Biosimilars Gaining in Popularity for Rheumatoid Arthritis Biosimilars Gaining in Popularity for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Support for biosimilars, considered to be safe and effective, is accumulating and will likely continue because of costs, delegates heard at the European League Against Rheumatism Congress.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Antibodies may cause pain linked to rheumatoid arthritis
Joints in the human body may be able to feel pain even when arthritis isn't present in the area, new research shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen reports top-line Phase 3 results for TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) in adults with active psoriatic arthritis
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Janssen reports top-line Phase 3 results for TREMFYA(R) (guselkumab) in adults with active psoriatic arthritis
Data are part of the DISCOVER 1 and 2 program, the first Phase 3 studies to evaluate a selective IL-23 p19 inhibitor in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis HORSHAM, Pa., June 14, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- The Janssen Pharmaceut... Biopharmaceuticals Janssen Pharmaceutical, Johnson & Johnson, TREMFYA, psoriatic arthritis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lilly Presents Positive Results for Taltz(R) (ixekizumab) vs. Humira(R) (adalimumab) in a Head-to-Head (SPIRIT-H2H) Superiority Study in Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis at the European Congress of Rheumatology
INDIANAPOLIS, June 14, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today that the company will present positive findings from the Phase 3b/4 SPIRIT-Head-to-Head (H2H) study in patients with active psoriati... Biopharmaceuticals Eli Lilly, psoriatic arthritis, Taltz, ixekizumab (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Safety and Efficacy of Tofacitinib in the Treatment of RA Safety and Efficacy of Tofacitinib in the Treatment of RA
Is tofacitinib a safe and effective therapeutic option for patients with rheumatoid arthritis?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Suicidal thoughts related to pain in 1 in 10 patients with rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a survey presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) highlight the significant impact of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) on mental health and a worrying lack of psychological care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New JAK Inhibitor for Rheumatoid Arthritis Hits Targets New JAK Inhibitor for Rheumatoid Arthritis Hits Targets
Filgotinib is effective and well tolerated by patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, early phase 3 results show, and investigators speculate it will enter the market in about 2 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

No link between cancer and tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) use in psoriatic arthritis
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) suggest that overall cancer risk is not linked to tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) use in psoriatic arthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritic pain could be caused by antibodies
(Karolinska Institutet) Antibodies that exist in the joints before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis can cause pain even in the absence of arthritis, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report. The researchers believe that the finding, which is published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, can represent a general mechanism in autoimmunity and that the results can facilitate the development of new ways of reducing non-inflammatory pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Common conditions keep many patients out of knee cartilage research studies
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Issues like age or existing arthritis may preclude patients from participating in clinical studies for new therapies that could benefit them (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Natural remedy for arthritis pain? Women who drink cranberry juice experience reduced joint pain
(Natural News) Rheumatoid arthritis affects more than two million people in the U.S. and approximately 400,000 in the United Kingdom. Rheumatoid arthritis is known as an autoimmune condition, whereas the immune system attacks its own tissues, causing inflammation and joint pain. The inflammatory condition typically affects females and can be felt in the hands, feet,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Being overweight linked to significantly higher disease severity in psoriatic arthritis
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) demonstrate significant correlation between body mass index (BMI) and disease severity in psoriatic arthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Disease remission associated with 80% reduction in risk of cardiovascular outcomes
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) demonstrate that remission in patients with rheumatoid arthritis is associated with an 80% reduction in risk of cardiovascular outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exposure to inorganic dust increases risk of gout in women by 27%
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) demonstrate that occupational exposure to inorganic dust is a previously unknown risk factor for gout and also confirm known risk factors, such as alcoholism and obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gout patients suffer in silence with low expectations of treatment
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a 14 country pan-European survey presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) suggest gout is being diagnosed late, is not well controlled, and is not regularly monitored. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study supports glucocorticoid tapering in patients achieving disease control on tocilizumab
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a randomised controlled trial presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) demonstrate high levels of treatment success in approximately two thirds of patients despite tapered glucocorticoid (GC) discontinuation, while a small loss of disease control was observed at the total study population level. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Low-dose prednisolone significantly improves pain symptoms and function in hand osteoarthritis
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of the low-dose prednisolone in patients with hand osteoarthritis (HOPE) study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) show that low-dose prednisolone significantly improves pain and function in patients with painful hand osteoarthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cyclosporine benefits patients through more rapid remission of proteinuria in lupus nephritis
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) suggest maintenance therapy with cyclosporine (CYA) results in more rapid remission of proteinuria compared to mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) or azathioprine (AZA) in patients with lupus nephritis. The efficacy of CYA, MMF and AZA in obtaining and maintaining remission of lupus nephritis (LN) is comparable over the long term. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause lower back and leg pain?
Lower back and leg pain can result from poor posture and overstraining the back muscles. However, persistent or recurring pain can be a sign of an underlying condition, such as arthritis or fibromyalgia. Learn more about the possible causes of lower back and leg pain here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis -- can its onset be delayed or prevented?
(Elsevier) Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder that leads to significant health issues as well as high treatment costs. In this themed issue of Clinical Therapeutics, published by Elsevier, experts review multiple aspects of RA detection and intervention with the overall goal of moving the field closer to developing effective preventive measures. Identifying people before they develop the disorder could significantly alter the course of disease and spare people its damaging effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 10, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

