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rheumatoid

 [roo´mah-toid]
resembling rheumatism.
rheumatoid disease rheumatoid arthritis with emphasis on nonarticular changes, e.g., pulmonary interstitial fibrosis, pleural effusion, and lung nodules.

rheu·ma·toid dis·ease

rheumatoid arthritis, referring particularly to nonarticular lesions such as subcutaneous nodules.
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The detection rates in the autoantigen microarray for the autoantibodies associated with the above-mentioned rheumatoid diseases, based on the cutoffs established in this study to define positive and negative diagnosis, are summarized in Table 2.
In addition, such techniques require measurement of each autoantibody separately and thus are not practical for parallel, high-throughput analysis of multiple autoantibodies, which is necessary for cost-effective large-scale screening and diagnosis of rheumatoid diseases.
The Rheumatoid Patient Foundation will support the first annual Rheumatoid Awareness Day with a campaign aimed at raising awareness and educating about rheumatoid disease.
RPF is a 501c (3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with rheumatoid diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile arthritis.
The findings have potentially important implications for clinical trials of treatments for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid diseases.
Dr Anthony Clarke, medical director at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatoid Diseases, said details on the treatment were 'sketchy' and it was too early to hail it as a wonder cure.
People who drink four or more cups of coffee per day are significantly more likely to get rheumatoid arthritis than are people drinking less, scientists in Finland report in the August ANNALS OF RHEUMATOID DISEASES.
They differ from other groups of drugs used in the treatment of rheumatoid diseases, since only they are able to stop or reduce damage caused from chronic inflammation to the joint cartilage or bone.
They differ from other groups of drugs used in the treatment of rheumatoid diseases, because they are able to stop or reduce damage caused from chronic inflammation to the joint cartilage or bone.
Data from France released at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, held November 8-12, 1998, in San Diego, California links immunization against hepatitis B to the development of autoimmune rheumatoid diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
The data from France links hepatitis B immunization to both the development of newly diagnosed cases of autoimmune rheumatoid diseases as well as the exacerbation of previously diagnosed cases that were in remission.

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