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No clear role for MRI in rheumatoid arthritis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Current data do not support the widespread use of MRI for the diagnosis and prognosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), researchers conclude in a report published November 17th online in Arthritis Care & Research. “I do not think our findings suggest MRI has no role in...

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Low-dose naproxen should not be administered along with aspirin

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Low-dose naproxen given close to the dosing of aspirin interferes with aspirin’s antiplatelet effects, according to a report in the November 23rd online Arthritis & Rheumatism. “The results of this experiment clearly showed that the administration of naproxen given 2...

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Hydroxychloroquine improves lipid profiles in rheumatoid arthritis patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Hydroxychloroquine may reduce the heightened risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Use of hydroxychloroquine to treat rheumatoid arthritis is associated with reductions in cholesterol and triglycerides, a team with the Geisinger Health System in...