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2014-09-16 23:12:08

A local Plano office is now providing a safe and effective alternative for total knee replacement therapy. Plano, TX (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Total knee replacement surgery—also known as knee arthroplasty—is a procedure performed when a patient’s knee has degraded to the point where it no longer functions or causes severe pain. Usually, knee replacement surgery is necessary for patients who suffer from severe osteoarthritis and have impeded mobility. Apex Physical Medicine has...

2014-09-16 23:12:07

A local Atlanta office is providing a safe and effective alternative for total knee replacement therapy. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Total knee replacement surgery—also known as knee arthroplasty—is a procedure performed when a patient’s knee has degraded to the point where it no longer functions or causes severe pain. Usually, knee replacement surgery is necessary for patients who suffer from severe osteoarthritis and have impeded mobility. Perimeter Spine &...

2014-09-16 12:30:41

Rheumatologists Report that the Vast Majority of RA Patients Who are Candidates for Biologic Treatment Receive a Biologic, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the percentage of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with a biologic agent by rheumatologists has remained relatively constant since 2012 in the major European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom)....

2014-09-16 12:30:11

The Imminent Entry of Biosimilars Will Constrain Sales of Branded Biologics and Premium-Priced Emerging Agents, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease-modifying antirheumatic drug market will increase from $14 billion in 2013 to over $18.2 billion in 2023 in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Japan. TNF-alpha inhibitors...

2014-09-15 12:27:50

Hundreds Step Up For New Lupus Treatments NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 200 patients, families, physicians and scientists came together under one roof Saturday to learn, interact and participate in the drive for better lupus treatments at New York City's first Lupus Trials Fair launched by the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) and the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation. Attendees interacted directly with researchers at eight of NYC's leading institutions -- sharing experiences,...

2014-09-15 12:27:17

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mariel Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical stage therapeutic company focusing on Bone Morphogenetic Protein-7 and its application in Osteoarthritis (OA) and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), today announced the appointment of leading experts to its newly formed scientific advisory board. The newly appointed SAB members will serve as a strategic and scientific resource to the company as it continues to develop therapies for OA and CKD. "We are honored to have...

2014-09-13 23:02:38

Arthritis Foundation and Massage Envy Spa will again hold Healing Hands for Arthritis, a one-day national event to raise money for a cure for arthritis and programs and services for arthritics. On Sept. 17 the 30 Massage Envy Spas in Greater Houston will donate $10 from every one-hour massage or facial to the Arthritis Foundation. (PRWEB) September 13, 2014 Arthritis Foundation and Massage Envy Spa will again hold Healing Hands for Arthritis, a one-day national event to raise money for a...

2014-09-10 16:23:48

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Rheumatology Network, a leading online community for rheumatologists, has launched "Sounding Out Arthritis," a new series of videos on how to use ultrasound scanning to diagnose joint problems, such as Achilles tendinitis, and to assure proper placement of injections into joints. In the videos, rheumatologist Paul DeMarco MD, begins by demonstrating how to place the ultrasound probe to visualize the...

2014-09-09 23:03:08

New Arthritis Society projects include smartphone app to manage pain in kids. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 The Arthritis Society today announced the commitment of $3.4 million in funding for arthritis research across Canada this year. The funding will be used to fund both established researchers as well as provide young investigators with their first opportunities to explore novel ideas within the field of arthritis research. A total of 18 new projects will be funded....

2014-09-09 12:28:50

Lupus Foundation of America and Rheumatology Research Foundation hold congressional briefing WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Lupus Foundation of America, the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, and the Rheumatology Research Foundation, the largest private funding source of rheumatology research and training programs, convened on Capitol Hill to update our nation's leaders about the new Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP)...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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