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Pfizer's Celebrex shown to be as safe as ibuprofen or naproxen: study

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc's Celebrex arthritis drug was shown to be at least as safe as the widely used prescription-strength versions of painkillers ibuprofen and naproxen, and does not appear to cause heart problems that spurred the withdrawal of rival Vioxx, according to a large 10-year study presented on Sunday.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

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Conclusions: The increased anti-P-gp effect of MTX + 4-HC versus MTX alone in RA-FLSs was mediated via inhibition of the JAK2/STAT3 pathway and may have helped reverse MDR in refractory RA patients with high-P-gp levels. PMID: 29670920 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Immunology Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: J Immunol Res Source Type: research
ConclusionBaricitinib 4  mg was efficacious compared to placebo in US and ROW subpopulations. Safety was similar between subgroups.FundingEli Lilly&Company and Incyte Corporation.Trial RegistrationClinicalTrials.gov identifiers, NCT01721057; NCT01710358.
Source: Rheumatology and Therapy - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
AbstractWe compared the change in joint inflammation and the proportion of subjects achieving threshold levels of improvement using the existing methods employing ultrasonography on pre-determined joint sites versus novel methods. These novel methods select the most affected joints based on (i) ultrasonography —the Individualized-Ultrasound (IUS) method, or (ii) ultrasonography and clinical joint assessment—the individualized-Composite-Ultrasound (ICUS) method. Mean 3-month change in total inflammation score (ΔTIS) and 95% CI was computed for each method on 24 RA subjects initiated or escalated on tr eatm...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
In this report, we presented a case of RA presenting with cervical spine involvement without peripheral arthritis to underline the importance of this kind of involvement in clinical practice. We also briefly reviewed other cases similar to ours in light of literature.
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Authors: Ling S, Bluett J, Barton A PMID: 29667454 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Expert Rev Clin Immunol Source Type: research
An experimental rheumatoid arthritis drug developed by Eli Lilly and Co and Incyte Corp poses serious risks of deadly blood clots at higher doses, U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff said on Thursday, the latest setback to a treatment regulators declined to approve last year.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news
Authors: McCarty MF, O'Keefe JH, DiNicolantonio JJ Abstract Although clinical trials with glucosamine in osteoarthritis have yielded mixed results, leading to doubts about its efficacy, the utility of glucosamine for preventing joint destruction and inflammation is well documented in rodent models of arthritis, including models of spontaneous osteoarthritis. The benefit of oral glucosamine in adjuvant arthritis is markedly dose dependent, likely reflecting a modulation of tissue levels of UDP-N-acetylglucosamine that in turn influences mucopolysaccharide synthesis and the extent of protein O-GlcNAcylation. Importan...
Source: Journal of Dietary Supplements - Category: Nutrition Tags: J Diet Suppl Source Type: research
The biotech company hopes its research in placenta tissue will eventually help wounds heal and people with arthritis avoid joint replacements. The potential is huge — but so is the challenge of securing funding.
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: news
Condition:   Rheumatoid Arthritis Interventions:   Drug: Methotrexate;   Drug: Adalimumab Sponsors:   Keio University;   Eisai Co., Ltd. Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune calcium Inflammation vitamin D Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs
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