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Shock-Waves Reduce Finger Ulcers in Scleroderma
Compared with conventional treatment, extracorporeal shock-wave therapy resulted in a significant decrease in finger ulcers. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: Scleroderma Systemic Sclerosis Rheumatic Diseases Source Type: news

Shock-Waves Reduce Finger Ulcers in Scleroderma
Compared with conventional treatment, extracorporeal shock-wave therapy resulted in a significant decrease in finger ulcers. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 22, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: Scleroderma Systemic Sclerosis Rheumatic Diseases Source Type: news

Baby Boomers Have Increased Risk of Rx Opioid Overdose Death
In addition, those born from 1947 to 1964 and 1979 to 1992 have increased risk of heroin overdose death (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could vitamin D help to keep rheumatoid arthritis at bay?
A new study using cells taken from joints of people with rheumatoid arthritis shows that some types of immune cell can lose their sensitivity to vitamin D. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

Scientists identify new marker of arthritis in mice
(Wiley) Researchers have discovered a new marker of arthritis in mice that can be used noninvasively to both identify joints with established arthritis and to predict subsequent joint swelling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Do education and poverty affect knee surgery success?
(Wiley) In an Arthritis Care& Research study of individuals who underwent total knee replacement, those who did not attend college had worse pain and function after two years if they lived in poor communities, but educational level was not linked with pain or function in wealthy communities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bone Marrow Swelling: Spondyloarthritis or Healthy Athlete?
MRI of the sacral spine may help determine which patients are in need of rheumatologic care. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 22, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: Spondyloarthritis Source Type: news

Bone Marrow Swelling: Spondyloarthritis or Healthy Athlete?
MRI of the sacral spine may help determine which patients are in need of rheumatologic care. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 22, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: Spondyloarthritis Source Type: news

From San Diego, A Great Debate on Biosimilars From San Diego, A Great Debate on Biosimilars
Dr Jonathan Kay provides an overview of news and views on biosimilars to be presented at ACR 2017.Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Commentary Source Type: news

Rainfall can indicate that mosquito-borne epidemics will occur weeks later
FINDINGSA new study demonstrates that outbreaks of mosquito-borne viruses Zika and Chikungunya generally occur about three weeks after heavy rainfall.Researchers also found that Chikungunya will predominate over Zika when both circulate at the same time, because Chikungunya has a shorter incubation period — just two days, versus 10 days for Zika. The latter finding explains why a late-2015 Zika epidemic in Rio de Janeiro ended while the number of Chikungunya cases increased in February 2016.BACKGROUNDViruses transmitted by insects can lead to serious health repercussions. Zika is linked to birth defects, and up to 1 ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Juvenile Onset Arthritis Raises Pregnancy Risks
The risk of pregnancy-related complications is further increased when juvenile arthritis persists into adulthood. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: Arthritis Juvenile Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Juvenile Onset Arthritis Raises Pregnancy Risks
The risk of pregnancy-related complications is further increased when juvenile arthritis persists into adulthood. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: Arthritis Juvenile Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked with COPD Hospitalization
The risk is nearly twice as high as in the general population, and women are at significantly higher risk. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: COPD Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Vitamin D could prevent rheumatoid arthritis
Researchers from the University of Birmingham build on past studies that show vitamin D strengthens the immune system, however, already-affected joints are 'committed' to swelling. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Startup wants to bring back Vioxx for hemophilia joint pain
A tiny pharmaceutical company is trying to bring back the arthritis pill Vioxx but for patients with a bleeding disorder (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Startup could bring back Vioxx for hemophilia
A tiny pharmaceutical company is trying to bring back the arthritis pill Vioxx but for patients with a bleeding disorder (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked with COPD Hospitalization
The risk is nearly twice as high as in the general population, and women are at significantly higher risk. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: COPD Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

APNewsbreak: Startup could bring back Vioxx for hemophilia
A tiny pharmaceutical company is trying to bring back the arthritis pill Vioxx but for patients with a bleeding disorder (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms could be PREVENTED by taking vitamin D supplements
RHEUMATOID arthritis could be prevented by taking vitamin D supplements, as they could help to reduce the risk of inflammation, it ’s been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maintaining sufficient vitamin D levels may help to prevent rheumatoid arthritis
Maintaining sufficient vitamin D levels may help to prevent the onset of inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered. The research also found that while Vitamin D can be effective at preventing the onset of inflammation, it is less effective once inflammatory disease is established because diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis leads to vitamin D insensitivity. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Prevent Osteoporosis
Title: Health Tip: Help Prevent OsteoporosisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - November 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Controlling diabetes with your phone might be possible someday
(Rutgers University) Nerve-stimulating procedures from ancient traditional acupuncture and the more modern electroacupuncture and neuromodulation relieves chronic pain, pelvic disorders and Parkinson's disease, and can be advantageous for treating inflammatory disorders like arthritis and deadly infections like sepsis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms eased using THIS unique diet plan
RHEUMATOID arthritis affects about 400,000 people in the UK. This woman began the ‘What IF Plan’ diet, and “was full of energy and feeling more confident to face the day”. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tofacitinib is Effective in Psoriatic Arthritis
This agent was superior to placebo in patients who had not responded to or could not take a conventional DMARD. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: Psoriatic Arthritis Source Type: news

