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#460032 - 01/11/12 12:56 PM RA Medical Database
MollyC1i Offline
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http://www.arthritis.org/research-update-joint-replacements.php

(snip...) (Dr Michaud) "Studying joint replacement in people with RA will help patients understand how well the procedure works and what results patients can expect, such as how much swelling and pain will remain after surgery, how they’ll feel and whether cardiovascular problems or risk of infection will complicate the surgery." (More...)

(snip...) "Michaud credits Arthritis Foundation funding for making this project the first of its kind in RA possible. He plans to continue studying the impact of joint replacement in RA. In the meantime, Michaud started a new database called the Arthritis Internet Registry (AIR), a web-based study and social networking opportunity for people with RA and other rheumatic diseases." (more...)

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Very interesting coverage regarding joint replacement in RA patients. A central registry has been set up and a very successful on-line patients forum AIR (Walking on AIR) already boasting 1000 members. Worthwhile checking out.
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#460078 - 01/12/12 05:24 AM Re: RA Medical Database [Re: MollyC1i]
Kancie Offline
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Great article Molly, thanks! AIR sounds very interesting, do we have anyone here who has signed up?
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