Four JAK Inhibitors Have Comparable Efficacy, Safety for RA
FRIDAY, Dec. 1, 2023 -- For patients with rheumatoid arthritis, the efficacy and safety of four Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors is comparable, according to a study published online Nov. 1 in Rheumatology. Shinya Hayashi, M.D., from the Kobe... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - December 1, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ins and Outs of Rheumatoid Arthritis
In the webinar, Stanley B. Cohen, MD, broke down all things RA including what boosts your chances of having it, what risks come with RA, and more. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 1, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asheville Arthritis & amp; Osteoporosis Center Partners with House Rx to Enhance Patient Care Through Medically Integrated Dispensing
Asheville Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center, a community rheumatology clinic based in North Carolina, will be adopting a new care model aimed at improving patient access to life-improving specialty medications. Asheville Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center will provide patients with faster and... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 1, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: LIC Source Type: news

New Data on Bimekizumab in Psoriatic Arthritis
(MedPage Today) -- At the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting, new data was presented on the long-term safety and efficacy of bimekizumab (Bimzelx), a dual interleukin (IL)-17A/F inhibitor, in active psoriatic arthritis. In this second... (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - November 30, 2023 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

DMARDs Linked to Reduced Thyroid Disease Incidence DMARDs Linked to Reduced Thyroid Disease Incidence
In a large Swedish rheumatoid arthritis cohort, the incidence of thyroid disease declines after RA diagnosis vs the general population, with the effect strongest among those treated with anti-rheumatic drugs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 29, 2023 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Could Correcting Metabolic Dysfunction Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis?
(MedPage Today) -- Alterations in tryptophan metabolism are common among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), researchers found, and preclinical studies suggest that correcting them is a viable treatment strategy. Participants in France's... (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - November 28, 2023 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Biologic Therapy for IBD Not Tied to Higher Risk of Major Heart Events
(MedPage Today) -- In contrast to recent data on tofacitinib (Xeljanz) in rheumatoid arthritis, patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who received biologic therapies appeared to have a lower risk for a major adverse cardiovascular event... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - November 28, 2023 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

How NHS waiting lists are driving patients to cash in pensions or sell their homes to pay for operations they desperately need
Seven million and growing - that's the number of people now on waiting lists for NHS treatment ranging from cancer checks to replacing arthritic hips and heart surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘The Vulnerables’ Review: Birds of a Literary Feather
In Sigrid Nunez’s 2018 novel, “The Friend,” a woman mourns the suicide of a close friend and fellow writer whose bereft dog, a slobbering, arthritic Great Dane, she reluctantly agrees to adopt. The book, which won a National Book Award, is a moving and witty meditation on loss, consolation, the…#sigrid #greatdane #anationalbookaward (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 24, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Advances Mean Many Patients Go Home Same Day After Knee Replacement
FRIDAY, Nov. 24, 2023 -- Robert Fleetwood, 73, needed joint replacements in both knees, both to relieve his arthritis pain and to continue competing in athletic activities.And thanks to medical advances, Fleetwood was able to go home the same he... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - November 24, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Picture quiz: Toenail presentations
The Nursing in Practice ‘picture quizzes’ aim to test your knowledge through photo presentations of symptoms. Work your way through them to understand the key clinical problems faced by patients, and how to correctly identify them. Press ‘start’ below to begin the quiz.  A 45-year-old woman is concerned about this black line that has appeared under her big toenail. Can you reassure her about the cause? Fungal nail infection Melanoma Subungual haematoma Ingrowing toenail A 23-year-old woman wants to know what you are going to do about her ‘manky toenail’ as it is summer and she feels she ...
Source: Nursing in Practice - November 23, 2023 Category: Nursing Authors: Mollie Fraser-Andrews Tags: Dermatology Quiz toenail Source Type: news

New Data on TYK2 Inhibitors for Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis
(MedPage Today) -- Studies were presented at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) annual meeting on the safety and efficacy of two oral tyrosine kinase 2 (TYK2) inhibitors -- TAK-279, a selective TYK2 inhibitor in patients with active psoriatic... (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - November 22, 2023 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

How Viral Infections Cause Long-Term Health Problems
In a few patients, the immune system becomes misdirected, attacking the body instead of the virus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 22, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Multiple Sclerosis Autoimmune Diseases Immune System Long Covid Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Antibodies Mononucleosis Rheumatoid Arthritis Bacteria Lupus Erythematosus Source Type: news

ACR: Higher BMI Linked to Worse Flare Symptoms in Early RA
TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2023 -- For patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA), higher body mass index (BMI) is associated with worse flare symptoms, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, held... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - November 21, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A commonly used arthritis medicine can cure baldness, shows a study
A recent study published in Indian Dermatology has found that tofacitinib, a drug commonly used for rheumatoid arthritis, has shown promising results in treating alopecia areata. The study revealed that 94.1% of the patients showed a complete or near-complete response to the medication. Additionally, 23.5% of the patients achieved complete hair growth within eight months of treatment. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news