New Analyses Suggest Favorable Results for STELARA ® (ustekinumab) When Used as a First-Line Therapy for Bio-Naïve Patients with Moderately to Severely Active Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, October 25, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced data from two new analyses of STELARA® (ustekinumab) for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC).1,2 In a modelled analysisa focused on treatment sequencing using data from randomized controlled trials, network meta-analysis and literature, results showed patient time spent in clinical remission or response was highest when STELARA was used as a first-line advanced therapy for bio-naïve patients with moderately t...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Association between sarcopenia, physical performance and falls in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a 1-year prospective study - Wiegmann S, Armbrecht G, Borucki D, Buehring B, Buttgereit F, Detzer C, Schaumburg D, Zeiner KN, Dietzel R.
BACKGROUND: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at increased risk of falls and fractures. Sarcopenia occurs more frequently in RA patients due to the inflammatory processes. Early diagnosis and prevention programmes are essential to avoid serious c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment and psychiatric comorbidity in immune-mediated inflammatory disorders - Wan A, Bernstein CN, Graff LA, Patten SB, Sareen J, Fisk JD, Bolton JM, Hitchon C, Marriott JJ, Marrie RA.
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether childhood maltreatment is associated with immune-mediated inflammatory disorders (IMID; multiple sclerosis [MS], inflammatory bowel disease [IBD] and rheumatoid arthritis [RA]). We further aimed to determine the relationship... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Arthritis: Best anti-inflammatory beverage to provide effective pain relief for joints
INFLAMMATORY arthritis is characterised by painful, swollen and tender joints. Common forms include: rheumatoid arthritis , psoriatic arthritis , systemic lupus erythematosus , gout and ankylosing spondylitis . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Can I Reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis Naturally?
Title: How Can I Reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis Naturally?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/29/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/29/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 29, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Gene Variant Tied to Risk for Interstitial Lung Disease in RA
For patients with rheumatoid arthritis, lifetime risks for ILD were 16.8 percent for MUC5B carriers, 6.1 percent for noncarriers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 28, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pathology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Bone Gains Lost Following Denosumab Stop in Steroid-Treated RA Bone Gains Lost Following Denosumab Stop in Steroid-Treated RA
When denosumab is discontinued, glucocorticoid-treated patients with rheumatoid arthritis need to transition to another osteoporosis therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - September 28, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Discovery of mechanics of drug targets for COVID-19
A team of international researchers, including McGill Professor Stéphane Laporte, have discovered the working mechanism of potential drug targets for various diseases such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and even COVID-19. The findings published in Molecular Cell uncover the inner workings of cell receptors that are involved in cancer progression and inflammatory diseases. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Arthritis: The drink that can ‘reverse inflamation’ and offer fast pain relief
ARTHRITIS is a painful condition characterised by swelling in the joints, that can threaten mobility over time. Two of the most widely recognised forms of the condition include rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. One drink, which can be made at home, may help alleviate symptoms associated with both types of arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RA Therapy Responders Show Unique Differences in Gut Microbiome RA Therapy Responders Show Unique Differences in Gut Microbiome
A cohort study found differences in the gut microbiome between patients with rheumatoid arthritis who improved clinically and those who did not.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Arthritis: The telltale sign in the eyes that could signal onset of inflammation
THE NHS estimates that more than 400,000 people in the UK suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, a condition characterised by debilitating swelling and pain in the joints. One telltale sign in the eyes could signal onset of inflammation, according to an expert. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Can I Prevent My Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) From Getting Worse?
