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FDA Review: Take Two for Baricitinib
(MedPage Today) -- Advisory panel will reassess the safety of baricitinib in RA (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - April 20, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

FDA Staff Raises Safety Concerns Over Lilly/Incyte Arthritis Drug FDA Staff Raises Safety Concerns Over Lilly/Incyte Arthritis Drug
An experimental rheumatoid arthritis drug developed by Eli Lilly and Co and Incyte Corp poses serious risks of deadly blood clots at higher doses, U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff said on Thursday, the latest setback to a treatment regulators declined to approve last year.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Growing biotech jobs in the Triad? It's a 'Catch-22'
The biotech company hopes its research in placenta tissue will eventually help wounds heal and people with arthritis avoid joint replacements. The potential is huge — but so is the challenge of securing funding. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Growing biotech jobs in the Triad? It's a 'Catch-22'
The biotech company hopes its research in placenta tissue will eventually help wounds heal and people with arthritis avoid joint replacements. The potential is huge — but so is the challenge of securing funding. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: £7 trick to soothe agonising symptoms
ARTHRITIS symptoms include pain, discomfort and difficulty moving. There is no cure, but the condition can be treated using lifestyle changes, diet alterations and medication. The Arthritis Foundation suggests a neat trick to reduce pain from flare-ups. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colleague's Consult in Rheumatology
(MedPage Today) -- Exclusive video with Susan Manzi, MD, Co-Director of the Lupus Center of Excellence at Allegheny Health Network and Jill Buyon, MD, Director of the Division of Rheumatology at NYU Langone Health. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - April 20, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Try this £7 trick to soothe agonising flare-ups
RHEUMATOID arthritis, and other forms of the disease, cause pain and discomfort among other symptoms. There is no cure, but can be treated using lifestyle changes, diet alterations and medication. Try using this neat trick to reduce pain caused by a flare-up. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mastering Rheumatoid Arthritis: 5 Key Challenges for Primary Care Practice
RA can be managed in primary care but comes with unique challenges. Here, strategies outlined at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2018. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Tags: Musculoskeletal Disorders Source Type: news

Septic or Lyme Hip Arthritis? Rapid Lyme Diagnostics Could Avoid Unnecessary Treatment Septic or Lyme Hip Arthritis? Rapid Lyme Diagnostics Could Avoid Unnecessary Treatment
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Arthrosurface wins FDA nod for OVOMotion shoulder arthroplasty system
Arthrosurface said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its OVOMotion shoulder arthroplasty system. The Franklin, Mass.-based company said the newly cleared stemless total shoulder system is designed to minimize bone removal specifically for patients with painful or severely disabled shoulder joints from arthritis, traumatic events or avascular necrosis. “This truly is a revolutionary stemless total shoulder, which combines the concept of anatomic restoration with an aspherical head design that more closely replicates patient anatomy but also allows improved joint access for ease of preparation of the glenoid,&r...
Source: Mass Device - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Arthrosurface Source Type: news

Study explains link between high-fat diet and arthritis
A high-fat diet, such as a cheeseburger and milkshake, has been linked to arthritis and join pain, according to a study of mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Respect the Needle in OA
(MedPage Today) -- Patients may be experiencing placebo effect, but it's still an effect, rheumatologist says (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pulmonary Hypertension: Not Just for Cardiologists
(MedPage Today) -- PH is common in many rheumatologic conditions (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Is Google Home a Trojan Horse in Healthcare?
In this study, recently-diagnosed diabetes patients were asked to use the technology to have "heart to heart" conversations with Alexa about what they want their friends and family to understand about their disease and what they are going through. The researchers found that patients were having genuine, meaningful conversations with Alexa about their disease, but the downside was that Alexa still sounds very robotic, which raised the question of whether or not Alexa or other voice-assisted technologies need to sound more human in order to have these types of conversations with patients and have the same impact? &...
Source: MDDI - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Digital Health Source Type: news

