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Monotherapy With Biologic DMARDs in Rheumatoid Arthritis Monotherapy With Biologic DMARDs in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Biologic DMARD monotherapy may be a viable treatment alternative for patients with rheumatoid arthritis when combination therapy is not an option.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fish Eaters Find Less Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
Study suggests most fish may play role in controlling symptoms (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating fish may significantly reduce rheumatoid arthritis pain
Eating fish at least twice a week may significantly reduce the pain and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish Eaters Report Less Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain
FRIDAY, June 23, 2017 -- Eating fish at least twice a week may significantly reduce the pain and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis, a new study says. Prior studies have shown a beneficial effect of fish oil supplements on rheumatoid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

EU backs second biosimilar copy of Humira, world's top drug
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European regulators have recommended approval of a second copy of AbbVie's rheumatoid arthritis drug Humira, the world's top-selling medicine, in a further boost for so-called biosimilars in the region. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Eating Fish May Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms Eating Fish May Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms
Eating fish two or more times per week was associated with lower disease activity in a cross-sectional analysis of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms: Eating THIS twice a week may reduce joint pain
RHEUMATOID arthritis affects one per cent of the population, but new research has discovered how fish can help relieve painful symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating Fish May Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis
Symptoms (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can Smartphone Use Bring on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Title: Can Smartphone Use Bring on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?Category: Health NewsCreated: 6/23/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/23/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 23, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

The annual microbiome award holders meeting
Investment in microbiome researchThe microbiome is increasingly recognised as influencing health and disease. To help clarify the role of the microbiome in musculoskeletal disease, we have funded several awards in this area; our portfolio of microbiome research awards is currently made up of one prestigious programme grant, five pathfinder awards and two strategic awards. Our total investment in this area is almost£5 million. Combined, the projects will provide short and long-term support to build expertise in this field of research, and progress our understanding of the role of the microbiome in arthritis. The ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - June 22, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Novartis' CANTOS Heart Trial Results Could Lead To Drastic Drop In Arthritis Drug Price
But who would have thought at the results of a heart disease study could potentially provide an unexpected financial benefit to those patients with juvenile arthritis. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John LaMattina, Contributor Tags: NYSE:NVS NASDAQ:AMGN NASDAQ:REGN Source Type: news

Eating more fish 'can alleviate rheumatoid arthritis symptoms'
This study indicates that simple changes, such as increasing the amount of fish in their diets, could have a big impact on making the condition more manageable. Lead author Dr Sara Tedeschi, of the division of rheumatology, immunology and allergy at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, said:"If our finding holds up in other studies, it suggests that fish consumption may lower inflammation related to rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. "Fish consumption has been noted to have many beneficial health effects, and our findings may give patients with rheumatoid arthritis a strong reason to i...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - June 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis treatment: THIS may be a new way to cure painful symptoms
RHEUMATOID arthritis affects more than 400,000 people in the UK, but scientists may have found a new way to treat symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Rheumatoid arthritis: Regular fish intake may ease symptoms
Eating more than two portions of fish every week was found to reduce disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, a new study reveals. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

Gout symptoms - THIS is a sign form of arthritis is severe and needs URGENT treatment
GOUT - a condition which people commonly associate with a rich diet - is a disorder which causes painful attacks of arthritis in the joints of the foot, knee, ankle, hand and wrist and especially the big toe. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Polyarteritis Nodosa Different from Lupus?
Title: Is Polyarteritis Nodosa Different from Lupus?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

What's the Prognosis for Raynaud's Phenomenon?
Title: What's the Prognosis for Raynaud's Phenomenon?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Can I Get a Massage with Spondylitis?
Title: Can I Get a Massage with Spondylitis?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Can I Exercise with Spondylolisthesis and Stenosis?
Title: Can I Exercise with Spondylolisthesis and Stenosis?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Filgotinib Combined With MTX in Patients With Active RA Filgotinib Combined With MTX in Patients With Active RA
The addition of filgotinib may be an effective option for patients with active rheumatoid arthritis who did not sufficiently respond to methotrexate alone.Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Arthritis pain cure: Eating oily fish 'can reduce swelling in joints' 
EATING oily fish or sushi twice a week reduces the swelling in joints affected by arthritis, scientists have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish as Medicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Eating fish may help reduce the joint pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis, a new study has found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Fish and Other Marine Life Rheumatoid Arthritis Joints (Body Part) Methotrexate (Drug) Source Type: news

