Patient Education Can Improve Chronic Disease Management
Improvement seen in patients'ability to manage disease, medical students'ability to educate them (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

More effective than drugs: Indian Lycium alleviates symptoms of rheumatism
(Natural News) Most people take non-steroidal drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen to treat inflammatory diseases. What a lot don’t know is that these medications are harmful to the body. They are associated with potentially fatal side effects like bleeding, peptic ulcers, and increased permeability of the gastric mucosa. To protect patients from these consequences, many researchers are now... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preventing RA: Are B Cells a Viable Target? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Preventing progression from pre-arthritis to RA with B cell directed therapies hold promise (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bruin Biometrics lands second SBIR award for ortho device
Bruin Biometrics (BBI) said it has won a $1.4 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II program award from The National Institute of Arthritis and the musculoskeletal and skin division of the National Institutes of Health. BBI (Los Angeles) uses biometric sensor technology to aid clinicians in the early detection and monitoring of chronic, preventable conditions. The award will help advance the detection capabilities, design and clinical evaluation of the company’s OrthoSonos, a novel acoustic emission device for orthopedics. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcin...
Source: Mass Device - December 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Biotech Blog Business/Financial News Orthopedics Research & Development Bruin Biometrics Source Type: news

Arthritis pain - does cracking your knuckles cause the joint pain condition?
ARTHRITIS pain affects around 10 million people in the UK, and symptoms include joint pain and inflammation. Could you be at risk of arthritis symptoms by cracking your knuckles and the bones in your hands? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cutting Out the Middleman
In the war on drug prices, the middleman is in everyone ’s sights.Announcing his American Patients First blueprint earlier this year, President Trump said one of his “greatest priorities” was to reduce the price of prescription drugs. He added that a key element in delivering this ambition was “very much eliminating” the middlemen.“The middlemen became very, very rich. Whoever those middlemen were – and a lot of people never even figured it out – they’re rich. They won’t be so rich anymore,” he said.While neither the president nor the blueprint itself actual...
Source: EyeForPharma - December 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hugh Gosling Source Type: news

Arthritis Among Adults With Prediabetes Arthritis Among Adults With Prediabetes
Arthritis is a barrier to physical activity among adults with chronic conditions. How can we address arthritis-specific barriers to physical activity among prediabetic adults?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Recommendations Developed for Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment
THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 -- Recommendations have been developed for pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA); the evidence-based guideline was published online Nov. 30 in Arthritis& Rheumatology. Jasvinder A.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Newly identified T cells could play a role in cancer and other diseases
FINDINGSResearchers from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the La Jolla Institute for Immunology have identified a new type of T cell called a phospholipid-reactive T cell that is able to recognize phospholipids, the molecules that help form cells ’ outer membranes.The scientists also discovered that phospholipids compete with glycolipids, another type of molecule that helps form cells ’ outer membranes, in a way that prevents glycolipids from readily reaching the surface of a cell.BACKGROUNDCell membranes are primarily made up of two types of lipids — phospholipids and glycolipids. Inside ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

CV Risks High in Systemic Sclerosis
(MedPage Today) -- Similar event rate as for rheumatoid arthritis, despite fewer conventional risk factors (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Let Down by Her Fingers
(MedPage Today) -- A 62-year-old woman complained to her doctor of joint pain in her fingers. The joints in her fingers were warm, tender, and slightly swollen. The discomfort had started a few months ago and now it took about an hour every morning for the stiffness to decrease. Activity seemed to help the stiffness; if she was inactive for a long period, while reading a book or watching TV, the stiffness would return. She had been taking NSAIDs, which relieved the pain for a period of time. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - December 5, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Metabolomic Alterations Associated With Behcet's Disease Metabolomic Alterations Associated With Behcet's Disease
A new study explores the potential of serum metabolites as diagnostic biomarkers for Behcet's disease.Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Could RA Be Prevented?
(MedPage Today) -- Targeting B cells during prodromal phase of rheumatoid arthritis shows promise (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Uganda: 150 Children to Get Free Heart Surgeries
[Monitor] Kampala -A total of 150 children suffering from Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD), a fatal condition which damages heart valves, will receive free surgeries starting January next year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

