Rheumatology Network Presents News for Patients With Joint Diseases from European Conference

Jun 30, 2014, 09:43 ET from UBM Medica US

NORWALK, Conn., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Rheumatology Network, a leading online community for Rheumatologists, offers special coverage of the major European rheumatology conference, just concluded in Paris, France.

The annual meeting of the European Union League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) is one of the two major conferences at which rheumatologists share their latest research. Important news from this conference for the millions of people in the US with rheumatologic conditions now appears online on Rheumatology Network, including:

  • Unresolved RA Pain Threatens Treatment Success: Doctors who treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have not been paying enough attention to relieving pain as they do to other symptoms, probably jeopardizing the success of treatment. Evidence from registries and clinical trials, involving about 15,000 RA patients altogether, reveals that those who are in more pain at the start of treatment and those for whom the pain continues unrelieved are less likely to benefit from medications intended to reduce inflammation, perhaps because the pain interferes with response to the drugs.

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