“The early results are very promising,” says Dr. Ringold, noting that her research team has identified several measurements used in adult RA that are potentially applicable to juvenile arthritis. Dr. Ringold’s team is currently collaborating with a team of researchers in Europe on additional validation of the first-ever composite measurement tool for juvenile arthritis.
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“This is very exciting research with great potential to improve the way we study and treat juvenile arthritis and, ultimately, improve clinical outcomes and the quality of life for children afflicted with this disease,” says Dr. Ringold. “It is truly an honor to be involved in such important research, which would not be where it is without the Foundation’s support.”
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