- Rheumatoid cachexia: a clinical perspectiveG D Summers
Department of Rheumatology, Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, London Road, Derby DE1 2QY, UK
Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:1124-31. 2008..Cachexia shows little response to diet alone but progressive resistance training and anti-TNF therapies show promise in tackling this potentially disabling extra-articular feature of RA...
- Rheumatoid cachexia and cardiovascular diseaseGregory D Summers
Department of Rheumatology, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby DE22 3NE, UK
Nat Rev Rheumatol 6:445-51. 2010..Rheumatoid cachexia might represent the 'worst of both worlds' with respect to cardiovascular outcome, but until diagnostic criteria for this condition are agreed upon, its effect on cardiovascular disease risk remains controversial...
- Long-term effects of anti-tumour necrosis factor therapy on weight in patients with rheumatoid arthritisRachel A Brown
Department of Rheumatology, Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby DE22 3NE, UK
Clin Rheumatol 31:455-61. 2012..RA patients with lower BMIs tend to gain weight with anti-TNF therapy. Further studies are required to determine if the weight gained is fat and/or muscle and the effects upon general health outcomes...