Title: How Can I Prevent My Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) From Getting Worse?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/21/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 21, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

What Is the Best Infusion for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Title: What Is the Best Infusion for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/21/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 21, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Low RA Flare Rate Reported After Pfizer COVID Vaccination Low RA Flare Rate Reported After Pfizer COVID Vaccination
The rate of flares seen among patients with rheumatoid arthritis in remission after vaccination was in line with other reports across a range of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Genetically Engineered Cells Deliver RA Drug in Mouse Study Genetically Engineered Cells Deliver RA Drug in Mouse Study
Researchers have created cells that automatically secrete an anti-cytokine drug in response to inflammation when implanted in a mouse model of rheumatoid arthritis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/parents-smoking-during-childhood-linked-rheumatoid-arthritis-later-life " > Parents ’ smoking during childhood linked to rheumatoid arthritis later in life < /a >
A study found that girls whose parents smoked cigarettes were 75% more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis as adults. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo researchers link gut microbiome to rheumatoid arthritis prognosis
ROCHESTER, Minn. — A significant indicator of whether a patient with rheumatoid arthritis will improve over the course of disease may lie in part in their gut, according to new research from Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine. The study, published in Genome Medicine, found that predicting a patient's future rheumatoid arthritis prognosis could be possible by zeroing in on the trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that inhabit their gastrointestinal tract, known as the… (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - September 14, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

Arthritis treatment: The best diet to reduce inflammation and ‘improve physical function’
RHEUMATOID arthritis is a debilitating joint condition caused by the immune system misfiring. Although there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, you can alleviate its worst effects by adhering to a particular diet, suggests research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baricitinib Adds to Benefit of Steroids in Severe COVID-19 Baricitinib Adds to Benefit of Steroids in Severe COVID-19
Hospitalized COVID-19 patients died less often if they received Eli Lilly's rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib along with the other treatments their doctors had prescribed, according to a study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 9, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Do Anti-Inflammatories Help Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Title: Do Anti-Inflammatories Help Rheumatoid Arthritis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/9/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/9/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 9, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Arthritis breakthrough: Study finds key new cause and a 'highly effective' treatment
A HIGHLY effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis could be available within just three to four years after scientists discover a key new cause of the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis symptoms: Four signs of rheumatoid arthritis you might not recognise
ARTHRITIS symptoms don't just affect your joints. You can spot signs of rheumatoid arthritis all over your body - do you know these four unusual signs of rheumatoid arthritis? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis symptoms: Three of the best exercises to avoid painful arthritis signs
ARTHRITIS pain is a very common complaint in the UK, and symptoms include joint pain, inflammation, and restricted movement. These are three of the best exercises for rheumatoid arthritis patients. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Might Help Save Hospitalized COVID Patients
THURSDAY, Sept. 2, 2021 -- As doctors around the world come up against severe cases of COVID-19, some positive news has emerged: New research shows the rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib may help reduce hospitalized COVID patients'risk of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 2, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Arthritis diet: Three healthy foods that can ‘trigger’ painful arthritis symptoms
ARTHRITIS comes in many forms but one of the most common is rheumatoid arthritis - an autoimmune disease. According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, there are three healthy foods that can "trigger" arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis treated with implanted cells that release drug
With a goal of developing rheumatoid arthritis therapies with minimal side effects, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have genetically engineered cells that, when implanted in mice, will deliver a biologic drug in response to inflammation. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis: Seven symptoms that represent the 'earliest phases' of arthritis
SPOTTING rheumatoid arthritis early helps to keep painful inflammation in check. Although deficiencies in the literature persist, a review has collated seven of the "earliest" warning signs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis symptoms: Best types of exercise to reduce pain - particularly in the knees
ARTHRITIS is a common complaint characterised by painful joint symptoms, such as stiffness and swelling. If left untreated, rheumatoid arthritis - an inflammatory type of arthritis - can inflame the blood vessels, a complication that can prove life-threatening. A new study sheds a light on one of the best types of exercises to help reduce painful symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis: Three symptoms that signal your arthritis has become 'life-threatening'
ARTHRITIS is a common complaint characterised by painful joint symptoms, such as stiffness and swelling. If left untreated, rheumatoid arthritis - an inflammatory type of arthritis - can inflame the blood vessels, a complication that can prove life-threatening. Here are three telltale signs of inflamed blood vessels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seven countries in the Region to participate in WHO ’s Solidarity PLUS trial
WHO’s Solidarity PLUS trial enters new phase to test 3 new candidate drugs for COVID-19  Cairo, 25 August 2021 – Seven countries in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region have enrolled to participate in the Solidarity PLUS clinical trial led by WHO. Solidarity PLUS will evaluate 3 potential drugs for the treatment of COVID-19 infections – artesunate, imatinib and infliximab – aiming to protect people from severe hospitalization and death because of COVID-19.  These drugs were selected by an independent panel of experts who assess all available evidence on all relevant therapeutics. T...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 25, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Poverty Tied to Worse Functional Status in Rheumatoid Arthritis