New gene mutations found in white blood cells in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
(University of Helsinki) Gene mutations accumulating in cells are typical of the development of cancer. Finnish researchers found that a similar accumulation of mutations occurs also in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eating fish helps to ease arthritis
A new study by researchers has found that eating fish twice a week helps relieve the symptoms of arthritis. People who ate fish suffered less from swollen or tender joints. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PhD scholarship scheme – call for applications
Applications are now open for our PhD scholarship scheme with a deadline of 16:00 on Wednesday 20 September.A limited number of our prestigious PhD scholarships are available to encourage the best graduates to embark on a research career in any discipline relevant to arthritis and related musculoskeletal diseases.These awards offer up to 4 years funding to successful applicants, which includes a generous tax-free incremental stipend, UK tuition fees and enhanced running costs.Scholarships are awarded annually, by open competition, for projects that have clear relevance to our aims, and provide training ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - June 20, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Tocilizumab Triumphs in Methotrexate Combo for RA Tocilizumab Triumphs in Methotrexate Combo for RA
It is not always clear which biologic to add to methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis, but a new comparison between tocilizumab and a number of TNF inhibitors has some suggestions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Biologics Comparison in Rheumatoid Arthritis Surprises Biologics Comparison in Rheumatoid Arthritis Surprises
A Swedish study had rheumatologists debating the top contenders for second-line therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who do not respond to TNF inhibitor therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

What Is a Good DISH Diet and Fitness Routine?
Title: What Is a Good DISH Diet and Fitness Routine?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 20, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

What Are Symptoms of Ischial Bursitis?
Title: What Are Symptoms of Ischial Bursitis?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 20, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Yoga Could Help Heal Chronic Back Pain
BOSTON (CBS) – Healing your back with the help of yoga. It is a simple solution for people suffering from chronic back pain. A new study, conducted right here in Boston, has found yoga may be an easy answer for some. Judith Zaborowski, who has significant arthritis in her spine, takes yoga. The 74-year-old says the practice helps ease her back pain. (WBZ-TV) “I’m much more comfortable with movement,” Judith explains. Now a new study from Boston Medical Center backs that up. Researchers looked at more than 300 low-income patients with chronic lower back pain. Some took yoga classes designed for back...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Yoga Source Type: news

Targeting IL-23 a Hit in Psoriatic Arthritis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Multiple disease domains showed significant improvement (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Adult-onset Still's disease: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
In this article, learn about the rare disorder, adult-onset Still's disease. What are the causes, the different treatments available, and the outlook? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis symptoms - what is the difference between the conditions?
RHEUMATOID arthritis and osteoarthritis are two different types of arthritis which present different symptoms. But few people know the different between the two conditions. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Managing Arthritis Fatigue
-- Fatigue is a common complaint among people with arthritis, but making a few lifestyle changes can help keep it in check. The Arthritis Foundation suggests: Getting regular exercise, gradually increasing your workout to most days of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Managing Arthritis Fatigue
Title: Health Tip: Managing Arthritis FatigueCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 19, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

