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Autumn 2010

Arthritis Today

Arthritis Today Autumn 2010

Autumn 2010

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Professor David Scott

It's all about the dose

The use of anti-TNF therapies is constantly being refined and improved. Jane Tadman reports on a new clinical trial that aims to reduce the dosages of these drugs, while maintaining patients’ quality of life.

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Dr Helen Cohen

Complex but not crazy

For years people with complex regional pain syndrome suffered such bizarre symptoms they were often labelled “mad”. New research has now shed new light on the role of the brain, offering real hope for the future.

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Dr Ben Cooper

Mysteries of myositis unravelled

Myositis is a rare, little-known muscle condition that can have a devastating effect on patients’ lives. Current therapies have only limited success. Now new research aims to unravel its causes, leading to better treatment.

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Professor Mike Hurley

Practise what you preach

Professor Mike Hurley thought he knew all there was to know about rehabilitation after joint replacement surgery. Then he had a hip operation and found he had to fend for himself...

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Scanning electron micrograph

The science behind the success of anti-TNF therapy

Anti-TNF therapy, pioneered and developed by Arthritis Research UK, has transformed the treatment of inflammatory arthritis for millions of people. But how does this important class of drugs work?

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