Rehabilitation utilization is particularly low among Black RA patients, which may play a role in higher rates of disability.
When it comes to RA patients deciding whether to switch or add rheumatoid arthritis medication, researchers say two key factors matter: trade-offs and peer experiences.
A new study found that rheumatoid arthritis patients with more diverse microorganisms living in their gut were more likely to have an improvement in their RA disease activity.
People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who take even low doses of glucocorticoids are more likely to experience a vertebral fracture than those who aren’t using this medication.
Treating a rheumatic disease like rheumatoid arthritis can require a lot of trial and error, which makes treatment guidelines like those from the American College of Rheumatology’s (ACR) so important. The guidelines are rooted in the latest scientific research, but Shilpa Venkatachalam, PhD, MPH, Associate Director of Patient-Centered Research at the Global Healthy Living Foundation, reassures patients that their experiences play an important part too.
The American College of Rheumatology’s updated rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment guidelines emphasize treating newly diagnosed patients with methotrexate first, and managing using a “treat-to-target” approach to help patients reach treatment goals.
A new study evaluated whether following an anti-inflammatory diet might lower disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Though researchers found doing so may help RA patients with low disease activity level, the same could not be said for patients with high disease activity levels.
Do pharmacy inserts, drug ads, and internet chatter have you scratching your head, feeling overwhelmed, or flat-out panicking? Help is here.
This steroid is commonly prescribed to help with RA flares. Here’s what you need to know before you start it.
It’s normal to have questions (okay, a lot of questions) about taking methotrexate. Is it really a cancer drug? Can you drink alcohol? Get answers here.
In one study, 35 percent of people with RA had stopped working 10 years after their diagnosis.