Articles related to RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS (RA)
Antidrug Antibodies Associated with Biologic Drug Response in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Understanding the role of antidrug antibodies in RA treatment can significantly impact patient management. Stay updated on how these antibodies correlate with bDMARD effectiveness to optimize your treatment plans.
Rheumatology October 4th 2023
The Effect of Low-Dose Glucocorticoids Over Two Years on Weight and Blood Pressure in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Individual Patient Data From Five Randomized Trials
This pooled analysis provides robust evidence that low-dose glucocorticoids in RA treatment result in modest weight gain but do not elevate blood pressure. Consider these findings in your risk-benefit discussions with patients.
Clinical Pharmacology August 31st 2023
Hidden Drugs Found in 3 Supplements Promoted for Joint Pain, Arthritis
FDA Cautions Against Hidden Drug Ingredients in Joint Pain Supplements In response to recent findings, the FDA warns of significant health risks associated with three specific dietary supplements marketed for joint pain and rheumatoid arthritis relief due to the discovery of unlisted active pharmaceutical ingredients.
Anesthesiology June 6th 2023
Why Do I Have Tight Jaw Muscles? Causes and Relief
Jaw tightness and pain, also known as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) tightness, can be caused by various factors. Stress or anxiety can lead to muscle tension in the jaw, resulting in tightness and discomfort. TMJ disorders, teeth grinding (bruxism), tetanus infection, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and osteoarthritis (OA) are other potential causes. To relieve a tight jaw, patients can try jaw joint stretches, opt for a soft food diet, and use mouthguards to prevent teeth grinding. Treatment options may include shortwave diathermy, hot and cold compresses, medication, or even acupuncture. It’s important for patients to consult a doctor or dentist if symptoms worsen or interfere with daily activities. By addressing the underlying cause and providing appropriate remedies, dental professionals can help patients find relief from jaw tightness and pain.
Dentistry May 15th 2023
MKSAP Quiz: Recently Identified Monoclonal Protein
A 61-year-old woman taking methotrexate for RA, which has been stable for several years, has new monoclonal protein discovered on routine follow-up. Physical and routine labs are normal. Electrophoresis displays an IgG κ monoclonal protein spike of 0.8 g/dL. What is the proper follow-up?
Family Medicine/General Practice January 11th 2023