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Novartis stocks drug cabinet with "Big-3" arthritis blockbusters

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's Novartis is stocking up cheaper versions of the world's top-selling arthritis medicines, hoping a broad portfolio gives it an edge on rivals with narrower offerings.
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Hello, this is my first post. I'm from Chile and I'm in my first year of internship. Once a Rheumatologist told us to not starting prednisone in rheumatoid arthritis suspicion (we don't have access to DMARDs as general practitioners) because at time of referral there will be no objective clinical or laboratory signs of active disease so it would be more difficult to do the differential, so his suggestion was to start only NSAIDs and early referral (although it takes a pair of months here,... Rheum: Starting prednisone on suspected conditions as initial treatment question
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: forums
This study compared the estimated prevalence and potential determinants of left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction upon applying different classification criteria in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). LV diastolic function was assessed echocardiographically by pulsed Doppler (E/A), tissue Doppler (E/e', lateral and septal e'), and left atrial volume index in 176 RA patients. Relationships of traditional cardiovascular risk factors and RA characteristics with LV diastolic function and dysfunction according to previous and current criteria were determined in multivariate regression models. Waist-hip ratio was associated with E/A...
Source: International Journal of Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Int J Rheumatol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS The arthrodesis is indicated in patients with Grade III and IV hallux rigidus, with severe hallux valgus, hallux varus, and in patients in whom the previous surgeries failed. We tend to prefer stable arthrodesis. Fixation by anatomic LCP plate facilitates early rehabilitation, loading and early return to work and sports activities. Key words: arthrodesis, metatarsophalangeal joint, hallux rigidus, hallux valgus. PMID: 29351529 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Acta Chir Orthop Traumatol Cech Source Type: research
Authors: Bin Huraib G, Al Harthi F, Arfin M, Rizvi S, Al-Asmari A Abstract Background: Psoriasis is a complex autoimmune disease caused by the interaction of genetic and environmental factors. PTPN22 gene polymorphism has been reported to affect psoriasis susceptibility; however, no data are available for Middle Eastern populations. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the association of PTPN22 (1858C/T) R620W polymorphism with psoriasis in a Saudi cohort. Methods: Saudi subjects (n = 306) including patients with psoriasis (n = 106) and matched controls (n =...
Source: Clinical Medicine Insights: Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord Source Type: research
(MedPage Today) -- Which is better for detecting synovitis?
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
Decreased expression of the TCR ζ-chain has been reportedin several autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Recent evidence suggeststhat this deficiency may be due to polymorphisms in the CD247gene. A total 52 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and95 healthy controls of Bulgarian ethnicity were genotyped for 837C>G,rs1052230, 844A>T, and rs1052231 using a TaqMan genotyping assay.None of the two polymorphisms appeared associated with the diseases.On the other hand, we have found that the -837GG genotype and the Gallele were associated with hematological disease. The -844AA genotypeand the A allele app...
Source: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
We describe three patients with ATIL. The first patient had a classical drug-induced lupus (DIL) presented by thrombocytopenia that resolved after infliximab discontinuation. The second case experienced symmetric polyarthritis of 14 joints in rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-like distribution accompanied by l ymphopenia. The third one had a severe serositis including ascites and pleural and pericardial effusions along with pancytopenia. In this patient, ATIL coexisted with anti-TNF-α-induced hepatitis. The second and third patients met the American College of Rheumatology classification criteria for SLE . Nevertheless, all ...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
AbstractThe effects of intra-articular methotrexate (I/A MTX) in knee synovitis in rheumatoid arthritis have been previously evaluated. I/A MTX has not been studied in other joints. Ultrasonography (US) has been little studied in monitoring the effect of I/A MTX. The aim of the study is to test the efficacy of I/A MTX in suppression of persistent synovitis in medium-sized joints (ankle, wrist, and elbow) in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Patients were divided into two groups: group 1 (methotrexate group): 56 patients in which 84 joints (32 ankles, 28 wrists, and 24 elbows) were injected intra-articularly by 10  mg of ...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
The objective of this study is to assess the effectiveness of resistance training in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). The study is a randomized controlled trial with 41 patients aged between 18 and 65  years with diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis (PsA). The patients were randomized into the following: intervention group (IG) and control group (CG). The IG underwent resistance exercise twice a week, for 12 weeks. The CG remained with the conventional drug therapy. The outcome measurements were th e following: BASFI and HAQ-S for functional capacity, one maximum repetition test (1RM) for muscle strength, SF-...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
RHEUMATOID arthritis is a condition that can cause pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints, particular in the knee, hip and hands. Carrying out every day tasks can often be difficult, but taking natural supplements could help ease symptoms.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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