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Rheumatoid arthritis

Non-pharmacologic treatment

Glucocorticoid use may increase infection risk in RA patients undergoing joint replacement

Analysis of two US administrative databases indicates that glucocorticoid use is associated with a dose-dependent increase in postoperative infection risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis undergoing elective total knee or hip replacement.

20-05-2019 | Rheumatoid arthritis | Highlight | News

Glucocorticoid use may increase infection risk in RA patients undergoing joint replacement

Analysis of two US administrative databases indicates that glucocorticoid use is associated with a dose-dependent increase in postoperative infection risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis undergoing elective total knee or hip replacement.

10-05-2019 | Rheumatoid arthritis | News

Low-load resistance training with blood flow restriction benefits women with RA

Supervised low-load resistance training combined with partial blood flow restriction is as effective as high‐load resistance training in improving muscle strength and function in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), study findings indicate.

09-05-2019 | Rheumatoid arthritis | News

RA patients continue to have excess risk for joint replacement

Approximately one in five people diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis will need a knee or hip replacement during their remaining lifetime, shows an analysis of data from the UK’s National Health Service.

Sustained smoking cessation may reduce excess RA risk

Maintaining a nonsmoking status for a sustained period is associated with a reduction in the excess risk for developing seropositive rheumatoid arthritis, findings suggest.

04-03-2019 | Rheumatoid arthritis | Highlight | News

Sustained smoking cessation may reduce excess RA risk

Maintaining a nonsmoking status for a sustained period is associated with a reduction in the excess risk for developing seropositive rheumatoid arthritis, findings suggest.

18-02-2019 | Rheumatoid arthritis | News

No benefit of prolonged abatacept cessation before joint replacement in RA patients

Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis undergoing elective joint replacement, stopping intravenous abatacept treatment for more than one dosing interval prior to surgery may not result in better postoperative outcomes than a shorter length of discontinuation, researchers report.

18-10-2018 | Rheumatoid arthritis | Article

Systematic review and meta-analysis: Mindfulness-based interventions for rheumatoid arthritis

DiRenzo D et al. Curr Rheumatol Rep 2018; 20: 75. doi: 10.1007/s11926-018-0787-4

18-10-2018 | Microbiome | Editorial | Article

Why every rheumatologist should understand the microbiome

James Rosenbaum and Mark Asquith discuss how the microbiome interacts with the immune system, how this may induce inflammation, and how the microbiome could be used as a therapeutic target for rheumatic diseases.

Why every rheumatologist should understand the microbiome

James Rosenbaum and Mark Asquith discuss how the microbiome interacts with the immune system, how this may induce inflammation, and how the microbiome could be used as a therapeutic target for rheumatic diseases.

03-10-2018 | Osteoarthritis | News

Diabetes linked to elevated arthritis, osteoporosis risk

Patients with diabetes have an increased risk for arthritis, osteoporosis, and musculoskeletal pain, study findings indicate.

29-08-2018 | Rheumatoid arthritis | Article

Associations between fatigue and physical capacity in people moderately affected by rheumatoid arthritis

Demmelmaier I et al. Rheumatol Int 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-4140-z

Mediterranean diet and risk of rheumatoid arthritis: A population-based case-control study

The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the Mediterranean diet and risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), taking RA subtype, gender and other RA risk factors into account [read more].
Johansson K et al. Arthritis Res Ther 2018; 20: 175. doi: 10.1186/s13075-018-1680-2

09-08-2018 | Rheumatoid arthritis | Article

Mediterranean diet and risk of rheumatoid arthritis: A population-based case-control study

Johansson K et al. Arthritis Res Ther 2018; 20: 175. doi: 10.1186/s13075-018-1680-2

31-07-2018 | Rheumatoid arthritis | Article

Exercise for rheumatoid arthritis of the hand

Williams MA et al. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD003832.pub3

20-07-2018 | Physical activity | Highlight | News

Physical activity recommendations for patients with OA and inflammatory arthritis published

EULAR has issued evidence-based recommendations for physical activity in patients with osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis.

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