• Research highlights benefits of oral prednisolone in patients with hand osteoarthritis

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    Research presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting found that a six-week treatment with low-dose oral prednisolone substantially improves pain and decreases signs of inflammation in patients with painful hand osteoarthritis.
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  • Opioids do not improve quality of life or depression in OA patients

    8 days ago - By News Medical

    New research presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting suggests that opioids contribute no measurable benefit to quality of life or depression for patients with osteoarthritis .
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  • Methotrexate appears to facilitate bone remodeling in patients with osteoarthritis

    8 days ago - By News Medical

    According to new research findings presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, methotrexate did not demonstrate superior efficacy over placebo for pain relief and function evolution at three and 12 months in patients with erosive hand osteoarthritis.
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  • Psoriasis onset determines whether arthritis or psoriasis starts first in people with psoriatic arthritis

    8 days ago - By News Medical

    In a new study presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, researchers found that the age of psoriasis onset determines whether arthritis or psoriasis starts first in people with psoriatic arthritis.
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  • Tocilizumab more effective than rituximab in achieving low disease activity in RA patients

    8 days ago - By News Medical

    New research discovered that tocilizumab is more effective than rituximab in achieving low disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis whose synovial tissue show a low level of B cell infiltration and did not respond to conventional synthetic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs or tumor necrosis factor inhibitors first.
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  • Biologics can be used effectively for both elderly-onset and young-onset RA patients

    8 days ago - By News Medical

    According to new research findings presented this week at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, both patients with rheumatoid arthritis whose disease onset occurred at an older age and those whose disease onset occurred earlier in life have similar improvements in clinical disease at 48 weeks after starting biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, as well as similar drug maintenance and adverse events discontinuation rates.
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