Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms: The sensation of 'sand in eye' is a telltale sign
RHEUMATOID arthritis mainly affect the joints but the symptoms do not stop there. Occasionally, eye problems can signal the joint condition, which include the sensation of sand in the eye. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RA Experts Highlight Key Developments Over the Past Year RA Experts Highlight Key Developments Over the Past Year
A massive Swedish cohort study suggesting that biologic agents reduce the known excess risk of lymphoma in patients with rheumatoid arthritis was hailed as one of the high points of the last year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Opioid Use (and Overuse) for Knee Arthritis Takes Big Financial Toll
FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 -- Opioids and arthritic knees are a costly mix, new research claims. " These data offer new evidence of the magnitude of the societal burden generated by opioid use and misuse, and could be used to educate health care providers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Opioid Use (and Overuse) for Knee Arthritis Takes Big Financial Toll
Title: Opioid Use (and Overuse) for Knee Arthritis Takes Big Financial TollCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/5/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - March 5, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Micromotors Promising for Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy Micromotors Promising for Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy
Magnesium-based micromotors showed promise as a delivery system for hydrogen therapy to inflamed joints in an experimental model of rheumatoid arthritis, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Does an Arthritis Drug Help Patients Battling Severe COVID? It Depends on the Study
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 3, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Research, Rheumatology, News, Source Type: news

Does an Arthritis Drug Help Patients Battling Severe COVID? It Depends on the Study
WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2021 -- Two new studies suggest that the jury is still out on whether the arthritis drug tocilizumab helps those with severe COVID-19. Both reports were published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine. The first, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 3, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Are the Causes of Spondylosis?
Title: What Are the Causes of Spondylosis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/3/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/3/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - March 3, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms: Nodules under your skin are a visual clue of arthritis
RHEUMATOID arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes a number of joint problems. Lumps under the skin of bony areas can signal you have rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupin launches generic drug to treat Wilson's disease in US market
The Mumbai-based drug firm's product is the generic equivalent of Mylan Specialty's Depen tablets, which are indicated for the treatment of Wilson's disease, Cystinuria, and in patients with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis who have failed to respond to an adequate trial of conventional therapy. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Repurposed arthritis drug did not significantly improve severe COVID-19 pneumonia
(University of California - San Diego) A repurposed drug used to treat arthritis did not significantly improve the outcomes of patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia. Tocilizumab did not significantly improve clinical status or mortality rate at 28 days for participants who received it compared to a placebo. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Arthritis: Insomnia triggers painful inflammation - nip it in the bud
ARTHRITIS - swollen, painful joints can make dozing off a bit of a nightmare. In addition, a lack of sleep can trigger even more inflammation. How can you break the cycle? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GSK Will Focus on Elderly in Trial to Treat Pneumonia From COVID GSK Will Focus on Elderly in Trial to Treat Pneumonia From COVID
GlaxoSmithKline will extend a trial testing an experimental rheumatoid arthritis drug on patients suffering from COVID-related pneumonia in order to focus on the elderly.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds May Help Fight Severe COVID
Rheumatoid arthritis drugs may save lives of patients hospitalized with severe cases of COVID-19, according to a groundbreaking clinical trial. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds May Help Fight Severe COVID-19
FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2021 -- Rheumatoid arthritis drugs may save lives of patients hospitalized with severe cases of COVID-19, according to a groundbreaking clinical trial. The findings, first announced in January, have now been peer-reviewed and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hepatotoxicity Risk Differs Between Psoriasis, PsA, and RA Patients Hepatotoxicity Risk Differs Between Psoriasis, PsA, and RA Patients
Patients taking methotrexate for psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis were at a higher risk of developing liver disease than were patients with rheumatoid arthritis on methotrexate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Arthritis: Three exercises to incorporate into your week to prevent the painful condition
ARTHRITIS - in particular osteoarthritis - may be preventable by minimising any risk factors associated with the disease. If you'd like to lower the chances of developing painful and stiff joints, what can you do about it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis drugs may reduce mortality and time in ICU for sickest COVID patients
Treating critically ill COVID-19 patients with drugs typically used for rheumatoid arthritis may significantly improve survival, a landmark study has found. The findings, which were announced in January and have now been peer-reviewed and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, come from the REMAP-CAP trial, which evaluates the effect of treatments on a combination of survival and length of time patients need support in an intensive care unit (ICU). (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

