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Patient organization challenges government to bring vital support to people with rheumatic diseases in Cyprus
The campaign presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) reports how the Cyprus League Against Rheumatism (CYPLAR) successfully took on the Ministry of Health after authorization was denied to introduce specialized rheumatology nurses due to a perceived lack of interest in rheumatology education. (2019-06-14)
Suicidal thoughts related to pain in 1 in 10 patients with rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease
The results of a survey presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) highlight the significant impact of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) on mental health and a worrying lack of psychological care. (2019-06-14)
Tildrakizumab shows promising efficacy and safety in psoriatic arthritis
The results of a phase 2B study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) demonstrate superior efficacy and comparable safety of tildrakizumab versus placebo in patients with psoriatic arthritis. (2019-06-14)
Inflammatory bowel disease and type i diabetes increase chances of developing rheumatoid arthritis
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) demonstrate increased rates of type I diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in patients that go on to develop rheumatoid arthritis (RA). (2019-06-14)
Study reveals significant gaps in essential rheumatoid arthritis care across Europe and between European countries
The results of a large pan-European survey presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) investigated significant gaps in rheumatoid arthritis care across 16 patient-centered Standards of Care in rheumatoid arthritis. (2019-06-14)
Vagus nerve stimulation study shows significant reduction in rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
The results of a pilot study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) suggest that electro stimulation of one of the nerves connecting the brain to the body (the vagus nerve), could provide a novel treatment approach for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. (2019-06-14)
New biomarkers for cardiovascular risk in patients with juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE)
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) identify ApoB:A1 ratio and metabolomic lipoprotein signatures as potential biomarkers for cardiovascular risk in patients with juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE). (2019-06-13)
New study debunks theoretical risks of live-attenuated vaccines in children with rheumatic diseases
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019), jointly organized with the Paediatric Rheumatology Society (PReS), demonstrate no vaccine infections, and no disease flare, in the 234 rheumatic patients who received live-attenuated booster vaccination while taking immune suppressing therapies. (2019-06-13)
Patients at a reduced risk of venous thromboembolism and persistent pain after partial versus total knee replacement
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) demonstrate reduced risk of venous thromboembolism and persistent pain, but increased risk of revision in partial versus total knee replacement in patients with osteoarthritis. (2019-06-13)
Verinurad with febuxostat significantly reduces albuminuria and hyperuricaemia in patients with type 2 diabetes in Phase IIa trial
The results of a phase IIa clinical trial presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) demonstrate a rapid reduction in albuminuria and hyperuricaemia in patients with type II diabetes with combined treatment of verinurad and febuxostat. (2019-06-13)
No link between cancer and tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) use in psoriatic arthritis
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) suggest that overall cancer risk is not linked to tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) use in psoriatic arthritis. (2019-06-13)
Study supports bisphosphonate use prior to denosumab to prevent loss of bone mineral density in post-menopausal women
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) finds the risk of bone mineral density (BMD) loss after denosumab discontinuation is associated with younger age, high bone turnover markers, and not receiving the bisphosphonate, zoledronate, prior to initiation of denosumab. (2019-06-13)
Cyclosporine benefits patients through more rapid remission of proteinuria in lupus nephritis
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) suggest maintenance therapy with cyclosporine (CYA) results in more rapid remission of proteinuria compared to mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) or azathioprine (AZA) in patients with lupus nephritis. (2019-06-12)
Low-dose prednisolone significantly improves pain symptoms and function in hand osteoarthritis
The results of the low-dose prednisolone in patients with hand osteoarthritis (HOPE) study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) show that low-dose prednisolone significantly improves pain and function in patients with painful hand osteoarthritis. (2019-06-12)
Study supports glucocorticoid tapering in patients achieving disease control on tocilizumab
The results of a randomised 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. (2019-06-12)
Gout patients suffer in silence with low expectations of treatment
The results of a 14 country pan-European survey presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) suggest gout is being diagnosed late, is not well controlled, and is not regularly monitored. (2019-06-12)
Exposure to inorganic dust increases risk of gout in women by 27%
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) demonstrate that occupational exposure to inorganic dust is a previously unknown risk factor for gout and also confirm known risk factors, such as alcoholism and obesity. (2019-06-12)
Disease remission associated with 80% reduction in risk of cardiovascular outcomes
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) demonstrate that remission in patients with rheumatoid arthritis is associated with an 80% reduction in risk of cardiovascular outcomes. (2019-06-12)
