Rheumatoid Arthritis

 
7 New Drugs for Primary Care: Q2 2019
July 08, 2019

The end of another quarter means a new list of FDA-approved drugs for primary care. Which ones should you know about? Click through to find out. 

Early Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Primary Care
January 17, 2017

Primary care physicians may contribute to improved outcomes by recognizing the signs and symptoms early on. Part 2 of a Special Report.

Musculoskeletal Hits Top 10 in Primary Care Visits
June 23, 2015

For key facts and figures about musculoskeletal disorders, perhaps a surprise as the fourth leading diagnostic category in primary care, see the pages that follow.

Top 10 Reasons Why Patients Come to Primary Care
April 27, 2015

What brings patients to your office-and not the specialty office down the street? Insights in this slideshow.

New Antivirals for Hepatitis C: Four Basic Facts
June 04, 2013

A new era in hepatitis C treatment began in May 2011, with approval of telaprevir and boceprevir. They are effective only for some patients, but new and better options are well on their way to the clinic.

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammation, and Cardiovascular Risk
March 19, 2013

Much like HIV/AIDS, RA is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and consequent death. How might inflammation add to the risk?

Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Photo Essay
October 16, 2012

Joint deformity is far from the only concern in rheumatoid arthritis. The condition is associated with a variety of comorbidities and adverse events related to the medications used to prevent or treat symptoms, as these photos attest.

Pyoderma Gangrenosum on the Leg of a Woman With Seropositive Rheumatoid Arthritis
September 11, 2012

The location (pretibial surface) of this ulcer, its visibly rolled undermined border, and severe pain are all typical of pyoderma gangrenosum, which is typically associated with inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and hematologic malignancies.

Risk of Diabetes and Cardiac Disease Higher in Asthmatic Patients
March 24, 2011

Are persons with asthma at risk for other proinflammatory disorders? Yes, say researchers from the Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center in Rochester, Minn, who found that asthma is associated with the development of diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease. However, there was no association between asthma and rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease.

Biologic Switching and Discontinuation in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis
June 07, 2010

More than half of patients with rheumatoid arthritis who were treated with a biologic discontinued treatment, and another 12% switched to at least 1 other biologic within a 2-year treatment period, according to a study led by Chureen Carter, PharmD, of Centocor Ortho Biotech Services.