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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 study included 62 patients. Results showed that, "app...

Diagnosing Strep Key to Curbing Rheumatic Heart Disease

Untreated, one throat strain can lead to damaging fever, physicians warn THURSDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- The best way to prevent the developing world incidence of rheumatic fever and the heart disease it can cause is through accurate diagnosis and thorough treatment of strep th...

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

Paris, France, Friday 13 June 2008: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients should undergo compulsory cardiovascular (CV) risk management and existing CV risk calculators should be adapted to the increased CV risk in inflammatory rheumatic dis...

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

Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States. Over the next 25 years as the Baby Boom generation continues to age, the toll of this disease will escalate. To have a clear picture of the looming disease burden and its impact on our nations health care and public health sy...

New Strategy To Tackle Rheumatic Heart Disease

People at risk of developing acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) should be actively screened and government health authorities notified of any new cases , according to new guidelines issued by the National Heart Foundation of Australia and the Cardiac Society of Australia ...

Herbal remedies can have harmful interaction when taken with drugs for rheumatic arthritis

A recent study had pointed out the fact that herbal preparations and over the counter alternative medicines// may react badly when taken along with medication for rheumatic arthritis. The study points out that herbal preparations and alternate medicines are widely used by people suffering from...

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

...consultation . 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 prompt...

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

...on 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 Me...

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

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

Over half of people with rheumatoid arthritis have periodontitis

...y, 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 periodontologists...
Rheumatic in Medical Technology

Economy is Driving Many Osteoporotic Women to Retire Later - But Their Ability to Work May Be Undermined by Sub-Optimal Management of Their Disease

...ture risk. Bone 35:375. (13) 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. (14) http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00121 , accessed 3/19/2009,accessed, 3/18/2009: Bullet ...

SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Receives Positive Opinion From CHMP for Once-Monthly Subcutaneous Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

... Positive Opinion Recommends Approval of New Anti-TNF Therapy in Three rheumatic Diseases with Novel SmartJect(TM) Autoinjector HORSHAM, Pa. and KENILW.... "Schering-Plough continues to pride itself on being a leading provider of rheumatic disease therapies within the European rheumatology community." The eff...

Cymbalta(R) Significantly Reduced Osteoarthritis Knee Pain in New Study

... American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting. 29 January 2009. (2) Lawrence, RC, et al. Estimates of the Prevalence of Arthritis and Other rheumatic Conditions in the United States. 2008. Arthritis and Rheumatism (58):26-35. (3) National Pain Foundation Web site - http://www.nationalpainfou...

Early Data Show Potential for Imatinib Mesylate Tablets to Treat Life-Threatening Form of Pulmonary Artery Disease

...ling in pulmonary arterial hypertension. J Clin Invest. 2005 Oct;115(10):2691-4. 4. Paniagua R. T., Robinson, W. H. Imatinib For The Treatment Of rheumatic Diseases. Nat Clin Pract Rheumatol. 2007;3(4):190-191. (C)2007 Nature Publishing Group. Posted 04/19/2007. 5. Internal Novartis data analysis...

CDC Misses Target With Flawed MMR/Autism Study

...ease in the absence of MMR RNA does not mean that MMR shot didn't precipitate the GI disease and didn't precipitate autism. A similar example would be rheumatic fever where the infection is cleared quickly but damage to the heart and/or brain last a lifetime. Public confidence in the safety of vaccines is at...

ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) Significantly Reduces Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs and Symptoms Regardless of Previous Therapy in Two New Global Studies

...ied for the treatment of moderate to severe RA. Importantly, findings from the RADIATE study were also published online this week in the Annals of the rheumatic Diseases. In the RADIATE study, which evaluated difficult-to-treat patients who failed to respond to prior anti-TNF therapies, 50 percent of ACTEMRA...

Patients Taking Cymbalta(R) Reported Reduced Pain Severity of Osteoarthritis of the Knee in New Study

.../www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031219/LLYLOGO ) (1) Lilly HMEP study (2) Lawrence, RC, et al. Estimates of the Prevalence of Arthritis and Other rheumatic Conditions in the United States. 2008. Arthritis and Rheumatism (58):26-35. (3) National Pain Foundation Website - http://www.nationalpainfoundatio...

