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Alternative to Actemra 400 mg

There is a little bit of Panic for Actemra 400 mg Injection in India these days but I see that Actemra 162 mg is available. If in an unfortunate situation one cannot find Actemra 400mg dose can ...
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Inflammation markers to reveal source of thigh bone pain (symmetrical rheumatoid arthritis?)

What aside from physical injury could explain pain in the upper/posterior part of the leg (thigh bone), more pronounced on the right side but that also exists as pain on the left side? The pain ...
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Can we slow the advancement of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) with immunosuppressants?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term autoimmune disorder that primarily affects joints (Wikipedia, n.d.). If the general cause is over activity of inflammatory cytokines (Nalbant & Birlik, ...
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Could an old person get arthritis in only one knuckle?

Is Arthritis in one knuckle and no where else, possible for an elderly person ( 75 years or older)? Or maybe the question should be is it likely ?
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Why are inflammatory arthritides worse at night and in the morning?

In general, inflammatory arthritides tend to be worse at night and in the morning. For example, the morning stiffness associated with rheumatoid arthritis is classically worse in the morning. This is ...
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Coagulation factors and rheumatoid arthritis

A doctor once explained to me that elevated values of factor XIII and van Willebrand factor can be caused by rheumatoid arthritis. I didn't get around to asking back then, but is that something ...
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Is there a correlation between arthritis and diastolic blood pressure?

Is there a correlation between arthritis and diastolic blood pressure? i.e if diastolic is high you get arthritic symptoms or vice versa.
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Reliable sites that list the purine content of most foods for gout diet?

I've looked at dozens of websites, more than half associated with universities, and I still can't figure out which foods are high in purine and which are not. What I do is try to compare the purine ...
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How can people suffering from Ankylosing Spondylitis manage their weight

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis in which there is long term inflammation of the joints of the spine. Typically the joints where the spine joins the pelvis are also affected. ...
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rheumatoid arthritis and air conditioned environment

Can sitting in air conditioned environment ( like office ) for prolonged periods ( years ) cause joint pains ( rheumatoid arthritis )
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Had Triple arthrodesis (reconstructive/bone fusions) surgeries 10 yrs ago, but now bad arthritis. Total Ankle Replacements the answer? Only 28. Help! [closed]

I was born with congenital bone fusions throughout my body (feet, back, and feet), and have had numerous surgeries on all of the above. However, my feet/ankles have been suffering the most from my ...
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Rheumatoid arthritis and hormones

If rheumatoid arthritis symptoms improve during pregnancy, why women are not treated with hormones?
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Why/How does the change in weather trigger arthritic pain and migraines?

There is that old wives' tales: "I can feel it (storm coming) in my bones." But I actually find, at least for me, that this is somewhat accurate. What is it about the change in the weather that causes ...
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Are Lupus patients typically good candidates for total ankle replacements?

I was very recently diagnosed with Lupus. But ive always had arthritis problems because i was born with congenital bone fusions so throughout my life I've had a series of surgeries, including a triple ...
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What are the long-term side effects of glucosamine taken as a nutritional supplement?

(1) found that glucosamine supplementation was linked to significant, reversible increase in intraocular pressure , but the sample size of the study was small (n=17). The investigators could not ...
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Rheumatoid arthritis heritability

Is there any scientific information available on how likely it is that a child with one parent with rheumatoid arthritis will have the same condition? I know there's probably not going to be any hard ...
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Anyone with gout got off of alloupurinol?

Gout is caused due to the crystalization of high uric acid and the body no being able to eliminate it ( mostly it comes at old age ). Alloupurinol is a wonderful drug that helps but its a longterm ...
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Rheumatism as "Wind-wetness"

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), rheumatism is known as "wind-wetness". Adherents to TCM: Believe that being wet and exposed to wind greatly increases the chances that one will suffer from ...