£3 million awarded to pain research
The pain challenge seeks to fund research that will increase our understanding of the fundamental biological mechanisms and pathways which underlie musculoskeletal pain and which may lead to the prevention, identification or development of new treatments for pain.The first call for applications for our pain challenge was launched in early 2016, and we invested a total of over£3 million in 13 projects as part of this round. We wanted to tell you about all the exciting projects that we funded as part of this first call:Dr Chantal Chenu (The Royal Veterinary College)The role of the nerve growth mediator semaphorin-3A in...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - June 18, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Biologic-Naive Respond Better to TNF Combination in RA Biologic-Naive Respond Better to TNF Combination in RA
US clinical practice data confirm that combination therapy with TNF inhibitors improves rheumatoid arthritis response compared with monotherapy; however, treatment history makes a difference.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Children exposed to smoke more likely to develop arthritis
Smokers exposed to cigarette smoke during their childhood years increase their risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a groundbreaking French study claims. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EULAR 2017: Lilly's Taltz(R) (ixekizumab) Demonstrated No Progression or Minimal Progression of Radiographic Disease in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis Through 52 Weeks
INDIANAPOLIS, June 16, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today that the majority of patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) treated with Taltz® (ixekizumab) exhibited either no progres... Biopharmaceuticals Eli Lilly, Taltz, ixekizumab, psoriatic arthritis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Safety and Long-Term Efficacy Data from Baricitinib Clinical Trials in Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis Presented at EULAR 2017
Pooled analysis of eight clinical trials shows no difference in serious infection events compared to placebo Results from long-term extension of Phase 3 studies show treatment with baricitinib slows the progression of joint damage and controls disease a... Biopharmaceuticals Eli Lilly, Incyte , Olumiant, baricitinib, rheumatoid arthritis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Excess risk of cardiovascular events in RA patients decreased since start of 21st century
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a meta-analysis presented for the first time today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2017 press conference showed that the excess risk of cardiovascular events in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients relative to the general population has decreased since the year 2000. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study shows for first time link between passive smoking in childhood and rheumatoid arthritis
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2017 press conference confirmed the link between active smoking and the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, interestingly, it also suggested for the first time that in smokers, exposure to tobacco early in life through passive smoking in childhood significantly increased this risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Biosimilar concerns of rheumatology patients being addressed by national program
(European League Against Rheumatism) To address the fear and insecurity expressed by rheumatology patients on being switched from a biologic to a biosimilar treatment for their arthritis, the Danish Rheumatism Association has participated in a national program designed to ensure patients received independent information about biosimilars, along with closer monitoring of prescriptions to provide reassurance about their safety. The results of this initiative were presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New relapse prediction tool reduces cost of rheumatoid arthritis treatment
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2017 have shown that the combined use of two measurements to accurately predict the risk of relapse in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) allows successful dose reduction (tapering) of their disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). This in turn increases the cost-effectiveness of each DMARD treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New effective treatments for psoriatic arthritis patients
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of two studies presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR) 2017 press conference revealed promising data supporting two new drug classes for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Janssen reports positive long-term results from Phase III trial of sirukumab for RA
Janssen-Cilag International (Janssen) has reported positive long-term results from the Phase III SIRROUND-T clinical trial of sirukumab to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - June 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Biosimilar for Adalimumab in Rheumatoid Arthritis New Biosimilar for Adalimumab in Rheumatoid Arthritis
A large multinational study compares the efficacy and safety of FKB327 biosimilar to adalimumab in active rheumatoid arthritis. But antidrug antibody levels raise questions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Boehringer Ingelheim presents phase III results demonstrating clinical equivalence of adalimumab biosimilar candidate to HUMIRA ®
Boehringer Ingelheim has announced results from the pivotal Phase III VOLTAIRE®-RA(1) study, confirming that its adalimumab biosimilar candidate BI 695501 and HUMIRA®* have similar efficacy, safety and immunogenicity in patients with moderately-to-severely active rheumatoid arthritis. The 24 week results will be presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2017) in Madrid. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Boehringer Ingelheim Business and Industry Source Type: news

Biological DMARD guidelines associated with a reduced need for knee and hip replacements in RA
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a Danish study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2017 press conference showed that the incidence of total knee replacements carried out on patients with rheumatoid arthritis started to decrease after the introduction of biological Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (bDMARDs) to national treatment guidelines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis: Being overweight might NOT be a risk factor in men
Rheumatoid arthritis affects one per cent of the UK population, and symptoms include joint pain, stiffness and swelling. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news