ICYMI: Patients with a Certain Genotype Are More Likely to Discontinue Imuran Due to Toxicity

  Dr. Cecilia Chung and associates at the Vanderbilt University’s Medical Center conducted a study published recently in MedPage Today. Results showed that patients who had inflammatory disorders, as well…

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Azathioprine: Specific Genotype Linked to Treatment Discontinuation Due to Toxicity
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Azathioprine: Specific Genotype Linked to Treatment Discontinuation Due to Toxicity

According to a story from Medpage Today, patients using the drug azathioprine who carried a certain genotype were three times more likely to need to either cease treatment or reduce…

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TNF Inhibitors Do Not Increase Dementia Risk in Patients with RA
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TNF Inhibitors Do Not Increase Dementia Risk in Patients with RA

In the past, certain research has suggested a relationship between the use of therapies like TNF inhibitors, tocilizumab, and tofacitinib, and a heightened risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or dementia.…

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MHRA Approves Two Phase 2 Clinical Trials of ‘1805 in Autoimmune Diseases in UK

According to a recent article, Revolo Biotherapeutics announced it has obtained approval from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for two Phase 2 clinical trials to analyze its…

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7 Bone Diseases That You Should Look Out For
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7 Bone Diseases That You Should Look Out For

Like every other body part, bones are living tissues and go through several rejuvenation cycles throughout life. Older bone tissues are replaced with newly formed bone tissues in a process…

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CRISPR-Cas9’s Latest Genome Editing Feat: Stem Cells That Deliver Drugs in Response to Inflammation
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CRISPR-Cas9’s Latest Genome Editing Feat: Stem Cells That Deliver Drugs in Response to Inflammation

  Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News recently published an article describing how engineered cells were implanted into rheumatoid mouse models. The cells used in the study were able to sense…

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CoVER Study Seeks to Understand COVID-19 Vaccine Impact on Autoimmune Diseases
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CoVER Study Seeks to Understand COVID-19 Vaccine Impact on Autoimmune Diseases

Medical studies are crucial to understand the effect of diseases and treatments on patients. Over the last year and a half, the medical field has distinctly focused on COVID-19, a…

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Can Doctors Predict Which Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Will Respond to Treatment?
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Can Doctors Predict Which Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Will Respond to Treatment?

Not all treatments work for every patient, with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) medications being the perfect example. Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are the standard of care for RA despite the fact…

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Arthritis Treatment Shows Off-Target Benefits for Those Also Living with Diabetes

A recent study published in BMC Rheumatology has found that a combination therapy could have a benefit for individuals diagnosed with diabetes and ankylosing spondylitis (AS), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), or rheumatoid arthritis…

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