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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Diagnosis, Information & Treatment Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Rheumatoid Arthritis category. Though topics may have since been updated they are listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Publication List

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chikungunya Virus Share Symptoms
    Chikungunya virus often causes joint pain and swelling similar to that seen in patients with rheumatoid arthritis - Published: 2015-01-30
  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis: New Effective and Cheaper Treatment
    New drug combination for RA treats the disease with less medication and fewer side effects at significantly lower cost - Published: 2014-11-11
  3. Medical Marijuana not Recommended for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, or Fibromyalgia Symptoms
    Article explores risks associated with using herbal cannabis for medicinal purposes and advises healthcare providers to discourage rheumatology patients from using this drug as therapy - Published: 2014-03-09
  4. Shoulder Replacement in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    Mayo Clinic study finds shoulder replacement surgery eases pain and improves motion in rheumatoid arthritis patients - Published: 2014-01-13
  5. Copper and Magnetic Bracelets Do Not Help Rheumatoid Arthritis
    University of York study reveals magnet wrist straps and copper bracelets have no effect on pain or disease progression in RA patients - Published: 2013-09-18
  6. Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day
    Establishment of Rheumatoid Awareness day of recognition to be held each year on February 2 - Published: 2013-01-23
  7. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Cheaper Medication Works for Newly Diagnosed Patients
    Results of rheumatoid arthritis study showed patients were treated successfully with drugs lower in cost and with fewer side effects compared with other treatments - Published: 2011-11-14
  8. Survey of Rheumatologists Reveals Health Insurance Barriers Jeopardize Ability of Physicians to Effectively Treat Patients
    Nationwide survey explores impact of health insurance barriers such as prior authorization and step therapy on ability of rheumatologists to provide effective care to patients - Published: 2011-10-02
  9. P21 Protein Halts Rheumatoid Arthritis
    P21 protein prevents immune cells from launching into destructive rampage through the cartilage and bone in rheumatoid arthritis patients - Published: 2011-09-08
  10. Link Between COPD and Rheumatoid Arthritis Confirmed
    study shows patients with rheumatoid arthritis are two times more likely to have concurrent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - Published: 2011-05-26
  11. Cimzia (Certolizumab Pegol) Shows Rapid Relief From Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms
    Adult Rheumatoid Arthritis patients treated with Cimzia that achieved early responses were found to have an increased chance of achieving longer-term outcomes - Published: 2011-05-12
  12. Poor Sleep Quality Associated with Greater Disability in RA Patients
    Poor sleep quality correlated with higher levels of depressive symptoms pain severity increased fatigue and functional disability in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis - Published: 2011-02-15
  13. Rheumatoid Arthritis Remission Redefined
    Definitions of rheumatoid arthritis remission which are to be applied to future RA clinical trials - Published: 2011-02-03
  14. Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Not Getting Recommended Drugs
    Among patients with a true diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, closer to 90 percent should be receiving treatment - Published: 2011-02-01
  15. Heart Attack Risk Increases After Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosed
    The risk of having a heart attack is 60 per cent higher just a year after a patient has been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis - Published: 2010-12-06
  16. Early Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis Crucial
    Delay in assessment by rheumatologist increases risk of joint destruction, decreases remission chances - Published: 2010-11-23
  17. Bortezomib Promising Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Study suggests biologic drug bortezomib (Velcade) may represent a promising treatment for rheumatoid arthritis - Published: 2010-11-04
  18. Fostamatinib Demonstrates Positive Response in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    AstraZeneca fostamatinib (R788) significantly improved outcomes of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who responded inadequately to ongoing treatment with methotrexate (MTX) - Published: 2010-09-23
  19. Disease Activity Is Main Factor In Disability From Rheumatoid Arthritis
    For people living with rheumatoid arthritis the level is measured using DAS 28 score is the factor affecting level of RA related disability - Published: 2010-08-19
  20. New Way of Classifying Rheumatoid Arthritis
    New way of classifying rheumatoid arthritis aimed at identifying the disease earlier - Published: 2010-08-10
  21. Rheumatoid Arthritis and SLE - Sex Lives
    Sex lives of patients are negatively affected by rheumatoid arthritis and SLE - Published: 2010-06-19
  22. Partners Grieve Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis as Well
    Partners of patients newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are equally emotionally affected by the diagnosis - Published: 2010-06-19
  23. Smoking is a Predictor of Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Smoking cigarettes is a significant risk factor for developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and may have a negative impact on the effectiveness of anti-tumor necrosis factor - Published: 2010-06-17
  24. Rheumatoid Arthritis on Rise in Women
    Rheumatoid arthritis incidence on the rise in women Study suggests environmental factors may be cause of increase - Published: 2010-05-26
  25. Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients and Doctors Differ on Disease Severity
    RA patients and doctors differ on severity assessment as depressed patients show highest level of discord in evaluating their disease - Published: 2010-05-25
  26. Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency
    Women living in northeastern United States more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis (RA) - Published: 2010-04-07
  27. Molecule Stops Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Suicide molecule that floats undetected into over-active immune cells responsible for rheumatoid arthritis - Published: 2010-01-28
  28. SIMPONI Successful in Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
    SIMPONI data shows long-term efficacy in treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis patients with active Rheumatoid Arthritis - Published: 2009-10-19
  29. Cimzia for Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Cimzia for adult patients with moderate to severely active rheumatoid arthritis - Published: 2009-10-18
  30. Decline in Rheumatoid Vasculitis in US Veterans
    Rheumatoid Vasculitis is a complication of severe rheumatoid arthritis an autoimmune disease causing painful inflammation of joints - Published: 2009-08-27
  31. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Depression and Inflammation Linked to Pain
    Pain accompanied by joint destruction disability and disfigurement increases risk of emotional disturbances in RA patients - Published: 2009-08-04
  32. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis What is my Prognosis
    Discusses prognostic factors used to guide arthritis specialists when they treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis - Published: 2009-06-29
  33. SIMPONI in Anti-TNF Experienced Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    Golimumab has shown promise in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis patients who have previously discontinued other anti-TNF-alpha therapies - Published: 2009-06-10
  34. Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Feel the Disease Controls Their Lives
    Rheumatoid arthritis is a debilitating disease that has a significant impact on a patient's quality of life - Published: 2009-06-10
  35. Difference Between Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Osteoarthritis often accompanies aging and rheumatoid arthritis can occur in any age group and is also found in children and adults - Published: 2009-05-31
  36. SIMPONI Approved for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
    Health Canada approves SIMPONI - golimumab - as a monthly treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis active psoriatic arthritis and active ankylosing spondylitis - Published: 2009-04-14
  37. Rheumatoid Arthritis - New Treatment Possible
    Findings provide new insight into the pathogenic mechanism of RA and emphasize the importance of PIGF and flt-1 as potential candidates for Rheumatoid Arthritis therapy - Published: 2009-01-29


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