Study results derived from animal immune system models of rheumatoid arthritis show that deactivating the B-lymphocyte protein PTP1B allows the B-cell to become more responsive.
The nutritionally skewed “Western" diet relies on processed foods that foster obesity and may even promote autoimmune diseases.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis experience significantly less psychological stress and physical disability compared with two decades ago, which may be partially due to a reduction in disease activity.
Why rheumatoid arthritis drug trials are using the "non-inferiority" methodology instead of the typical method, according to Lee S. Simon, MD, principal with SDG, LLC.
During their “Great Debate” keynote session of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2013 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, two leading rheumatologists took direct aim at each other’s significant clinical trial data to provide rationale for choosing biologics over triple therapy — or vice versa — as the treatment of choice for rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Although rheumatologists have an array of disease measurement tools to choose from, they generally choose to ignore all of them when they’re assessing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients.