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Poverty Affects Severity of Organ Damage Due to Lupus
And, pregnancy complications higher among non - white patients with lupus (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Regeneron, Sanofi rheumatoid arthritis drug wins U.S. approval
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi's biotech drug for adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, the two companies said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Approves Tocilizumab (Actemra) for Giant Cell Arteritis FDA Approves Tocilizumab (Actemra) for Giant Cell Arteritis
The FDA has expanded the approved use of subcutaneous tocilizumab (Actemra, Hoffman LaRoche) to include treatment of adults with giant cell arteritis.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Nine of Ten Practices Surveyed Have Dismissed Patients
Reasons include inappropriate behavior toward staff, violation of Rx policies, repeatedly missed appointments (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Arthritis cure on horizon - THIS unusual treatment can ease symptoms
OSTEOARTHRITIS - the most common form of arthritis in the UK - causes painful symptoms for sufferers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New findings on formation and malformation of blood vessels
(Karolinska Institutet) In diseases like cancer, diabetes, rheumatism and stroke, a disorder develops in the blood vessels that exacerbates the condition and obstructs treatment. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet now show how blood vessels can normally change their size to create a functional circulatory system and how vascular malformation during disease can occur. In the study, published in Nature Cell Biology, the researchers managed to treat vascular malformation in mice, a discovery of potential significance to numerous vascular diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study identifies stem cells that can help repair knee joints
A new study has identified stem cells that could be used to help repair damage to the knee joints associated with conditions such asarthritis. The research - which was funded by Arthritis Research UK, the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust and Tenovus Scotland - has opened the door for future treatments that can help to prevent the worst damage caused by arthritis before it occurs. How these cells affect the health of the knee joint A University of Aberdeen team were able to identify the stem cells in the synovium - the connective tissue that surrounds the joints - that have the capacity to reform and repair cart...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Steroid Shots Seem Less Effective in Severe Knee OA
(MedPage Today) -- Presence of synovitis may not predict steroid therapy success (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - May 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Nurses and Stories Are a Powerful Combination
May 20, 2017In Uganda, one nurse is changing the face of nursing leadership. Meet Samalie.Samalie Kitooleko wants you to know that nurses are independent professionals who undergo years of education and do not simply take orders given by doctors. She should know. She ’s one of them.In fact, Samalie is “changing the face of nursing leadership in Uganda to one of a confident, critical thinker who takes initiative and leads by example.” Those are the words of her supervisor, Dr. Chris Longernecker.Samalie is also one of twelve women who will be honored tomorrow ahead of theWorld Health Assembly in Genev...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Natural cure for arthritis - adding THIS to your diet could ease painful symptoms
OSTEOARTHRITIS - a form of arthritis - is a condition that affects your joints and prevents them moving smoothly. There is no complete cure for the condition, however, research has revealed people who add a natural product to their diet can ease symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OA Strongly Affects Difficulty in Walking (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Influence of arthritis greater than heart disease or diabetes (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - May 19, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Janssen Biotech goes to court to block launch of Remicade biosimilar
Jansen Biotech is not going to let a second biosimilar version of its blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade hit pharmacy shelves in the United States without a fight. The Horsham, Pa.-based subsidiary of Johnson& Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) has filed a patent infringement lawsuit with U.S. District Court in New Jersey to prevent Samsung Bioepis Co. Ltd. of South Korea from introducing Renflexis later this year. Biosimilar products are different from generic drugs, which are chemically identical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Janssen files suit in U.S. to block sale of Samsung Bioepis' Remicade copy
SEOUL (Reuters) - A unit of healthcare conglomerate Johnson& Johnson filed a lawsuit to block a copy of its rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade made by South Korea's Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd from being sold in the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Vegetarian diet could cut obesity risk
Strongest vegetarian diet results in 43% smaller risk of obesity Related items fromOnMedica Mediterranean diet reduces brain shrinkage in elderly Sponsorship and ad bans needed to tackle child obesity Gluten-free diet not recommended for people without coeliac disease Study casts doubts on alternate-day fasting diet Obesity may skew results of rheumatoid arthritis blood tests in women (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Four-week Methotrexate Break Improves Flu Shot Response in RA Patients Four-week Methotrexate Break Improves Flu Shot Response in RA Patients
Temporarily withholding methotrexate (MTX) can improve the efficacy of seasonal influenza vaccination in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a new randomized clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