Tofacitinib is Effective in Psoriatic Arthritis
This agent was superior to placebo in patients who had not responded to or could not take a conventional DMARD. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gregory M. Weiss, M.D. Tags: Psoriatic Arthritis Source Type: news

Vitamin D may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis, suggests study
Higher doses may be needed, or possibly new treatment that bypasses or corrects vitamin D insensitivity, authors sayMaintaining sufficient vitamin D levels may help to prevent rheumatoid arthritis, according to researchers.A study led by the University of Birmingham compared the ability of immune cells in blood from inflamed joints in people with rheumatoid arthritis to respond to the so-called sunshine vitamin.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Nutrition Science Health Society Source Type: news

Decompression surgery 'may not benefit people with shoulder pain'
This study suggests that other treatments such as physiotherapy can be just as effective as shoulder surgery, and should be taken into consideration with patients considering surgery and could influence the decisions made by health providers. "Often shoulder pain can be short-lived, but if you’re experiencing shoulder pain which continues for more than two weeks, or gets worse, speak to your doctor or aphysiotherapist in case you have a more complex problem." (Source: Arthritis Research UK)
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Government announces proposals for social care
On 16 November 2017, the Government announced that it will publish a green paper on social care and support by summer 2018.Good quality, accessible social care is vital for many people living with arthritis. We know that, when done well, it can mean people live fuller and more independent lives. It can also provide those affected by arthritis with much-needed aids and adaptations to support theirdaily living.Currently, the social care system is letting people down, and must be improved. As members of the Care and Support Alliance (CSA), we have been campaigning for the Government to put the social care system on a sustaina...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Vitamin D 'may help prevent development of rheumatoid arthritis'
People who consume plenty of vitamin D could lower their risk of developing rheumatoidarthritis, according to a new study. The University of Birmingham research, published in the Journal of Autoimmunity, has revealed key insights into the relationship between vitamin D and inflammatory diseases such asrheumatoid arthritis, with implications for those at risk for such conditions as well as those already affected. The vital role vitamin D plays in rheumatoid arthritis The researchers analysed samples of blood and synovial fluid from the inflamed joints of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, making this the first study to cha...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Digital Coaching Enhances Rheumatoid Arthritis Outcomes
This tool may be used to reduce stressors, improve well-being, and decrease symptoms. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Digital Coaching Enhances Rheumatoid Arthritis Outcomes
This tool may be used to reduce stressors, improve well-being, and decrease symptoms. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - November 20, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Chronic Conditions Increasing Among Childbearing Women
Identification of at least one chronic condition rose from 66.9 to 91.8 per 1,000 delivery hospitalizations (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Fresenius gets in on $3m Modulated Imaging Series A
Medtech imaging developer Modulated Imaging said today it closed a $2.9 million Series A financing round that was joined by dialysis giant Fresenius Medical Care‘s (NYSE:FMS; ETR:FRE) Ventures arm. The round was led by Grey Sky Venture Partners and joined by Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Fresenius Medical Care Ventures and Hamamatsu Photonics’ Photonics Management Corporation, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said. “Hamamatsu Photonics has invested in Modulated Imaging once again due to its innovative work with photonics to improve human health. Modulated Imaging’s technology is very much in sync with Ham...
Source: Mass Device - November 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Fresenius modulatedimaging Source Type: news

American College of Rheumatology responds to CMS Innovation Center request for information
(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove barriers that make it difficult for subspecialists and providers in small practices to participate in alternative payment models (APMs) in a comments letter submitted in response to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Innovation Center New Direction Request for Information. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Autoimmune disease discovery could spark new treatments
(University of Colorado at Boulder) University of Colorado Boulder researchers have discovered a potent, drug-like compound that could someday revolutionize treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can Fish Oil Help Reading?
Discussion Fats and fatty acids are essential for good human health. Saturated fats have hydrogen pairs linked to each carbon on the carbon backbone. They are solid or semi-solid at room temperature. Common examples are butter, lard, or hardened vegetable shortening. They are linked to higher cholesterol and triglycerides and only a small amount of them are recommended to be consumed in the diet. Unsaturated fats have one or more hydrogen atoms missing from the carbon backbone. They are liquid at room temperature. Monounsaturated fatty acids have one hydrogen pair that is missing from the carbon backbone. They are liq...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Best supplements for arthritis: These FOUR could be a natural CURE for painful symptoms
ARTHRITIS symptoms - such as joint pain and swelling - could be eased by taking particular supplements. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Nov. 17, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Skyline Medical’s joint venture to Lensar receiving FDA clearance and CE Mark, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Skyline Medical launches JV deal with Helomics Skyline Medical announced in a Nov. 15 press release that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Helomics. The agreement comes after a strategic collaboration between the companies that allows Skyline to reach more markets. The joint venture leverages the Helomics D-Chip platform to develop and market new approaches for personalized cancer diagnostics and care. 2.&...
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) mHealth (Mobile Health) Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regenerative Medicine Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Helomics InnerScope iReliev LensAR Inc. Source Type: news

