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Vigilance for Kidney Problems Key for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

MULTIMEDIA ALERT: Mayo Clinic study finds rheumatoid arthritis patients at higher risk of kidney disease ROCHESTER, Minn. — Rheumatoid arthritis patients are likelier than the average person to develop chronic kidney disease, and more severe inflammation in the first year of rheumatoid arthritis, corticosteroid use, high blood pressure and obesity are [...]

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Medical Experts for Media - Rheumatology

Eric Matteson, M.D. __________________________________________________________________ Eric Matteson, M.D., an expert in rheumatoid arthritis Chair, Rheumatology Department, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Author of more than 200 scientific articles Speaks English and German Media Experience: Interview experience with national print media, including ABC News and MedPage Today. To schedule an interview, call: Media Relations Consultant [...]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease: Mayo Clinic Studies Shed Light on Dangerous Connection

Early menopause is risk factor, research presented at American College of Rheumatology meeting shows SAN DIEGO — Oct. 26, 2013 — People with rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic inflammatory conditions are at higher risk of heart disease. Who is in the most danger, why and how best to prevent and detect cardiovascular complications are important questions [...]

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Mayo Clinic Creates Cardio-Rheumatology Clinic to Catch Heart Disease in Arthritis Patients Early

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Patients with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and other chronic forms of inflammatory arthritis can face life-threatening complications, and heart disease tops the list. People with such rheumatic diseases are twice as likely as the average person to develop heart problems. Catching heart disease early is critical. Mayo cardiologists and rheumatologists have joined forces to create the Mayo Clinic Cardio-Rheumatology [...]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Can Get Gout Too, Mayo Clinic Study Finds

WASHINGTON — Refuting a belief long held by many physicians, a Mayo Clinic study found that rheumatoid arthritis patients also can get gout. The research is among several studies Mayo Clinic is presenting at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in Washington. Researchers also found that gut bacteria has [...]

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Infections in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: Mayo Clinic Study Finds Way to Pinpoint Risk

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 5, 2012.  Rheumatoid arthritis alone is painful and disabling, but it also puts patients at higher risk of death. The greater susceptibility to infections that accompanies the autoimmune disorder is one reason. Assessing the danger of infection a particular patient faces so it can be addressed [...]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Takes High Toll in Unemployment, Early Death

ROCHESTER, Minn. — June 26, 2012.  In the realm of deadly and disabling diseases, conditions such as cancer and Alzheimer's seem to attract the most media attention. But there are others that take a similarly high toll, and rheumatoid arthritis is one of them, Mayo Clinic researchers say. It is [...]

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Sick from Your Stomach: Gut Bacteria May Trigger Diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis

ROCHESTER, Minn. — June 11, 2012.  The billions of bugs in our guts have a newfound role: regulating the immune system and related autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, according to researchers at Mayo Clinic and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Larger-than-normal populations of specific gut bacteria may trigger [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Standard Heart Disease Risk Tools Underrate Danger in Rheumatoid Arthritis

ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 21, 2012.  Heart disease risk assessment tools commonly used by physicians often underestimate the cardiovascular disease danger faced by rheumatoid arthritis patients, a Mayo Clinic study has found. Inflammation plays a key role in putting those with rheumatoid arthritis in greater jeopardy for heart disease, yet [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Obesity Epidemic Fueling Rise in Rheumatoid Arthritis Among Women

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Obesity and the painful autoimmune disorder rheumatoid arthritis are each becoming more common, raising a logical question: Could one have something to do with the other? For women, it appears there is a link, Mayo Clinic researchers say. They studied hundreds of patients and found a history [...]

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Lower GI Problems Plague Many With Rheumatoid Arthritis, Mayo Clinic Study Finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — April 3, 2012.  Add lower gastrointestinal (GI) problems such as ulcers, bleeding and perforations to the list of serious complications facing many rheumatoid arthritis patients. They are at greater risk for GI problems and gastrointestinal-related death than people without the disease, a Mayo Clinic study shows. Researchers [...]

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Joint Surgery Rates Declining Among Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients, Mayo Clinic Finds

The need for joint surgery is declining among rheumatoid arthritis patients, possibly because they can now more effectively manage the disease with medication, Mayo Clinic research has found. When people diagnosed with arthritis since the mid-1990s do need orthopedic surgery, it now is more often on the knees rather than [...]

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