Vitamin D supplementation could significantly improve quality of life for RA patients
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  August 3, 2018  
  Rheumatology  
  The latest rheumatology news from News Medical  
 Vitamin D supplementation could significantly improve quality of life for RA patientsVitamin D supplementation could significantly improve quality of life for RA patients
 
Scientists have discovered that in rheumatoid arthritis patients, lower levels of vitamin D are associated with increased disease severity.
 
   Scientists discover gene that predicts arthritis severityScientists discover gene that predicts arthritis severity
 
Scientists have discovered a new gene that is associated with disease severity in rheumatoid arthritis. HIP1 produces an inflammatory molecule which drives RA.
 
   New TSPO-targeted PET imaging more fully evaluates extent of rheumatoid arthritisNew TSPO-targeted PET imaging more fully evaluates extent of rheumatoid arthritis
 
A new positron emission tomography imaging method more fully evaluates the extent of rheumatoid arthritis by targeting translocator protein expression in the synovium (joint lining tissue).
 
 Study demonstrates increased levels of gum disease in people at risk of rheumatoid arthritis
 
Study demonstrates increased levels of gum disease in people at risk of rheumatoid arthritisThe results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology demonstrates increased levels of gum disease, and disease-causing bacteria, in individuals at risk of rheumatoid arthritis.
 
 
 Childhood, adult obesity raise risk of developing hip and knee osteoarthritis
 
Childhood, adult obesity raise risk of developing hip and knee osteoarthritisThe results of a study to be presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology suggest childhood and adult obesity increase the risk of developing hip osteoarthritis and knee OA but not hand OA.
 
 
 Studies provide insight into molecular changes prior to onset of arthritis
 
Studies provide insight into molecular changes prior to onset of arthritisThe results of two studies presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) provide insight into molecular changes prior to the onset of arthritis which could inform future novel diagnostics and early therapeutic interventions.
 
 
 A systematic approach towards diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
 
A systematic approach towards diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritisRheumatoid Arthritis: A systematic approach (edited by Dr. Syuichi Koarada) comprehensively covers each aspect of the pathology, diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
 
 
 Study reveals early signs of cardiac impairment in patients with newly diagnosed lupus
 
Study reveals early signs of cardiac impairment in patients with newly diagnosed lupusCardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in patients with lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease. In a new study in Arthritis & Rheumatology—a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology—imaging tests revealed signs of cardiac impairment in patients newly diagnosed with lupus, even before any symptoms of chest discomfort.