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M-MDSCs shut down arthritis in mouse model of the disease
(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Using a mouse model of rheumatoid arthritis, scientists have discovered that a form of cellular immunotherapy by intravenous administration of monocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells, or M-MDSCs, might be an effective treatment for the disease in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Well: Think Like a Doctor: Thinner
Can you figure out what is wrong with a 58-year-old woman with bad arthritis who develops a terrible wasting illness after what looked like a simple cold? (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 6, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: LISA SANDERS, M.D. Tags: Doctors Tuberculosis Rheumatoid Arthritis Tests and Examinations Weight Think Like a Doctor Lung Cancer Featured Source Type: news

Well: Think Like a Doctor: Thinner
Can you figure out what is wrong with a 58-year-old woman with bad arthritis who develops a terrible wasting illness after what looked like a simple cold? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LISA SANDERS, M.D. Tags: Doctors Tuberculosis Rheumatoid Arthritis Tests and Examinations Weight Think Like a Doctor Lung Cancer Featured Source Type: news

Biosimilar Copies of Blockbuster Drug Launch in Major EU MarketsBiosimilar Copies of Blockbuster Drug Launch in Major EU Markets
Cheap versions of a top-selling drug for rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease are being launched across major European markets in an important advance for biosimilar drugs. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 26, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

FDA postpones key hearing on biosimilar copy of blockbuster drug
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has postponed a crucial meeting of an advisory committee to consider a cheap version of a top-selling drug for rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease, which had been scheduled for March 17. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How Do You Diagnose Hypermobility?
Discussion Hypermobility can be seen in several different clinical entities. These include generalized joint hypermobility, joint hypermobility syndrome, Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and Osteogenesis Imperfecta. For adults, a Beighton score of at least 4 or 5 is used as a definition of hypermobility. For children a score of 5 or 6 is used as a definition. (see scoring system below). Generalized joint hypermobility is hypermobility with few or no symptoms. If they occur, knee symptoms are the most common. Joint hypermobility syndrome has hypermobility along with other symptoms such as pain, reduced muscle stren...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 23, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Tropical Virus Symptoms Can Mimic Rheumatoid Arthritis
Similarities may make diagnosis of chikungunya more difficult, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Viral Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Early Is 'Early Enough' in the Treatment of RA?How Early Is 'Early Enough' in the Treatment of RA?
Dr Kevin Deane reviews and comments on a study evaluating the relationship between the timing of treatment initiation and 'cure' in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - February 20, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Rheumatology Research Highlights - Winter 2015
(Wiley) Rheumatology Research Highlights provides members of the media with important medical evidence that focuses on rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile arthritis and fibromyalgia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Smoking & Mortality, Rheumatoid Arthritis & CV Risk, Boston Otolaryngology Opportunity (FREE)
By The Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM Clinical … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 18, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

NIH researchers reveal link between powerful gene regulatory elements and autoimmune diseases
Investigators with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have discovered the genomic switches of a blood cell are key to regulating the human immune system. The findings, published in Nature today, Feb. 17, 2015, open the door to new research and development in drugs and personalized medicine to help those with autoimmune disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease or rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: NHGRI Press Releases)
Source: NHGRI Press Releases - February 17, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Risk in Rheumatoid ArthritisCardiovascular Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis
How does inflammation influence lipid profiles and cardiac risk in RA patients? Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Evaluating Drug-free Remission With Abatacept in Early RAEvaluating Drug-free Remission With Abatacept in Early RA
Does the addition of abatacept to MTX therapy help achieve drug-free remission in early rheumatoid arthritis? Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Link between powerful gene regulatory elements and autoimmune diseases
Investigators have discovered the genomic switches of a blood cell key to regulating the human immune system. The findings open the door to new research and development in drugs and personalized medicine to help those with autoimmune disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease or rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Remodelling delivery of mAbs in rheumatoid arthritis
Tocilizumab, a monoclonal antibody targeted at the interleukin-6 receptor, is now available as a subcutaneous formulation for the management of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (Source: Pharmacy Europe)
Source: Pharmacy Europe - February 16, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: ebercott Tags: Rheumatology Featured Articles Source Type: news

