Skeletons Mature Earlier Now, Affecting Orthopedic Treatments
Title: Skeletons Mature Earlier Now, Affecting Orthopedic TreatmentsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - January 9, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Finger joint enlargements may be linked to knee osteoarthritis
(Wiley) Heberden's nodes (HNs) are bony enlargements of the finger joints that are readily detectable in a routine physical exam and are considered hallmarks of osteoarthritis. A new Arthritis& Rheumatology study found that the presence of HNs may also indicate structural damage associated with knee osteoarthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis warning - the feeling in your chest you should never ignore
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS symptoms include joint pain, inflammation, and restricted movement. But the condition, which affects about 400,000 people in the UK, could also cause this feeling in the chest - are you at risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It ’s Time to Meet the Users of Medical Devices
In the last five years, design has taken on a larger and more focused role in medtech, said Stuart Karten, principal of Karten Design. Such a trend has been driven in part by the consumerization of healthcare, he explained. “Many more devices that would have been in a clinical setting are now being pushed into patients and other users' hands. It all ties back to the Affordable Care Act and getting hospitals penalized for readmissions. Patients have become more empowered in the actual execution of their healthcare.” T...
Source: MDDI - January 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Design Source Type: news

Try these natural pain relievers to beat the pain without the meds
(Natural News) Chronic pain can often hamper your overall well-being and quality of life. This pain is often associated with arthritis, which is characterized by swelling of the joints. Some people may use painkillers or anti-inflammatory medication to deal with the pain, but these options often come with unintended side effects. Fortunately, you can eliminate pain naturally... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Having "noisy knees" increases your risk of developing osteoarthritis, study concludes
(Natural News) People who hear grating, cracking, or popping sounds in or around their knee joint — clinically known as crepitus — might have an increased likelihood of developing knee osteoarthritis, according to a study published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research. As part of the study, a team of researchers pooled data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As Medical Marketing Soars, Is Regulation Needed?
TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 -- Turn on prime-time TV and you'll likely see a pitch for arthritis or impotence pills, and maybe a cancer center. Advertisers spent nearly $10 billion marketing prescription drugs and medical services to the American public... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Arthritis: Four exercises to help relieve shoulder pain
ARTHRITIS is a common condition which affects more than 10 million people in the UK. Arthritis in the shoulders can be a painful and unpleasant condition to live with, but exercising the joints can help to relieve symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Certolizumab Pegol in the Treatment of Takayasu Arteritis Certolizumab Pegol in the Treatment of Takayasu Arteritis
Is this agent a safe and effective treatment option in patients with Takayasu arteritis?Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 1/5/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 1/5/19 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Shreyasee Amin, a rheumatologist at Mayo Clinic, covers osteoarthritis diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Also on the podcast,?January is American Blood Donor Month. Dr. Justin Kreuter,?medical director of the Blood Donor Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, discusses the continuous need for blood donors.?And [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 7, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Understanding osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
DEAR MAYO CLINIC:?For the past few months, I?ve had a lot of stiffness in a few of my fingers, especially toward the end of the day. I?m 47. Could this be the beginning of arthritis? If so, at what point should I see a doctor? Can arthritis be treated in the beginning stages? ANSWER:?It?s possible [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Combo RA Tx May Boost Risk for Serious Adverse Events (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Clinicians should consider risk-benefit ratio of combination biologics, according to meta-analysis (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - January 3, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Honoraria, Consulting Linked to Positive RA Trial Results Honoraria, Consulting Linked to Positive RA Trial Results
Author financial conflicts of interest were generally not associated with RA RCT results, but honoraria and consulting fees were associated with greater likelihood of positive study outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Patients With Sleep Apnea Have Increased Gout Risk
THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 -- Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are at higher risk for developing gout than patients without OSA for more than a year after diagnosis, according to a study published in the January issue of Arthritis&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Persistence and Adverse Events of Biologic Treatment in JIA Persistence and Adverse Events of Biologic Treatment in JIA
In this study, the incidence of adverse events among patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis treated with biologic therapy is examined.Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Breast implants can cause cancer chronic fatigue arthritis and other side effects
Daisy Jones, a 29-year-old life coach from Leigh-on-Sea in Essex thinks the breast implants she had fitted at 19 have ruptured. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis: Four exercises to fight knee arthritis pain and symptoms
ARTHRITIS can be a painful and debilitating condition to live with. Try these four exercises to help combat the pain and symptoms associated with arthritis of the knee. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to run away from arthritis
Running and other high-impact exercises were once thought to be the major cause of arthritis. We now know that ’s not completely true. In fact, it may be the lack of physical exercise that can lead to worsening arthritic symptoms. When pain strikes in a hip, knee, ankle or other joint, human nature is to avoid doing things that could aggravate the pain. Although that seems logical, this inactivity could actually exacerbate the condition by leading to muscle atrophy and joint stiffness. For those… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. David Covall Source Type: news

How to run away from arthritis
Running and other high-impact exercises were once thought to be the major cause of arthritis. We now know that ’s not completely true. In fact, it may be the lack of physical exercise that can lead to worsening arthritic symptoms. When pain strikes in a hip, knee, ankle or other joint, human nature is to avoid doing things that could aggravate the pain. Although that seems logical, this inactivity could actually exacerbate the condition by leading to muscle atrophy and joint stiffness. For those… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. David Covall Source Type: news

IL-1 and Gout: Proof of Concept vs Cost
(MedPage Today) -- Some experts remain optimistic about targeting IL-1 for gout, but others cite costs (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - December 30, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Afib and Heart Failure; Pain and Arthritis: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include best treatment for atrial fibrillation in people with heart failure, the consequences of penalties for hospital readmission, pain relief for those with knee osteoarthritis, and comprehensive care for dementia patients. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

IL-1 Blockade Appears Effective Against Gout
(MedPage Today) -- Canakinumab lowered the risk of attacks by more than half in post-MI patients (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - December 29, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Lutikizumab Ineffective for Erosive Hand Osteoarthritis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Targeting IL-1 alpha and beta did not improve pain, function, or structural changes (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - December 28, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Influential Long-time NIAMS Director Katz Dies at 77 Influential Long-time NIAMS Director Katz Dies at 77
Katz, who led the NIAMS since 1995, is remembered for his contributions to basic science, his willingness to take on thorny NIH management issues, and his exuberant, joyful personality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Early-Onset Sj ö gren's Linked to More Severe Disease Early-Onset Sj ö gren's Linked to More Severe Disease
Early-onset Sjogren's syndrome may be linked to more severe disease that worsens over time and has specific symptoms at presentation, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Director of NIAMS Stephen Katz Dies
The head of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases was a leader in the study of skin-based immunology. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 28, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

High drug prices? Some pharma firms will send you a check
Kip Burgess was relieved last year when pharmaceutical giant Amgen overnighted him a $2,976 check to help pay for his go-to arthritis drug, Enbrel. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Drug Treatments Fail to Control Long-term OA Pain Most Drug Treatments Fail to Control Long-term OA Pain
Most commonly used drugs for osteoarthritis (OA) did not reliably control pain or improve function when used long term, a meta-analysis found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Cancer Treatment and Arthritis: A Growing Complaint
(MedPage Today) -- Will checkpoint inhibitor-related arthritis outstrip RA in frequency? (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - December 27, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Exercise Can Shrink Belly Fat, But Not When Drug Blocks IL-6 Exercise Can Shrink Belly Fat, But Not When Drug Blocks IL-6
Exercise reduced abdominal visceral fat, a risk factor for cardiometabolic disease, but not when obese patients received tocilizumab, an anti-arthritis drug that blocks IL-6 receptors, in a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

One Woman's Case Gives New Hope Against Disfiguring Sarcoidosis
Title: One Woman's Case Gives New Hope Against Disfiguring SarcoidosisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - December 27, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Yale experts treat severe, disfiguring sarcoidosis with novel therapy
A team of Yale researchers has found a promising new treatment for sarcoidosis, a disease that can affect multiple organs: tofacitinib, an arthritis medication. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

