Advances in Rheumatology volume 58 , Article number: 1 Cite this article. Metrics details. To assess the main fears and beliefs of people with rheumatoid arthritis RA and their effect on treatment outcomes;. Fears and beliefs were collected by two independent researchers and grouped into categories.
Literature review of rheumatoid arthritis in India
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Metrics details. We systematically reviewed current guidelines for managing rheumatoid arthritis RA to evaluate their range and nature, assess variations in their recommendations and highlight divergence in their perspectives. We included guidelines providing recommendations on general RA management spanning a range of treatments and published in English. We undertook narrative assessments due to the heterogeneity of the guidelines. We identified articles; 22 met our inclusion criteria. They were primarily developed by rheumatologists with variable involvement of patient and other experts.
A systematic review of guidelines for managing rheumatoid arthritis
Anemia is a common comorbidity in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis RA. In fact, anemia of the type characterized by low serum iron concentrations in conjunction with adequate iron stores is frequently associated with RA and has served as a model for anemia of chronic disease. A systematic search of the scientific literature published since January identified 19 articles that reported findings on either the prevalence of anemia in patients with RA or outcomes for patients with anemia and RA. Ten articles addressed the prevalence of anemia in patients with RA.
Rheumatoid arthritis RA is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints and other areas of the joints. The symptoms and signs of Rheumatoid arthritis include joint pain, swollen joints, fever, limping, polyarthritis, loss of range of motion, tender joints, loss of joint function, stiff joints, fatigue, joint redness, rheumatoid nodules, anemia, joint warmth, joint deformity etc. Rheumatoid factor is detected in a simple blood test. Possible risk factors for developing rheumatoid arthritis include genetic background, smoking, silica inhalation, periodontal disease, and microbes in the bowels gut bacteria. There is no cure for RA.