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Autumn 2012

Arthritis Today

Autumn 2012

Autumn 2012

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Professor Phil Conaghan and Sarah Kingsbridge, trial co-ordinator, with patient Jo Robinson

Lending a helpful hand

More than 4 million people have osteoarthritis affecting their hands, yet treatment is limited. Jane Tadman reports on two new Arthritis Research UK trials that offer hope.

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Dr David Walker and Sandra Robinson discuss methotrexate with a patient

Methotrexate – what do patients need to know, and when?

Essential treatment or a toxic anti-cancer drug? Our new research aims to improve the way patients find out the facts about methotrexate, an important but much-maligned medication.

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Dr Christian Mallan

New PMR research aims to improve treatment

New research aims to raise awareness among GPs of the importance of early diagnosis in the commonly misdiagnosed condition, polymyalgia rheumatica. Jane Tadman reports.

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