One Woman's Case Gives New Hope Against Disfiguring Sarcoidosis
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 -- In very preliminary findings, an existing rheumatoid arthritis drug appeared to cure one woman of a rare but potentially life-threatening condition known as sarcoidosis. After 10 months of use, tofacitinib (Xeljanz)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Massage Offers Short-Term Relief of Knee Pain in Arthritis Patients
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 -- Weekly massage sessions may provide short-term symptom relief for knee osteoarthritis patients, but the benefit is not maintained over one year of follow-up, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Autoimmune Sequelae Following Rituximab Therapy Autoimmune Sequelae Following Rituximab Therapy
A new review provides insight into the mechanisms involved in the development of new autoimmune disease among patients receiving rituximab treatment.Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Yale experts treat severe, disfiguring sarcoidosis with novel therapy
(Yale University) An all-Yale team of researchers successfully treated a patient with disfiguring sarcoidosis, a chronic disease that can affect multiple organs, with a drug approved for rheumatoid arthritis. Successful treatment of two other patients with similarly severe disease suggests an effective treatment for an incurable, sometimes life-threatening illness is within reach, the scientists said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Arthritis: Four foods to eat this Christmas to relieve arthritis pain and symptoms
ARTHRITIS can feel worse during the winter months as the body is exposed to colder weather. Include these four foods in your diet to prevent joint pain from getting you down this Christmas. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prediction Models in Primary Care for Rare Disease Diagnosis Prediction Models in Primary Care for Rare Disease Diagnosis
Incorporating electronic predictive models into primary care may be an effective strategy for the more timely diagnosis of rare rheumatic conditions.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Arthritis: New research reveals these four everyday foods could worsen the condition
ARTHRITIS is a lifelong condition, but making certain dietary changes can improve symptoms. New research into autoimmune conditions has shown four everyday foods could worsen arthritis and other health problems. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good News for Pregnant Women With Psoriatic Arthritis
(MedPage Today) -- No adverse effect on birth outcomes, and many reported fewer joint symptoms during pregnancy (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - December 22, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Four easy steps to help ease aches and pains this winter
ARTHRITIS causes pain, swelling and stiffness in a person ’s joints, and during winter this can feel worse. So what treatment is recommended? There are four easy steps you can take to help you ease aches and pains. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The powerful therapeutic benefits of TCM herb Fang Feng
(Natural News) In traditional Chinese medicine, Fang Feng (Saposhnikoviae divaricata) has been used to treat various health conditions, including allergic rhinitis and rheumatism. A study review, which was published in the Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines, confirmed that this traditional Chinese herb is indeed an effective natural remedy for allergic rhinitis. For the study review,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Oh, My Aching Knees'? Screen for Prediabetes'Oh, My Aching Knees'? Screen for Prediabetes
Here's what you can prescribe to patients with prediabetes and exercise-limiting arthritis to prevent progression to type 2 diabetes.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

AbbVie Submits New Drug Application to U.S. FDA for Upadacitinib for Treatment of Adults with Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, announced that it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a marketing... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - December 20, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Eating more omega-3-rich food may lower inflammation and arthritis pain
(Natural News) Making simple dietary changes can greatly improve your health. Eating more foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids and fewer foods high in omega-6 fatty acids can reduce inflammation and arthritis pain, according to a study published in the Clinical Journal of Pain. For the study, researchers assessed 167 adults with knee arthritis. They... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Knee osteoarthritis can be treated with a combination of joint mobilisation and exercise
A new clinical trial has found that exercise, combined with mobilisation to realign the kneecap, can reduce knee osteoarthritis pain and improve the quality of life for people with arthritis. The study– which took place at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, found that a combination of joint mobilisation andexercise significantly decreasedpain for people with kneeosteoarthritis. The mobilisation is relatively simple. Patients were instructed to lie on their side, with the knee supported and slightly flexed. This allowed the patella, or kneecap, to glide vertically from side to side. This mobilisation was perform...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - December 20, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Weekly Full-Body Massage Improves Short-term Knee OA Pain Weekly Full-Body Massage Improves Short-term Knee OA Pain
Two months of weekly 1-hour Swedish massage significantly improved pain and function in patients with knee osteoarthritis, a randomized trial showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Failure of Timely Stop to Certain Prescription Drugs Is Common
So - called legacy prescribing can contribute to overmedication and adverse drug events (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Reassuring VTE Data for Xeljanz
(MedPage Today) -- No significant difference in risk compared with TNF inhibition in rheumatoid arthritis (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Reasons to stop drinking alcohol among patients with rheumatoid arthritis in Sweden: a mixed-methods study - Larsson I, Andersson MLE.
OBJECTIVES: The aims were to identify patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who had stopped drinking alcohol and compare them with patients drinking alcohol, and to explore reasons for stopping drinking alcohol. DESIGN: A sequential explanatory m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news