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2012-05-01 11:40:28

High-dose steroids found to significantly increase infection risk Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) have higher rates of hospitalized bacterial infection than children without JIA according to an observational study appearing in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). The findings show that the risk of infection among JIA patients was significantly increased with use of high-dose...

2012-04-23 20:20:01

Tokyo, Apr 23, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Abbott Japan Co., Ltd. and Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that they have received notification from Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) that the condition for approval of Humira(R) pre-filled syringe 40 mg/0.8 mL for subcutaneous injection (adalimumab [genetical recombination]), a fully human anti-TNF-alpha monoclonal antibody, has been lifted in terms of a drug use results survey (all-case surveillance) for plaque psoriasis and...

2012-04-18 10:36:05

A large-scale study of medical claims data shows that introducing sophisticated biologic therapies early in the course of treatment for Crohn's disease improves response to medication and reduces the need for surgery. There is no known cure for Crohn's disease, and traditional treatment is focused on a "step-up" strategy of managing inflammatory symptoms, starting with simpler and less costly oral medications such as aminosalicylates (5-ASAs) and corticosteroids, and escalating through a...


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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