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Features: Tofacitinib and Other Kinase Inhibitors Offer New Approach to Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Small molecule kinase inhibitors, such as JAK inhibitors, provide a novel route for rheumatic disease treatment—and may promote our understanding of the immune system's complexities
From the College: Researcher Studies Ways to Cut Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Better communication and more proactive partnerships between rheumatologists and primary care physicians may help modify CVD risk factors for patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Two new blood tests may boost the accuracy of RA diagnose, although more data needed.
A first-of-its-kind study has been published that integrates genotype and epigenotype data across the entire genome.
Features: Prednisone Might be the Missing Ingredient in the American College of Rheumatology’s Recommendations for Treating Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
A combination therapy with glucocorticoids may be the gold standard for treating patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
Long-term, low-dose prednisone at less than 5 mg/day appears tolerable and effective for many patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
Steroid use in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been linked to higher mortality rates, greater rate of infections, more cases of pneumonia, and serious gastrointestinal events
News: Survivin Essential for the Maturation of Antigen Presenting Cells in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
In patients with RA, survivin is essential for the survival of leukocytes as they differentiate and mature into dendritic cells, thereby raising it as a potential therapeutic target.
Meeting: ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting 2012: Can Studying Anticitrullinated Protein Antibodies Put Us on Track to Stop RA?
Research is needed before therapies involving them can be used in the clinic and finely tailored for maximum benefit
Features: What Rheumatologists Need to Know About Diagnosing and Managing Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
Patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), poly-/dermatomyositis (PM/DM), or rheumatoid arthritis (RA) appear to carry the greatest risk for developing connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease (CTD-ILD)