Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a debilitating, chronic, inflammatory disease, afflicts one percent of the U.S. population, but the toll it exacts is devastating. The disease can affect not just bones and joints, but organs, including the heart, lung, skin, and eyes, as well as the auditory system, with the resultant psychological
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The majority of rheumatoid arthritis patients monitored in outpatient clinics can expect to achieve clinical remission and experience low disease activity, according to a study published August 20, 2015, in Arthritis Research & Therapy.
“Our study is very encouraging for patients with rheumatoid arthritis,” says lead author Glenn Haugeberg, MD, PhD.