Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk Rises With Working in the Cold
Exposure to cold environments has been linked to disease development, and new findings may help prevention.
Use Ultrasound to Rule Out Arthritis
This modality may enhance the diagnostic workup of patients with early arthralgia at risk for inflammatory arthritis.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity Boosts Coronary Risks
Acute coronary syndrome incidence has declined but remains significantly higher in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Bad State of Mind Worsens Rheumatoid Arthritis
Anxiety and depression, often under-recognized and undertreated, may contribute to poorer outcomes.
BMD Loss Predicts Joint Damage in Rheumatoid Arthritis
A decrease in BMD just 3 months after diagnosis may independently predict radiologic damage at 1 year.
No Added Cancer Risk with Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs
Treatment with a TNF inhibitor, tocilizumab, abatacept, or rituximab does not seem to result in more malignant neoplasms.
Type 2 Diabetes Risk Goes Up in Rheumatoid Arthritis
The high disease activity is associated with derangements in glucose metabolism.
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