While there’s no cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis yet, there are many preventative medications. They range from oral pills to injections that can be done at home or by a doctor, which are working for many people who have been diagnosed. All these different treatment options can help patients achieve their goals and stay healthy and functional. In this video, Dr. Laura Cappelli, a physician at the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, discusses the different treatment options for Rheumatoid arthritis.
Laura Cappelli, MD, MHS, MS
A new type of therapy called Immunotherapy, is used to treat cancers. It’s been observed that Immunotherapy could lead to an over-activation of the immune system. In Rheumatology we’re seeing an increase in arthritis driven by this activation of the immune system. Dr. Cappelli discusses the questions she and her oncologist colleagues have about why this happens and how do we best evaluate and treat these patients.
“What happens to my sample once I agree to use it towards research?” you may ask… Take a look as numerous doctors and researchers explain the process step by step, from gathering your information in a clinic, to performing specific tests in the laboratory for data collection, to publishing research results and sharing them with medical professionals. Check out this exciting process!