New Jersey Knee Clinic Sued After Forty-One Patients Infected New Jersey Knee Clinic Sued After Forty-One Patients Infected
The clinic is being sued by 18 of the 41 patients, with more filings expected.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

New Jersey Knee Clinic Sued After 41 Patients Infected New Jersey Knee Clinic Sued After 41 Patients Infected
The clinic is being sued by 18 of the 41 patients, with more filings expected.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Denmark Sees Trend of Rising Psoriatic Arthritis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- One possible reason: increased attention from patients and docs (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - May 18, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Tanzania: Heart Surgery Camp Targets 100 Children
[Daily News] Lions Club of Dar es Salaam (Host), in collaboration with Regency Medical Centre, is set for a Mega Cardiac Screening Camp for children born with surgically repairable heart defects and youth with acquired rheumatic valvular heart disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Comparison of Characteristics of Septic Arthritis and JIA Comparison of Characteristics of Septic Arthritis and JIA
A new study compares the clinical and biological characteristics of two types of childhood arthritis. How do they differ?Archives of Disease in Childhood (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

A Treat-to-Target Strategy Preserves Work Capacity in RA A Treat-to-Target Strategy Preserves Work Capacity in RA
Find out how a treat-to-target strategy using combination conventional DMARD therapy may help improve work outcomes among rheumatoid arthritis patients.Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Minimal Disease Activity and Impact of Disease in PsA Minimal Disease Activity and Impact of Disease in PsA
What is the association between minimal disease activity and the impact of psoriatic arthritis?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Gum disease – A safe and natural solution
(Natural News) One of the most common infectious diseases known to the modern world is gum disease and its associated tooth decay issues – which affects 3.9 billion people worldwide. Also called periodontal disease, this often overlooked health problem is directly linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes and even dementia. According... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Forget Steroid Shots for Long-Term Relief of Arthritic Knees
Title: Forget Steroid Shots for Long-Term Relief of Arthritic KneesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - May 17, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Predinsone Side Effects (Adverse Effects)
Title: Predinsone Side Effects (Adverse Effects)Category: MedicationsCreated: 5/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - May 17, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Trial demonstrates benefits of learning sessions for managing rheumatoid arthritis
(Wiley) A new study found that group-based quality improvement sessions help rheumatologists care for rheumatoid arthritis patients with the recommended 'treat to target' (TTT) approach to care. This approach involves setting a target for treatment, measuring progress towards achieving the target regularly, altering treatments until reaching and maintaining target, and sharing the decisions with patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis: Does pregnancy affect symptoms?
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Osteoarthritis 'can be prevented by improving diet and exercise'
Improving dietary intake and getting moreexercise can make a difference to a person's risk of developingosteoarthritis, according to new research. Scientists from the University of Surrey have conducted an expert review that has identified a crucial link between metabolism and osteoarthritis, suggesting that basic lifestyle changes can be effective in delaying or preventing the onset of the condition. The link between osteoarthritis and metabolism The study examined existing research evidence to assess the role that metabolic changes caused by a poordiet and a sedentary lifestyle have on triggering the genetic repr...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 16, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Heart Attack Risk Spikes After Respiratory Infection, Study Finds
Even the common cold was linked to a 13 - fold increased risk for about a week (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Hematology, Infections, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, News, Source Type: news

Rethinking steroid shots for treating knee pain
A new study is questioning the effectiveness of steroid injections, a common treatment for pain caused by arthritis of the knee. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Steroid Injections Increased Cartilage Loss in Knee Arthritis Steroid Injections Increased Cartilage Loss in Knee Arthritis
Patients receiving triamcinolone did not report less pain than those receiving saline injections, but showed greater cartilage loss during the 2-year study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Study Questions Steroid Shots for Knee Arthritis
A new study finds that steroid shots don't help knee pain and may not protect knee cartilage long-term. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Knee osteoarthritis: Steroid injections offer no benefit, study suggests
Corticosteroid injections do not ease pain for patients with knee osteoarthritis and may even lead to greater loss of cartilage, new research suggests. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

Forget Steroid Shots for Long-Term Relief of Arthritic Knees
Noticeable cartilage loss detected in patients injected over 2 years, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Knee Injuries and Disorders, Osteoarthritis, Steroids (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Steroid Shots Do Little for Knee Pain of Arthritis
Corticosteroid injections were no more effective than a placebo in relieving pain or stiffness or improving the ability to walk. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Knees Placebos Steroids Source Type: news

