Semmelweis publication may help improve therapy of difficult-to-treat rheumatoid arthritis February 3, By romhanyikatalin The recently published international scientific publication may take another step towards the therapy of the difficult-to-treat rheumatoid rheumatoid arthrosis causing inflammatory changes in the joints.
The first author of the publication is Dr. It is estimated that one-third of patients with rheumatoid arthritis do not respond adequately to the currently available therapeutic recommendations.
The first step of the European joint project was to define who can be included in this group — a communication has recently been published in a leading international scientific journal of rheumatology. This was followed by the development of a new recommendation related to the treatment of the patients concerned.
Rheumatoid arthritis RA is a systemic autoimmune disease associated with inflammatory changes in the joints.
On average, it affects 0. The treatment of the disease has greatly improved in the last two to three decades, numerous new drugs, biological and targeted therapies have become available, and the work of physicians is supported by a constantly updated protocol at European level.
It is a very heterogeneous group of patients, typically including those who have some severe comorbidities e. Based on his clinical experience, Dr. György Nagy realised the need for a special recommendation for the treatment of such patients.
The paperfirst authored by Dr. György Nagy, appeared in the leading international scientific journal of rheumatology, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. A working group of 32 members from all over Europe has been set up under the supervision of the department head of Semmelweis University, where in addition to rheumatologists, specialists, psychologists, affected rheumatoid arthrosis are also represented.
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In preparation to create the recently published definition, the rheumatoid arthrosis group made a questionnaire, which was completed by more than European rheumatologists.
According to Dr. György Nagy, even the formulation of the definition is important for clinicians as it draws attention to the problem. The next step is to develop a rheumatoid arthrosis therapeutic guideline for this group of patients; we have already started to work on it.
György Nagy. Research related to the biomarkers, the clinical features, and the pathogenetic background of difficult-to-treat rheumatoid arthritis is also an important part of the scientific work done by the Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology.
But some evidence suggests that eating certain foods may help reduce inflammation and improve symptoms for some people, while other foods have been shown to worsen inflammation and related symptoms. For instance, the ketogenic diet — which is high in fats that promote inflammation and low in rheumatoid arthrosis healthy grains, fruits, and vegetables that help fight inflammation — is generally believed to be bad for RA symptoms and pain. On the other hand, the Mediterranean diet is high in seafood omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, which can help fight inflammation. It's sometimes called the anti-inflammatory diet or arthritis diet. Some research, including a recent review in Frontiers in Nutrition, suggests that diets that exclude animal products completely and focus on vegetables, fruits, and fiber may also be beneficial for RA.
In addition to the diverse research involving other inflammatory and immunological diseases, the department aims at putting equal emphasis on the discipline in undergraduate and graduate education.
Practice- and patient-oriented education coordinated by the department takes place in three locations: the rheumatology and immunology units of the Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology headed by Dr. Part of the translational research led by the department csípő betegség is implemented in cooperation with Dr. As Dr. György Nagy emphasized, he started his research activities at this institute twenty years ago, and the cooperation has been continuous ever since.
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The department conducts intensive translational and clinical research collaborations at the Heart and Vascular Center with the research group led by Dr. Béla Merkely, rector, including one on the cardiovascular risks of RA patients. Another branch of scientific work related to basic research is implemented in cooperation with the Department of Physiology, with Dr.
Attila Mócsai, university professor and Dr. Tamás Németh, assistant professor.
The department, which was established on 1 October,currently has five staff members, including from left to right in the photo Emese Balogh, department administrator, Dr. Judit Majnik, assistant professor, Dr. György Nagy, head of department, Dr. Kinga Viktória Kőhalmi, specialist candidate, and Dr. György Nagy highlighted.
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