Key Points Sjögren’s syndrome can cause inflammation damaging the glands that secrete fluids such as salivary glands. This can lead to cavities through the mouth, severe oral dryness, difficulty eating, and even tooth loss Arthritis can affect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that opens and closes the mouth sometimes making it painful to open and close […]
Julie shares her experiences with the Arthritis Center team and the importance of participating in research.
Victoria Ruffing, RN, CCRP discusses the risks and benefits of biologic medications for rheumatic disease patients.
Key Points The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center conducted a study to determine the presence of gum disease in patients who have Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Oral health exams were performed on patients who have RA and healthy volunteers for comparison. Data was collected from 100 RA patients and 40 healthy volunteers. 70% of the RA patients […]
I wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with an update on some of the activities and achievements in the Arthritis Center this year across each of our three mission areas: patient care, research, and education.