Amgen Launches The ENBREL Mini(TM) Single-Dose Prefilled Cartridge With AutoTouch(TM) Reusable Autoinjector That Is Ergonomically Designed For Patients
Innovative Reusable Autoinjector Provides Additional Administration Option for Enbrel® (Etanercept) Users Awarded Arthritis Foundation Ease of Use (SM) Commendation THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 17, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -... Biopharmaceuticals, Devices, Drug Delivery, Product Launch Amgen, ENBREL Mini, Enbrel, Etanercept, autoinjector (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Amgen Launches The ENBREL Mini â„¢ Single-Dose Prefilled Cartridge With AutoTouchâ„¢ Reusable Autoinjector That Is Ergonomically Designed For Patients
Innovative Reusable Autoinjector Provides Additional Administration Option for Enbrel® (Etanercept) Users Awarded Arthritis Foundation Ease of Use (SM) Commendation THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) announced that the ENBREL Mini™ with AutoTouch™ is now available in the United States (U.S.). Awarded the Arthritis Foundation Ease of UseSM Commendation, this new and innovative delivery system provides an additional administration option for appropriate ENBREL patients. The AutoTouch™ reusable autoinjector has an ergonomic design that includes feature...
Source: Amgen News Release - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

National Zoo Panda Tian Tian Gets Checkup For Weight Loss And Sore Shoulder
Veterinarians performed laser treatment and acupuncture for what they initially thought was a touch of arthritis in the panda's left shoulder.(Image credit: Roshan Patel/Smithsonian's National Zoo) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

Rheumatology leaders urge support for graduate student exemption & continuous health coverage
(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today expressed concerns with a provision of the House tax bill passed on Nov. 16 that would repeal the tax-exempt status for graduate student tuition waivers, and a provision included in the Senate tax bill that would repeal the individual health insurance mandate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Poor COPD care leading to unnecessary A & E admissions
Fifth of COPD patients visit A&E per year Related items fromOnMedica End-of-life care in COPD Antibody therapy reduces flare-ups in treatment-resistant COPD Making sense of the new LABAs and LAMAs for COPD Inhalers Rheumatoid arthritis may increase COPD risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Self-Injectable Belimumab for SLE Approved in Europe Self-Injectable Belimumab for SLE Approved in Europe
With training, patients with SLE can administer the new subcutaneous formulation as a once-weekly injection from a single-dose prefilled syringe or from a single-dose autoinjector.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Konica Minolta debuts new AeroDR reporting software
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas has launched AeroRemote Insights, a new...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Konica Minolta to launch software, DR detectors at RSNA 2017 Konica Minolta lands Premier contract for Exa Konica Minolta to highlight US at rheumatology meeting Konica Minolta brings ultrasound to physiatrists Konica Minolta wins Ohio Exa PACS/RIS contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA strengthens warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause heart attacks or strokes
[FDA strengthens warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause heart attacks or strokes (FDA Drug Safety Communication). Based on FDA ’s comprehensive review of new safety information, the agency is requiring updates to the drug labels of all prescription NSAIDs. Widely used to treat pain and fever from many different long- and short-term medical conditions such as arthritis, menstrual cramps, headaches, colds, and the flu, NSAI Ds are available by prescription and OTC. Examples of NSAIDs include ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac, and celecoxib. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation...
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - November 16, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Arthritis: Avoiding THESE foods could help to prevent painful symptoms
ARTHRITIS joint pain could be caused by eating too much grilled, fried or toasted foods, it ’s been claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Combined therapy more successful treatment for osteoporosis
According to data, presented at the American College of Rheumatology 2017 Annual Meeting, combined therapy with romosozumab and alendronate is more successful for treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

FDA OKs Therapy for Rare Genetic Enzyme Disorder FDA OKs Therapy for Rare Genetic Enzyme Disorder
Vestronidase alfa-vjbk (Mepsevii) is the first FDA-approved treatment for children and adults with mucopolysaccharidosis type VII (MPS VII), also known as Sly syndrome.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Patient Burden of Axial Spondyloarthritis Patient Burden of Axial Spondyloarthritis
Living with the symptoms and treatments of this disease can place significant burden on patients and negatively impact quality of life.Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news