Long-term treatment with baricitinib is well tolerated for active rheumatoid arthritis says new study

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baricitinib, rheumatoid arthritis drug, arthritis digest magazine, arthritis support Despite an elevated infection risk, particularly for herpes zoster, baricitinib (an oral, once-daily selective Janus kinase inhibitor) is generally well-tolerated in people with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study in the Journal of Rheumatology. Continue reading

Using statins for over five years seems to lower risk for osteoarthritis knee pain

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statins and arthritis, statin pain, arthritis information, arthritis supportPeople with osteoarthritis who used statins for more than five years, as well as those who used atorvastatin, had a reduced risk of knee pain, according to interesting findings in Arthritis Care & Research. Continue reading

Golimumab performs well in new evidence review

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Golimumab, rheumatoid arthritis drug, psoriatic arthritis drug, arthritis digestGolimumab, a tumor necrosis factor inhibitor that is used for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis, has been found to work well and offers a good safety profile, a team outlines in Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease. Continue reading

High salt levels increase risk of rheumatoid arthritis in some people

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salt, sodium, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis diet, arthritis digestSalt intake is in the mix when it comes to factors that could influence development of autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, a research team discusses in Autoimmunity Reviews. Continue reading

Experimental bone engineered by researchers may help osteoarthritis patients

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hydroxyapatite, gelatine, chitosan, knee arthritis treatmentResearchers are developing an artificial bone that could in the future be used to treat osteoarthritis. Continue reading

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