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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 atherosclerosis...Continue reading      12 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis News Articles, Vol. 3: Syk inhibitor, CVD Risk & Diabetes Link

3 hot Rheumatoid Arthritis news articles: RA pill, cardiovascular risk guidelines & more! 1 - An oral Spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) inhibitor for Rheumatoid Arthritis A recently published study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of a pill being called R788 for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis. R788 inhibits Spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk), an important immune signaling modulator,...Continue reading      17 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis News Articles, Volume 2

3 hot Rheumatoid Arthritis news articles 1) Woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis dies after seafood The Galveston Daily News reported last week a Port Bolivar, Texas woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis died of an infection of flesh-eating bacteria. The bacteria, which are common in warm salt water worldwide, can cause necrotizing fasciitis. Ginger Ling, 57, had cleaned and cooked...Continue reading      10 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis News Articles, Volume 1

There are so many Rheumatoid Arthritis news articles that come out every day. I could never read them all! I read a few and I’m so lucky that many of my readers send me the ones they think are most important. Here is some Rheumatoid Arthritis news that could impact a lot of patients.       ...Continue reading      2 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Statistics

Some interesting numbers came across my screen in the last couple of days. I started wondering what they would look like along side of one another. Some Rheumatoid Arthritis statistics are better than others Recent Rheumatoid Arthritis statistics now estimate that a larger number of people have RA than expected: about 1.5 million in the US. Yesterday was...Continue reading      14 Comments » Read more

Problems with Preventive Care and Rheumatoid Arthritis Mortality

If you read yesterday’s blog, “The Mortality Dragon: Do Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Have to Die Early?” then you know I was glad to find a researcher discussing preventive care for Rheumatoid Arthritis patients, especially in the context of cardiovascular disease. If you read the article “Why do people with rheumatoid arthritis still die prematurely?” you...Continue reading      23 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Muscle Wasting: Rheumatoid Cachexia

Wasting time on Rheumatoid Arthritis muscle wasting? Rheumatoid Arthritis is famous for bone erosions and joint deformity. That’s bad enough, but RA doesn’t stop there. Rheumatoid Arthritis is a systemic disease which can affect all organs and systems in the body. One of the first RA symptoms I experienced was extreme weakness in muscles and tendons. As...Continue reading      62 Comments » Read more
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