Items Tagged ‘rheumatoid arthritis’

Arthritis may cause painful foot conditions

February 8, 2018

Arthritis may cause painful foot conditions

By uclahealth uclahealth

Pain and stiffness in the feet can happen to anyone. But when symptoms become more frequent and affect your level of physical activity, you may have arthritis. This is a condition that affects more than 50 million adults. Besides pain and stiffness, arthritis causes: Inflammation (swelling) Limited motion Redness Deformity Arthritis of the foot commonly […]

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Tags: big toe arthritis, feet, foot arthritis, foot deformity, foot inflammation, gout, healthy feet, osteoarthritis, painful joints, rheumatoid arthritis, stiffness


March 24, 2017

Someone Special

By r5150n r5150n

I met Dr. Jennifer Grossman when she was a new rheumatologist and I was a new lupus patient. It was in the early 90’s. It is now 2017 and I have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer that has spread to the bones. Dr. Grossman has always been supportive of me since we first met. I […]

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Tags: arthritis, Doctors Day, Dr. Jennifer Grossman, Lupus, patient stories, rheumatic disease, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatology, UCLA Division of Rheumatology


March 24, 2017

Thank U Dr. Veena Ranganath

By sharmy20 sharmy20

I have had the privilege of being a part of 2 studies headed by Dr. Veena Ranganath. Having a chronic illness and knowing there is no cure leaves you with very little hope. I am eternally grateful for Dr. Rangunath and her continued quest to find answers. The tiniest medical improvement or development can mean […]

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Tags: arthritis, biomarkers, Doctors Day, Dr. Veena Ranganath, patient stories, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatology, ucla rheumatology


Treatment for autoimmune disorders benefits from advances in evolving class of drugs

August 3, 2016

Treatment for autoimmune disorders benefits from advances in evolving class of drugs

By uclahealth uclahealth

The growing availability of biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory autoimmune disorders has had a dramatic impact on the treatment and prognosis for patients with these potentially disabling diseases. Biologics are genetically engineered drugs designed to interact with the body’s immune response to dampen the damaging effects of rheumatologic disorders. In the case […]

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Tags: autoimmune disorders, biologic therapies, biologics, inflammation, John FitzGerald, MD, methotrexate, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatology, UCLA Division of Rheumatology, UCLA Health, vital signs