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A support group developed by a hospital in New York has shown that patients with rheumatoid arthritis can see their condition improve by not only addressing the physical symptoms but the psychological issues as well.
Phase 3 study results show that baricitinib met the primary endpoint of improved ACR20 scores after 12 weeks of treatment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have elevated insulin resistance, but this is not associated with increased atherosclerosis risk, according to a study published online Dec. 10 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.
For patients with chronic rheumatic disease, innovative software that aggregates, stores, and displays information can improve quality of care, according to research published online Nov. 24 in Arthritis Care & Research.
Preterm births and low birth weight were linked to a mother’s rheumatoid arthritis status, a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology concluded.
Study results show that although the use of oral contraceptives has no effect on the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, it may prevent the disease from progressing in severity.
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