NIH researchers reveal link between powerful gene regulatory elements and autoimmune diseases
(NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases) Investigators with the National Institutes of Health have discovered the genomic switches of a blood cell key to regulating the human immune system. The findings, published in Nature today, open the door to new research and development in drugs and personalized medicine to help those with autoimmune disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease or rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Four reasons your autoimmune disorder won't go away
(NaturalNews) Auto-immune disorders are crippling the people of this planet. Whether it's celiac, Graves, Hashimoto's, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus, these disorders cause considerable pain and destruction of all areas of the body. Although many sufferers have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Disease: The Risk Across Rheumatic DiseasesCardiovascular Disease: The Risk Across Rheumatic Diseases
Dr Deane reviews and comments on the results of a longitudinal cohort study evaluating cardiovascular disease risk among patients with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Certain Infections Linked to Reduced Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Title: Certain Infections Linked to Reduced Risk of Rheumatoid ArthritisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/5/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/6/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - February 6, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Certain Infections Linked to Reduced Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Gut, urinary tract and genital conditions may offer some protection, study suggests (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Certain Infections Linked to Reduced Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Gut, urinary tract and genital conditions may offer some protection, study suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bacterial Infections, Rheumatoid Arthritis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Things You Should Know About Autoimmune Diseases
As if living with chronic illness wasn't challenging enough, living with an autoimmune disease can be even more difficult. Still highly misunderstood by medical professionals and the public alike, autoimmune diseases are characterized by nebulous symptoms that can make diagnoses difficult to come by. Treatments vary, and in some cases rely entirely on behavior changes. In an effort to making living with -- or loving someone with -- an autoimmune disease just a little bit easier, here are seven important things to know about these health conditions. 1. Autoimmune diseases essentially cause a person's body to fight itself...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Infections Protect Against RA? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risk of rheumatoid arthritis was lower with recent gastroenteritis. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - February 5, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

RA risk lower after urinary and gut infections
But respiratory infections have no effect on risk of developing the diseaseRelated items from OnMedicaBreastfeeding may halve rheumatoid arthritis riskArthritis patients wait too long for referral40% of European patients unlikely to access RA drugsNewer RA drugs no better than old in keeping patients at work (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 5, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Well: Infections Tied to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
Stomach and urinary tract infections are associated with a reduced risk for rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 4, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Body Featured Source Type: news

Well: Infections Tied to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
Stomach and urinary tract infections are associated with a reduced risk for rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Body Featured Source Type: news

Well: Infections Tied to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
Stomach and urinary tract infections are associated with a reduced risk for rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 4, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Body Featured Source Type: news

Study: Heritability of RA Remains Unexplained (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Established risk factors only provide partial explanation for familial risk of rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 4, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Amgen's Phase III ABP 501 trial in rheumatoid arthritis patients meets endpoints
US-based biopharmaceutical firm Amgen has reported positive results from its Phase III trial of biosimilar candidate ABP 501 compared with Humira (adalimumab) in patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - February 4, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Amgen Biosimilar Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy Shows Positive Results
Amgen said its investigational biosimilar treatment for moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis demonstrated clinical equivalence in safety and effectiveness with AbbVie’s Humira after 24 weeks in a phase III study. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - February 3, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

Stroke Rounds: Inflammation Markers Boost RA Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- C-reactive protein, ESR linked to stroke/CHD in rheumatoid arthritis patients. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 3, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

