Posts Tagged ‘CRP’

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis CRP Levels

    The role of rheumatoid arthritis CRP levels in treating people with rheumatoid disease including weakness of CRP to predict bone damage and function loss.

  • Inflammation and Thomas the Tank Engine

    Today, my Roo is six years old. Saturday, I went shopping with Mary Khris to buy supplies to create a little Thomas the Tank Engine party. Since I can’t draw characters with icing any more, we look for ways things can be used creatively. I found some lightweight rubber train engines (actually bath toys!) that we […]

  • Using CRP in Criteria for Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Trials

    To people with an incurable disease, clinical trials signify the possibility of a cure. Perhaps my suffering will end one day. Someone is looking for answers. Someday my prince will come. Research matters to patients Most patients I know read with interest headlines about their disease. They trust medications that have been recommended to them […]

  • The Beginning of an RA Clinical Trial Journey

    An RA clinical trial coordinator tests my talents I’ve always had some special talents. Like …making things look easy …making strangers smile …keeping secrets. More superpowers? Sometimes, I can make everyone mad at once…with a clear conscience …and everyone’s best interest at heart. It’s not easy, but I manage. My most special skill? Just look […]

  • Evidence and Truth: WTF (Where’s the Fact?)

    Inconsistency bothers me. When I’m interviewed, I answer that I wanted to build this website because there is so much “wrong” information about Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Too many common generalizations are actually incorrect. Truth about RA can be hard to find. Maybe this is an explanation in part. I read something amazing today on The Scientist: […]

  • All I Want for Christmas Is My CRP

    I thought I’d finally gotten out of Rheumatoid Arthritis / CRP purgatory, but I was wrong. I got an early Christmas present after I got back from the ACR meeting, I got a certified letter from my rheum doc. It said I couldn’t have any more Actemra infusions because my insurance company would not pay […]

  • New Studies Examine Predictors of Rheumatoid (Arthritis) Heart Disease

    Predictors of Heart Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis New Studies presented at ACR 2010 (the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting) examined of the heart disease of Rheumatoid Arthritis. One study called Longitudinal Predictors of Progression of Subclinical Carotid Atherosclerosis in Rheumatoid Arthritis looked for factors which predict heart disease in RA patients. “Coronary and extra-coronary […]

  • Predictors of Pain in DAS28 Remission

    RA pain with so-called clinical remission is common When I tried to find a new rheumatologist in the spring of 2009, I learned all about clinical remission. The Good Doctors Treat Patients video tells the story of 1 of 3 doctors I saw at the time. Like the nursery rhyme, it was “Same song, second […]

  • What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis Damage?

    The sabre rattling of Rheumatoid Arthritis damage Do you ever look down at the invisible stabbing pain and wonder what’s going on inside your joints? Do you wonder whether damage is occurring when you feel your joints sticking or twisting or popping? Or red or puffy? What exactly causes Rheumatoid Arthritis damage? Over the years, […]

  • Are Fibromyalgia Wars & Rheumatoid Arthritis Related?

    This past weekend, I spent several hours catching up on what’s called the “Fibromyalgia Wars.” Many Rheumatoid Arthritis patients do state that they have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. This is the first post on Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior on the topic of fibromyalgia. Deep breath.  What are Fibromyalgia Wars? There is argument from a number of […]

  • Rheumatoid Factor Test: Should We Rely on Rheumatoid Factor Levels?

    The Rheumatoid factor test is not the only way to diagnose RA It can be frustrating to read about the different ways that people interpret a Rheumatoid factor test. It seems there are still some doctors who think Rheumatoid factor levels are sufficient to diagnose Rheumatoid Arthritis. If you meet an RA specialist like that, […]

  • American College of Rheumatology Redefines Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 3

    Will the enthusiasm of Rheumatoid Arthritis patients be short-lived? Reactions have varied to the new diagnosis guidelines which the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) released this week for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Is it good news for RA’ers? People who have Rheumatoid Arthritis often feel such a need for change that any news is good news. But […]

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