In a study recently published in Arthritis Care & Research, researchers found that there is a decline of the use of assistive mechanical devices among patients with rheumatoid arthritis such as jar openers, long-handle options to reach bathtubs, walkers and wheelchairs.

Reported on by MedPage Today, study researchers attribute better disease control to more target-to-treat approaches with increased use of multiple biologic and non-biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs).

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