Rheumatoid Arthritis

HBV Status Linked to Disease Activity and Progression in Rheumatoid Arthritis

HBV Status Linked to Disease Activity and Progression in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis with chronic hepatitis B virus infection demonstrated greater radiographic progression and poorer clinical response at 1 year.

Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity Associated With Fewer Serious Infections

Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity Associated With Fewer Serious Infections

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Attaining low RA disease activity may reduce risk for serious infections.

Temporary Methotrexate Discontinuation Improves Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Immunogenicity

Temporary Methotrexate Discontinuation Improves Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Immunogenicity

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Discontinuing methotrexate for 2 weeks following flu vaccine may improve the immunogenicity of the vaccine in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Serological Response to PCV13, PPV23 Vaccination Varies According to Individual Biologic in RA

Serological Response to PCV13, PPV23 Vaccination Varies According to Individual Biologic in RA

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The objective of the study was to evaluate initial serologic responses to the 13-valent protein-conjugated and the 23-valent polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine.

Temporary Cessation of Methotrexate Improves Influenza Vaccine Response in RA

Temporary Cessation of Methotrexate Improves Influenza Vaccine Response in RA

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Temporary cessation of methotrexate after receiving the influenza vaccine improves the immunogenicity of vaccination in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

New Treatment Options for Rheumatic Manifestations of HCV

New Treatment Options for Rheumatic Manifestations of HCV

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Patients with HCV are at risk for several extrahepatic sequelae. Find out what they are and the new treatment options for managing HCV in patients with rheumatic symptoms.

 Improving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Efficacy in Patients With RA

Improving Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Efficacy in Patients With RA

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Temporarily stopping methotrexate in patients with rheumatoid arthritis improves the efficacy of seasonal influenza vaccine.

Periodontal Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis: What Are the Links?

Periodontal Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis: What Are the Links?

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Bi-directional mechanisms linking periodontal disease to the development of rheumatoid arthritis may offer biomarkers for the development of RA and treatment objectives that influence the courses of both inflammatory conditions.

<i>S aureus</i> Infection Associated With Higher Mortality in RA

S aureus Infection Associated With Higher Mortality in RA

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Patients with rheumatoid arthritis and Staphylococcus aureus infection have more complications and a higher mortality rate than those without rheumatoid arthritis.

Is CMV a Major Contributor to Cardiovascular Disease in RA?

Is CMV a Major Contributor to Cardiovascular Disease in RA?

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An expert Q&A with Florian Kern, PhD, deputy director of research at Brighton and Sussex Medical School in the UK, who makes the case that cytomegalovirus is a major driver of cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Efficacy of 23-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine in Rheumatoid Arthritis Questioned

Efficacy of 23-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine in Rheumatoid Arthritis Questioned

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A prospective, multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled trial evaluates efficacy of the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in preventing pneumonia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Short-Course Tocilizumab May Increase HBV Reactivation in RA

Short-Course Tocilizumab May Increase HBV Reactivation in RA

Three-dose tocilizumab combined with csDMARDs might increase the risk of HBV reactivation in RA patients with chronic HBV infection.

Elevated Risk of HBV Reactivation in Patients With RA

Elevated Risk of HBV Reactivation in Patients With RA

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In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, low baseline hepatitis B surface antibody titers are significant risk factors for HBV reactivation.

Periodontal Pathogen Antibodies Often Precede Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Periodontal Pathogen Antibodies Often Precede Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

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Antibody concentrations against antigen epitopes of the oral pathogen P gingivalis appear to increase prior to the onset of RA symptoms, suggesting that P gingivalis may be associated with RA pathogenesis.

Latent CMV Infection Induces Chronic Infection Phenotype in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Latent CMV Infection Induces Chronic Infection Phenotype in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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A latent cytomegalovirus infection causes chronic infection phenotype in CD8+ cells.

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