It's time that we talked about gout – and the 5 foods that can beat it – watch at Brighteon.com
(Natural News) Gout is one of the most common forms of arthritis in adults, especially in North America and Western Europe. In one article in Nature Reviews Rheumatology, authors noted that around 4 percent of American adults suffer from gout, based on a literature review on the illness. By far, the highest prevalence of gout is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

January 11, 2019: Joint Meeting of the Arthritis Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement
(Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 3, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil)
Title: hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/3/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - December 3, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Self-Efficacy and Adherence Behaviors in Rheumatoid Arthritis Self-Efficacy and Adherence Behaviors in Rheumatoid Arthritis
This study examined the adherence behavior of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. What factors contribute to suboptimal medication adherence in these patients?Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

National rheumatology and psoriasis organizations release joint guideline for psoriatic arthritis
(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) have released a joint treatment guideline for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) that provides evidence-based pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic recommendations on caring for treatment-na ï ve patients with active PsA and patients who continue to have active PsA despite treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: This daily exercise can help relieve painful joints during winter
ARTHRITIS can cause pain, swelling and stiffness in joints, making simple daily tasks very difficult. Winter weather can cause joints to become even more painful, so what can you do during these months to help? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Secukinumab cost effective in active psoriatic arthritis in Finland
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - December 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Can Arthritis Be Prevented in Patients With Psoriasis?
(MedPage Today) -- Proof-of-concept study suggests the answer may be yes (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - November 30, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Higher Cardiovascular Risk Seen With Psoriatic Arthritis
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 -- Cardiovascular risk should be carefully evaluated in patients with psoriatic arthritis, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Rub én Queiro, M.D., Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many diseases increase the risks of hip fracture surgery
(University of Eastern Finland) Parkinson's disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatic diseases, alcoholism and mental health disorders increase the risk of surgical complications after a hip fracture surgery, a new Finnish study analysing nationwide registers finds. 4.6 percent of all hip surgery patients and 10 percent of total hip replacement surgery patients experienced surgical complications within three months following their surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Natural medicine: Study finds that wooly bluecurls may be a potential cure for rheumatism
(Natural News) More than 46 million Americans suffer from some form of rheumatic disease. If left untreated, the condition could lead to a loss of function in the affected body part. These include joints, muscles, kidneys, heart, and brain. Wooly bluecurls (Trichostema lanatum) is an herb traditionally used by the Chumash people of Southern California as a natural... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spinal Deformities in Romantic Operas Spinal Deformities in Romantic Operas
Characters in several famous operas were affected by spinal deformities. How has that helped further our historical understanding of these conditions?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Trial Data Back Lanadelumab for HAE Prevention
(MedPage Today) -- Small trial shows benefits that led to recent FDA approval in hereditary angioedema (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - November 27, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

ME & MY OPERATION: Surgery for arthritis has left me the strongest I've been in my life  
Nick Weston, 45, a project manager from Manchester, underwent a procedure to help retain his wrist flexibility after breaking the joint. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves Genentech ’s prefilled autoinjector for Actemra
Roche‘s (OTC:RHHBY) Genentech said today that the FDA approved its ACTPen single-dose prefilled autoinjector for Actemra as a new formulation for adults with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis and for adults with giant cell arteritis. The U.S. regulatory agency also approved the device for administration by caregivers to patients as young as two years old with active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis or active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.   The post FDA approves Genentech’s prefilled autoinjector ...
Source: Mass Device - November 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Genentech Source Type: news

