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What’s Going On? The First Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis by Audrey K. Patient Expert Posted Fri 03 Oct 2008 11:31am I thought I would take the next several posts to talk about what the first year of living with Rheumatoid Arthritis is like. I’ll talk about what I went through; noticing a few symptoms, realizing the need to see a doctor, handling the diagnosis, experiencing treatments, all the ins and outs of the introduction of RA into a sufferer’s lif ... Read on »
Vasculopathy and disordered angiogenesis in selected rheumatic diseases: rheumatoid arthritis and systemic sclerosis by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:57pm 1 Comment BY Alisa E Koch and Oliver Distler Angiogenesis is important in the pathogenesis of systemic inflammatory rheumatic diseases, a family of related disorders that includes rheumatoid arthritis and systemic sclerosis. Rheumatoid arthritis is the rheumatic disease in which the role of angiogenesis has been studied most extensively. However, wher ... Read on »
STUDY CONFIRMS LINK BETWEEN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS (RA) AND COPD by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Fri 27 May 2011 10:24pm EULAR PRESS RELEASE London, UK, Thursday 26 May 2011: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are two times more likely to have concurrent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than healthy controls – an association which was sustained even when variables such as age, gender, smoking and obesity were controlled for, a ... Read on »
Meeting the Rheumatologists and Getting a Little More Familiar with Rheumatoid Arthritis by Audrey K. Patient Expert Posted Tue 07 Oct 2008 7:16pm In my last post I left off venting about my ‘ugly man shoes’ and the anticipation of meeting my Rheumatologist during the first few weeks of being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. It was early September of 2005 when I made the 45 minute drive from Gaylord to Petosky to meet Dr. Huebner at the Burns Clinic, and I sat in the waiting roo ... Read on »
Do the new Biologic Drugs including anti-TNF’s for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) increase risk of cancer and infection? by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Tue 30 Jul 2013 5:40am RArheumatoid arthritis needs Joint working between Consultant Rheumatologists and GPs Due to all the new treatments, RA patients can experience remissionThe lessening or disappearance of the symptoms or signs of a disease. or at least very low disease activity. GPs see more patients for musculoske ... Read on »
Call for improved care for Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. Lack of knowledge means RA patients not being cared for in the NHS by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Wed 01 Jul 2009 6:47pm Lack of knowledge means RA patients not being cared for in the NHS At a meeting yesterday (22/1/2009) at The King’s Fund offices in West London the problem of why rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients were not getting the necessary level of care was identified within an “authoritative and impartial” report entitled – Perceptions of patients and ... Read on »
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)? by Peter Olson Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Wed 07 Apr 2010 12:04pm I have symptoms very similar to rheumatoid arthritis in my hands, wrists, arms, shoulders and back.  I'm pretty sure that it is all associated with graft verses host disease (GVHD). A blood test would be needed to diagnose it as RA. You can see that there is a small amount of swelling in my hands and wrists. It isn't very painful at this point ... Read on »
Rheumatoid Arthritis a risk factor for Heart Attack and Stroke by Vaidyan Charakan Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:14pm My Aunt died suddenly few years ago due to a massive Heart Attack[Myocardial Infarction]. She was suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis[RA] for a long time.Her Arthritis was fairly under control and was active in life when she was suddenly taken away by death. Her sudden death was a shock to me.It made me research the literature to find out any conn ... Read on »
0July 5, 2010Death by Rheumatoid Arthritis by Carla Jones Review by Lana B. Facebook Posted Mon 05 Jul 2010 12:00am I recently had the opportunity to read Carla Jones’ e-book titled “Death by Rheumatoid Arthritis” where she writes about her mother’s diagnosis and a long battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). As a sufferer of RA and its deliberating and unpredictable nature, I can relate to the mother’s struggle and her family’s many questions a ... Read on »
ARTHRITIS AND YOUR PETS, PART 2 by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 12:12pm The end of this week will be IndependenceDay, otherwise known as the 4th of July. Traditional observances will include get-togethers with family and/or friends, picnic and barbecues, watching fireworks displays, and perhaps, taking in a baseball game. If you do take your pets with you to any of these festivities (particularly the barbecues ... Read on »