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2011-11-07 11:37:17

As guidelines recommend, doctors appear to be stopping anti-TNF medications before surgery, but may be doing so far sooner than is necessary, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery. These medications are used to treat a variety of inflammatory diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, and better timing of withdrawal prior to surgery might minimize the risk of disease flares. "We need to do more studies to see if more pharmacologically-based timing of when...

2011-11-05 23:30:00

According to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, people taking anti-tumor necrosis factor therapies to treat rheumatoid arthritis have a higher risk of developing malignant melanoma. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 05, 2011 According to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, people taking anti-tumor necrosis factor therapies to treat rheumatoid...

2011-09-08 09:46:14

Malignancies associated with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors in registries and prospective observational studies: a systematic review and meta analysis Biological agents used to treat rheumatoid arthritis seem to be associated with an increased risk of skin cancer, indicates a systematic review of published research in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Inflammatory arthritis has been linked to an increased risk of some cancers, such as lymphoma and lung cancer, but a lower risk of...

2011-07-21 16:11:00

HORSHAM, Pa., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Biotech, Inc., formerly Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc., announced today that the Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee (GIDAC) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended the approval of REMICADE® (infliximab) for the treatment of moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) in pediatric patients who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy. REMICADE® was...

2011-05-31 12:00:00

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMPE)("Ampio") announced today that it received ethics board approval for a Phase 1B clinical trial in Australia of its biologic anti-inflammatory agent, Ampion(TM). Patients are now being recruited for first dosing in the three arm, placebo controlled, 60 patient trial designed to demonstrate efficacy in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee as well as to confirm patient safety and...

2011-05-25 07:30:00

LONDON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a Phase 2 multicenter, randomized, double-blind, proof-of-concept and dose-finding study showed that treatment with sirukumab (CNTO 136) improved signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in patients with active disease despite treatment with methotrexate (MTX). Findings from Part A of the two-part trial presented at the 2011 European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress showed that a greater proportion of patients receiving...

2011-05-25 07:00:00

SEOUL, Korea, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New findings presented from pooled analyses of the STELARA® (ustekinumab) psoriasis clinical development program showed that the safety profile of STELARA and rates of adverse events remained consistent and stable over time in adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis receiving up to four years of treatment. Investigators also reported findings from an analysis of four placebo-controlled Phase 3 trials across patient...

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...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.