Rheumatic Diseases

No difference in death rates among patients exposed to common rheumatoid arthritis drugs

New research confirms no significant difference in the rates of death among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who were exposed to one of several TNF…

New findings can improve care of patients suffering from rheumatic diseases

Although different medical treatments have greatly improved the situation for patients with rheumatic diseases, much is still unknown regarding factors that…

Exercise improves functional and psychological ability and reduces steroid need in rheumatoid arthritis

A three-month programme, comprising moderate aerobic and strengthening exercises, conducted for 50-60 minutes three times per week, proved not only to be safe…

Research indicates no justification for denying obese patients knee replacements

The research, published online in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, shows that clinically obese people (those who have a body mass index (BMI) of…