TUESDAY, Aug. 24, 2021 -- Worse functional status and increased probability of functional decline are seen for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with lower socioeconomic status (SES), according to a study published online Aug. 4 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Secondhand Smoke May Raise Kids ’ Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
New study suggests risk might go up by 75%, but the disorder is rare overall (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ECG Challenge: Fast Heart Rate in Patient With RA ECG Challenge: Fast Heart Rate in Patient With RA
Although her rheumatoid arthritis is under control, this woman's heart rate is elevated. What does her ECG show?Medscape Cardiology (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Clinical Case Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis: Exposure to smoking at young age increases risk by 75 percent
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS is a painful condition which affects a person's joints and mobility. For those exposed to smoking at a young age, your risk could be increased by a staggering 75 percent says latest study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parental Smoking Linked to More Adult RA in Women Parental Smoking Linked to More Adult RA in Women
An adjusted analysis conducted as part of the study suggests a 75% boost in risk for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), although overall rate is low.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - August 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Arthritis diet: The 4p vegetable that 'could reduce your risk' of rheumatoid arthritis
ARTHRITIS is a painful condition that affects more than 10 million people in the UK. But one common vegetable could reduce your risk of rheumatoid arthritis, according to the latest studies. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms: The sign first thing in the morning of the joint disease
RHEUMATOID arthritis develops when the immune system spontaneously decides to attack the lining of the joints. Certain factors increase your risk of the condition, including obesity, smoking, older age, and family history. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tocilizumab Shortage Continues as Pandemic Wears On Tocilizumab Shortage Continues as Pandemic Wears On
Emergency use authorization of tocilizumab for COVID-19 has led to a global shortage, but supplies for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions are faring better — for now.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - August 19, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Kids Who Grew Up With Smokers Have Higher Odds for Rheumatoid Arthritis
THURSDAY, Aug. 19, 2021 -- While breathing in secondhand smoke is known to harm kids'lungs, new research suggests that children whose parents smoked are also more prone to developing rheumatoid arthritis later in life. " Our findings give more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kids Who Grew Up With Smokers Have Higher Odds for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Title: Kids Who Grew Up With Smokers Have Higher Odds for Rheumatoid ArthritisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 19, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Vehicle control as a measure of real-world driving performance in patients with rheumatoid arthritis - Mikuls TR, Merickel J, Gwon Y, Sayles H, Petro A, Cannella A, Snow MH, Feely M, England BR, Michaud K, Rizzo M.
OBJECTIVE: To quantify vehicle control as a metric of automobile driving performance in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Naturalistic driving assessments were completed in patients with active RA and controls without disease. Data ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Childhood Parental Smoking Linked to Adult-Onset RA
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 18, 2021 -- Childhood exposure to parental smoking is associated with a greater risk for adult-onset incident rheumatoid arthritis (RA) even after controlling for a personal smoking habit as an adult, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Genentech's Covid-fighting drug in short supply just two months after FDA greenlight
Plateauing vaccination rates and a surge of Covid infections has left Covid patients, rheumatoid arthritis patients and some cancer patients competing for a dwindling supply of the drug. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 17, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Genentech's Covid-fighting drug in short supply just two months after FDA greenlight
Plateauing vaccination rates and a surge of Covid infections has left Covid patients, rheumatoid arthritis patients and some cancer patients competing for a dwindling supply of the drug. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 17, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Arthritis diet: ‘Higher intake’ of a popular hot drink proven to ‘reduce disease activity’
RHEUMATOID arthritis is a chronic joint condition that can be insufferable for some people. Fortunately, a "higher intake" of a warm beverage has been shown to reduce disease activity" in one study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can a Blood-Based Test Predict TNFi Nonresponse in RA? Can a Blood-Based Test Predict TNFi Nonresponse in RA?
A genetic signature response test detected a predictive signal for nonresponse to anti-tumor necrosis factor drugs for rheumatoid arthritis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - August 16, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

FDA Authorizes Booster Shot of COVID-19 Vaccine for People With Weakened Immune Systems
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators say transplant recipients and others with severely weakened immune systems can get an extra dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to better protect them as the delta variant continues to surge. The late-night announcement Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration applies to several million Americans who are especially vulnerable because of organ transplants, certain cancers or other disorders. Several other countries, including France and Israel, have similar recommendations. It’s harder for vaccines to rev up an immune system suppressed by certain medications and ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AP / Lauran Neergaard and Matthew Perrone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Increased Risk of RA Among Patients With Endometriosis Increased Risk of RA Among Patients With Endometriosis
A new study investigates the potential link between endometriosis and the risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis. Is there a connection?Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Get Permanent Disability for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Can You Get Permanent Disability for Rheumatoid Arthritis? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID-19 Booster Shots Are Still Controversial —Even for the Immunocompromised People Who Likely Need Them the Most
Chris Neblett, 44, was among the first people in the U.S. to get vaccinated against COVID-19. His job with the U.S. State Department allowed him to get his initial dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine in late December 2020. By January 2021, he was fully vaccinated. But that didn’t mean he was fully protected. Neblett, who received a kidney transplant in 2018 and still takes immune-system-suppressing drugs to prevent his body from rejecting the organ, found out through his participation in a Johns Hopkins study of vaccination among transplant patients that he didn’t produce any disease-fighting antibodies, ev...
Source: TIME: Health - August 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news