Data From Two Phase 3 Studies Show Anti-TNF Golimumab Significantly Improved Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

... Institute. "Golimumab holds great promise as an anti-TNF therapy for patients who may benefit from monthly subcutaneous injections for RA and related rheumatic diseases." In March 2008, Centocor Inc. and Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) announced that a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) had b...

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves ORENCIA(R) (abatacept) for the Treatment of Moderate-to-Severe Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) in Patients Six Years and Older

...eatment. About Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) JIA -- also commonly known as Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) -- is the most common chronic rheumatic disease in children, and it is an important cause of short-term and long-term disability(3). It is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic pain, sti...

Northwestern Memorial Study Tests Cancer Drug on Scleroderma Patients

...ans at Northwestern Memorial Hospital are studying the effects of an anti-cancer drug to treat patients with scleroderma, a rare, incurable autoimmune rheumatic disease that leads to hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues. Scleroderma affects an estimated 300,000 people in the United State...
Rheumatic in Medical Products

AUTOSTAT II ENA 6 Profile

Description:... The detection of Anti-Nuclear Antibodies (ANAs) has long been an important tool in the diagnosis of systemic rheumatic diseases. The antigens used in their detection are purified by the saline extraction of human or animal nuclei, this has led to them being termed Extr...
Company:Hycor Biomedical Inc.

AUTOSTAT II ENA 6 Screen

Description:... The detection of Anti-Nuclear Antibodies (ANAs) has long been an important tool in the diagnosis of systemic rheumatic diseases. The antigens used in their detection are purified by the saline extraction of human or animal nuclei, this has led to them being termed Extr...
Company:Hycor Biomedical Inc.

ENA Profile (12 test kits) Sm/RNP, Sm, Jo-1, Scl-70, SS-A, SS-B

Description:... of the assay are to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), scleroderma, Sjogren's syndrome (SS), or other systemic rheumatic diseases....
Company:Diagnostic Automation, Inc.

RELISA ENA Test System

Description:... designed with the proper sensitivity and specificity to help the clinician in the diagnosis of autoimmune disease. Sera from over 2,000 patients with rheumatic disease and 1,000 normal individuals were tested during the development of the RELISA ENA Test System. Immuno Concepts compared the results to referen...
Company:Immuno Concepts N.A. Ltd.

ImmuLisa Anti-Nuclear Antibody (ANA) Screen ELISA

Description:... IMMCO ANA Elisa meets the guidelines for the laboratory diagnosis and monitoring of systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases intended for the use of clinical pathologists and laboratory physicians....
Company:IMMCO Diagnostics

Finger prosthesis, standard/long, distal

Description:... The hands play an important part in our daily lives. But degenerative or traumatic impairments and rheumatic changes can cause severe handicaps. A decisive consideration in the developing of the finger-joint prostheses was to produce a reconstructed joint fun...
Company:Mathys AG

Finger prosthesis, small, distal

Description:... The hands play an important part in our daily lives. But degenerative or traumatic impairments and rheumatic changes can cause severe handicaps. A decisive consideration in the developing of the finger-joint prostheses was to produce a reconstructed joint fun...
Company:Mathys AG

Finger prosthesis, standard, proximal

Description:... The hands play an important part in our daily lives. But degenerative or traumatic impairments and rheumatic changes can cause severe handicaps. A decisive consideration in the developing of the finger-joint prostheses was to produce a reconstructed joint fun...
Company:Mathys AG

Finger prosthesis, long, proximal

Description:... The hands play an important part in our daily lives. But degenerative or traumatic impairments and rheumatic changes can cause severe handicaps. A decisive consideration in the developing of the finger-joint prostheses was to produce a reconstructed joint fun...
Company:Mathys AG

Finger prosthesis, small, proximal

Description:... The hands play an important part in our daily lives. But degenerative or traumatic impairments and rheumatic changes can cause severe handicaps. A decisive consideration in the developing of the finger-joint prostheses was to produce a reconstructed joint fun...
Company:Mathys AG
Rheumatic in Medical Dictionary

Viral arthritis

... Viral arthritis . Ytterberg SR. Division of Rheumatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. ... Identifying viral infections related to rheumatic syndromes ... Viral arthritis . Calabrese LH, Naides SJ. ... and other common forms of viral arthritis , such as that caused by parvovirus B...

