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Arthritis Today

Arthritis Today magazine cover

Winter 2010

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Dr Duncan Porter with patient

Head to head

The UK’s first trial comparing anti-TNF therapy against rituximab is being funded not by the big pharmaceutical companies but by Arthritis Research UK.

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Luke Hall, Dorothy Hall, research nurse Rachel Harrison, and Professor Nick Bishop

Building bones and better lives

A new trial investigating treatment of brittle bone disease in children has found that a drug used to treat osteoporosis in adults can reduce the number of fractures suffered by affected children. Jane Tadman talks to the doctor who ran the study, and to one of the youngsters who took part.

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Nicky Talbot and 7 year old daughter Emelye, who has JIA

Steroids Pros and Cons

Steroids have gone from being feted to feared – and hated for their side-effects. Do they still have a place in the treatment of inflammatory arthritis?

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Sally Morris and her four children on bikes

Keeping the memory alive

After Sally Morris’s beloved husband Clive died from complications of rheumatoid arthritis, she decided to throw herself into raising money for Arthritis Research UK. Sally told Arthritis Today what motivates her.

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Former health minister Lord Darzi at the opening of the Keele centre with Charles Maisey

They're national - and excellent

Arthritis Research UK has now awarded funding for its first three new national centres of research excellence. All receive £2.5 million over five years. Arthritis Today reports on their progress to date.

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Doctor Madeleine Rooney with a young JIA patient

Childhood arthritis - looking to the future

One of the first things parents want to know when their child is diagnosed with arthritis is – what will the future hold? New Arthritis Research UK research may help to predict the course of the disease.

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Professor David Scott and patient

Its all about the patient

King’s College Hospital has a reputation for patient-based research that results in direct, practical outcomes. Jane Tadman reports on an Arthritis Research UK-funded study that has influenced current rheumatoid arthritis guidelines.

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