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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale talked about using evidence-based resources to improve citations on Wikipedia, and her experience with NNLM’s first virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Dementia and Alzheimer’s Services @ Your Library – Midwest Matters, from GMR The next round of PubMed for Librarians begins August 29. Register for any (or all) of the PML classes to learn ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Updated Exercise Guidelines for Adults With Arthritis Updated Exercise Guidelines for Adults With Arthritis
New recommendations from EULAR on physical activity for patients with inflammatory or osteoarthritis mirror those for the general population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Scientists examine the effects of a curcumin blend on arthritis patients
(Natural News) Armenian researchers investigated the synergy of boswellic acid and curcumin in the treatment of osteoarthritis patients. They reported that a supplemental blend of boswellic acid and curcumin was more effective in relieving the painful symptoms of the disease than turmeric-derived curcumin alone. The study was supported by the Yerevan State Medical University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Both High and Low Uric Acid Levels Tied to Higher Mortality
Association showed increased risk of all - cause, cardiovascular, and cancer death (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Rheumatology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

More Weight Loss May Be Better for Patients With Arthritis More Weight Loss May Be Better for Patients With Arthritis
Dropping 10% of body weight reduced pain and improved function in overweight patients with knee OA. Losing an additional 10% further reduced knee joint loading and improved quality of life.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Both High and Low Uric Acid Levels Tied to Higher Mortality
THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 -- Both high and low uric acid levels are associated with an increased risk of dying, according to a study published in the July issue of Arthritis& Rheumatology. Sung Kweon Cho, M.D., Ph.D., from Sungkyunkwan University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bisphosphonate, Vitamin D Effects on Atherosclerosis in SLE Bisphosphonate, Vitamin D Effects on Atherosclerosis in SLE
Combined treatment with bisphosphonate and vitamin D may help prevent the development of atherosclerosis in patients with SLE.Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Adalimumab May Help Maintain Remission in Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis Adalimumab May Help Maintain Remission in Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis
In patients with active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) who achieved remission while taking adalimumab, researchers saw fewer flares among those who continued taking the drug than among those who stopped taking it.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

IMI Launches New Antimicrobial Resistance Accelerator Programme as Part of Latest Calls for Proposals
A new Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Accelerator Programme is part of new Calls for proposals launched today by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). Of the other topics launched in the Calls, many address brain disorders (e.g. Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, major depression) and immune-mediated diseases (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis and lupus as well as inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's and colitis, and skin diseases like dermatitis and psoriasis). (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - July 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Open Calls Source Type: news

New Zealand start-up scans 1st humans with spectral CT
Researchers from a start-up company in New Zealand have scanned the first humans...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI algorithm generates 'artificial' medical images New 3D CT technique tops x-ray for diagnosing arthritis Augmented reality guides orthopedic surgery Use of skeletal radiography shows modest growth Radiologists can future-proof themselves by embracing 3D visualization (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

J & J beats quarterly expectations on drug sales surge, shares jump
Johnson& Johnson on Tuesday reported better-than-expected second quarter profit as sales of pharmaceuticals surged 20 percent despite a sharp decline in blockbuster arthritis drug Remicade, and its shares rose more than 4 percent. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms: Are you at risk? Five signs you could have the condition
RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms and signs are caused when the immune system starts to attack the body ’s joints. Watch out for these warning signs of the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multiple Factors to Consider When Selecting NSAID for Arthritis
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- Factors to be considered when choosing the correct nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for arthritis include effectiveness, concurrent health conditions, and frequency of use, according to a blog post published by... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rheumatology in a Chronic Pain Multi-Disciplinary Team Rheumatology in a Chronic Pain Multi-Disciplinary Team
A rheumatologist could play an important role in the multidisciplinary team approach to the management of chronic lower back pain.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Hidden Blood in Feces May Signal Deadly Conditions
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Neurology, Oncology, Rheumatology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Histological OA Changes in Cervical Spine Facet Joints Histological OA Changes in Cervical Spine Facet Joints
Degenerative changes in the lower cervical spine facet joints may be related to increasing age and are more common among males, a new study suggests.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Advances in Spondyloarthritis: Glimpse in the Future Advances in Spondyloarthritis: Glimpse in the Future
Recent advances have led to a better understanding of the pathogenesis of spondyloarthritis as well as improved imaging and treatment modalities. Find out where this exciting field is headed.Current Opinion in Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Disease-Modifying Therapies in RA and Blood Pressure Changes Disease-Modifying Therapies in RA and Blood Pressure Changes
A new study examines the impact of the initiation of disease-modifying therapies on blood pressure among patients with rheumatoid arthritis.Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