Strep throat

...t. Untreated strep throat may develop into rheumatic fever or other serious conditions. ... Strep ... On rare occasions, strep throat can lead to rheumatic fever if it is not treated. ... Strep thr...ntreated, strep throat can sometimes lead to rheumatic fever. ... ... books excerpts online about St...

Stenosis

... Mitral stenosis is a heart valve disorder that involves the mitral valve. ... In adults, mitral stenosis occurs most often in those who've had rheumatic fever ... Spinal Stenosis Facts plus the Latest News on Spinal Stenosis Treatments - HealthNewsflash ... What Are Some Nonsurgical Treatment...

Scleroderma

...egistered charity, staffed entirely by ... Scleroderma Society of Canada's. 10th Annual Conference ... Scleroderma is typically described as a rheumatic disease of the connective tissues. ... Scleroderma can be disfiguring, debilitating, and deadly. ... To find a cure for scleroderma , a life-...

Rheumatism

... Rheumatism or rheumatic disorder is a non-specific term for medical proble...ple associate rheumatism with arthritis, or with rheumatic fever, ... The terms rheumatism , rheumatic disease, and arthritis are often used interchang...

Rheumatic fever

... rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that may dev..., joints, skin, and... Provides an outline of rheumatic Fever , the inflammatory condition affecting the...d skin. Features a breakdown of signs and ... rheumatic fever — Comprehensive overview covers causes, s...

Retropharyngeal abscess

...stic guides. Diagnostic checklist, medical tests, doctor questions, and related signs ... ... · Meningitis· Pertussis· Retropharyngeal Abscess · rheumatic Fever· Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) ... A retropharyngeal abscess is caused by a bacterial infection. ... ... Abscess · Peritonsillar Abs...

Pleurisy

... methods. Information about the inflammation of the pleura that may develop in the presence of lung inflammation (pneumonia, tuberculosis), rheumatic diseases, chest trauma, ... Pleurisy Symptoms, Treatments and Medications ... If the fluid content remains unchanged by the disease, the pleuri...

Pharyngitis

...ffect causes. ... Most pharyngitis is caused by the same viruses that cause the common cold. ... Rarely pharyngitis due to streptococci causes rheumatic fever (see Bacterial ... Pharyngitis . ... To hasten illness resolution and reduction in transmission of GABHS pharyngitis to others ... prob...

Neurological Diseases

...s, ... following neurological diseases can ... How could infections be important in Autoimmune Diseases ? ... Autoimmune Neurological and rheumatic Diseases : Role of Chronic Infections in ... List of 452 disease causes of Cognitive impairment, patient stories, diagnostic ... Guide to Dise...
Rheumatic in Biological News

They are young and need the job: A second chance for dangerous T-cells

... enormous practical interest. Deciphering these processes could lead to new therapeutic approaches for autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatic arthritis and type-1 diabetes, which are triggered by autoreactive T-cells." Klein and his colleagues are working on a study into unexplained aspec...

Bad mix of bacterial remnants and genetics leads to arthritis

... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more that 40 million American say that they have been told by a doctor that they have arthritis or another rheumatic condition. Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States and limits activities of nearly 19 million people. ...

UT Southwestern secures $5 million NIH grant for lupus research

... DALLAS Dec. 19, 2007 The division of rheumatic diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical ...s a major accomplishment for UT Southwestern, said Dr. David Karp, chief of rheumatic diseases. This is a field in which UT Southwestern has had a leadership rol...

First-degree fetal heart block may be reversible

... There is an increased risk of fetal heart problems when mothers carry particular antibodies associated with rheumatic diseases, according to an abstract presented by Yale School of Medicine researchers at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Conference February 9 i...

Genes may determine success of hip replacement surgery

... The success of long term hip replacement surgery may lie in the genes, suggests research published ahead of print in the Annals of the rheumatic Diseases. The researchers analysed genetic variations in 312 people, just over half of whom (162) had problems after hip replacement in the 10 years...