Research finds junk food is linked to arthritis
The new study, published today by the University of Rochester Medical Center, suggests that junk food worsens symptoms, and balancing gut bacteria with a prebiotic supplement reversed the symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA staff raises safety concerns over Lilly/Incyte arthritis drug
(Reuters) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff flagged concerns on Thursday about potentially fatal blood clots from higher doses of a rheumatoid arthritis drug developed by Eli Lilly and Co and Incyte Corp, a fresh setback after regulators declined to approve the treatment last year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Walking to the shops can slash pain caused by the condition
RHEUMATOID arthritis, and other arthritic conditions, causes pain for sufferers. Symptoms can be treated through moving more and following specific exercise regimes. Now a doctor has suggested an exercise plan to alleviate arthritis pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

His and Her Knee Injuries Occur the Same Way
Title: His and Her Knee Injuries Occur the Same WayCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - April 19, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Which pain medication is safest for arthritis patients?
(Wiley) In a recent Alimentary Pharmacology& Therapeutics study, arthritis patients taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain plus a stomach acid-reducing medicine called esomeprazole had infrequent gastrointestinal side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Effort seeks to increase the number of trained rheumatology nurse practitioners and physician assistants
(Wiley) Due to an aging population and increasing prevalence of rheumatic disease, there are growing demands on clinicians who specialize in rheumatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rheumatologists' Pay Up 9% Rheumatologists' Pay Up 9%
Rheumatologists'pay increased 9% this year, up from a 1% increase in last year's Medscape Compensation Survey.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Compound treats psoriasis, may curb autoimmune diseases, researchers say
A compound from immune cells treats psoriasis in mice and might also be effective in treating multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain - avoid this popular breakfast or risk joint inflammation
ARTHRITIS pain affects about 10 million people in the UK. Patients with joint inflammation symptoms should avoid eating this fruit as part of their daily diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pseudogout
Title: PseudogoutCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - April 18, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Management of mitral regurgitation in a patient contemplating pregnancy
(Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications) In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications, researchers Yee-Ping Sun and Patrick T. O'Gara, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., USA present a case study of management of rheumatic mitral regurgitation in a woman contemplating pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

University of Delaware professor receives $2.3 million grant to study Achilles injuries
(University of Delaware) University of Delaware assistant professor Karin Gravare Silbernagel has received a five-year, $2.3 million Research Project Grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to study Achilles tendinopathy. This overuse injury is most prevalent in active individuals between the ages of 35 and 55. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Allopurinol: Extra Caution Urged in High-Risk Groups Allopurinol: Extra Caution Urged in High-Risk Groups
The risk for severe cutaneous adverse reactions to allopurinol was much higher among those who were black, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, women, older, or receiving higher starting doses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

With Antimalarials in Lupus, Watch for Retinal Toxicity
(MedPage Today) -- Following guidelines will minimize risk, specialist says (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - April 17, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Bioelectronic Medicine: Targeting Inflammatory Disease with Electricity
We presented positive initial results in Crohn’s disease at the 2016 United European Gastroenterology meeting: six of the eight patients had seen a substantial reduction in their disease activity index scores, and three were in remission from the disease. As SetPoint looks ahead, several chronic disease areas are emerging as key bioelectronic medicine therapy targets, and our company is exploring a number of these. One of our preclinical programs explores bioelectronic medicine’s potential role as a treatment for MS.   New Target: Multiple Sclerosis In late 2017, SetPoint presented positive data from a s...
Source: Mass Device - April 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Anthony Arnold Tags: Bioelectronic Medicine Clinical Trials Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation SetPoint Medical Sponsored Content Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Eating this hard food may reduce symptoms
ARTHRITIS, rheumatoid arthritis and other types of the condition have symptoms including pain and discomfort. There is no cure but you can take several steps to reduce the symptoms, such as changing your diet. Some foods are better than others. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia: Possible causes of the painful condition experts say you should be aware of
FIBROMYALGIA symptoms include pain, feeling stiff and being tired. Often confused with Rheumatoid arthritis, the condition can also affect memory, mood and sleeping patterns. Doctors still don ’t know the cause, but it may be linked to a traumatic event or genetics. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Joint Surgery Incidence and Trends in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - April 17, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news

