Smoking and RA: A Deadly Combination (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Medium-term mortality doubled in smokers with rheumatoid arthritis
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ConclusionsAlthough there was an acceptable correlation between the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis and SCOREM, there was a considerable proportion of atheromatous plaques in low-risk patients. Disease activity was the risk factor most closely associated with increased CVR.ResumenLa artritis reumatoide (AR) presenta una mortalidad de 1,3 a 3 veces superior a la población general; la principal causa de muerte son las complicaciones cardiovasculares (40-50%). En el abordaje inicial se debe incluir la valoración del riesgo cardiovascular (RCV) mediante algoritmos adaptados para esta población. Si ...
Source: Reumatologia Clinica - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms include joint pain, inflammation and restricted movement. But the autoimmune condition can cause other warning signs in different parts of the body. These are the uncommon symptoms to watch out for.
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Conclusion: Wrist arthrodesis using an LCP metaphyseal plate was favorable for rheumatoid arthritis patients with comparable stability to that of and a lower risk of plate-related complications than an AO wrist fusion plate. PMID: 30112006 [PubMed]
Source: International Journal of Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Int J Rheumatol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Gum Arabic has favorable immune modulator effect on rheumatoid arthritis. It can be utilized in clinical practice as adjuvant therapy. Trial Registration: This trial was registered with ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02804581 Registered at 19 June 2016, prospective registration. PMID: 30112005 [PubMed]
Source: International Journal of Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Int J Rheumatol Source Type: research
In the original publication, the family name of the last author was incorrect. The correct name should read as Jaime Calvo-Al én.
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
AbstractFatigue has a large impact on quality of life and is still unmanageable for many patients. Study aims were describe (1) the prevalence and pattern of fatigue over time in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis under a treat-to-target strategy and (2) identify predictive factors for worsening and recovering of fatigue over time. Data from the tREACH study were used, comparing different treatment strategies with fatigue as secondary objective. Patient outcomes on fatigue, quality of life, depression, and coping were obtained every 6  months and clinically assessed every 3 months. Prediction of fatigue at ...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
This study describes rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients’ beliefs about their subcutaneous (SC) biological medication through the Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire (BMQ), and potential a ssociations. As part of the ARCO study (Study on Adherence of Rheumatoid arthritis patients to subCutaneous and Oral drugs), patients completed the BMQ specifically for their SC biological medication, encompassing a necessity and a concerns scale. The medication possession ratio (MPR) was calculated to assess adherence to the SC biological medication. The BMQ was completed by 321 patients. Between 71.0 and 89.7% of patients agreed...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
AbstractTo study oral health in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with emphasis on disease activity and treatment of RA. In this prospective cohort study 81 RA patients [53 early untreated RA (EURA) and 28 chronic RA (CRA) patients with inadequate response to synthetic disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs)], underwent rheumatological [Disease Activity Score (28-joint) DAS28] and dental examinations [Total Dental Index (TDI), Decayed Missing Filled Teeth (DMFT) and Decayed Missing Filled Surfaces (DMFS)]. For controls, 43 volunteers were examined. After the examinations, EURA patients started treatment with s...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
AbstractThe aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the effectiveness of interactive digital interventions (IDIs) for physical activity (PA) and health related quality of life (HRQoL) in people with Inflammatory Arthritis [rheumatoid arthritis (RA), juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) axial Spondyloarthritis (AS) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA)]. Seven electronic databases identified published and unpublished studies. Two reviewers conducted independent data extraction and quality assessment using the Cochrane risk of bias tool (RoB). The primary outcome ...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Scenario 1 History: A 45-year-old male patient with sero-negative rheumatoid arthritis affecting multiple sites, but with no organ or systems involvement, comes for a follow-up visit. The patient reports swelling of the left knee with throbbing left knee pain. He rates the severity of his pain at an 8 on a 10-point scale. The pain... [Read More]
Source: The Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Billing/Coding From the College Practice Management Billing & Coding Source Type: research
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