Tag Archives: rheumatoid arthritis

Level of inflammatory cytokines in rheumatoid arthritis patients: Correlation with 25-hydroxy vitamin D and reactive oxygen species

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory and autoimmune disease having a prevalence of approximately 0.5–1% of the population of industrialized world…

Read more »
Posted in Primary Care Featured 2, Rheumatology | Also tagged , | Leave a comment

Rheumatoid Arthritis Was Negatively Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease: A Population-Based Case-Control Study

Rheumatoid arthritis is a prevalent autoimmune disease which primarily affects synovial joints. This disease is characterized by progressive joint damage and bone destruction and can…

Read more »
Posted in Rheumatology, Rheumatology Featured 1 | Also tagged | Leave a comment

A Cytokine Signalling Network for the Regulation of Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase Expression in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic, polygenic, auto-immune inflammatory joint disease affecting about 1% of the world population. The disease usually attacks the diarthrodial joints of hands, feet, shoulder and knee…

Read more »
Posted in Rheumatology, Rheumatology Featured 2 | Tagged | Leave a comment

Increased Reactive Oxygen Species Formation and Oxidative Stress in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory relapsing autoimmune disorder which often affects multiple systems. It is characterised by infiltration of inflammatory cells into the synovium and synovial hyperplasia ultimately leading to…

Read more »
Posted in Rheumatology, Rheumatology Featured 2 | Tagged | Leave a comment

Low levels of plasma vitamin B6 are associated with systemic markers of inflammation

Low levels of pyridoxal-5-phosphate (PLP), the active form of vitamin B6, have been measured in patients with cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and diabetes. Key Point: This study supports the hypothesis that inflammation is associated with a functional deficiency of vitamin B6. It is important to note that… 

Read more »
Posted in Cardiovascular, Nutrition, Nutrition Featured 2, Primary Care | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Volume: | Leave a comment

Rheumatoid arthritis may predispose patients to atrial fibrillation, stroke

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have higher risks of atrial fibrillation (AF) and stroke than the general population, Danish researchers have found. “Overall, our findings corresponded to 1 new case of atrial fibrillation per 12 rheumatoid arthritis patients followed for 10 years after diagnosis,” the authors wrote in their paper… 

Read more »
Posted in Cardiology, Cardiovascular, Cardiovascular Disease, Neurology, Primary Care | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Volume: | Leave a comment

Rheumatoid arthritis patients who stop statin therapy have higher risk of death

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who discontinue their statin therapy increase their risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and other causes, according to the findings of a population-based study. Patients with RA should therefore be advised of the importance of compliance to their statin therapy, the study authors advised. The… 

Read more »
Posted in Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Pharmacology | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Volume: | Leave a comment
  • Follow mdCurrent Health for the latest health news!

    Email Newsletter