Latest Juvenile idiopathic arthritis Stories

2008-08-19 09:00:16

Pipex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMEX: PP), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing innovative late-stage drug candidates for the treatment of central nervous system and autoimmune diseases, today announced that it has acquired an oral, once-daily candidate for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) which has completed a 160 patient, multi-center, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Rheumatoid arthritis is...

2008-08-19 00:00:11

Dr. George Still first described Still's Disease in 1897. It is a form of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis that has systemic features. Although it is more commonly found in children, the disorder can be present in adults, where it is known as Adult-Onset Still's Disease. The cause is unknown, but a common symptom of Still's Disease is intermittent high fevers. Salmon-colored skin rash that does not itch is also common. Other physical symptoms include joint pain, fatigue and sore throat. The...

2008-07-29 15:00:28

NUTLEY, N.J., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche today announced that the Arthritis Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by a near unanimous (10-1) vote recommended approval of ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab), a novel interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor-inhibiting monoclonal antibody, for reducing the signs and symptoms in adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA). "The committee's overwhelmingly positive recommendation brings ACTEMRA one step closer to becoming...

2008-07-25 00:00:45

Custom-made insoles may help reduce arthritic foot pain, Australian researchers concluded after a review. The review, published in The Cochrane Library, found custom foot orthoses -- insoles molded to a cast of the foot -- can relieve pain within three months in adults with rheumatoid arthritis, as well as in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, an early form of the disease. Adults with painful highly-arched feet or painfully prominent big toe joints also benefited from treatment...

2008-07-14 12:01:01

By Christine Phelan, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jul. 14--DRACUT -- Much like life, the Martin family's journey with illness has highs, lows and a lot of regular stuff in between. So while the Martin boys -- Andrew, 11, Jake, 9, and Daniel, 4 -- romp with the neighborhood kids, ride bikes and play PlayStation SSX3, their worry runs deep. Worry that Jake's rheumatoid arthritis will flare up. Worry that the cocktail of drugs preventing his immune system from attacking his joints and eyes...

2008-07-01 15:00:54

PHILADELPHIA, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have found that a gene region known to play a role in some varieties of adult rheumatoid arthritis is also present in all types of childhood arthritis. The researchers say the responsible gene may be a "master switch" that helps turn on the debilitating disease. Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia reported on the link between the gene region and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), formerly called juvenile...

2008-06-13 09:00:09

PARIS, June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients who suffer the chronic and debilitating effects of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) -- despite treatment with current therapies -- achieved significant improvements in signs and symptoms when treated with Roche's ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) alone or in combination with methotrexate compared with methotrexate alone, according to two international Phase III studies presented by researchers at the European Congress of Rheumatology (ECR) held by the European League...

2005-12-15 12:45:38

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthritis in patients with juvenile arthritis can be relieved with corticosteroid injection, investigators report. Many TMJ-related symptoms are caused by the effects of physical and emotional stress on the structures around the joint, including the muscles of the jaw, face and neck. Along with arthritis, other symptoms may include popping sounds in the jaw, inability to fully open the mouth, headaches and...

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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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