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Tofacitinib 'can benefit patients who have failed to respond to DMARDs'

18 August 2015

A new study has shown the efficacy and safety of tofacitinib following inadequate response to conventional synthetic or biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs.

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Long-term safety of rituximab for rheumatoid arthritis confirmed by new trial

17 August 2015

A new study has demonstrated the long-term safety of rituximab in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis over 11 years.

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Mental stress 'can increase heart disease risk in rheumatoid arthritis patients'

14 August 2015

Depression, stress, anxiety and anger have been found to compound the risk of cardiovascular disease in rheumatoid arthritis patients.

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New protein research challenges understanding of how bone fractures heal

13 August 2015

A new study has challenged the current understanding of the role fibrin plays in fracture healing, thus shifting understanding of how injuries heal and creating implications for efforts to promote fracture repair.

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Etanercept 'effective in treating non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis'

13 August 2015

Etanercept has shown efficacy in the treatment of early non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis in a 48-week trial.

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Rheumatoid arthritis remission 'leads to continued physical function improvements'

11 August 2015

A new study has demonstrated how physical function continues to improve when clinical remission is sustained in rheumatoid arthritis patients.

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Heavy resistance training 'can benefit postmenopausal women'

10 August 2015

Heavy resistance training can improve bone health, function and stature in postmenopausal women with low bone mass, according to research.

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Frail hip fracture patients 'more likely to experience worse outcomes'

07 August 2015

Frailty before hip fracture has been shown to be a predictor of greater post-fracture pain and deterioration in function, highlighting the importance of exercise programmes.

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Reduced muscle strength 'predicts functional declines in lupus patients'

05 August 2015

Reduced lower extremity muscle strength can help to predict clinically significant declines in physical function in women with lupus, new research has shown.

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Knee instability 'requires greater attention when treating osteoarthritis patients'

04 August 2015

A new study has highlighted the need to address knee buckling and low knee confidence in osteoarthritis patients, as these are key factors affecting functional outcomes.

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