What Foods Are Good and Bad for Sjogren ’s Syndrome?
Title: What Foods Are Good and Bad for Sjogren ’s Syndrome?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/26/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/26/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 26, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Therapies May Influence Persistent Pain in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - February 26, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

Treatment Persistence of Biologics in Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment Persistence of Biologics in Psoriatic Arthritis
A better understanding of biologic treatment persistence in psoriatic arthritis patients could help guide treatment decisions.Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Treatment to Lower RA Disease Activity Feasible in Pregnancy
THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 -- Low disease activity and remission are feasible goals for women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cared for with a modern treatment approach during pregnancy, according to a study published online Feb. 10 in the Annals of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study shows opioid use among US patients with knee osteoarthritis costs 14 billion dollars in societal costs
(Wiley) Although guidelines do not recommend use of opioids to manage pain for individuals with knee osteoarthritis, a recent study published early online in Arthritis Care& Research, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Rheumatology Professionals, estimates that 858,000 Americans use opioids such as tramadol and oxycodone for their knee pain, equating to $14 billion in lifetime opioid-related societal costs, or nearly $0.5 billion annually. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Arthritis drugs may reduce mortality and time in ICU for sickest COVID patients
(Imperial College London) Treating critically ill COVID-19 patients with drugs typically used for rheumatoid arthritis may significantly improve survival, a landmark study has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Arthritis: Best exercise to lower your risk of developing the progressive condition
ARTHRITIS, and in particular, osteoarthritis is not an inevitable part of ageing. It is possible to reduce your risk of developing the disease, but how? It begins with leading a healthy lifestyle. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does COVID-19 Make Rheumatoid Arthritis Worse
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis Reduced for Patients With T2DM
TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 -- Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have a reduced risk for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which may be due to statin use, according to a study published online Feb. 16 in Rheumatology. Dawit T. Zemedikun, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drug companies look to AI to end 'hit and miss' research
Technology that speeded the development of Covid vaccines has potential to transform the pharmaceutical industryThe hunt for new medicines has often been more like a game of roulette than high-end science. But now the pharmaceutical sector is on the cusp of a transformation, as it delves into cutting-edge technology to come up with new treatments for diseases such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer ’s.Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to improve the industry ’s success rates and speed up drug discovery, potentially saving it billions of dollars, arecent survey by the analytics firm GlobalData has f...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Julia Kollewe Tags: Pharmaceuticals industry AstraZeneca GlaxoSmithKline Artificial intelligence (AI) Technology Drugs Science Business UK news Computing Source Type: news

Glucocorticoids Linked to a Higher Risk of Hypertension Glucocorticoids Linked to a Higher Risk of Hypertension
Glucocorticoids are commonly used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, but exposure to these drugs may increase the risk of hypertension in these patients.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

16 Early Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Symptoms and Signs
Title: 16 Early Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Symptoms and SignsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 19, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

What Is The Best Way to Treat Bursitis?
Title: What Is The Best Way to Treat Bursitis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 19, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Are People With Rheumatoid Arthritis Higher Risk for COVID-19?
Title: Are People With Rheumatoid Arthritis Higher Risk for COVID-19?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 19, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

'Adaptive' Yoga Opens This Practice to Everyone
Adaptive yoga, is designed to open up the practice to everyone -- including people with movement-limiting conditions like multiple sclerosis, arthritis, or spinal cord injuries. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A study with 1,600 dogs: More than 20 gene loci associated with canine hip dysplasia
(University of Helsinki) An extensive study on canine hip dysplasia conforms to the polygenic background of the disease. Genes located in different chromosomes have a strong association with a protein modification process previously linked to inflammatory arthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Covid-19 Vaccines And Autoimmune Disease
What are recommendations for Covid-19 vaccinations in patients with autoimmune diseases like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

