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2012-10-29 12:15:10

ACR supports best practices for ultrasonography use in rheumatology More rheumatologists are embracing musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) to diagnose and manage rheumatic diseases. In response, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) assembled a task force to investigate and determine best practices for use of MSUS in rheumatology practice. The resulting scenario-based recommendations, which aim to help clinicians understand when it is reasonable to integrate MSUS into their rheumatology...

2012-08-21 23:21:50

The research relates to a family of molecules firstly discovered in Melbourne that applied to blood cell development. One of these, granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor or GM-CSF, acts as a messenger between cells acting at a site of inflammation. Professor John Hamilton has posed the question: could blocking GM-CSF action lead to a new treatment for inflammatory diseases? In experimental models of rheumatoid arthritis, Professor Hamilton and Dr Andrew Cook had previously shown...

2012-08-08 22:21:16

Study compares overall mortality in TNF inhibitors: Humira, Enbrel, and Remicade New research confirms no significant difference in the rates of death among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who were exposed to one of several TNF inhibitors used to treat RA, adalimumab (Humira), etanercept (Enbrel), and infliximab (Remicade). This population-based study of RA patients in Sweden–the first to compare mortality rates among patients treated with individual TNF inhibitors–is...

2012-07-23 23:00:41

For the nearly 70 million United States residents who suffer with some type of Joint pain, the search for a cure for this ailment or at least some sort of constant relief is a primary concern. Recent discoveries of new-age remedies, medical research as well as a great article posted at Health and Wellness portal BeWellBuzz.com has brought forth cautious optimism that new forms of relief could be on the horizon for nearly one-third of the US population who deal with joint pain on a daily...

2012-07-18 23:38:43

RA patients emphasize pain, physicians stress swollen joints to explain change in disease Researchers from Austria have determined that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and their doctors differ on perception of RA disease activity. The study now available in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and published by Wiley, reports that RA patients cite joint pain as the reason for their perception of a change in their disease activity....

2012-07-13 23:01:51

The Hand and Wrist Institute, founded by the premiere orthopedic hand specialist Los Angeles Dr. John Knight now offers treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 Rheumatoid arthritis is different from osteoarthritis. Though osteoarthritis attacks the joints, rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, affects many systems throughout the body. It´s an autoimmune disease, which means that the body´s immune system attacks its own cells. No one knows why the body...

2012-07-04 22:51:55

A study led by Hospital for Special Surgery researchers has demonstrated that women who have a specific type of antibody that interferes with blood vessel function are at risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes and that other antibodies in the same family thought to cause pregnancy complications do not put women at risk. The researchers say that many doctors may be unnecessarily treating some pregnant women who have antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs) with anticoagulants, such as expensive...

2012-07-02 21:40:47

In the realm of deadly and disabling diseases, conditions such as cancer and Alzheimer's seem to attract the most media attention. But there are others that take a similarly high toll, and rheumatoid arthritis is one of them, Mayo Clinic researchers say. It is a common cause of disability: 1 of every 5 rheumatoid arthritis patients is unable to work two years after diagnosis, and within five years, that rises to one-third. Life expectancy drops by up to five years, they write in the July...


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