Rheumatoid Arthritis

The Risks of Untreated Rheumatoid Arthritis

Left untreated, RA can lead to a host of health problems, so it’s essential to find — and stick with — a treatment plan that works. Staying on top of your rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment can be difficult, but untreated or undertreated RA can lead to dangerous consequences and have a large impact on your health and […]

Newly discovered species of bacteria in the microbiome may be a culprit behind rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis affects 1 in 100 people worldwide. It causes inflamed, painful and swollen joints, often in the hands and wrists, and can lead to loss of joint function as well as chronic pain and joint deformities and damage. What causes this condition has been unknown. In our recently published study, my colleagues and I […]

Researchers discover inflammatory mechanism responsible for bone erosion in rheumatoid arthritis

In a study aimed at investigating the mechanism responsible for exacerbating rheumatoid arthritis in smokers, researchers at the Center for Research on Inflammatory Diseases (CRID), linked to the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil, discovered a novel path in the inflammatory process associated with the bone damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis. The discovery opens […]

Rheumatoid arthritis protein discovery points to potential new therapy

The research is still in preliminary stages but if further validated it could lead to new classes of drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis. A team of researchers in the United States has discovered a novel mechanism in which a key protein drives the inflammatory damage associated with rheumatoid arthritis. The foundational finding is hoped to […]

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