Neuropathic-Like Knee Pain and Associated Risk Factors Neuropathic-Like Knee Pain and Associated Risk Factors
Which risk factors may be associated with neuropathic-like knee pain?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Chest CT Can ID Respiratory AE Risk in RA Patients on Biologics
Findings seen among rheumatoid arthritis patients on long - term biological therapy (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Depression, anxiety increase risk for heart disease, stroke
Anxiety and depression could lead to conditions like arthritis, heart disease and high blood pressure, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chest CT Can ID Respiratory AE Risk in RA Patients on Biologics
TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 -- Chest computed tomography (CT) findings may identify risk factors for respiratory adverse events (RAEs) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients undergoing long-term biological therapy, according to a study recently published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lilly drug shown to be more effective than Humira in late-stage study
Eli Lilly Co. released results from a study this week showing that its drug, Taltz, was better at treating psoriatic arthritis than Humira. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - December 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Common painkillers (NSAIDs) have dangerous side effects, particularly for patients with some form of heart disease
(Natural News) There can be no doubt that arthritis causes debilitating pain which can have a serious impact on the patient’s quality of life. Experts estimate that over 54 million adults were diagnosed with some form of arthritis between 2013 and 2015, and it is believed that over 78 million – or 26 percent of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Royal Marines' Christmas gift for arthritis boy
Malachi Neat, 14, is given the chance to take on their assault course at their training base in Devon. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Royal Marines' Christmas gift for boy with arthritis
Malachi Neat, 14, is given the chance to take on their assault course at their training base in Devon. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amgen Submits Biologics License Application for ABP 710 (Biosimilar Infliximab) To US Food And Drug Administration
Filing for ABP 710, a Biosimilar Candidate to Infliximab, Supported by Phase 3 Study in Patients With Moderate-to-Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced the submission of a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ABP 710, a biosimilar candidate to REMICADE® (infliximab). "At Amgen, we have spent nearly four decades developing, manufacturing and producing transformative medicines. We're leveraging our deep expertise and heritage in biologics to produce a portfolio of biosimilars t...
Source: Amgen News Release - December 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Lilly Announces Positive Top-Line Results for Taltz(R) (ixekizumab) vs. Humira(R) (adalimumab) in a Head-to-Head (SPIRIT-H2H) Superiority Study in Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 17, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today Taltz® (ixekizumab) met the primary and all major secondary endpoints in the Phase 3b/4 SPIRIT-H2H study, which evaluated the ef... Biopharmaceuticals Eli Lilly, Taltz, ixekizumab, psoriatic arthritis, SPIRIT-H2H trial (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lilly says Taltz superior to Humira in late-stage psoriatic arthritis trial
Eli Lilly and Co said on Monday its psoriatic arthritis drug, Taltz, was found to be more effective than the world's best-selling prescription medicine, AbbVie Inc's Humira, in a late-stage trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Management of Large-Vessel Vasculitis Management of Large-Vessel Vasculitis
Get up-to-date on the latest advances in treatment options for large-vessel vasculitis.Current Opinion in Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

New Guidance for PsA Management
(MedPage Today) -- Treatment advice from the American College of Rheumatology and National Psoriasis Foundation are conditional (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - December 15, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Phone-Based Intervention Aids Rheumatoid Arthritis Care
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- A nurse-based phone education intervention can promote shared decision making in patients with newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online Dec. 5 in Musculoskeletal Care. Siobhan Farley,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Worth the sting: Cuba's scorpion pain remedy
Once a month for the last decade, Pepe Casanas, a 78-year-old Cuban farmer, has hunted down a scorpion to sting himself with, vowing that the venom wards off his rheumatism pains. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Whole-Body Cyrotherapy Caused Cold Burn Injury
(MedPage Today) -- Trendy treatment never FDA-approved for health benefits (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - December 14, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall)
Title: methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - December 14, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Fucoidan, found in brown algae, found to prevent the progression of osteoarthritis
(Natural News) A study conducted by researchers from Kyung Hee University, Korea Food Research Institute, and Academy Sciences of Uzbekistan has revealed that the polysaccharide fucoidan found in brown algae (Hizikia fusiforme) has potential use as an alternative remedy for osteoarthritis (OA). This finding was determined through an in vivo study conducted in rats. There are more than 100 types of arthritis with all... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental Health, Sleep Deprivation and Career Stress in EMS and Fire
The human brain is a marvelous, yet complicated system. Researchers spend entire careers studying what makes the brain act or react to certain experiences. A mental health issue stemming from life’s experiences has culturally been seen as a sign of weakness, but actually is part of a very complex architecture that’s unique from person to person. In order to gain an understanding of how stress plays a role in the lives of first responders, we need to start answering some hard questions: What leads to burn-out? What’s associated with PTSD? How is lack of sleep affecting the mental health states of first res...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Morgan K. Anderson, MPH Tags: Exclusive Articles Resiliency Operations Source Type: news

