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Hepatitis B Vaccine Ineffective in Most Patients With RAHepatitis B Vaccine Ineffective in Most Patients With RA
Many patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) do not achieve adequate levels of protection against hepatitis B when vaccinated with HBVAXPRO-10. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Umbilical Cord Blood May One Day Treat Eczema, RA
Scientists say they have accidentally found a possible treatment for eczema and rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neutropenia Uncommon After Rituxan in RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Late-onset neutropenia occurred less often in rheumatoid arthritis than in lymphoma (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - July 1, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Five everyday foods that fight inflammation
(NaturalNews) Inflammation, especially chronic, low-level inflammation, is a problem for people all over the United States. Not only does it manifest itself with problems like rheumatoid arthritis or Crohn's disease but the medical profession is linking it to serious health issues... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Body Mass Index and the Risk of Rheumatoid ArthritisBody Mass Index and the Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
What is the relationship between obesity and risk for rheumatoid arthritis? Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Ablynx and Taisho to develop and commercialise anti-TNFa nanobody in Japan
Belgium-based biopharmaceutical company Ablynx has entered a licence agreement with Taisho Pharmaceutical to develop and commercialise its anti-TNFa nanobody, ozoralizumab, to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Japan. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - June 29, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis treatment returns pigment to vitiligo patient's skin
Marilyn MalaraNEW HAVEN, Conn., June 27 (UPI) -- Dermatologists at Yale's School of Medicine may have determined that a pre-existing arthritis drug can be used to reverse the effects of vitiligo. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderate Treatment Not Enough to Curb Moderate ArthritisModerate Treatment Not Enough to Curb Moderate Arthritis
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis need more than just standard DMARD therapy to decrease the risk for major joint surgery in the first 5 years after disease onset, researchers report. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Arthritis drug could be used to treat vitiligo
Researchers have discovered that tofacitinib, a drug normally used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, could restore pigmentation in people with vitiligo. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Exactech wins FDA 510(k) for Optetrak knee prosthesis
Exactech (NSDQ:EXAC) said yesterday that it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Optetrak Logic constrained condylar prosthesis for revision knee arthroplasty patients. The knee prosthesis is approved for indications in patients undergoing total knee replacement due to osteoarthritis, osteonecrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic degenerative problems and to replace failed knee devices, the Gainesville, Fla-based company said. “The FDA clearance of Optetrak Logic CC further expands the Exactech knee system offerings for surgeons who desire predictable and reproducible outcomes. Our new revision system will give kne...
Source: Mass Device - June 26, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Prosthetics Regulatory/Compliance Exactech Inc. Source Type: news

Endogenous proteins as anti-inflammatory agents
In autoimmune diseases and immune pathologies such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis or organ rejection, inflammatory processes take place in the body, triggered by its own immune system. New research is concentrating on a special protein that is thought to play an important role in controlling excessive immune reactions. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Also Help Ease Vitiligo
Title: Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Also Help Ease VitiligoCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/24/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/25/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - June 25, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Also Help Ease Vitiligo
Case study showed tofacitinib cleared up skin pigmentation loss in woman after just 2 months (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Also Help Ease Vitiligo
Case study showed tofacitinib cleared up skin pigmentation loss in woman after just 2 months Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Medicines, Vitiligo (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For vitiligo patient, arthritis drug restores skin color
A medication for treating rheumatoid arthritis has restored skin color in a patient suffering from vitiligo, according to dermatologists. The disfiguring condition is best known as the disease that plagued late pop star Michael Jackson. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 24, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cholinergic Pathways, the Immune System and ArthritisCholinergic Pathways, the Immune System and Arthritis
What part do the nervous and immune systems play in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis? Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

[Research Article] Toll-like receptor 4 senses oxidative stress mediated by the oxidation of phospholipids in extracellular vesicles
Extracellular vesicles from patients with rheumatoid arthritis stimulate inflammation in a TLR4-dependent manner. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - June 20, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Mateja Manček-Keber, Mojca Frank-Bertoncelj, Iva Hafner-Bratkovič, Anže Smole, Mateja Zorko, Nina Pirher, Silvia Hayer, Veronika Kralj-Iglič, Blaž Rozman, Nejc Ilc, Simon Horvat, Roman Jerala Source Type: news

New Oral Biologic Improves Symptoms in Refractory RANew Oral Biologic Improves Symptoms in Refractory RA
A new oral JAK1/JAK2 inhibitor produces rapid clinical improvement in patients with refractory rheumatoid arthritis (RA), despite previous exposure to multiple biologic agents. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Chris Beardshaw: I won't let joint pain control me
The award-winning gardening expert was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in his teens. He tells our reporter how he copes with the crippling disease (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis and giant cell arteritis linked with solar cycles
A rare collaboration of physicists and medical researchers finds a correlation between rheumatoid arthritis and giant cell arteritis and solar cycles. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers correlate rheumatoid arthritis and giant cell arteritis with solar cycles
(DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory) A rare collaboration of physicists and medical researchers finds a correlation between rheumatoid arthritis and giant cell arteritis and solar cycles. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

