How Smoking Could Help Spur Breast Cancer ’ s Spread
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 25, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Research, Rheumatology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

My Personal Experience With the Pfizer Vaccine My Personal Experience With the Pfizer Vaccine
Dr Kathryn Dao, a rheumatologist, shares her experience as a participant in the vaccine clinical trial.Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Commentary Source Type: news

A Rheumatologist's Experience With the Pfizer Vaccine A Rheumatologist's Experience With the Pfizer Vaccine
Dr Kathryn Dao, a rheumatologist, shares her experience as a participant in the vaccine clinical trial.Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Commentary Source Type: news

UK-based Ampersand Health rolls out My Arthritis DTx
The tool was designed to support patients with  inflammatory arthropathies and can help them track their condition.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Study Estimates Prevalence of Lupus in the U.S.
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- The estimated prevalence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in the United States is 72.8/100,000, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in Arthritis& Rheumatology. Peter M. Izmirly, M.D., from the New York... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Arthritis drug hailed by Boris Johnson may not help battle Covid-19
The research from Brazil found 11 of 65 people treated with tocilizumab died 15 days after getting the drug compared to just two for those who did not get the drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis Drug Tocilizumab Flops as COVID-19 Treatment
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- The arthritis drug tocilizumab doesn't help hospital patients with severe COVID-19, according to a new study that contradicts earlier research suggesting that it might aid recovery. In fact, patients receiving tocilizumab... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More Than 200,000 Americans Have Lupus
Title: More Than 200,000 Americans Have LupusCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/21/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/21/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - January 21, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

What Happens if a Baker's Cyst Goes Untreated?
Title: What Happens if a Baker's Cyst Goes Untreated?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/21/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/21/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - January 21, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Study finds especially high rates of lupus in certain racial/ethnic groups
(Wiley) The US prevalence of the autoimmune disease lupus is 72.8 cases per 100,000 individuals, according to an analysis of population-based registries. The analysis, which is published in Arthritis& Rheumatology, found that the rate is 9 times higher for females than males (128.7 vs. 14.6 per 100,000), and it's highest among American Indians/Alaska Natives and Black females. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aclaris aims to raise $96 million through stock offering after shares soar
Aclaris Therapeutics has priced a planned $96 million stock sale, a day after shares of the firm soared to a nearly two-and-a-half-year high. The Wayne biopharmaceutical company's stock shot up more than 220% after it announced positive mid-stage clinical trial results for its experimental rheumatoid arthritis therapy. On Wednesday shares closed down 4.6% to $17.97 after earlier in the day being up by a much as 10%. Aclaris said it p lans to sell (NASDAQ: ACRS) nearly 5.5 million shares of its… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Aclaris aims to raise $96 million through stock offering after shares soar
Aclaris Therapeutics has priced a planned $96 million stock sale, a day after shares of the firm soared to a nearly two-and-a-half-year high. The Wayne biopharmaceutical company's stock shot up more than 220% after it announced positive mid-stage clinical trial results for its experimental rheumatoid arthritis therapy. On Wednesday shares closed down 4.6% to $17.97 after earlier in the day being up by a much as 10%. Aclaris said it p lans to sell (NASDAQ: ACRS) nearly 5.5 million shares of its… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

New trial finds arthritis drug no better than standard care for severe covid-19
(BMJ) Adding the arthritis drug tocilizumab to standard care for patients in hospital with severe or critical covid-19 is no better than standard care alone in improving clinical outcomes at 15 days, finds a new trial published byThe BMJ today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aclaris Therapeutics' stock skyrockets 220% on positive data for potential arthritis treatment
More than 113 million shares of the company traded on Tuesday. By comparison, 295,200 shares changed hands on Friday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Aclaris Therapeutics' stock skyrockets 220% on positive data for potential arthritis treatment
More than 113 million shares of the company traded on Tuesday. By comparison, 295,200 shares changed hands on Friday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Principles for COVID-19 Vaccination in Musculoskeletal and Rheumatology for Clinicians, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA)
All patients should be encouraged to receive one of the COVID-19 vaccines. This is regardless of their treatment regimen or underlying diagnosis. The benefits of the COVID-19 vaccination outweigh the risks and by having the vaccine, this will reduce the risk of developing severe complications due to COVID-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Best Shoes for Knee Arthritis
People with knee arthritis were less likely to report pain and stiffness if they wore stable, supportive shoes, versus flat-soled, flexible ones. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Annals of Internal Medicine Shoes and Boots Knees Arthritis Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

The 2018 and 2003 ISN/RPS Classification for Lupus Nephritis The 2018 and 2003 ISN/RPS Classification for Lupus Nephritis
How does the 2018 revised ISN/RPS classification for lupus nephritis differ from that of the 2003 classification?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Linked to Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis
FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- Low cardiovascular fitness in late adolescence is associated with an increased risk for incident psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis among men, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in PLOS ONE. Marta Laskowski, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms: Two surprising signs of the joint condition
RHEUMATOID arthritis is an auto-immune condition whereby the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. Inflammation results, which can lead to two surprising symptoms - what are they? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Greater Reductions in Knee OA Pain Seen With Supportive Shoes Greater Reductions in Knee OA Pain Seen With Supportive Shoes
"Contrary to our hypothesis, flat flexible shoes were not superior to stable supportive shoes," reported Kade L. Paterson, PhD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

