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Better access to info and dialogue with HCPs on sexual issues for rheumatology patients

... Denmark, Friday 12 June 2009: Patients with rheumatic diseases want more information and better ... issue. The sexual relationships of people with rheumatic diseases can be impaired not only by physical ... lack of clinical guidelines about the effects of rheumatic diseases on sexual issues, have hindered the ...

Help for children with sick hearts

... the role played by PARF in the development of rheumatic heart disease. With this knowledge they are ... stage. "PARF means 'peptide associated with rheumatic fever'," explains Nitsche-Schmitz. "It is a small ... to adhere to our cells and cause disease." rheumatic fever develops from harmless sore throats amongst ...

Diagnosing Strep Key to Curbing Rheumatic Heart Disease

... way to prevent the developing world incidence of rheumatic fever and the heart disease it can cause is ... While generally rare in the United States, rheumatic fever and subsequent rheumatic heart disease is the leading cause of ...

CV risk management should be mandatory in RA and other types of inflammatory rheumatic disease

... adapted to the increased CV risk in inflammatory rheumatic disease patients, the EULAR Task Force on ... recommendations on CV management in inflammatory rheumatic disease, in order to devise specific EULAR ... to reflect the increased CV risk in inflammatory rheumatic disease patients. Annual cardiovascular risk ...

Scientists Engineer Protein That Could Battle Strep

... a number of diseases, including strep throat, rheumatic fever and necrotizing fasciitis ("flesh-eating" ... the serious autoimmune disease known as rheumatic fever," said Victor Nizet, a professor of ... role of M proteins in invasive GAS disease and rheumatic heart disease," Nizet said in a prepared ...

The prevalence and impact of arthritis and other rheumatic conditions in the United States

... a single source of national data on various rheumatic conditions. Supported by the National Institutes ... 46 million people-- have arthritis or other rheumatic condition diagnosed by a doctor. Nearly ... infancy and 17 are affected by arthritis or other rheumatic conditions. The report also ...

Subclinical markers predict relapse in juvenile idiopathic arthritis post methotrexate withdrawal

... While there is evidence-based advice regarding when to initiate therapy in rheumatic diseases, there is no specific guidance on the timing of treatment ... necessary time of treatment continuation once remission is achieved in a rheumatic disease. Our study shows that patients with elevated levels of MRP 8/14 ...

Omega-3 EPA: Treatment for a Heart Condition

... Roxana, 12 at the time, had a heart condition caused by the rare condition rheumatic fever, was a terrifying shock and one that would have unusual ... penicillin (to prevent a relapse of the throat infection which brought on rheumatic fever) and aspirin (to thin the blood). Troubled at the idea of the ...

SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Receives FDA Approval as First Once-Monthly Anti-TNF for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

... First Subcutaneous Anti-TNF to Launch with Three rheumatic Indications Simultaneously and with Novel SmartJect(TM) Autoinjector ... rheumatologists an effective new anti-TNF therapy for patients living with rheumatic diseases." In the U.S., SIMPONI is approved as a 50 mg subcutaneous ...

China Sky One Medical, Inc. Announces Record Third Quarter 2008 Results

... disease and related diseases; and a nasal spray for the treatment of rheumatic disease -- Signed a distribution agreement with Harbin Baolong ... and nephropathy; and a nasal spray for the treatment and prevention of rheumatic disease, which it expects to launch in the fourth quarter of 2008. On ...

Arthritis Foundation Honors Comerica Bank at 'Commitment To A Cure' Awards Gala

... interests involve the genetic risk, epidemiology, treatment and outcome of rheumatic diseases, including clinical trials, outcomes research and health services ... and genetic susceptibility/severity studies of patients with chronic rheumatic disease. He currently is an investigator for National Institutes of ...

Successive Births, HRT Use Boost Joint Replacement Risks

... The findings, published online ahead of print in the Annals of the rheumatic Diseases , suggested that estrogen and other female sex hormones may be ... -- Robert Preidt SOURCE: Annals of the rheumatic Diseases , news release, Oct. 27, 2008 ...

Drinking Cuts Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

... report was published in the June 4 online edition of the Annals of the rheumatic Diseases . For the research, Kllberg's team collected data on 2,750 men ... officer, Arthritis Foundation, Atlanta; June 4, 2008, Annals of the rheumatic Diseases , online ...

