Rheumatoid arthritis

Common Name(s)

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease which affects your joints, meaning your body’s immune system, which protects your health by attacking foreign substances such as bacteria and viruses, mistakenly attacks your joints. Symptoms include pain, fatigue and warm, swollen, reddish joints. Inflammation in the small joints of the wrist and hand or long periods of joint stiffness in the morning are not uncommon.

About 1.5 million people in the United States, as many as three times more female than male, are affected by the disease. Currently, there is no cure but a number of medications to ease the symptoms, reduce inflammation and slow down the progression of the disease, have proven helpful.

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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.

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

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2013

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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 8554 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Single nucleotide polymorphisms in TNFAIP3 were associated with the risks of rheumatoid arthritis in northern Chinese Han population.
 

Author(s): Xingang Zhang, Wei Li, Xinpeng Zhang, Liang Zhao, Xiaoli Zhang, Li Jiang, Yun Guo, Jin Zhang, Zaifu Liang, Xiaofei Wang

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by chronic destructive inflammation in synovial joints. It is well known that genetic and environmental risk factors and their interaction contribute to RA pathogenesis. This study aimed to investigate the association ...

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2014

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A comparison of the malignancy incidence among patients with psoriatic arthritis and patients with rheumatoid arthritis in a large US cohort.
 

Author(s): Rachael L Gross, Julie S Schwartzman-Morris, Michael Krathen, George Reed, Hong Chang, Katherine C Saunders, Mark C Fisher, Jeffrey D Greenberg, Chaim Putterman, Philip J Mease, Alice B Gottlieb, Joel M Kremer, Anna Broder

Journal: Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Jun;66(6):1472-81.

 

To compare the incidence rates of malignancy among patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the Consortium of Rheumatology Researchers of North America (CORRONA) registry.

Last Updated: 28 May 2014

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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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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Rheumatoid arthritis" returned 953 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[An approach to bone and cartilage repair of rheumatoid arthritis by mesenchymal stem cells].
 

Author(s): Koshiro Sonomoto, Kunihiro Yamaoka, Yoshiya Tanaka

Journal: J. UOEH. 2014 Jun;36(2):141-6.

 

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease represented by chronic inflammation and following structural damage at the articular joints. Progression of the disease causes disability and subsequent early retirement or a care-requiring condition. Although new agents have the ...

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2014

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Laboratory biomarkers or imaging in the diagnostics of rheumatoid arthritis?
 

Author(s): Ladislav Šenolt, Walter Grassi, Peter Szodoray

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common autoimmune disease in which a heterogeneous course and different pathogenic mechanisms are implicated in chronic inflammation and joint destruction. Despite the diagnostic contribution of anti-citrullinated protein/peptide antibodies (ACPAs) and ...

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2014

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Lichen striatus associated with etanercept treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
 

Author(s): Viviana Lora, Jean Kanitakis, Alessandra Latini, Carlo Cota

Journal: J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.. 2014 Apr;70(4):e90-2.

 

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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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