How Common is Recurrent Kawasaki Disease?
Patient Presentation A 3.5-year-old female came to clinic with a 2-day history fever up to 101°F. The evening before she had complained of a sore throat but had no rhinorrhea, cough or rash. She was drinking reasonably well and was urinating frequently. She had been to a birthday party where an older child had had strep throat. The past medical history was positive for Kawasaki Disease diagnosed at 17 months of age and treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) on day 6 of fever. Her echocardiograms had been negative and she was being appropriately monitored by cardiology. The family history was positive for heart...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Eat your spinach: This plant can help arthritis patients maintain strong bones
(Natural News) Eating spinach (Spinicia oleracea) can help osteoarthritis patients maintain strong bones, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The study, carried out by a team of researchers at CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute in India, looked at the anti-osteoarthritic effects of spinach extracts in monosodium iodoacetate (MIA)-induced osteoarthritis mice.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research explores link between mental health and rheumatoid arthritis
 A new study has gone further towards ensuring people living with both rheumatoid arthritis and mental health problems get the best treatment for them.Rheumatoid arthritis affects the whole body, but we know that it can also have an impact on a person’s mental health. Around a third of the 400,000 people in the UK with rheumatoid arthritis also experience mental health issues. This compares to around 1 in 4 people in the general population.The way rheumatoid arthritis is treated was revolutionised by the discovery of anti-TNF drugs– now widely used in medical practice. Better treatments have led to more pe...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - July 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Rheumatic Adverse Events on the Rise with Cancer Therapies
(MedPage Today) -- With immune checkpoint inhibition, rheumatic adverse events may become more common than RA (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Arthritis sufferers are being offered £6,000 stem cell 'wonder treatments'
Private clinics are tempting Britain ’s ten million arthritis sufferers with a procedure called Lipogems which removes fat from a patient’s stomach and injects it into joints in the hope of regenerating cells. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Insights into how Gout Happens
(MedPage Today) -- Current view focuses on the mobilization flare hypothesis (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 15, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine Being Overdosed?
(MedPage Today) -- Many patients may be receiving excess dose for their weight (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 14, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

CDC Launches New ME/CFS Guidance for Clinicians CDC Launches New ME/CFS Guidance for Clinicians
New web content addresses diagnosis, management, and additional clinical considerations for managing patients with mylagic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Rheumatologists Cautioned to Avoid Overtreatment Rheumatologists Cautioned to Avoid Overtreatment
Six common approaches to treating inflammatory rheumatic diseases might lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment, an expert warns. Another expert says overdiagnosis is less common, however.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Study links rheumatoid arthritis to androgen deprivation therapy
According to a new study in the journalAnnals of Oncology, androgen deprivation therapy may increase risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in older men.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The State of Michigan declares cannabis legitimate medicine for treating arthritis, autism, chronic pain and more
(Natural News) Proponents of medical marijuana have faced uphill battles the world over, but one place that is embracing the potential of this curative plant is the state of Michigan. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs in the state has now added a slew of new medical conditions to its list of illnesses that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MPs learn more about aids and adaptations
 On 11th July we hosted a Parliamentary event to discuss our new report‘Room to Manoeuvre’.The event was attended by the Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care Caroline Dinenage, Shadow Minister for Social Care and Mental Health Barbara Keeley, and Shadow Minister for Public Health Sharon Hodgson, alongside numerous MPs and stakeholders from across the country. Attendees had opportunities to discuss the importance of aids and adaptations for people with arthritis and found out how they can their support people in their local are to access these items.The report ba...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - July 12, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