RA and Shoulder Replacement: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Shoulder pain due to rheumatoid arthritis can be debilitating.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear from Dr. John Sperling about options for treatment. To listen, click the link below. RA and Shoulder Replacement (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 15, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Dose reduction strategy can substantially reduce high cost of TNF inhibitor therapy in RA
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) showed that, in rheumatoid arthritis patients, a good clinical response to maintenance treatment with a tumor necrosis factor inhibitor was maintained even when the dose was reduced by one-third. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Targeting IL-12/23 Pathway Fails in RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- An effective psoriatic arthritis drug disappoints in rheumatoid arthritis (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - June 13, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Autoimmune Diseases
WebMD explains what makes RA an autoimmune disease. Learn what autoimmune diseases are and how changes involving your immune system lead to RA. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ultrasound identifies RA patients in clinical remission who need more intensive treatment
Two new studies have shown the importance of using ultrasound to identify those Rheumatoid Arthritis patients in clinical remission who would benefit from more intensive treatment. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vitamin D Status in Rheumatoid Arthritis PatientsVitamin D Status in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
How do vitamin D levels affect physical activity and quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis patients? Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Validated measurements of fatigue should be used to optimize its treatment in RA
(European League Against Rheumatism) Three new studies presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) have provided valuable guidance on measuring fatigue and optimizing its treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients, and in patients with other rheumatic diseases. Fatigue remains a frequent and debilitating problem for patients with RA that needs to be addressed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Ultrasound identifies RA patients in clinical remission who need more intensive treatment
(European League Against Rheumatism) Two new studies presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) have shown the importance of using ultrasound to identify those Rheumatoid Arthritis patients in clinical remission who would benefit from more intensive treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Early RA patients have impaired myocardial & vascular function at early stage of disease
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) demonstrated for the first time that treatment-naive patients with early Rheumatoid Arthritis have myocardial and vascular abnormalities, even at the earliest stage of their disease. These findings suggest that patients may develop early cardiomyopathy (disease of the heart muscle), increasing their risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality from the time of their diagnosis. Cardiomyopathy is a serious condition and a leading cause of hospitalization worldwide. (Source: Eure...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Hepatitis B vaccine less effective in rheumatoid arthritis patients
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) press conference showed that people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are less likely to be protected by hepatitis B vaccination than the general population. Within the trial only 11 percent of those with the condition responded to the vaccine, compared with 83 percent of those without RA, suggesting that people with RA may still be at risk of infection in spite of vaccination. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Triple Treatment Effective in Early Rheumatoid ArthritisTriple Treatment Effective in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis
Early combination therapy leads to earlier sustained remission than monotherapy and preserves functional ability; however, at 2 years, drug-free remission rates are equivalent, new research shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Merck and Samsung Bioepis Announce Pivotal Phase 3 Studies for Investigational Biosimilars SB4, Enbrel (Etanercept), and SB2, Remicade (Infliximab), Met Primary Endpoints
Dateline City: KENILWORTH, N.J. & SEOUL, South Korea Data Presented for the First Time at the EULAR Annual Meeting Phase 1 Data for SB2, SB4 and SB5, an Investigational Biosimilar of Humira (Adalimumab), also Presented KENILWORTH, N.J. & SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd. today announced that pivotal Phase 3 clinical studies of SB4, an investigational biosimilar of Enbrel (etanercept), and SB2, an investigational biosimilar o...
Source: Merck.com - Research and Development News - June 10, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Research and Development News Corporate News Latest News Source Type: news

RA: Dendritic Cell Vaccine Suppressed Immune DysfunctionRA: Dendritic Cell Vaccine Suppressed Immune Dysfunction
Autologous dendritic cells conditioned by exposure to citrullinated peptides were able to correct some rheumatoid arthritis-related immune problems in patients with high-risk HLA-DRB1 alleles. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Researchers expose how 'James Bond' cells are made
New research has revealed how immune cell 'spies' are created, providing clues on how the immune system could be manipulated to better fight disease. Dendritic cells are intelligence-gathering immune cells, gathering information on viruses, bacteria, cancer and fungi to aid the immune system in fighting disease. Understanding how dendritic cells are created will aid scientists in finding ways to boost the immune response to infections or dampen it in autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, experts say. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 8, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers expose how 'James Bond' cells are made
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) New research from Australian and Singaporean scientists has revealed how immune cell 'spies' are created, providing clues on how the immune system could be manipulated to better fight disease.Dendritic cells are intelligence-gathering immune cells, gathering information on viruses, bacteria, cancer and fungi to aid the immune system in fighting disease. Understanding how dendritic cells are created will aid scientists in finding ways to boost the immune response to infections or dampen it in autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 8, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