How Is Sjogren's Syndrome Diagnosed and Treated?
Title: How Is Sjogren's Syndrome Diagnosed and Treated?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/17/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/17/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 17, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

What Are the Best Exercises for Osteoporosis?
Title: What Are the Best Exercises for Osteoporosis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/17/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/17/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 17, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

The effect of foot orthoses on balance, foot function, and mobility in rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized controlled clinical trial - Gaino JZ, B értolo MB, Nunes CS, Barbosa CM, Landim SF, Sachetto Z, Magalhães EP.
OBJECTIVES: To compare balance, foot function and mobility in patients with rheumatoid arthritis with and without foot orthoses. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Outpatient rheumatology clinic. SUBJECTS: A total of 94 subjects with rhe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Radiological images confirm 'COVID-19 can cause the body to attack itself'
(Northwestern University) Muscle soreness and achy joints are common symptoms among COVID-19 patients. But for some people, symptoms are more severe, long lasting and even bizarre, including rheumatoid arthritis flares, autoimmune myositis or 'COVID toes.' A new Northwestern Medicine study has, for the first time, confirmed and illustrated the causes of these symptoms through radiological imaging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus update: Tocilizumab is a life-saving treatment for severely ill patients
CORONAVIRUS is being attacked from all angles, with game-changing treatments driving down the fatality rate in hospitals. In a press briefing on Monday, the government's Chief Medical Officer suggests arthritis drug tocilizumab strengthens the fight against COVID-19. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis treatment: Evening primrose oil could alleviate morning stiffness
RHEUMATOID arthritis is a long-term condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. Evidence shows that applying evening primrose oil can help to alleviate morning stiffness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Lyme Disease in Humans?
Title: What Is Lyme Disease in Humans?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 12, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

New coronavirus drug: What is life-saving drug Tocilizumab?
A DRUG normally used for arthritis has provided hope for coronavirus patients in hospital. What is life-saving drug Tocilizumab? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche arthritis drug cuts deaths in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, study suggests
Roche's arthritis drug tocilizumab cuts the risk of death among patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19, also shortening the time to recovery and reducing the need for mechanical ventilation, a large clinical trial suggests. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Roche's Tocilizumab Cuts Deaths in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients: Study Roche's Tocilizumab Cuts Deaths in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients: Study
Roche's arthritis drug tocilizumab cuts the risk of death among patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19, also shortening the time to recovery and reducing the need for mechanical ventilation, results of a large trial showed on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Injected arthritis drug reduces risk of death from Covid-19 by 4%, study finds
The drug tocilizumab is used by rheumatoid arthritis patients in the UK because it can control swelling inside the body. It costs around £615 per four-week dose when used for that purpose. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis drug that helps Covid ICU patients has wider benefits, trial finds
Researchers say tocilizumab could also help patients on general wards and relieve pressure on NHSCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA rheumatoid arthritis drug previously found to save lives among intensive care patients with Covid could also help those receiving oxygen on general wards and reduce pressure on the NHS, researchers have found.A trial calledRemap-Cap revealed last month that the anti-inflammatory drugtocilizumab cut both the risk of death among Covid patients in intensive care and the length of time patients spent in such units.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Coronavirus Medical research UK news World news Source Type: news

Arthritis drug saves lives and speeds recovery from Covid-19, trial shows
Tocilizumab cuts mortality risk by 15%, reduces need for ventilation and shortens time in hospital (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Arthritis drug tocilizumab cuts deaths from Covid
Giving it along with a steroid drug can help the sickest patients with Covid-19, research reveals. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine useful in treating people with COVID-19, or in preventing infection in people who have been exposed to the virus?
COVID-19 is an infectious respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. If the infection becomes severe, people may need intensive care and support in hospital, including mechanical ventilation.Drugs used for other diseases were tried out in COVID-19, and this included chloroquine, used for malaria; and hydroxychloroquine used for rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus. The authors sought evidence of the effects of these drugs in treating people ill with the disease; in preventing the disease in people at risk of getting the disease, such as health workers; and peo...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 10, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news