FDA approves the ACTPen for Roche ’s Actemra, a single-dose, prefilled autoinjector for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, giant cell arteritis and two forms of juvenile arthritis
Roche announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ACTPen ™ 162 mg/0.9 mL, a single-dose prefilled autoinjector for Actemra®(tocilizumab) as an additional formulation for adult patients with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have had an inadequate response to one or more disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), and for adul t patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA). (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - November 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NHS ditches its most expensive drug used by 46,000 arthritis sufferers
Health  bosses have signed a deal to save £300million a year by using cheaper versions of a costly arthritis drug. More than 46,000 English patients take adalimumab, which had been £400million a year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Minimal Disease Activity and Acceptable Symptom State in PsA Minimal Disease Activity and Acceptable Symptom State in PsA
A new study provides evidence of the safety and efficacy of ustekinumab in psoriatic arthritis in a real-world setting.Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

How to Use Bisphosphonates Safely and Optimally How to Use Bisphosphonates Safely and Optimally
Learn more about the potential adverse events associated with bisphosphonate therapy and the optimal duration of treatment.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

NHS ditches its most expensive drug used by 46,000 arthritis sufferers in bid to save £300million
Health  bosses have signed a deal to save £300million a year by using cheaper versions of a costly arthritis drug. More than 46,000 English patients take adalimumab, which had been £400million a year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You can lessen the severity of rheumatoid arthritis with reflexology
(Natural News) Reflexology is a godsend for people who are debilitated by pain caused by arthritis and other similar ailments. An article in Modern Reflexology explained how one particular branch of this alternative medicine can help manage rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that afflicts the joints. Like all types of arthritis,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four Best Exercises for Healing Injured Shoulders
The shoulder joint is highly mobile and, because of this, it’s more prone to injury than many other joints in the body. Athletes who are involved in throwing and contact sports (baseball, football, hockey, etc.) are especially vulnerable, as are older individuals who suffer from arthritis. While shoulder injuries are common, they’re also quite treatable, especially if you’re proactive about stretching and improving mobility. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 24, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Viewpoints News Source Type: news

The research is in: Black cumin seed oil can reverse life-threatening diseases
(Natural News) Inflammation has been linked to a slew of life-threatening diseases and other conditions ranging from cancer and heart disease to arthritis. Keeping inflammation at bay is an important part of staying healthy that is often overlooked – and one food that can help in this area is black cumin seed oil. Given all... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Questions Remain About Etanercept to Biosimilar Switch Questions Remain About Etanercept to Biosimilar Switch
Nationwide registry data from patients with inflammatory arthritis showed many had similar outcomes with biosimilar, but the study did not show conclusively that the two drugs are interchangeable.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Silicone breast implants increase the risk of arthritis, stillbirth and even skin cancer
A new study from the University of Texas MD Cancer Center says that women with silicone breast implants had a four times greater risk of developing skin cancer than the general population. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bone Erosions More Frequent With Old Age at Onset of Early RA
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 -- Old age at onset of early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with more frequent bone erosions, according to a study published online Nov. 11 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Koichi Murata, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Silicone breast implants increase the risk of arthritis, stillbirth and even skin cancer
A new study from the University of Texas MD Cancer Center says that women with silicone breast implants had a four times greater risk of developing skin cancer than the general population. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Removing a Stuck Ring
-- Normal joint and tissue swelling can make a ring difficult to remove from your finger. Or a stuck ring can be a symptom of swollen joints caused by arthritis. Either way, you may not have to leave the ring on permanently or have it cutt off, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Arthritis Strikes 1 in 3 Adults with Prediabetes
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Healthful Diet & Healthy Bones
Title: Healthful Diet& Healthy BonesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - November 20, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Removing a Stuck Ring
Title: Health Tip: Removing a Stuck RingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - November 20, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Arthritis Strikes 1 in 3 Adults with Prediabetes Arthritis Strikes 1 in 3 Adults with Prediabetes
According to a recent study, almost one-third of Americans with prediabetes have arthritis. And half of these individuals with both conditions are physically inactive or have obesity. (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Frankincense may become a key part in treatment of arthritis
Research from the University of Alabama could help pharmaceutical companies develop new drugs to combat the condition, which affects more than 10 million people in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news