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2010-03-01 14:33:09

Smoking is already a known risk factor for age-related macular degeneration, cataract and thyroid eye disease. Now, the first study to specifically examine the impact of smoking on uveitis"“inflammation of the eye's middle layer of tissue"“indicates that tobacco smoke likely plays a role in this serious eye disease, as well. In the United States about 10 percent of blindness is caused by uveitis. Researchers led by Nisha Acharya, MD, analyzed medical records for smoking status and...

2010-03-01 07:27:00

The Arthritis Society urges Canadians to learn more about one of the most common chronic childhood diseases during Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month TORONTO, March 1 /PRNewswire/ - To view this Social Media Release, please enter the following address in your web browser. http://smr.newswire.ca/en/the-arthritis-society/most-canadians-still-dont-know-kids-get-arthritis SOURCE CNW Social Media

2010-01-28 11:46:08

Largest US study to date finds mortality outcomes improving A recent study by researchers from the Cleveland Clinic found that the overall mortality rate in the U.S. for all pediatric patients with rheumatic diseases was not worse than the age and sex-adjusted population. Furthermore, mortality rates were significantly lower than reported in previous studies of rheumatic diseases and conditions that are associated with increased mortality. Details of the study appear in the February issue of...

2009-11-17 10:47:00

Actor Al Pacino and Gary N. Holland, M.D. Receive Prestigious Jane Wyman Humanitarian Award LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 22nd "Commitment to a Cure" Awards Gala successfully raised close to $650,000 to fund research to find a cure for arthritis, a disease affecting over 46 million adults (one in five) and nearly 300,000 children in the United States. Legendary actor Al Pacino and renowned ophthalmologist Gary N. Holland, M.D., received the prestigious Jane Wyman...

2009-06-29 12:47:02

Scientists have discovered gene expression differences that could lead to better ways to classify, predict outcome, and treat juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Eventually such findings could enable doctors to target more aggressive treatment to children at risk of more severe arthritis, while those likely to have milder disease could be spared the stronger treatments that carry a greater risk of side effects. The researchers were supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and...

2009-06-17 16:15:42

Researchers in Russia say they found stress events often preceded the onset of rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Tatiana Lisitsyna of the State Institute of Rheumatology of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences in Moscow also found 63 percent of those with rheumatoid arthritis also suffered psychiatric disorder -- 87 percent of these were depressive disorders. The study presented at the annual congress of the European League Against Rheumatism in Copenhagen, Denmark, also found one-third of...

2009-06-15 10:12:11

Canakinumab (ACZ885), a new interleukin-1 (IL-1)-beta blocking monoclonal antibody, shows encouraging efficacy and is well tolerated in children with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA)*, according to a new phase II study presented today at PReS 2009, a joint congress with the 2009 Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) in Copenhagen, Denmark.Of those patients who responded to treatment (59% of initial enrollers), 100% achieved the American College of...

2009-06-12 10:56:15

Three new studies have individually shown the anti-TNF (tumour necrosis factor) therapy etanercept to be effective, with a good safety profile, in children under four years of age with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), and associated with improved Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in a substantial proportion of children with JIA. The data are being presented at the Paediatric Rheumatology European Society Congress (PReS) 2009, a joint congress with the 2009 Congress of the European...

2009-06-12 10:11:32

Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday 12 June 2009: Patients with rheumatic diseases want more information and better communication with healthcare professionals on the sexual issues related to their conditions, according to the results of a new study presented today at EULAR 2009, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism in Copenhagen, Denmark.However, a second study shows that, although nurses understand the importance of addressing sexual health with their rheumatology patients...

2009-06-11 09:24:31

Elevated levels of the inflammatory biomarkers Myeloid Related Protein (MRP*) 8/14 predict an increased risk of relapse following withdrawal of methotrexate (MTX) therapy in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) who have achieved inactive disease status, according to a new study presented today presented today at PReS 2009, a joint congress with the 2009 Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) in Copenhagen, Denmark.Effective treatment options are available to...