Neck Implant May Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

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A pacemaker-like chip implant may be the future treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Starting in August, the Academic Medical Centre (AMC) in Amsterdam will study whether surgically implanting an electrical device in a patient’s neck can inhibit the inflammation of joints, a common side-effect of the disease. “This is a whole new way of treating rheumatoid arthritis,” says study supervisor and …

Marissa Hormell

Marissa Hormell

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Real Profiles of Rheumatoid Arthritis Photos © Marissa Hormell Name? Marissa Mullins Hormell Age? 16 Location? Kennerdell, Pennsylvania, United States How long have you lived with RA? 14 years. I was diagnosed at 2 with JRA. What advice would you give to someone who has just been diagnosed with RA? Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor/rheumatologist questions. Find local …

In Celebration Of Lily

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“There is one best place to bury a dog. If you bury him in this spot, he will come to you when you call – come to you over the grim, dim frontier of death, and down the well-remembered path, and to your side again. And though you call a dozen living dogs to heel, they shall not growl at …

More Autoimmune And RA Blogs

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Living With RA And Fibromyalgia I can’t really remember when I first started having pain. The pain in my lower back has been plaguing me for many years. I’ve had problems with my joints before, but usually only when it’s really cold outside. For that, I would just wrap them with an ace bandage and be done with it. Read …

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients And Rheumatologists Approach The Decision To Escalate Care Differently

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For rheumatologists, the five most influential factors were: number of swollen joints DAS28 score physician global assessment of disease activity worsening erosions over the last year and RA disease activity now compared to three months ago. For patients, the 5 most important factors were: current level of physical functioning motivation to get better trust in their rheumatologist satisfaction with current …