FDA approves label update for Roche ’s Mabthera/Rituxan (rituximab) in two rare forms of vasculitis
Roche announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an update to the MabThera/Rituxan ® (rituximab) label to include information on follow up treatment of adult patients with Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA) and Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA) who have achieved disease control with induction treatment. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Current and Emerging Therapies in Large-Vessel Vasculitis Current and Emerging Therapies in Large-Vessel Vasculitis
This review discusses the conventional treatments for large-vessel vasculitis as well as the potential of new biologic therapies.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Vasculitis: A Link with IBD? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- High rates of Crohn ' s disease and ulcerative colitis seen in patients with giant cell arteritis (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - September 14, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Skin cancer: Common IBD, arthritis drug may raise risk
A new study finds a link between a drug used widely to treat inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, and vasculitis and a common form of skin cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Melanoma / Skin Cancer Source Type: news

Study links widely-used drug azathioprine to skin cancers
A drug used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis and vasculitis as well as to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients has been identified as an important contributor to skin cancer development, in a research study carried out at the University of Dundee, Queen Mary University of London and the Wellcome Sanger Institute. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Study links widely-used drug azathioprine to skin cancers
(University of Dundee) A drug used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis and vasculitis as well as to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients has been identified as an important contributor to skin cancer development.The research, published in Nature Communications, identified a `strong case for an association' between the drug azathioprine and the mutational signature found in cases of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), a common form of skin cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study links widely used drug azathioprine to skin cancers
(University of Dundee) A drug used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis and vasculitis as well as to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients has been identified as an important contributor to skin cancer development.The research, published in Nature Communications, identified a 'strong case for an association' between the drug azathioprine and the mutational signature found in cases of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), a common form of skin cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Severe Vasculitis Linked to Cocaine Adulterant
(MedPage Today) -- Skin lesions prominent in levamisole-associated vasculitis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How Common is Recurrent Kawasaki Disease?
Discussion Kawasaki Disease (KD) was first described in 1967 by Dr. Tomisaku Kawasaki, and since has been identified world-wide. It is an acute, self-limited, febrile illness seen usually in children < 5 years. In North America the incidence is ~25/100,000 children < 5 years. Highest prevalence is seen in Asian children, particularly those of Japanese ancestry. Males are more common than females (~1.5:1). In Japan, case fatality rate is < 0.1%. The cause is not identified although strong data suggests an interaction between infectious agents and genetic susceptibility. KD is a clinical diagnosis as is recurrent K...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Watch for Infections in Rituximab-Treated Vasculitis
(MedPage Today) -- Prophylaxis with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole lowered the risk by half (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 29, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis: A systematic approach
(Bentham Science Publishers) The text combines comprehensive and systematic information about the diseases with a collection of diagnostic images. The key feature of the book is the systemic approach towards medical diagnosis in cases based on radiographic imaging. Topics covered in the book include also include osteoarthritis, lupus, myositis, vasculitis, juvenile arthritis, gout, systemic sclerosis, adult onset Still's disease, Beh ç et's disease and so on. Chapters have been contributed by experts in rheumatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vasculitis - 2001 National Meeting Reports
Title: Vasculitis - 2001 National Meeting ReportsCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 11/24/2001 2:59:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:10 PM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 13, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Ustekinumab: Novel Help in Vasculitis?
(MedPage Today) -- Steroid-sparing effects demonstrated in small pilot study (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 24, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Predicting relapses in patients with autoimmune vascular disease
(Wiley) Patients with an autoimmune disorder called antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis produce antibodies that damage blood vessels in the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news