Adipokines as Biomarkers of Cachexia and High-Risk Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Clinical Science R&D
January 2019 -
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease associated with arthritis and significant disability. The disease is also associated with a greater risk of early death. Active RA is also associated with greater use of energy, which results in unhealthy weight loss and muscle loss, and likely contributes to the substantial risk of disability and death. This study focuses on markers that can be measured in the blood that may identify these processes more clearly and identify tho...