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Depression in arthritis patients 'linked to worse adherence to treatment'

09 September 2014

Major depressive episodes have been associated with poorer adherence to rheumatoid arthritis therapy and overall worse outcomes in new research from Mexico.

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New therapy for early rheumatoid arthritis approved in Europe

08 September 2014

Tocilizumab has been approved in Europe for use in patients with severe, active and progressive rheumatoid arthritis who previously have not been treated with methotrexate.

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UK study shows new method of 'switching off' autoimmune diseases

08 September 2014

A University of Bristol study has achieved a breakthrough in treating autoimmune diseases by developing a method of preventing cells from attacking healthy body tissue.

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New method for predicting psoriatic arthritis therapy response devised

05 September 2014

A protein biomarker panel has been developed with the potential to predict response to biological therapy in psoriatic arthritis patients.

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New study provides insight into how osteoarthritis develops

05 September 2014

A new Arthritis Research UK-funded study from the University of Liverpool has uncovered insights into how cells alter their behavior at the onset of osteoarthritis.

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New biomarker shows potential for diagnosing early rheumatoid arthritis

03 September 2014

A newly identified biomarker could be used to detect early rheumatoid arthritis better than conventional methods alone, according to a new study.

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New biomarkers for predicting rheumatoid arthritis treatment response discovered

02 September 2014

A new study has shed light on possible molecular biomarkers that can be used to predict treatment response rates in rheumatoid arthritis patients.

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Ankylosing spondylitis patients 'could benefit from tailored therapy reductions'

02 September 2014

A tailored approach to reducing doses of anti-TNF drugs among ankylosing spondylitis patients can deliver cost-effectiveness benefits without impacting the efficacy of treatment.

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Finger length 'can be used to predict osteoarthritis and joint pain'

01 September 2014

Finger length patterns have been identified as a potential biomarker for osteoarthritis and chronic joint pain.

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Daily walking 'can help reduce osteoarthritis-related limitations'

01 September 2014

Regular walking has been linked with a decreased risk of functional limitation in knee osteoarthritis patients.

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