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Most RA patients required orthopedic surgery during pre-biologics era

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More than half of a cohort of over 180 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) required orthopedic surgery, and one quarter underwent at least one large joint replacement, during a 2-decade study that took place before anti-TNF agents and other biologic therapies were widely...

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Patients with rheumatoid arthritis at increased risk of lung cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The risk of lung cancer is increased in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, even after taking into account the effects of tobacco and asbestos exposure, according a case-control study in US military veterans. Using a Veterans Health Administration database, Dr. Ritu Khurana,...

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Statins may be useful for systemic sclerosis manifestations

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The results of a randomized trial suggest that statins may be a useful treatment for Raynaud’s phenomenon and digital ulcers that can accompany systemic sclerosis. These manifestations involve disturbances in vascular structure and function, according to the report in the...