Golimumab well tolerated in rheumatoid arthritis says data review

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golimumab, rheumatoid arthritis drug, biologic drug, side effectsGolimumab, a biologic drug for people with rheumatoid arthritis, appears to be effective and well tolerated, according to a review of the evidence in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. Continue reading

Gene therapy: the future of rheumatoid arthritis treatment?

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gene therapy, rheumatoid arthritis treatment, gene therapy arthritis, arthritis digest magazineAdvances in gene therapy will open new safe and effective treatment options for people with rheumatoid arthritis in the future, scientists outline in the Journal of Cellular Physiology. Continue reading

Baricitinib NOT linked to adverse cardiovascular outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis in latest review

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Tramadol may be linked to higher death rates in older people with osteoarthritis

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tramadol, opioid pain killer, tramadol arthritis, tramadol painAn initial prescription of tramadol for osteoarthritis in people aged 50 years and older is associated with increased risk of death within a year compared to some other pain relief options, says a large new study in JAMA. More research is needed to find out if the association is causal. Continue reading

Knee pain is not linked to daily walking levels in people with osteoarthritis

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knee pain, knee exercise arthritis, knee osteoarthritis walk, knee arthritis pain, arthritis digest, walking levelsPeople with knee osteoarthritis are often afraid of their pain and start walking less as a consequence, but this could be set to change. Continue reading

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