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Cerebral processing of pain in rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with antiTNF-alpha

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Aim of Investigation: To examine the mechanisms involved in chronic pain and its relief using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). We were interested in how evoked clinical joint pain processing in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients changes after anti-TNF-alpha treatment. Anti-TNF treatment blocks the action of TNF-alpha, a key factor in joint inflammation, suppressing disease activity in severe RA reducing both joint pain and inflammation. Methods: Twenty-one patients with severe RA...

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Accepted manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Series:
International Association for the Study of Pain World Congress on Pain
Publication date:
2008-08-22
URN:
uuid:a465afad-f07c-471f-8ae0-d0499e8d8d16
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616140
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pubs:616140

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