Osteoarthritis may be sign of faster 'biological ageing'

...e degenerative inflammatory bone disease, may be a sign of faster "biological ageing," suggests research published ahead of print in the Annals of the rheumatic Diseases. The authors base their findings on a study of almost 1100 people, aged between 30 and 79. Most of them were female twins. X-rays of b...

Immune system has evolved to prevent autoimmune disease

...dy's immune response. The model predicts that chronic infections may lead to autoimmune diseases, a scenario that has been proposed as a cause of some rheumatic diseases like arthritis. "There are as many as a 100 million unique antibodies circulating through our bodies at any given time, but just three or ...

Women feel more pain than men, research shows

...own that interdisciplinary approaches to pain management may have different effects on women than men. Working with the Royal National Hospital for rheumatic Diseases in Bath, researchers from the Pain Management Unit carried out assessments on 98 patients in chronic pain as they went through a pain managem...
Rheumatic in Biological Technology

China Sky One Medical, Inc. Develops Nasal Spray for Rheumatic Disease

HARBIN, China, Aug. 14 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. (''China Sky One Medical'' or ''the Company'') (Amex: CSY ), a leading fully integrated pharmaceutical company producing external use, over-the-counter drugs in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today an...

Antiangiogenic Role of 2ME2 Demonstrated in Rheumatoid Arthritis Models

...utic benefit of 2ME2 for the treatment of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. 2ME2 is an oral, small molecule, disease-modifying anti- rheumatic drug with an excellent safety profile established through daily dosing in more than 300 cancer patients, some for over 5 years. The Company has initia...

From Pain to Unexpected Fame: One Woman's Journey to Know Fibro

...Additional information about Lilly is available at http://www.lilly.com . (1) Lawrence, et al. "Estimates of the Prevalence of Arthritis and Other rheumatic Conditions in the United States." Arthritis and Rheumatism 2008; 58(1):31. (2) Leventhal, LJ. "Management of fibromyalgia." Annals of Internal Medic...

MedImmune Presents Data Highlighting its Progressive Inflammatory Disease Portfolio at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology

...ber of potential solutions for patients struggling with systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases," said Barbara White, M.D., vice president, clinical development, ...ential to prevent the generation of these inflammatory follicles within the rheumatic joint. The schedule for MedImmune's eight research posters to be presente...

Ardea Biosciences' Advances RDEA806 Into Phase 2a Proof-of-Concept Study for Gout

...ociety for Rheumatology and has collaborated with the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Task Force for Gout and with the Outcome Measures for rheumatic Arthritis Clinical Trials (OMERACT) group for chronic gout. He serves on the editorial boards of Arthritis Rheumatism (Care & Research), Bone Joint Sp...

Phase 3 studies show golimumab significantly improved signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

... Institute. "Golimumab holds great promise as an anti-TNF therapy for patients who may benefit from monthly subcutaneous injections for RA and related rheumatic diseases." In March 2008, Centocor Inc. and Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) announced that a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) had...

Quantitation of the Protein MIA as a Marker for Chondrocytes in Research Samples

...ncentrations were only found in individuals with rheumatic diseases associated with joint destruction, such...arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis. Within these rheumatic diseases, the most significant increase in MIA s...iminate rheumatoid arthritis from nondestructive rheumatic diseases. Further studies are necessary to confi...
Rheumatic in Biological Definition

Colchicine

...acted from plants of the genus Colchicum (autumn crocus, meadow saffron) with the chemical formula C 22 H 25 N O 6 . Originally used to treat rheumatic complaints and especially gout , it was also prescribed for its cathartic and emetic effects. Its present use is mainly in the treatment of gout....
Rheumatic in Biological Dictionary

Stroma

... is inflamed, the signs of inflammation appear first in the stroma . ... The relevance of the stroma and epithelial-mesenchymal transition for rheumatic diseases ... The role of the ECM and stroma in cancer. Fibrotic disorders ... Definition of stroma from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary w...

Colchicine

... Colchicine is a toxic natural product and secondary metabolite, originally extracted from plants of the genus Colchicum . Originally used to treat rheumatic complaints and especially gout, it was also prescribed for its cathartic and emetic effects. Its present... Read about colchicine , a drug prescri...
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