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2013-09-24 11:22:59

In the U.S., there are nearly 300,000 children with juvenile arthritis and other rheumatic illnesses according to estimates from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). For pediatric patients with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), effective treatment for this disabling disease is imperative. New treatment recommendations that guide physicians caring for children with systemic JIA are now published in the ACR journals, Arthritis & Rheumatism and Arthritis Care &...

2010-06-18 14:16:39

The effects of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) may differ based on the individual patient's genealogical heritage, according to results of a new study presented today at EULAR 2010, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism in Rome, Italy. In particular, the study reinforced differences in SLE phenotype found between Northern and Southern European subpopulations. Results from a Europe-wide study, involving 1,555 SLE patients from nine European countries, showed that...

2009-06-15 21:12:43

Some 93 percent of patients with lupus erythematosus suffer anxiety and depression affecting physical and emotional quality of life, Italian researchers say. In the study, 92.8 percent of 56 patients who were diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus had an element of confirmed neuropsychiatric involvement -- including anxiety, depression, mild cognitive deficits and major neuropsychiatric involvement. Several other conditions that may occur alongside systemic lupus erythematosus were also...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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