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Arthritis

Recognising rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, progressive auto-immune disease. The prevalence of RA in England is around 1.4%, meaning that 580,000 people aged 16 years and over have RA, and there are 26,000 new cases diagnosed each year.

Women with RA at risk of premature birth

Babies of women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are about 50% more likely to be born prematurely, according to a study from Copenhagen University Hospital that reviewed all births in Denmark between 1977 and 2008.

Patient-centred care in rheumatoid arthritis

Current treatments for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are failing to control patients' pain adequately, and healthcare professionals are not fully addressing patients' concerns, new research suggests.

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