Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics: Current Understanding Of Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy

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“Progress in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), together with the availability of new therapies, has changed the way we think about RA. The paradigm shift in RA therapy has been from controlling symptoms to controlling the disease process with the abrogation of inflammation. Challenges that are still unresolved include the issues in disease prevention, treatment …

Jeff Reinke

Jeff Reinke

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Real Profiles of Rheumatoid Arthritis Photos © Jeff Reinke Name? Jeff Reinke Age? 44 Location? La Verne, California, United States How long have you lived with RA? I was diagnosed in 2008. What advice would you give to someone who has just been diagnosed with RA? Get your support system together as soon as possible. Get a list of questions together …

My Own Personal Serenity Prayer

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I had big plans for this morning. First, I was supposed to wake up early to take my dog Alva to the vet, so that we could check her blood sugar levels. Then, later in the morning we were going to do some shopping, followed by lunch at whatever restaurant happened to be in the vicinity of wherever we found …

Taking Care Of Myself

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Today feels like one of those “pivotal” days, probably because–as I will explain in a while–this day is inextricably linked with some of the days that followed my diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, many years ago. As I started my day by going to the lab to get blood drawn so that my rheumatologist could establish my new baselines, and as …

Dreaming Reality

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Last night, I dreamt that I was having dinner at someone’s house. I remember, in my dream, looking at my hands, and crying because I was in so much pain. Before I knew it, (in the real world) I was being shaken awake. I was in fact crying, and my hands were indeed experiencing intense pain. The routine nature of …