Women with RA face reduced likelihood of live birth after assisted reproductive technology

Women with RA face reduced likelihood of live birth after assisted reproductive technology (healio.com)

[Healio, 1/29/19]  Women with rheumatoid arthritis who are treated with assisted reproductive technology, or ART, have a significantly reduced chance of live birth compared to those without rheumatoid arthritis, according to data published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

“The relevance of examining the efficacy of ART treatment in women with RA is increasing as recent studies on other autoimmune diseases (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease) have suggested a reduced chance of having a live born child after ART treatment compared with other women undergoing ART,” Bente Mertz Nørgård, PhD, DMSc, of Odense University Hospital, Denmark, and colleagues wrote………….

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Jaelin Stickels, CNM, WHNP

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