The influence of physical function on the risk of falls among adults with rheumatoid arthritis - Marques WV, Cruz VA, Rego J, da Silva NA.
OBJECTIVES: Identify fall prevalence in the last 12 months among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and verify the influence of disease activity and physical function in the risk of falls. METHODS: 43 patients with RA participated in this stud... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chikungunya Virus Share Symptoms
Chikungunya virus, a mosquito-borne virus that has spread to the Caribbean and Central and South America and has caused isolated infections in Florida often causes joint pain and swelling similar to that seen in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 30, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Is it Chikungunya or rheumatoid arthritis? Symptoms can be similar
Brooks HaysST. LOUIS, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- According to a new study, blood tests of patients infected with the Chikungunya virus and of those diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis can show similar results. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shared symptoms of Chikungunya virus, rheumatoid arthritis may cloud diagnosis
A mosquito-borne virus that has spread to the Caribbean and Central and South America and has caused isolated infections in Florida often causes joint pain and swelling similar to that seen in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 30, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Shared symptoms of Chikungunya virus, rheumatoid arthritis may cloud diagnosis
(Washington University School of Medicine) A mosquito-borne virus that has spread to the Caribbean and Central and South America and has caused isolated infections in Florida often causes joint pain and swelling similar to that seen in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 29, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Amgen’s quarterly profits jump 27 percent
Biotech company Amgen Inc. reported 27 percent growth in fourth-quarter profits, helped by strong sales and cost controls. The Thousand Oaks-based company, which makes the rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel, said its quarterly earnings reached $1.3 billion, or $1.68 per share, compared with $1.02 billion, or $1.33 per share, a year earlier. Profits were boosted by an industry research tax credit at year's end, which added about 10 cents per share to earnings. Excluding one-time items, Amgen(Nasdaq:… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 28, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ultrasound Definition of Tendon Damage in Patients With RAUltrasound Definition of Tendon Damage in Patients With RA
Is using an ultrasound scoring system a reliable way to assess tendon damage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis? Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

One mother’s story: I went ahead with the measles vaccine despite my fears
Before she had children, Marcie was terrified by vaccines, including the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. At the time, she worked in early intervention, coordinating services for parents of special-needs preschoolers. “Many of them believed their kids got sick or showed signs of a developmental delay after being vaccinated,” she recalls. “It made perfect sense, and I had no reason to doubt their beliefs.” Her fears solidified after reading anti-vaccine books, and she vowed to avoid vaccinating her own children. After her first son was born, however, Marcie and her husband agreed to compromise on his vaccin...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 26, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our patients’ stories Source Type: news

What is the Remission Rate for Antithyroid Drug Treatment for Hyperthyroidism in Children?
Discussion The thyroid gland secrets two hormones – T4 which is a prohormone and T3 which is the biologically active hormone. Receptors for T3 are found in nearly all body tissues. T3 regulates metabolism and energy production. Organs most affected are the heart, liver and central nervous system as well as growth of the fetus and child. Hyperthyroidism is common with a prevalence rate of about 1-2% for women and 0.2% for men. The most common cause of thyrotoxicosis is Grave’s disease where autoantibodies to thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) exist. These autoantibodies attach to thyroid tissue TSH receptors and...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 26, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Low-dose Glucocorticoid Treatment in the Patient With RALow-dose Glucocorticoid Treatment in the Patient With RA
How safe are low-dose glucocorticoids when used long term for the management of rheumatoid arthritis? Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Early Ebbing of Antibodies May Bolster RA Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- Disappearance of ACPA antibodies in rheumatoid arthritis may be benecial. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - January 20, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/16/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - January 16, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

How The Body Maintains A Healthy Balance Of 'Friendly' Gut Bacteria
Hippocrates once said, "Bad digestion is the root of all evil." Now, a growing body of research suggests that the ancient Greek physician was, if a bit hyperbolic, seriously onto something: Maintaining a healthy balance of "good" gut bacteria in the digestive tract is critical to overall health and well-being. Disturbances in the gut microbiome -- a collection of trillions of bacteria and other microbes -- are often present in patients for a number of seemingly unrelated diseases. For example, some research shows that up to nine out of 10 people with an autism spectrum disorder also have inflammatory bowel disease or ano...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

RA Patients More Likely to Abandon Remicade (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Discontinuation rates higher for infliximab versus adalimumab and etanercept in rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - January 14, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

RA Therapy: Study Supports Early Treatment WindowRA Therapy: Study Supports Early Treatment Window
Sustained rheumatoid arthritis remissions are more likely when disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs are started within a few months of symptom onset. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Inflammatory Ills Vary in CV Risks (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Rheumatoid arthritis is at the top of the heart risk spectrum. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - January 9, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Infinity Pharma to stop rheumatoid arthritis treatment
(Reuters) - Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc said it would stop testing its lead drug as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis after it failed a study, the second failure for the drug in four months. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Infinity Pharma to stop developing drug for rheumatoid arthritis
(Reuters) - Infinity Pharma said it would stop testing its lead drug as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis after it failed the main goal in a mid-stage study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news