The best sleep position revealed - sleep like this to prevent back pain
SLEEP position can cause back pain, arthritis joint pain and can improve your snoring. The way you lie in bed can say a lot about your overall health, and how easily you find it to get to sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis symptoms - add these five foods to your diet to slash joint pain
ARTHRITIS pain affects about 10 million people in the UK. Symptoms include joint pain and inflammation, but you could reduce signs of the condition by adding these foods to your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TFs Operate Across Gene Loci Within Disease Phenotypes
Epstein - Barr virus EBNA2 protein binds to multiple loci of genome, increasing risk of 7 serious diseases (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Infections, Neurology, Oncology, Pathology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Arthritis pain? Try this tropical fruit to reduce symptoms
ARTHRITIS causes pain in 57 per cent of sufferers daily. Types such as rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, which include joint pain, inflammation and fatigue, are often treated with painkillers. However, a yellow-fleshed fruit may be a good alternative. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatology Faces Major Workforce Shortage by 2030
(MedPage Today) -- Increase in training will not close the gap (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Rose Acre Farms Recalls Shell Eggs Due to Possible Health Risk
Through an abundance of caution Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana is voluntarily recalling 206,749,248 eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella Braenderup can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella Braenderup can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arte...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Negative Affect That Lingers Tied to Health 10 Years Later
Higher levels of lingering negative affect linked to more chronic conditions, worse functional limitations (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Risk of Methotrexate Dosing Errors Prompts EMA Review Risk of Methotrexate Dosing Errors Prompts EMA Review
A recent routine assessment found that serious adverse events related to overdose, including fatalities, are still occurring, despite measures already in place to reduce dosing errors.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms - five warning signs of joint condition
RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms usually affect the hand, feet and wrist joints. These are the top early warning signs of the auto-immune condition to look out for, including weight loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recent Advances in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Recent Advances in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
What recent progress has been made regarding the available therapeutic options for rheumatoid arthritis?Current Opinion in Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Secukinumab Improves Active Psoriatic Arthritis Secukinumab Improves Active Psoriatic Arthritis
In patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA), secukinumab improves symptoms and inhibits radiographic disease progression, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Common thistle weed is a traditional folk medicine treatment for chronic joint diseases, including arthritis
(Natural News) Don’t be quick to dismiss weeds as useless: According to an article published in the Journal of the American Herbalists Guild, the bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare) – commonly classified as a weed in most areas – can be used to treat chronic joint diseases. In the article, herbalist Matthew Alfs looks at various data... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain - this is the best exercise to reverse joint symptoms
ARTHRITIS pain and symptoms affect about 10 million people in the UK. You could relieve signs of joint inflammation by doing more of this easy exercise, it ’s been claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACR responds to HHS benefit and payment parameters final rule
(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today expressed concern that the 2019 Benefit and Payment Parameters final rule allowing states to select their own Essential Health Benefits (EHB) benchmark plans on federal health exchanges could jeopardize care access for patients with complex rheumatologic conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ardon Health Announces Taltz Distribution
Ardon Health has been selected to Eli Lilly’s Taltz Distribution Network for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis and active psoriatic arthritis.(PRWeb April 12, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/04/prweb15401179.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UAB to receive funding from Pfizer for rheumatoid arthritis study
The University of Alabama at Birmingham will receive funding from a pharmaceutical giant to help adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis and their caregivers make decisions about their health. CreakyJoints chose UAB to receive a $500,000 research award that is funded by Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning& Change. The Mayo Clinic was also chosen to receive a $500,000 research award. Huifeng Yun is a research assistant professor at UAB's Department of Epidemiology. She is the principal investigator… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hanno van der Bijl Source Type: news

UAB to receive funding from Pfizer for rheumatoid arthritis study
The University of Alabama at Birmingham will receive funding from a pharmaceutical giant to help adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis and their caregivers make decisions about their health. CreakyJoints chose UAB to receive a $500,000 research award that is funded by Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning& Change. The Mayo Clinic was also chosen to receive a $500,000 research award. Huifeng Yun is a research assistant professor at UAB's Department of Epidemiology. She is the principal investigator… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Hanno van der Bijl Source Type: news

Behcet's Syndrome: Treatment Guidelines Updated (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Controversies include use of biologics for ocular disease, anticoagulation for DVT (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - April 11, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news