These Photos Show The Problem With Excess Skin After Extreme Weight Loss
By the time Tatiana Bobbitt lost 190 pounds, she knew she had a problem. It had been 21 months since her successful bariatric surgery, and while she had shed nearly 200 pounds from her 5’11”, 450-pound frame, her body was covered with loose, stretched-out skin. Bobbitt put on the weight in adolescence and now credits her gain to the fallout from her sexual assault -- the stress of keeping a painful secret, as well as the side effects from different depression medications and mood stabilizers. These caused her to balloon to 275 pounds by the time she was 16 years old. At 19, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Breastfeeding could cut children’s leukaemia risk
Do more to increase understanding of social acceptability of breastfeeding, say researchersRelated items from OnMedicaBreastfeeding may halve rheumatoid arthritis riskBreastfeedingBreastfeeding for longer could save NHS £40 million a yearWarn parents not to buy breast milk onlineBreastfeeding for longer linked to higher IQ claim (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 5, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Jab that targets agony of arthritis using patient's own cells
The vaccine, which has been tested in Australia, uses the patient's own cells to combat rheumatoid arthritis by 're-educating' the immune system to stop it attacking healthy tissue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My Daughter's Mysterious Illness -- And My Own
For TueNight.com by Allison Czarnecki (Photos: Courtesy Allison Czarnecki. Photos from left to right: Allison and her daughter as a baby, Allison's daughter in the hospital getting tests, Allison's daughter now; Photo collage: Helen Jane Hearn/TueNight.com) Exactly one year ago, my teenage daughter got sick. Really sick. One day, out of the blue, she woke up and couldn't get out of bed. Up to this point, my then 14-year-old daughter had been a wildly healthy, state-championship swimmer who played the cello in an honors orchestra, earned straight As in all her classes. She was heavily involved in leadership positions in...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis Early Symptoms and Signs
Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis Early Symptoms and SignsCategory: Doctor's & Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/1/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 1, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Hacking The Nervous System
(Photo: © Job Boot) One nerve connects your vital organs, sensing and shaping your health. If we learn to control it, the future of medicine will be electric.When Maria Vrind, a former gymnast from Volendam in the Netherlands, found that the only way she could put her socks on in the morning was to lie on her back with her feet in the air, she had to accept that things had reached a crisis point. “I had become so stiff I couldn’t stand up,” she says. “It was a great shock because I’m such an active person.”It was 1993. Vrind was in her late 40s and working two jobs, athletics coa...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hacking The Nervous System
(Photo: © Job Boot) One nerve connects your vital organs, sensing and shaping your health. If we learn to control it, the future of medicine will be electric.When Maria Vrind, a former gymnast from Volendam in the Netherlands, found that the only way she could put her socks on in the morning was to lie on her back with her feet in the air, she had to accept that things had reached a crisis point. “I had become so stiff I couldn’t stand up,” she says. “It was a great shock because I’m such an active person.”It was 1993. Vrind was in her late 40s and working two jobs, athletics coa...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Push on rheumatoid arthritis drug adherence needed
A UK study has highlighted that significant numbers of patients with rheumatoid arthritis are not taking expensive drug treatments as prescribed. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - May 27, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Roche to announce new data in rheumatoid arthritis and severe inflammatory disorders at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015)
Roche today announced that new data in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other severe autoimmune conditions will be presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) in Rome, 10-13 June, 2015. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - May 27, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche to announce new data in rheumatoid arthritis and severe inflammatory disorders at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015)
Roche today announced that new data in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other severe autoimmune conditions will be presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) in Rome, 10-13 June, 2015. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - May 27, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Research 'challenges assumption that arthritis patients take their medication regularly'
(University of Manchester) New UK research has challenged the assumption that people with rheumatoid arthritis always take their medication as prescribed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New national study finds autoimmune disease severely impacts patients
(Health Union) In a new national survey of rheumatoid arthritis patients, Health Union found a severe impact on quality of life, employment, and ability to afford treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The Degradative Soup of Injury and Arthritis
New studies have shown that when a meniscus tissue is torn in the knee, enzymes and factors are released, creating a degradative soup that affects healing and eventually leads to arthritis. Injury to joint tissues used to be thought of in primarily mechanical terms. Torn ligaments led to instability; a torn meniscus led to arthritis, both from the window wiper effect of the tissue in the joint and the force concentration from losing the shock absorber; impact injuries led to bone and cartilage death. [1] We now understand that this thinking was far too narrow. Papers presented at the 29th Meniscus Transplant Study Grou...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New compound found for treating rheumatoid arthritis
Stephen FellerBOZEMAN, Mont., May 21 (UPI) -- Researchers at Montana State University identified a compound which prevents the inflammation and destruction of cartilage and joints in rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news