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2010-12-03 13:17:36

Researchers at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute in Brisbane, Australia, have found that a form of spinal arthritis is genetically linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The study will be published on December 2 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics. Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a common form of arthritis involving chronic inflammation particularly of the spinal and pelvic joints, which causes pain, stiffness, and often disability. Affecting up to 0.5% of the population,...

2010-11-26 00:01:50

NeedyMeds and the Spondylitis Association of America announce a new source of information on the financial help available for those living with this condition. Gloucester, MA (Vocus/PRWEB) November 24, 2010 NeedyMeds, a national nonprofit, has added a new resource page to its website tailored for those with Ankylosing Spondylitis. The resource page, created in collaboration with the Spondylitis Association of America, provides information on the disease including facts, research, and more....

2010-09-27 07:00:00

HORSHAM, Pa., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc. announced today that it has submitted a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking to expand the SIMPONI® (golimumab) physician label to include inhibiting the progression of structural damage, inducing major clinical response (MCR) and maintenance of reducing signs and symptoms and improving physical function in the treatment of moderately to...

2010-07-15 08:15:00

VAN NUYS, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a crippling form of arthritis that generally strikes young people in their teens and twenties, sometimes even earlier. Left untreated, it causes pain, disability and can eventually cause the spinal vertebrae to fuse together forming one brittle bone, often in a stooped over position. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/spondylitis/43152/...

2010-06-18 14:20:41

The expression of a transporter protein called the Breast Cancer Resistance Protein (BCRP) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients may indicate higher disease activity and could be a barrier to the effectiveness of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), according to the results of a study presented today at EULAR 2010, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism in Rome, Italy. In a Turkish study, researchers analysed specimens of synovium (the soft tissue that lines...

2010-04-30 22:01:00

WILMINGTON, Del., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca and POZEN Inc. today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved VIMOVO(TM)( )(naproxen and esomeprazole magnesium) delayed-release tablets for the relief of signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis, and to decrease the risk of developing gastric ulcers in patients at risk of developing NSAID-associated gastric ulcers.(1) VIMOVO, co-developed by POZEN Inc....

2010-03-24 13:16:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Axis Surgical Technologies, Inc., reports the first evaluation of the C-MOR(TM) Visualization Device in a spine procedure. The C-MOR(TM) is a self-contained portable direct-imaging tool that functions much like a standard arthroscopic tower, yet at a fraction of both the size and cost. The handheld lightweight device offers practitioners the convenience of intraoperative visualization and complete operability in one hand. The C-MOR(TM)...

2010-01-10 13:14:12

Work done in part by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has led to the discovery of two new genes that are implicated in ankylosing spondylitis (AS), an inflammatory and potentially disabling disease. In addition, the international research team pinpointed two areas along stretches of DNA that play an important role in regulating gene activity associated with the arthritic condition. The findings, a critical milestone in the understanding of AS, are...

2009-12-25 21:57:50

Genomic switches can predispose an individual to one set of autoimmune disorders but protect the same person against another set of them, scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine have found. "Maybe we should stop considering all autoimmune diseases in one lumped category," said Atul Butte, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics and of biomedical informatics and director of the Center for Pediatric Bioinformatics at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. "It looks as if there may...

2009-10-19 08:01:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) and POZEN Inc. (Nasdaq: POZN) today announced pivotal data from two POZEN clinical trials that were presented at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. The data demonstrated that patients at risk for developing NSAID-associated gastric ulcers taking VIMOVO(TM) (naproxen/esomeprazole magnesium, formerly known as PN 400) experienced significantly fewer...


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