Forget Steroid Shots for Long-Term Relief of Arthritic Knees
TUESDAY, May 16, 2017 -- Steroid shots are a common treatment for arthritic knees. But, a new study says their long-term use is ineffective and may even reduce cartilage. Knee osteoarthritis patients who got steroid injections every three months for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Arthritis cure? New procedure could REPAIR knee joints
ARTHRITIS often affects the knee joints, making it hard for sufferers to do everyday activities. But a new treatment could reverse the damage. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

tocilizumab, Actemra
Title: tocilizumab, ActemraCategory: MedicationsCreated: 9/13/2010 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - May 16, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Simple way to beat of arthritis: Balanced diet and exercise can help fight misery
THE agony of arthritis can be avoided with plenty of exercise, weight control and a good diet, scientists say. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simple way to beat off arthritis: Balanced diet and exercise can help fight misery
THE agony of arthritis can be avoided with plenty of exercise, weight control and a good diet, scientists say. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Management Considerations in Cancer Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Patients with cancer and concomitant rheumatoid arthritis pose special challenges. Many therapies for rheumatoid arthritis can increase the risk of adverse events during cancer therapy because they are immunosuppressive. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kristina Goutsouliak, MD Maria E. Suarez-Almazor, MD, PhD Richard J. Zogala, MD Tags: Oncology Journal Source Type: news

Simple way to beat of arthritis: Balanced diet and exercise can help fight misery diseases
THE agony of arthritis can be avoided with plenty of exercise, weight control and a good diet, scientists say. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study aims to improve analysis of physical activity in osteoarthritis patients
The scientific assessment of physical activity trends in people withosteoarthritis could be enhanced thanks to a new study funded byArthritis Research UK. Led by the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport,Exercise and Osteoarthritis at the University of Oxford, the study looked at reporting methods of physical activity across a number of international studies, before making a series of recommendations about how these methods could be made more consistent. Forming a clearer consensus Researchers are becoming increasingly aware that physical activity needs to be considered an important factor when studying osteoarthritis, bu...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 15, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

New study highlights role of common gene variations in ankylosing spondylitis
New research has revealed an insight into the genetic underpinnings ofankylosing spondylitis that could aid the future treatment of the disease. Led by the University of Oxford and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study has indicated that the specific genetic variants associated with the onset of the condition may be more common than previously thought. The true genetic origin of ankylosing spondylitis For this study, data on 213 ankylosing spondylitis patients and 46 people with rheumatoidarthritis was analysed in order to examine the common scientific assumption that ankylosing spondy...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 15, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Conference report: British Pain Society and British Society for Rheumatology
We recently attended the British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) and the British Pain Society (BPS) conferences in April and May 2017, respectively.British Society for Rheumatology Annual Conference       The BSR annual conference took place on the 25-27 April 2017. This three day conference was attended by our research, and strategic development (providing information and support for healthcare professionals and patients) directorates. This was extremely beneficial as it gave us the opportunity to tell the attendees about the important work being carried out across the charity, and n...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 15, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Lifetime Risk of Hand Arthritis May Be Over 40 Percent Lifetime Risk of Hand Arthritis May Be Over 40 Percent
A new study finds that as many as 4 in 10 people may develop hand osteoarthritis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - May 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Circulating Th17.1 Cells in Melanoma Tied to Sarcoidosis
Elevation in Th17.1 cells prior to administration of PD - 1 checkpoint tx, onset of symptomatic sarcoidosis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Tingling, Pain, Rash, and Fatigue: Crack the Case Tingling, Pain, Rash, and Fatigue: Crack the Case
Rheumatologist Dr Stephen Paget presents a complicated case of a 35-year-old patient with an array of multisystem symptoms.Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Commentary Source Type: news

UAMS Physcians Honored (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Dan Rahn and Dr. Robert Hopkins Jr. of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock have been awarded Mastership in the American College of Physicians, the national organization of internists. Rahn and Hopkins were two of 53 internists from across the world to receive the honor at the ACP’s annual scientific conference held in San Francisco this year and were the only two Arkansans to achieve Mastership this year. Just more than 0.5 percent of the 148,000 ACP members worldwide have been awarded Mastership of the College. “Mastership is the highest honor the college bestows, and it comes on...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

penicillamine, Cuprimine, Depen
Title: penicillamine, Cuprimine, DepenCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - May 15, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news