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SMC recommends abatacept

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has announced today that abatacept (Orencia®) has been accepted for use within NHS Scotland, in combination with methotrexate (MTX), as a first-line biologic agent for adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), after failure with two conventional DMARDs.
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Children are also three times as likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis in later life if their mother had the agonising condition, claim researchers at Odense University Hospital in Denmark
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The children born to women with the disease were almost three more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis themselves, the study found.
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(Natural News) Individuals diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis can experience mild to severe joint pain, and this often affects their daily lives. Thankfully, there are some superfoods that can help you deal with this kind of pain. These superfoods help lower oxidative stress, or the body’s ability to “counteract or detoxify harmful chemicals.” Dr. Bhawna Gupta, from...
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MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 -- Children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk for the disease and other chronic health problems, a new study suggests. The finding comes from an analysis of long-term follow-up data on all children...
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(Wiley) New research reveals that children born to women with rheumatoid arthritis face an increased susceptibility for certain chronic diseases.
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Discussion Sjögren Syndrome (SS) is named for Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjögren who published a case series in 1933 describing patients with dry eyes and arthritis. SS is a “chronic autoimmune inflammatory exocrinopathy” that is characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the lacrimal and salivary glands and has various degrees of systematic involvement. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia are the main clinical symptoms. Sicca is a Latin word meaning dry. Dryness of the eyes and mouth without evidence of autoimmune disease is called Sicca syndrome or Sicca complex. SS can be primary or se...
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ConclusionsThe first reported results in Brazilian populations support the role of inflammasome in the development of RA.
Source: Inflammation Research - Category: Research Source Type: research
We report the case of a 53‐year‐old female with an erythematous, papular eruption occurring in association with Hodgkin lymphoma. Histopathological evaluation of the rash confirmed PNGD. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of PNGD occurring in association with Hodgkin lymphoma. Although extremely rare, underlying malignancy should be considered in patients with PNGD, particularly in individuals with constitutional symptoms and the absence of an obvious inflammatory etiology.
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