Being overweight linked to significantly higher disease severity in psoriatic arthritis
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) demonstrate significant correlation between body mass index (BMI) and disease severity in psoriatic arthritis. (2019-06-12)
Electronic consultations can streamline, simplify care in allergy and immunology
A study from Massachusetts General Hospital researchers finds that electronic consultations in allergy and immunology can simplify the process of providing the most appropriate care, often reducing the need for in-person specialist visits. (2019-06-11)
Rheumatoid arthritis -- can its onset be delayed or prevented?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder that leads to significant health issues as well as high treatment costs. (2019-06-10)
Imaging tests help reveal heart risks in patients with psoriatic disease
Patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis -- collectively termed psoriatic disease -- face increased heart risks. (2019-06-05)
Key link discovered between tissue cell type and different forms of arthritis
Research shows, for the first time, that different types of fibroblasts -- the most common cells of connective tissue in animals -- are organized in different layers in the joint and are responsible for two very different forms of arthritis; osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. (2019-05-29)
The ACR and the Arthritis Foundation present new guidelines offering therapeutic approaches and treatment options for juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Today, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation (AF), released two guidelines on juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). (2019-04-29)
Impeding white blood cells in antiphospholipid syndrome reduced blood clots
A new study examined APS at the cellular level and found that two drugs reduced development of blood clots in mice affected with the condition. (2019-04-25)
Discovery may help explain why women get autoimmune diseases far more often than men
New evidence points to a key role for a molecular switch called VGLL3 in autoimmune diseases, and the major gap in incidence between women and men. (2019-04-18)
Statins safe for preventing cardiovascular events in rheumatoid arthritis patients
Results from a large clinical trial indicate that patients with rheumatoid arthritis are likely to experience the same level of cardiovascular benefits from statins as other individuals, without additional risks. (2019-04-15)
Getting closer: Finding out why the immune system attacks itself
University of Houston biomolecular engineer Navin Varadarajan thinks B cells gone bad could be the culprit in Rheumatoid Arthritis and he is the first to publish a comprehensive profile of the cells, moving closer to finding out why the immune system attacks itself in patients with RA. (2019-04-11)
ACR targets step therapy and drug pricing in new position statements
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has released new drug pricing and step therapy position statements that they hope legislators will consider as they continue to explore policy and regulatory options to make drugs more affordable and accessible. (2019-04-01)
Disease burden in osteoarthritis is similar to rheumatoid arthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) has traditionally been viewed as a highly prevalent but milder condition when compared with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and some may believe that it is part of a normal aging process requiring acceptance, not treatment. (2019-03-20)
Student-led rheumatology interest group increases interest in field
A group of student and faculty researchers from the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences published outcome of establishing Rheumatology Interest Group in the International Journal of Rheumatology. (2019-02-26)
Inhibiting cancer-causing protein could prevent scleroderma fibrosis
Examining the autoimmune disease at the molecular level led researchers to a specific molecule that could be contributing to the disease progression in patients. (2019-02-26)
Are most patients with fibromyalgia misdiagnosed?
Recent studies have suggested that most people who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia by physicians may not actually have the condition. (2019-02-06)
Connective tissue on the wrong road -- When organs start to scar
The increased deposition of connective tissue is a problem in chronic diseases of many organs such as the lungs (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis), liver (cirrhosis), kidneys (kidney fibrosis), gut (graft versus host disease), and the skin (systemic sclerosis). (2019-01-31)
Study examines long-term opioid use in patients with severe osteoarthritis
New research published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology, reveals that prescription opioids are commonly used long-term to treat pain in older patients with severe osteoarthritis. (2019-01-28)
Study examines the course of back pain over time
Back pain is among the most frequently reported health problems in the world. (2019-01-14)
Finger joint enlargements may be linked to knee osteoarthritis
Heberden's nodes (HNs) are bony enlargements of the finger joints that are readily detectable in a routine physical exam and are considered hallmarks of osteoarthritis. (2019-01-09)
The use of electrospun scaffolds in musculoskeletal tissue engineering
Rotator Cuff tears affect 15 percent of 60 year olds and carry a significant social and financial burden. (2018-12-10)
Memory B cells in the lung may be important for more effective influenza vaccinations
Using a mouse model of influenza and experiments that included parabiosis, researchers definitively showed that lung-resident memory B cells establish themselves in the lung soon after influenza infection. (2018-12-05)
PPIs combined with oral anticoagulants reduce risk of gastrointestinal bleeding
A Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) study published today in JAMA shows that patients already at higher risk for gastrointestinal bleeding gain a marked protection from this risk when they take a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) in combination with an oral anticoagulant. (2018-12-04)
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