NICE guidance on RA updates prescribing and test advice
Updated NICE guidance on RA backs anti-CCP antibody testing for all patients diagnosed with the condition and treatment with a single conventional disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug (cDMARD) rather than a combination. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Low levels of psychological distress can increase risk of arthritis
Southampton General Hospital researchers assessed 16,485 British adults over a three-year period to make the conclusion, published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis - 95p essential oil could relieve joint pain and inflammation
RHEUMATOID arthritis pain could be reduced by making changes to your diet plan, it ’s been claimed. This cheap fruit essential oil could help to prevent or relieve painful signs or symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA researchers discover gene that controls bone-to-fat ratio in bone marrow
This study also suggests that regular physical exercise might help to maintain bone health and prevent skeletal aging, as well as provide other health benefits.Wang holds the Dr. No-Hee Park Endowed Chair in Dentistry, funded by the Shapiro Family Charitable Foundation, and is a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center.Additional authors are Lihong Huo, Peng Deng, John Szymanski, Jiong Li and Dr. Christine Hong, all from the UCLA School of Dentistry; Yunsong Liu from Peking University School of Stomatology; Xianghang Luo from The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central Sout...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Drinking red wine could reduce joint inflammation
ARTHRITIS pain can be reduced through diet changes. Inflammation may be treated by a substance in this alcoholic drink. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity in Women and Smoking in Men Strongly Predict Lack of Remission in Early RA Obesity in Women and Smoking in Men Strongly Predict Lack of Remission in Early RA
Obesity in women and current smoking in men appear to be the strongest predictors of lack of remission in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) within one year, according to new research presented June 13 at EULAR 2018, the annual meeting of the European League Against Rheumatism, in Amsterdam.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: This alcoholic drink could help reduce inflammation
ARTHRITIS pain can be reduced through diet changes. Inflammation may be treated by a substance in this alcoholic drink. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of wild yam?
Traditional medicine practitioners use wild yam to treat a variety of conditions, including menopause symptoms, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and muscular cramps. In this article, we examine the evidence supporting these medicinal uses as well as how to take wild yam and its safety and side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Biocon puts arthritis drug on backburner
Biocon and Mylan have been working for a decade on a biosimilar version of the drug, originally sold by Amgen under brand name Enbrel. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Three easy tricks to help soothe agonising joint pain
ARTHRITIS pain is caused by problems in the joints leading to inflammation. Treatment for this tends to involve diet changes, more exercise and medications. Try these three tips to treat pain in joints caused by arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Three easy tricks to help soothe excruciating aches
ARTHRITIS pain is caused by problems in the joints leading to inflammation. Treatment for this tends to involve diet changes, more exercise and medications. Try these three tips to treat pain in joints caused by arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
Title: Granulomatosis with PolyangiitisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - July 10, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Researchers prevent, reverse renal injury by inhibiting immune-regulating molecule
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Study findings from a team of scientists led by George C. Tsokos, MD, Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at BIDMC, overturn conventional wisdom about kidney disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Intensive weight loss helps knee arthritis
Intensive weight loss from diet and exercise was better than moderate weight loss for relieving symptoms of knee arthritis among obese or overweight older adults. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-11-based PET tracer could benefit arthritis patients
Carbon-11 (C-11) PET that targets translocator protein expression in the joint...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Start-up to develop arthritis molecular imaging agent PET tracer may aid diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease Immuno-PET tracer offers hope for early cancer treatment Novel PET tracer could help assess arthritis PET imaging could help personalize cancer treatment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Probiotics could halve bone density loss study shows
ARTHRITIS pain can be triggered by a reduction in bone density, which causes severe back pain, loss of height and an increased risk of fractures. However, a new study has revealed taking probiotics could drastically reduce the speed of bone density loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Medications Can Cause Drug-Induced Lupus
BOSTON (CBS) – A busy mom of two young kids, Faryn Savasta of Westborough is constantly on the go. But chasing after her kids would have been impossible a few years ago. “All of a sudden I woke up one day and I felt like I couldn’t move,” she said. “My legs felt like giant rocks and I couldn’t move them.” At the time, Faryn was a newlywed and looking forward to starting a family. Instead she was depending on her husband for basic needs. “Bring me to the bathroom, help me get in and out of bed. It was shocking,” she recalled. Faryn Savasta of Westborough. (WBZ-TV) A...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Lupus Source Type: news

The Mars Opportunity Rover Has Defied All Odds for 15 Years. But Now, It Could Be in Danger
NASA’s Opportunity Rover has defied all the odds and is celebrating her 15-year anniversary Saturday — but it’s unclear how much longer it will last amid the dust storm that has taken over a quarter of Mars. On July 7, 2003, NASA launched Opportunity to Mars, the second of the two rovers launched that year to explore the red planet in search of signs of past life. Opportunity was initially meant to be on a 90-day mission, but is still exploring Mars and sending back extraordinary images and intel on Mars. Since arriving on Mars in January 2004, the 384-pound rover has made crucial discoveries that have sh...
Source: TIME: Science - July 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news