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2011-05-16 09:00:00

BRUSSELS, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The ACR hybrid score, a new measure of response to RA treatment recently developed by the American College of Rheumatology, demonstrated improved sensitivity compared to traditional ACR responses, according to recently published results in Arthritis Care & Research. Traditional ACR20/50/70 and DAS28 scores were compared to the ACR hybrid score in a post-hoc analysis of the RAPID 1 study, the first clinical trial data to be analyzed using the ACR...

2011-05-10 09:00:00

BRUSSELS, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB announced results from a post hoc analysis of the RAPID 2 study, published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, which showed Cimzia®, the only approved PEGylated anti-TNF, plus methotrexate (MTX) provided rapid relief from a broad range of symptoms associated with the burden of moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Those adult patients treated with Cimzia® that achieved early responses were found...

2011-05-10 09:00:00

BRUSSELS, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB announced today results from a post hoc analysis of the RAPID 1 study published in the Journal of Rheumatology. The results suggest moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol), the only approved PEGylated anti-TNF, together with methotrexate (MTX), achieved a rapid response associated with improved long-term outcomes one year after treatment began. "These results are consistent...

2011-05-10 08:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott's (NYSE: ABT) HUMIRA® (adalimumab) met its primary endpoint of clinical remission in a Phase III study of adult patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis. Results were presented at the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) scientific conference in Chicago. Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and ulceration in the lining of the colon or large intestine. It is estimated...

2011-05-09 15:30:00

CHICAGO, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from a Phase 3 randomized, multicenter, open-label study demonstrated clinical response with REMICADE® (infliximab) in the treatment of pediatric patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC), and showed a safety profile consistent with previous clinical trials conducted in an adult population. The pediatric UC findings, presented today at Digestive Disease Week, showed REMICADE induced clinical response in...

2011-04-11 13:02:53

Therapy for periodic fever syndrome targets the body's immune response A preliminary study conducted by a team at the National Institutes of Health has identified a promising new treatment in children for the most common form of a rare disorder. The syndrome is called periodic fever associated with aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical adenitis "” or PFAPA "” and is characterized by monthly flare-ups of fever, accompanied by sore throat, swollen glands and mouth lesions....

2011-03-30 17:04:40

The American College of Rheumatology has developed new guidelines for starting and monitoring treatments for children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. These are the first JIA guidelines endorsed by the ACR, with the goal of broad acceptance within the rheumatology community. Created as a guide for health care providers, the guidelines focus on the initiation and safety monitoring of multiple medications used in the treatment of JIA, including:     * Non-steroidal...

2011-02-28 06:30:00

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGN) today announced that in a second Phase 3 study (PRE-SURGE 2) in gout patients initiating allopurinol therapy, ARCALYST (rilonacept) met the primary and all secondary study endpoints. The primary endpoint was the number of gout flares per patient over the 16-week treatment period. Patients who received ARCALYST at a weekly, self-administered, subcutaneous dose of either 160 milligrams (mg) or 80...

2011-02-04 08:00:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced results from a new trial that demonstrated Enbrel® (etanercept) significantly improved scalp involvement in adult patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, compared with placebo. The data will be presented today at the 69th Annual American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) meeting in New Orleans, La. "At least half of people with...

2011-01-27 14:16:13

In rheumatoid arthritis patients unresponsive to biologic agents In a previous study, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who failed to respond to methotrexate were shown to experience positive results with fostamatinib disodium (R788), an oral spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) inhibitor that is thought to block immune cell signaling involved with bone and cartilage destruction. In the current study, RA patients who failed to respond to biologic agents were studied. In contrast to the prior study,...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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