2019 ACR/ARP annual meeting press registration opens
(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the Association for Rheumatology Professionals (ARP) welcomes members of the press to write about research presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting. Press registration opens on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Common is Restless Legs Syndrome in Children?
Discussion Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is also known as Willis-Ekbom disease. RLS is a clinical diagnosis with criteria being: 1. An urge to move the legs usually accompanied by uncomfortable and unpleasant sensations in the lower extremities (Note: sometimes other body parts can be affected) 2. The urge to move begins or worsens when sitting or lying down 3. The urge to move is partially or totally relieved by movement (Note: relief by activity may not be noticable if severely affected but must have been previously present) 4. The urge to move the legs and any accompanying unpleasant sensations during rest or in activ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 10, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What are the health benefits of acai berries?
Acai berries: Superfood or hype? The acai (ah-sigh-EE) berry is a grapelike fruit harvested from acai palm trees, which are native to the rainforests of South America. Like other berries, acai berries contain antioxidants and fiber. Some proponents call them a superfood, claiming they help various health concerns, including arthritis, weight loss, high cholesterol and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 7, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

ACR applauds bipartisan legislation to improve prior authorization oversight and use
(American College of Rheumatology) he American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today applauded the introduction of the Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act of 2019 (H.R. 3107), a bipartisan bill to protect patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans from prior authorization requirements that needlessly delay or deny access to medically necessary care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer didn't reveal research showing arthritis drug could treat Alzheimer's
Pharmaceutical company Pfizer, based in New York, made a surprising finding about its arthritis drug in 2015 but didn't tell anyone because it 'thought the science wasn't strong enough'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carotid Atherosclerosis Predicts CV Events in Psoriatic Disease
WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 -- For patients with psoriatic disease (PsD), carotid atherosclerosis, as detected by ultrasound, predicts future incident cardiovascular events (CVEs), according to a study published online June 5 in Arthritis&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Applications of Sonoelastography in Rheumatology New Applications of Sonoelastography in Rheumatology
This review explores the potential role sonoelastography may have in the diagnosis and management of rheumatic conditions.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Imaging tests help reveal heart risks in patients with psoriatic disease
(Wiley) Patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis -- collectively termed psoriatic disease -- face increased heart risks. A new study published in Arthritis& Rheumatology indicates that ultrasound imaging of the carotid arteries can reveal the extent to which patients' arteries are clogged and also indicate their risk of experiencing future cardiovascular events. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Higher estrogen levels linked to more severe disease in scleroderma
(Medical University of South Carolina) Scleroderma is a connective tissue disease that hardens the skin and scars the organs. Older men with scleroderma had higher estrogen levels than healthy older men or postmenopausal women with scleroderma, report Medical University of South Carolina and University of Pittsburgh researchers in Arthritis Research& Therapy. Higher estradiol levels were associated with more severe disease and heart involvement in these men and, in those positive for the autoantibody Scl-70, a greater risk of death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bunion: What is the best treatment and what causes the painful bunions?
FOOT health is extremely important and feet are often taken for granted. Wearing tight, narrow shoes might cause bunions or make them worse, and can develop as a result of an inherited structural defect, stress on your foot or a medical condition, such as arthritis. What are the best options for bunion treatment? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can acupuncture help with psoriasis?
Many researchers have looked at the effects of acupuncture on psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. In this article, we look at how acupuncture can help, what the research says, and how to get acupuncture for psoriasis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psoriasis Source Type: news

