Keep up-to-date on the latest rheumatoid arthritis (RA) research with our brief research summaries.
Lung Disease More Likely with RA
Rheumatoid arthritis may increase the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an inflammatory lung disease that makes breathing difficult, a new study shows. A Canadian study, which analyzed data from 24,265 patients with RA and 25,396 controls, found that people with RA had a 47% greater risk of being hospitalized for COPD than members of the general population.
SOURCE: Arthritis Care & Research, published online October, 2017
Remission Less Likely in Overweight, Obese Patients
A multicenter observational study found that in the first 3 ...more