What Triggers Temporal Arteritis and Is It Serious?
Title: What Triggers Temporal Arteritis and Is It Serious?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/15/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/15/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - January 15, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Greater Reductions in Knee OA Pain Seen With Supportive Shoes Greater Reductions in Knee OA Pain Seen With Supportive Shoes
"Contrary to our hypothesis, flat flexible shoes were not superior to stable supportive shoes," reported Kade L. Paterson, PhD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Arthritis drugs effective in improving survival in sickest COVID-19 patients, NIHR
Results from the REMAP-CAP clinical trial evaluated the effect of treatments on a combination of survival and length of time patients need support in an intensive care unit (ICU). Patients receiving tocilizumab and a second drug called sarilumab - both types of immune modulators - have a significant impact on patient survival and can reduce the relative risk of death by 24% when administered to patients within 24 hours of entering intensive care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis Drugs'Impressive' for Severe COVID but Not'Magic Cure'Arthritis Drugs'Impressive' for Severe COVID but Not'Magic Cure '
US and UK experts weigh in on research that compares monoclonal antibody therapies with usual care for people critically ill with COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Arthritis Drugs'Impressive' for Severe COVID but Not'Magic Cure'Arthritis Drugs'Impressive' for Severe COVID but Not'Magic Cure '
US and UK experts weigh in on research that compares monoclonal antibody therapies with usual care for people critically ill with COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

What Is The Main Cause of Osteoporosis?
Title: What Is The Main Cause of Osteoporosis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - January 14, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

What Shoes Work Best With Arthritic Knees?
Title: What Shoes Work Best With Arthritic Knees?Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/13/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - January 14, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

What Shoes Work Best With Arthritic Knees?
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- Lots of Americans suffer from painful arthritic knees, but a new study finds that wearing the right type of shoe may help ease discomfort. Patients with knee arthritis will achieve greater pain relief by opting for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Associated With Various Complications Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Associated With Various Complications
Hospitalized patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) are more likely to have gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, autonomic, and allergic disorders than are hospitalized patients who do not have EDS.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic Impacts on Systemic Sclerosis Patients SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic Impacts on Systemic Sclerosis Patients
What challenges have systemic sclerosis patients had to overcome due to the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of their disease management?Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Behcet's Syndrome
Title: Behcet's SyndromeCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/13/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - January 13, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

The Child in Status Epilepticus Dilemma
The following case is based on a real-life situation, highlighting the difficulties in applying ethical decisions in the prehospital critical care setting. While the case is based from the United Kingdom, it ought to be applicable to similar EMS systems and settings. Kassirer et al. highlight that discussing real-world scenarios helps exemplify reasoning (both good and bad) that the reader ought to relate to within similar and future contexts.1 During the start of a night shift, an ambulance crew consisting of a paramedic and an assistant (EMT-B) are dispatched to a 10-year-old child in status epilepticus (SE). The pati...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Best Practices Exclusives Patient Care Pediatric Care Seizure Source Type: news

UK Approves Arthritis Drugs for Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients
The immunosuppressive drugs tocilizumab and sarilumab improved survival and recovery time of intensive care COVID-19 patients, according to a preprint. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 11, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine Level Tied to Thrombosis Risk in Lupus
Rate of thrombotic events lower for patients with mean HCQ blood levels>1,068 versus
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Biologics Trials in Undertreated Juvenile Arthritis Subtype Biologics Trials in Undertreated Juvenile Arthritis Subtype
Children with enthesitis-related arthritis often have a high burden of disease and could benefit from medications currently approved for adults with spondyloarthritis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine Level Tied to Thrombosis Risk in Lupus
MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2021 -- For patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), lower hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) blood levels are associated with a higher risk for thrombotic events, according to a study published online Jan. 5 in Arthritis&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

To understand periodontal disease, researchers examine the surprising behavior of T cells
(Forsyth Institute) In diseases characterized by bone loss -such as periodontitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis- there is a lot that scientists still don't understand. What is the role of the immune response in the process? What happens to the regulatory mechanisms that protect bone? In a paper published recently inScientific Reports, researchers from the Forsyth Institute and the Universidad de Chile describe a mechanism that unlocks a piece of the puzzle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Arthritis symptoms: Pain felt in the middle of the night could be a sign of osteoarthritis
ARTHRITIS can attack any joint in the body, including those in the feet. How can you tell the difference between achy tootsies or osteoarthritis? Especially as the condition can affect anyone at any age. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science Saturday: A mathematical index to distinguish healthy microbiome
What causes some people to develop chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and metabolic syndrome while others stay healthy? A major clue could be found in their gut microbiome -- the trillions of microbes living inside the digestive system that regulate various bodily functions. To utilize the huge population of tiny organisms as a [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - January 9, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

Ankylosing Spondylitis: The Long Hunt for a Right Diagnosis
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a rare type of arthritis in the spine whose main symptom -- back pain -- is a common, everyday complaint. That’s just one reason why so many people with AS wait years for a correct diagnosis. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK approves anti-inflammatory drugs to treat sickest covid-19 patients after strong results in clinical trial
Two rheumatoid arthritis drugs that suppress the immune system may help critically ill patients survive covid-19 (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Roche, Sanofi Arthritis Drugs Reduce Death Rates Among Sickest COVID-19 Patients   Roche, Sanofi Arthritis Drugs Reduce Death Rates Among Sickest COVID-19 Patients  
Treating critically ill COVID-19 patients with Roche's Actemra or Sanofi's Kevzara arthritis drugs significantly improves survival rates and reduces the amount of time patients need intensive care, study results showed on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 8, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

What Triggers Sjogren's Syndrome?
Title: What Triggers Sjogren's Syndrome?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/8/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/8/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - January 8, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

High HCQ Blood Level May Lower Thrombosis Risk in Lupus High HCQ Blood Level May Lower Thrombosis Risk in Lupus
Studies suggest that it may protect against thrombosis, but the optimal dosing for this purpose remains unknown, wrote Michelle Petri, MD, of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and colleagues.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news