On The Toxicity Of Humira And Other Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs
But articles that trumpet 34,000 deaths on important medicines, that denigrate the FDA ’s approval process and that suggest these drugs shouldn’t be on the market, don’t really help the discussion. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John LaMattina, Contributor Source Type: news

Younger Gout Patients Have Higher Odds for Blood Clots
Title: Younger Gout Patients Have Higher Odds for Blood ClotsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/3/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/4/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 4, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Younger Gout Patients Have Higher Blood Clot Risk
Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, affecting more than 4% of U.S. adults, according to the Arthritis Foundation. It develops in people who have high levels of uric acid in the blood. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expanding Arthritis Therapies Top Agenda at EULAR Expanding Arthritis Therapies Top Agenda at EULAR
Much-needed options for osteoarthritis will be highlighted at the upcoming European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Eular 2019 eular 2019
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from EULAR 2019Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

FDA Takes Hard Look at CBD
CBD products have swamped the market due to change in federal law, not because of new medical evidence (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Institutional, Source Type: news

Gout Linked to Increased Risk for Venous Thromboembolism
Venous thromboembolism risk similar for patients with gout regardless of urate - lowering therapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 3, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Orthopedics, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

How the rebate rule would help reduce patients ’ out-of-pocket costs
The Department of Health and Human Services recently proposed a rule that would encourage using discounts negotiated between biopharmaceutical manufacturers and Part D plans to reduce patients ’ out-of-pocket costs at the pharmacy counter. This couldsave patients hundreds of dollars each year, especially those with chronic diseases likediabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and hepatitis C. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - June 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tom Wilbur Tags: Part D Medicare Out of Pocket Costs Let's Talk About Cost Prescription for Medicare Source Type: news

Snapshot of chikungunya could lead to drugs, vaccines for viral arthritis
(Washington University School of Medicine) A team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has snapped high-resolution pictures of chikungunya virus latched onto a protein found on the surface of cells in the joints. The structures, published May 9, 2019 in the journal Cell, shows in atomic-level detail how the virus and cell-surface protein fit together -- data that promises to accelerate efforts to design drugs and vaccines to prevent or treat arthritis caused by chikungunya or related viruses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 3, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: My IBS has got worse… is it something more serious? 
The Mail on Sunday's GP discusses irritable bowel syndrome issues, rheumatoid arthritis and work-related stress in this week's column. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupus Manifestations Appear to Differ by Race, Ethnicity
Increased risk for severe manifestations seen among blacks, Hispanics, and Asians/Pacific Islanders (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 31, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Lupus Manifestations Appear to Differ by Race, Ethnicity
FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 -- Clinical manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) vary by racial and ethnic groups, according to a study published online May 22 in Arthritis Care& Research. Ernest Maningding, M.D., M.P.H., from University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of ABP 501 in Patients With RA Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of ABP 501 in Patients With RA
How does the safety and efficacy of the adalimumab biosimilar ABP 501 compare with that of the reference product?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Knee injuries tied to increased risk of arthritis
(Reuters Health) - Osteoarthritis of the knee is more common in people who've had injuries to the ligament or the cartilage that help stabilize the knee joint, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Many Middle - Aged Men May Have Signs of Thinning Bones
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - May 30, 2019 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Orthopedics, Reproductive Medicine, Rheumatology, News, Source Type: news

Screening and Counseling for Alcohol Use in Adolescents With Chronic Medical Conditions in the Ambulatory Setting - Lunstead J, Weitzman ER, Harstad E, Dedeoglu F, Gaffin JM, Garvey KC, MacGinnitie A, Rufo PA, Fishman LN, Wisk LE, Levy S.
PURPOSE: We seek to determine how youth with chronic medical conditions experience alcohol screening and counseling. METHODS: Adolescents with type I diabetes, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, moderate persistent asthma, cystic fibrosis, attention de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Many Middle-Aged Men May Have Signs of Thinning Bones
Title: Many Middle-Aged Men May Have Signs of Thinning BonesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/30/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/30/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - May 30, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Arthritis: Five tips when you exercise to avoid painful joints
ARTHRITIS is a common condition that affects a person ’s joints, making them inflamed and painful. While it may restrict movement, it’s still important to keep active. Here are five tips you need to remember when it comes to exercise. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news