiagnosed.
Despite the number of osteoporosis (OA) drugs available to help prevent fracture, millions of OA patients are underdiagnosed and undertreated, according to a recent study by Sundeep Khosla, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, and Elizabeth Shane, MD, of Columbia University, New York. While there is

Aching Joints? Your Heart May Be Hurting, Too

It’s often painfully clear if you have arthritis. Aching and swollen joints from both rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) are constant reminders of the impact these conditions have on your body. Now, research is showing the damaging effects of arthritis go beyond the joints and can actually increase your

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Treatment Options When a Biologic Agent Fails

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who don’t respond well to an anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) drug—which inhibit a cytokine (TNF) involved in the inflammation associated with RA—may have new options, according to research presented at the November 2015 meeting of the American College of Rheumatology.

Until now, there was no evidence to

What is Psoriatic Arthritis?

Q.My doctor has diagnosed me with psoriatic arthritis. What is it, and how is it different from other types of arthritis?
A. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory type of arthritis that can cause joint pain and stiffness, swollen fingers and toes, nail changes and overall fatigue. Because its symptoms are

Arthritis and Your Heart

February is American Heart Month, and the battle cry is to prevent heart attacks and strokes nationwide. While those with high blood pressure and elevated LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, levels are the primary targets, it’s now known that patients with inflammatory arthritis—including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA)—should heed

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