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(DOR-0833) Discovering the antecedents of rheumatoid arthritis flare


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Discovering the antecedents of rheumatoid arthritis flare

Principal Investigator:
Dana Orange M.D.

Investigators:
Dana Orange M.D.

Contact Information:
Recruitment Specialist
1230 York Ave
New York, Ne 10065
Telephone: 18007822737
Alt. Telephone: 18007822737
Email: rucares@rockefeller.edu
Enrollment Status:
Open to Enrollment

Brief Summary of Protocol:
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease, which causes pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints. Most patients with rheumatoid arthritis experience unpredictable flares of their arthritis over time. Flares are painful and they make it difficult for patients to get to work and turn every day tasks into struggles. No one knows what causes flares and so there are very few treatment options available for this problem. The goal of this study is to recruit patients with rheumatoid arthritis and monitor them for flare. This will involve monthly clinic visits with a board certified rheumatologist and weekly questionnaires and finger pricks mailed from home. You will be reimbursed for your time and effort. We hope to identify what changes occur in the blood as a flare develops, so in the future, we can develop treatments that specifically target these.



Detailed Description of Protocol:




What specifically makes a person eligible for the study?
You may be eligible to enter this study:

1. Females between the ages of 40-65 2. Diagnosis of RA 3. No history of diabetes, HIV, Hepatitis B or C

Gender:
Female

Age(s):
40-65

Children permitted to participate:
No

Potential Benefits.....




Compensation:
Compensation is provided