Effect of tumor necrosis factor a inhibitors on heart failure risk in RA Patients

... the inflammatory activity of RA not only leads to better outcome of the rheumatic disorder, but also contributes to a reduction of cardiovascular risk," Dr. ... "Screening for cardiac risk factors and effective treatment of both the rheumatic disorder and the cardiac disease are essential," Dr. Listing stresses. ...

Lupus Foundation of America Offers Webchat for Parents of Teens with Lupus on December 12 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

... on improving the transition and educational process for adolescents with rheumatic diseases, including those with lupus, and evaluating the role of ... looked at the role of an online chat room support group for teens with rheumatic conditions. Currently, Dr. Chira is working on a project looking at ...

Drugs Can Ease Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

... disease flare-ups and promoted improvement in patients with juvenile rheumatic arthritis (JRA). After 16 weeks of therapy with the drug, 77 percent of ... TNF-alpha, a protein that causes the pain and tenderness associated with rheumatic disease. In this study, 42 JRA patients took etanercept for four years, ...

Knee Pain May Signal Lung Cancer

... in half of all cases. Writing in the September issue of The Annals of rheumatic Diseases , the researchers noted that early warning signs such as knee ... Madeline Vann SOURCE: The Annals of rheumatic Diseases , news release, Sept. 3, 2007 ...

Knee arthritis link to lung cancer

... smokers, suggests research published ahead of print in the Annals of the rheumatic Diseases. The researchers reviewed the case notes of all patients with rheumatic disorders, diagnosed at one tertiary referral centre over six years. ...

Southern California Surgical Center (heart411.com) Specializes in Mitral Valve Replacement

... . The need for mitral valve replacement surgery can stem from a number of factors, including lifestyle, genetics and disease. rheumatic fever, bacterial infections and general wear and tear are common causes for mitral valve replacement surgery, although congenital defects can ...

Hospital for Special Surgery Remains Top Hospital in Northeast in U.S. News & World Report's 'America's Best Hospitals' List for Orthopedics

... and Computer Assisted Surgery. Other special services include the Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research, the Barbara Volcker Center for Women and rheumatic Disease, the Gosden-Robinson Inflammatory Arthritis Center, and the Center for Skeletal Dysplasias. Currently, physicians from HSS Sports ...

Over half of people with rheumatoid arthritis have periodontitis

... said: "There is a growing body of evidence to demonstrate an association between periodontal disease and systemic conditions involving inflammatory rheumatic disease (especially RA), cardiovascular disease and diabetes. However, further cross-disciplinary research among rheumatologists and ...

IFX anti-TNF therapy associated with clinical benefit over 5 years in patients with active AS

... at EULAR 2009, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism in Copenhagen, Denmark. AS is the most frequent chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease that characteristically affects the axial skeleton, entheses (sites where ligaments and tendons attach to bone) and peripheral joints. In ...

Model for new generation of blood vessels challenged

... but also provides clues for new therapeutic goals in treating various diseases. Since myofibroblasts exist in relatively large numbers in tumors and rheumatic joints, one potential strategy to try to block the contractive capacity of these connective tissue cells. The new model can also partially explain ...

Video: Economic Downturn Is Driving Many Osteoporotic Women to Retire Later - but Their Ability to Work May Be Undermined by Sub-Optimal Management of Their Disease

... fracture risk. Bone 35:375. (11) Clinical subsequent fractures cluster in time after first fractures. T A C M van Geel, et al, Annals of the rheumatic Diseases 2009;68:99-102 (12) http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00121 , accessed 3/19/2009, accessed, 3/18/2009: Bullet #1 (13) ...

Ultrasound changes care of some patients with rheumatic conditions

... Ultrasound can be used to make an appropriate decision regarding care for patients with rheumatic conditions involving the hands and feet, according to a study performed at St. Joseph's Healthcare/McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. The ...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapeutics in Taiwan

... Sushma Rajan says, "Besides ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and system lupus erythmatosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one of the most common rheumatic diseases in Taiwan, with an incidence of 0.35 percent every year. The country registers a low prevalence rate for RA of 0.3 percent." "About ...

