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RA News Vol. 8: Predicting TNF Response, Prednisone Increases Remission, New Mayo Clinic Heart Disease Risk Study

Brief rundown of 3 recent RA news articles that could make big impact 1. Simple urine test may predict who responds to TNF biologics! British researcher Dr. Sabrina Kapoor noted that the metabolites which are a result of the effects of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) on metabolism should be present in the urine or blood of patients....Continue reading      6 Comments » Read more

Sustained Rheumatoid Arthritis Remission Is Rare

Headlines can have a curious effect. They’re supposed to make you read a story, but people don’t always read the whole thing. Sometimes they just make you laugh: Lung Cancer in Women Mushrooms, Miners Refuse to Work After Death, Woman Improving After Fatal Crash. 1 With medical topics, a headline rarely tells the whole story. Nevertheless,...Continue reading      10 Comments » Read more

A Rheum Full of Contradictions

1) There’s “remission” when there’s no remission. A newly published study says more pain is seen with an older conception of Rheumatoid Arthritis remission than with newer more stringent remission criteria. “Disease remission has become a feasible goal for most Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients; however, patient-reported symptoms, such as pain, may persist despite remission.” Remission is...Continue reading      29 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Swelling, Take Two

Rheumatoid Arthritis Swelling (UPDATED 2016) In honor of the blog’s 2nd birthday, let’s consider some issues that have been significant over the last two years. Today we’ll consider Rheumatoid Arthritis swelling. This may be blunt. More like a frying pan than a sword. Talking turkey on Rheumatoid Arthritis swelling A couple of years ago my kind-but-clueless-what-to-do-next (her word)...Continue reading      152 Comments » Read more

I Fight My Pain and Blog

My daughter Mary Khris texted me from a tennis tournament a couple weeks ago. She said, “Momma, this is worse than Woman’s Day.” She texted me this image and read aloud to me the article which had upset her. She ended, “It sounds like it was her mom’s fault. RA is not anyone’s fault.” It was...Continue reading      82 Comments » Read more

New Rheumatoid Arthritis Remission Criteria

One of the most fascinating things at ACR last November was the multi-presentation session on the last day focusing on creating Rheumatoid Arthritis remission criteria. We literally sat on the edge of our seats and took notes about the assorted characterizations of RA remission that have been used concurrently over the last couple of decades,...Continue reading      17 Comments » Read more

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 verse,...Continue reading      19 Comments » Read more
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