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Ultrasound scans for inflammation 'can help measure progression' in hand osteoarthritis

30 April 2014

Signs of inflammation, as measured using ultrasound, offer a strong indicator of the progression of structural damage in hand osteoarthritis patients, according to new research.

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EU approves new subcutaneous rheumatoid arthritis therapy

29 April 2014

A new subcutaneous formulation of the widely-used rheumatoid arthritis drug tocilizumab has been approved in the EU and will soon be made available to patients.

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Scientists develop technique for made-to-order replacement cartilage

28 April 2014

US scientists have developed a groundbreaking method of using 3D printing technology to create living human cartilage, which could revolutionise the treatment of osteoarthritis.

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Childhood lupus 'can impact employment prospects later in life'

25 April 2014

A new study has highlighted the impact of childhood-onset lupus on the future employment prospects of patients, as well as the need for further vocational support for this demographic.

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Impact of rheumatoid arthritis on patients 'has eased since 1990'

23 April 2014

Levels of psychological distress and physical disability experienced by patients with rheumatoid arthritis have seen a marked drop in the last two decades, according to new research.

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New study shows long-term efficacy of psoriatic arthritis drug

22 April 2014

A new study has demonstrated the long-term safety and efficacy of golimumab in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis over a five-year period.

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Sprifermin 'can reduce cartilage loss from knee osteoarthritis'

17 April 2014

The drug sprifermin has shown benefits in preventing cartilage loss among sufferers of knee osteoarthritis in a new clinical study.

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Chinese herbal medicine 'can be effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis'

15 April 2014

A Chinese herbal remedy has been shown to be as effective as methotrexate for treating rheumatoid arthritis in a new study.

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New study shows advantages of switching therapies for anti-TNF recipients

14 April 2014

New research has shown that people who fail to respond to anti-TNF treatments for rheumatoid arthritis could see better results by switching to a treatment with a different mechanism of action.

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Switching to subcutaneous methotrexate 'could be beneficial for rheumatoid arthritis'

14 April 2014

Rheumatoid arthritis patients who see an inadequate clinical response to oral methotrexate could benefit from switching to subcutaneous treatment, according to a new study.

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