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Cellular Dynamics at the Synovium Bone Interface in RA

Research Question:
The purpose of this Network study is to better understand the interactions between B cells and T cells (types of white blood cells) and how this may affect joint destruction in patients with autoimmune diseases. Looking at the different types of cells found in the synovial fluid and synovial tissue of people with RA will help us to better what happens when their joints become damaged.

Basic Study Information

Purpose:
You will be asked to have an ultrasound and a biopsy of your inflamed synovial tissue done. Synovial tissue is found in joints, like your knees, wrists and fingers, and creates synovial fluid, which helps lubricate your joint. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) causes the thin synovial tissue to become inflamed, leading to an accumulation of synovial fluid which causes swelling and pain.

Location: Univeristy of Rochester
Study Reference #: NA1

Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)

Lead Researcher: Jennifer Anolik, MD, PhD

Study Contact Information

Study Coordinator: Ashley Owens
Phone: (585) 276-4284
Email: ashley_owens@urmc.rochester.edu

Additional Study Details

Number of Visits:  2 to 5
Parking:  Free
Transportation Coverage: 
Reimbursement:  Yes

Learn More About These Conditions

More information about Arthritis, Rheumatoid

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