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Does poverty impact patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)? Does it affect their functional status (FS)? In what may be the largest national evaluation of FS outcomes in individuals with RA, researchers published their findings in JAMA Open Network, after a review of almost 84,000 patients, culled...

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Fibromyalgia—which worldwide affects anywhere from 1 in 40 to 1 in 20 people, mostly women—has long been poorly understood. The disorder causes chronic muscle pain, tenderness, fatigue, and sleep disturbances, but how and why, and where does the pain originate? In a new study, published in the Journ...

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Parsonage-Turner Syndrome brings about severe upper arm and shoulder pain followed by progressive weakness. Also known as neuralgic amyotrophy, the condition can lead to paralysis. However, in a study reported in the Journal of Hand Surgery, microsurgical epineurolysis and perineurolysis, which...

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Newswise — A UCLA research team has identified a new paradigm for understanding the regulation of the immune system, potentially paving the way for new approaches to treating infections and immune-related diseases such as type 1 diabetes and certain cancers. The laboratory findings, reported in the...

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MyHealthTeams, creator of the largest and fastest-growing social networks for people facing chronic health conditions, today unveiled new research conducted among the more than 170,000 registered members of MyLupusTeam, the social network for people facing lupus. Key findings included insights into...

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Newswise — Pemphigus, an autoimmune disease mediated by B cells and which causes painful blisters and sores on the skin and mucous membranes, is a rare chronic autoimmune condition that can be fatal if not treated. Treatment for pemphigus, most commonly through an oral medication, was often slow and...

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Newswise —  Dental health and diet may have an impact on the development and severity of psoriasis, according to a study by dermatologists at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes thick, itchy patches of red skin with silvery scales and affects more...

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Newswise — Although there is little evidence that opioids effectively reduce pain from rheumatic diseases, a new study finds nearly one in three patients with lupus uses prescription opioids, often lasting longer than a year.

Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, often leaves those affected with...

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Newswise — More than 50 million Americans are affected by an autoimmune disease, with women at an increased risk for developing one.  

“Autoimmune conditions can be debilitating for patients,” says Dinesh Khanna, M.D., M.Sc., a professor of rheumatology and the director of the Michigan Medicine...

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Researchers at the Neuromuscular Disease Clinic at Washington University School of Medicine have identified a previously unknown autoimmune muscle disease that, if correctly identified, can be effectively treated with targeted therapies. Large-histiocyte-related immune myopathy (LHIM) causes sudden...

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