Rheumatoid arthritis

Common Name(s)

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease, primarily of the joints, with autoimmune features and a complex genetic component.
 

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

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Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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US Pain Foundation

US Pain Foundation is created by people with pain for people with pain. As a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving those who live with pain conditions and their care providers, U.S. Pain Foundation exists to help individuals find resources and inspiration.
Our mission is simple: to educate, connect, inform, advocate and empower those living with pain. In addition we work to educate the public on pain issues and to raise awareness on pain in America. We recognize and validate the 100 million Americans who battle pain every day by offering positive programs that empower and ed

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Last Updated: 24 Sep 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Rheumatoid arthritis" for support, advocacy or research.

HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

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Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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US Pain Foundation

US Pain Foundation is created by people with pain for people with pain. As a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving those who live with pain conditions and their care providers, U.S. Pain Foundation exists to help individuals find resources and inspiration.
Our mission is simple: to educate, connect, inform, advocate and empower those living with pain. In addition we work to educate the public on pain issues and to raise awareness on pain in America. We recognize and validate the 100 million Americans who battle pain every day by offering positive programs that empower and ed

http://www.uspainfoundation.org

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Rheumatoid arthritis" returned 8323 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Changes in anti-citrullinated protein antibody titers following treatment with infliximab for rheumatoid arthritis.
 

Author(s): Joao L P Vaz, Mirhelen M Abreu, Roger A Levy

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2014 Jan;16(1):17-9.

 

The presence of anti-citrullinated peptide/ protein antibody (ACPA) has a high specificity and predictive value for the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Some studies have shown decreased titers of this antibody after treatment with infliximab.

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2014

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Outcome of patients with rheumatoid arthritis: cross-sectional study of a single-center real-world inception cohort.
 

Author(s): Eduard Ling, Shachaf Ofer-Shiber, Or Goren, Yair Molad

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2013 Dec;15(12):758-62.

 

Tight control of disease activity is the recommended target of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2014

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Use of Bayesian multivariate meta-analysis to estimate the HAQ for mapping onto the EQ-5D questionnaire in rheumatoid arthritis.
 

Author(s): Sylwia Bujkiewicz, John R Thompson, Alex J Sutton, Nicola J Cooper, Mark J Harrison, Deborah P M Symmons, Keith R Abrams

Journal: Value Health. ;17(1):109-15.

 

In health technology assessment, decisions about reimbursement for new health technologies are largely based on effectiveness estimates. Sometimes, however, the target effectiveness estimates are not readily available. This may be because many alternative instruments measuring these ...

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2014

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Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Rheumatoid arthritis" returned 902 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Exercise and fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis.
 

Author(s): Sandor Balsamo, Leonardo R Diniz, Leopoldo L dos Santos-Neto, Licia M H da Mota

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2014 Jan;16(1):57-60.

 

Fatigue, the enduring sensation of weakness, lack of energy, tiredness or exhaustion, is described by 40%-80% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis as their most disabling symptom with wide-ranging consequences for quality of life. Little attention has been paid to its multidimensional ...

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2014

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Anti-citrullinated peptide antibodies is more than an accurate tool for diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.
 

Author(s): Kevin Goldman, Smadar Gertel, Howard Amital

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2013 Sep;15(9):516-9.

 

Anti-citrullinated peptide antibodies (ACPA) are detected in the sera of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and have a profound role in diagnosis of the disease. In this review we discuss the different cohorts of RA patients in whom the presence, sensitivity and specificity of ACPA ...

Last Updated: 13 Dec 2013

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A rare association of early-onset inclusion body myositis, rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune thyroiditis: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): A M Clerici, G Bono, M L Delodovici, G Azan, G Cafasso, G Micieli

Journal: Funct. Neurol.. ;28(2):127-32.

 

Sporadic inclusion body myositis (sIBM) is a slowly progressive, red-rimmed vacuolar myopathy leading to muscular atrophy and progressive weakness; it predominantly affects males older than fifty years, and is resistant to immunotherapy. It has been described in association with immuno-mediated ...

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

The Predictive Value of Ultrasound in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Rheumatoid Arthritis; Predictive Value of Ultrasound in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2012

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Targeting Synovitis in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Rheumatoid Arthritis; Polyarthritis

 

Last Updated: 9 Sep 2009

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Health Outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

Last Updated: 28 Jun 2006

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