RA patient mortality rates remain high, study finds

02/19/2014 | Medscape (free registration)

A study in Arthritis Care & Research found that rheumatoid arthritis patients in the U.K. have higher mortality rates than the general population and that rates have not improved since 1990. Fred Wolfe, M.D., of the University of Kansas, called the study important and said if biologic therapy is shown to reduce mortality it may have more of an effect in the U.S., where it is more widely used.

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