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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Herbal Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F is effective for the treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis in disease-modifying antirheumatic drug-naive patients, according to a study published online April 14 in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
Rheumatoid arthritis patients have a 1-in-4 chance of developing chronic kidney disease, according to research published in the American Journal of Kidney Disease.
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.
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