Azathioprine for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug details for Azathioprine for rheumatoid arthritis.
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Adult Treatments That May Be Used in Children - Topic Overview
Children who have severe and persistent juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA),during or even after treatment,may be considered for therapies that have been proved to be safe and effective for adult rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune disease but have yet to be fully studied for juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Examples of such therapies include: Cyclosporine A. This is a cytotoxic medicine,...
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Inflammatory Eye Disease - Topic Overview
Inflammatory eye disease ( uveitis ) can develop as a complication in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Children and adults with JIA can develop cataracts,glaucoma,corneal degeneration (band keratopathy),or vision loss. The incidence of eye disease in children with JIA is from 2% to 34%. 1 Eye disease associated with JIA often has no symptoms,although blurred vision may ...
Antimalarials for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug details for Antimalarial drugs for rheumatoid arthritis.
Sulfasalazine for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Drug details for Sulfasalazine for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Cyclophosphamide for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug details for Cyclophosphamide for rheumatoid arthritis.
Comparing Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis - Topic Overview
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are different types of arthritis. Although they share some similar characteristics,each has different symptoms and requires different treatment. Therefore,an accurate diagnosis is important. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis affects about one-tenth as many people as osteoarthritis. The main difference between ...
Physical Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview
The purpose of physical therapy is to decrease pain and allow you to continue daily activities. Physical therapy can reduce pain in the soft tissues (such as the muscles,ligaments,and tendons),improve function,and build muscle strength. A physical therapist provides these treatments and will also provide education,instruction,and support for recovery. Physical therapy techniques for ...
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Range-of-Motion Exercises - Topic Overview
Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) must do regular range-of-motion exercises to prevent contractures and to maintain joint range and flexibility. If your child is 4 years old or younger,an adult will need to move the child's joints through the range-of-motion exercises. This is called passive range of motion. The adult will gently move the joints from a bent position to a ...
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Finger and Hand Surgeries - Topic Overview
There are several surgeries to correct joint problems in the hand caused by rheumatoid arthritis,including: Carpal tunnel release,which involves releasing or cutting a ligament in the wrist to relieve pressure on a nerve that runs through the middle of the wrist and supplies feeling to the hand (median nerve). Tendon release,which may be used to treat abnormal bending of fingers (flexion ...