Tag: arthritis care and research

Fibromyalgia Further Worsens Function in Patients with RA

Fully 20 percent of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients also are afflicted with fibromyalgia (FM), compared to 2.5 percent in the general population who suffer from FM alone, according to a new study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. Participants were involved in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Rheumatoid

In the News: “The Pill” May Benefit Older Women with RA

Oral contraceptives (OCs) may seem useful mainly for the purpose of avoiding pregnancy, but a new study shows that taking “the pill” may benefit women who have inflammatory arthritis—regardless of their age.
Research published in Arthritis Care and Research (August 2015) found that women who used or had used oral

Men with RA Face Double the Rate of All-Cause Mortality

Men with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have double the rate of all-cause mortality and triple the rate of respiratory-related death compared with the general population without RA, according to data reported online in Arthritis Care and Research (June 2015). As predicted, cardiovascular disease-related mortality was the leading cause of death, accounting

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