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Advances in Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
In recent years, significant advances have been made in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic autoimmune disease that primarily affects the joints. These advancements have revolutionized the management of RA, providing new hope and improved outcomes for patients. Biologic drugs have emerged as a game-changer in RA treatment. These medications specifically target molecules and pathways involved in the immune response, such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and Janus kinase (JAK) enzymes. Biologics have shown remarkable efficacy in reducing inflammation, slowing disease progression, and improving overall joint function. The concept of personalized medicine has gained prominence in RA treatment. Genetic testing and biomarker analysis help identify specific characteristics and disease mechanisms in individual patients. This information enables physicians to tailor treatment strategies, selecting the most appropriate medications and dosages for each person, leading to better outcomes. In cases where joint damage is severe and non-responsive to medical therapy, surgical interventions have also seen advancements. Joint replacement surgeries, such as total hip or knee replacements, have become increasingly sophisticated and durable, relieving pain and restoring mobility for individuals with advanced RA.
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Medical officer, Dept of Emergency, Civil Hospital District Shimla, Dept of Health and family welfare, Himachal Pradesh
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