Access to Osteoporosis Testing for Americans in Jeopardy

... through programs of education, research, advocacy and practice support that foster excellence in the care of people with or at risk for arthritis and rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. For more information on the ACR, please visit our website at www.rheumatology.org American Society for Bone ...

US Back Pain Market Approaches $23 Billion in 2018 - Anticipated Long-Acting, Abuse-Resistant Opioids Drive Value

... estimates for 2008 and projections to 2018 by drug class, which takes into consideration the five major causes of back pain: mechanical disorders; rheumatic disorders; spinal metabolic disorders; spinals tumors; and failed back surgery (post-laminectomy) syndrome. Interviews with primary care physicians ...

Press registration is now open for EULAR 2009, June 10-13, Copenhagen

... and receives an attendance of over 12,000 delegates and 300 members of the press each year. The congress will cover the full spectrum of the rheumatic diseases, from new data to basic science, clinical symposia, abstract sessions, presentation and discussion of difficult cases, workshops, special ...

How much is the world spending on neglected disease research and development?

... helminth (worm) infections received 2%; and bacterial pneumonia and meningitis received only 1.3%. Five diseases - leprosy, Buruli ulcer, trachoma, rheumatic fever, and typhoid and paratyphoid fever each received less than $10 million or 0.4% of total global investment. For many of these diseases, funding ...

Sierra Tucson Pain Management Program Awarded Pain Program Accreditation by the American Academy of Pain Management For Treatment of Chronic Pain

... -Arthritis -Central nervous system sensitivity -Disorders of the neck and back -Headaches -Neuropathies -Oro-facial pain -Musculoskeletal and rheumatic conditions, including fibromyalgia -Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) -Opiate hyperalgesia The Joint Commission has also awarded Sierra ...

China Sky One Medical, Inc. Obtains Production Rights for Two Additional Drugs

... for the treatment of rhinopathy; -- Naphazoline Hydrochloride Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Benzalkonium Bromide spray for the treatment of rheumatic diseases; -- Doxofylline injection for the treatment of asthma and bronchitis; -- Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride nasal drops for the treatment ...

Arthritis Foundation bestows prestigious national research award

... and Dr. Michel Nussenzweig of Rockefeller University received the award for their continued research advancements in the cure and control of rheumatic diseases. Dr. Karsenty is recognized for his research in the development and function of the skeletal system. A graduate of the University of ...

Call for new standards of care in arthritis/rheumatism

... people with arthritis/rheumatism cope more effectively with their condition and achieve better quality of life. Healthcare professionals, people with rheumatic disease and their carers, who responded to the survey, highlight the importance of integrating psychological support into the standard treatment ...

New Survey Findings Reveal Emotional and Physical Toll of Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Advancement of Treatment Through 'Generations'

... the standard treatment. Today the standard treatment for people living with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis includes disease modifying anti- rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and biologic therapies that inhibit specific proteins like tumor necrosis factor (TNF)," said Hayes Wilson, MD, Chief of Rheumatology, ...

Hospital for Special Surgery Ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report

... and Osteoporosis Prevention. Other special services include the Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research, the Barbara Volcker Center for Women and rheumatic Disease, the Gosden-Robinson Early Arthritis Center, and the Center for Skeletal Dysplasias. "We are proud to represent New York's hospital ...

New research reveals ultraviolet light therapy is as beneficial for darker skin as lighter skin

... aren't known. UT Southwestern dermatologists also hope to identify associated health problems that may be common for those with morphea, particularly rheumatic diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. ...

High Birth Weight Doubles Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

... have abnormal hormone regulation and this process may be triggered while in the womb. The study, published in the current issue of the Annals of rheumatic Diseases , supports the fetal origin of disease theory, which states that certain conditions and diseases in adulthood are programmed by factors ...

Heavy birthweight increases risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis

... average birthweight, according to a study published by researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery online in advance of print in the Annals of the rheumatic Diseases . While the mechanism for this association is unclear, the study identifies a potentially modifiable risk factor and highlights a potential ...

Heavy birthweight babies twice as likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis

... to develop rheumatoid arthritis in adulthood as their average birthweight peers, suggests research published ahead of print in the Annals of the rheumatic Diseases . The results support the fetal origin of disease theory, which argues that certain conditions and diseases in adult life are programmed ...
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