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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sound Detector Identifies ILD In Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Currently, high-resolution CT is the gold standard for diagnosing ILD, but its high cost and radiation exposure hinders its routine use in clinical practice; the researchers noted. As a more accessible alternative, they designed an algorithm (VECTOR) designed to detect Velcro crackles; which occur early in the development of ILD, in pulmonary sounds recorded via…

Arthritis

New Way To Improve The Efficacy Of Arthritis Drug

Attaching a removable lock to an arthritis drug can make it safer and more effective; according to a new study publish in the open-access journal PLOS Biology led by Wen-Wei Lin of Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan. The findings suggest a new way to improve the efficacy of a drug taken by millions of arthritis patients…

Vagus Nerve

Vagus Nerve Stimulator Helps Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

A new, implantable vagus nerve stimulator can used improve symptoms and inflammatory markers in patients; with refractory rheumatoid arthritis, a small, first-in-human study suggests. “We realize there’s an unmet need in rheumatoid arthritis. Inspite the many drugs available, we in fact don not put that many patients into remission,” said Mark Genovese, MD, from Stanford…

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis To Biosimilars Gaining in Popularity

The push by rheumatologists to switch patients with rheumatoid arthritis from biologics to biosimilars; will likely gain momentum in the coming year, fueled by potential cost savings, an expert predicted here at the European League Against Rheumatism 2019 Congress. “Very substantial cost savings are possible despite the high costs of biosimilar development. We all know…

Rheumatic Diseases

People With Rheumatic Diseases In Cyprus Needs Government Support

In many countries, rheumatic diseases has develop into a recognize nursing specialty; where nurses undertake advance and extend roles. While some countries have accept that interventions undertaken by nurses are essential; to effectively tackle the challenges of chronic illness in an integrate fashion, this concept has not been widely adopt across Europe. The campaign at…

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Monitered By Noninvasive Molecular Imaging

Intravenous administration of the radiopharmaceutical imaging agent technetium-99m (99mTc) tilmanocept promises  in first-in-human Phase 1/Phase II study demonstrates to be a safe, well-tolerated, noninvasive means of monitoring rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. At present, there is no reliable noninvasive way to directly monitor inflammation in joints of RA patients. But the study was present at the…

Axial Spondyloarthritis

People With Axial Spondyloarthritis Struggle To Find A Job

People living with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA)  a long-term inflammatory spine condition; which is as prevalent as rheumatoid arthritis face uncertainty and worry for their future; with 74% reporting difficulties finding a job due to the condition, The European results of the International Map of Axial Spondyloarthritis (IMAS) reveals. These findings, present at the Annual European…

Psoriatic Arthritis

BMI And Disease Severity Links To Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the skin and joints, causing pain and disability. The disease often causes swelling of the fingers and toes;  but mainly because of joint inflammation. Although psoriatic arthritis has been associated with an enhance prevalence of obesity and being overweight; few studies have assess the relationship between…

Musculoskeletal Conditions

Musculoskeletal Conditions Second Global Cause Of Disability

Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, which affect the body’s joints, bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments, now rank as the second leading global cause of years lived with a disability, reveals an analysis of international data; publish online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. There has been a sharp rise in the number of MSK diagnoses since…

Glucocorticoid

Sucess Rate Of Tapered Glucocorticoid Discontinuation Tx

Glucocorticoid; The results of a randomized controlled trial presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) demonstrate high levels of treatment success in approximately two thirds of patients despite tapered glucocorticoid (GC) discontinuation, while a small loss of disease control was observed at the total study population level. “On the basis of…

Arthritis

New Device Detects Mechanism, Efficacy Of Arthritis Treatment

Arthritis; the debate over how one of the most popular osteoarthritis treatments should be federally regulated could change, thanks to a Cornell University study and a new device that provides a better understanding of the science behind hyaluronic acid (HA) injections. The medical community has been dividing over exactly how HA injections; provide pain relief…

Adalimumab

Rise in The Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Adalimumab

Adalimumab; The costs for certain widely used medicines continue to rise in the United States; but even amid competition from similar products, according to a new study. The results run contrary to normal expectations about market forces on prices. “That was one of the more disheartening findings” of the study, said lead author Nathan E.…