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SAN DIEGO — Younger age, no concomitant steroid use and low C-reactive protein increased the rate of successful tapering of biologic drugs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in remission, according to data presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting.
“Biologic [disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs] DMARDs are effective in treating patients with RA, but they are associated with high costs and dose-dependent adverse effects,” Takaaki Komiya, MD, a researcher at Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan, said in a press release. “Biologic
Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. In critically ill patients, artificial feeding by tubes need t...
Arthroplasty Joint Disorders Orthopedics Spinal Cord Disorders Orthopedics is the science or practice of correcting deformities caused by disease or damage to the bones and joints of the skeleton. This specialized branch of surgery may ...
Arthritis Fibromyalgia Gout Lupus Rheumatic Rheumatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and management of disease involving joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments and associated structures (Oxford Medical Diction...