Study shows massage helps ease arthritis pain, improve mobility
(Duke University Medical Center) Patients with arthritis in their knees experienced significant improvement in pain and mobility after undergoing a weekly, whole-body massage for two months, according to a study led by researchers at Duke Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Little-Known Way Pharma Companies Hook People On Their Costly Drugs
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. The 36-year-old psychologist had run into an increasingly common problem: The copay coupon sent by Amgen couldn’t cover the drug’s more than $4,000 monthly price. “Nothing in the world gives me more anxiety than just getting my medication,” Burgess said. “There’s nothing you can do but beg.” Panicked, Burgess had called Amgen and pleaded for help. The drugmaker sent him the check after he provided a credit card statement and an explanat...
Source: TIME: Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Jane Tribble / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized Drugs Source Type: news

Young Breast Cancer Patients Face Higher Risk for Osteoporosis
Women diagnosed before age 50 have twice the risk versus cancer - free peers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Gynecology, Oncology, Orthopedics, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

3D printing offers helping hand to patients with arthritis
(Michigan Technological University) 3D printing can cut the cost of adaptive aids that help people with hand arthritis. Current products are quite expensive, and more so to create customized versions, but 3D printing drops the cost by an average of 94 percent for 20 different handheld devices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Arthritis pain - the Christmas treat that could reduce your joint pain symptoms
ARTHRITIS pain affects around 10 million people in the UK. Adding this Christmas snack to your diet could reduce and lower your risk of arthritis joint pain symptoms, including inflammation and restricted movement. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds a TCM medication to treat rheumatoid arthritis BETTER than Western drugs
(Natural News) Rheumatoid arthritis is an incurable disease, but it can be managed with the right intervention. According to a study, one of the most effective medications for rheumatoid arthritis is used in traditional Chinese medicine. It’s so effective that it works better than prescription drugs in treating the disease. Previous inquiries have looked into... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds TCM medication treats rheumatoid arthritis BETTER than Western drugs
(Natural News) Rheumatoid arthritis is an incurable disease, but it can be managed with the right intervention. According to a study, one of the most effective medications for rheumatoid arthritis is used in traditional Chinese medicine. It’s so effective that it works better than prescription drugs in treating the disease. Previous inquiries have looked into... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could You Be Short on Vitamin D?
Title: Could You Be Short on Vitamin D?Category: Health NewsCreated: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - December 11, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

PASDAS: Targeting Multiple Aspects of PsA
(MedPage Today) -- Secukinumab showed efficacy for the various domains of psoriatic arthritis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CV Risks Similar in SSc and RA, but SSc More Negatively Impacts QoL (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Multicenter, matched cohort study compares prevalence of comorbidities in systemic sclerosis vs rheumatoid arthritis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Drug Safety and Immunogenicity of TNF Inhibitors Drug Safety and Immunogenicity of TNF Inhibitors
What have we learned about the safety and immunogenicity of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors?Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Tiny 'jellybean' in the thumb ends pain of hand arthritis and increases grip strength
A tiny ‘jellybean’ implanted in the thumb joint could relieve the pain and immobility of hand arthritis, according to new research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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