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Crescendo Bioscience to present new data on Vectra DA at ACR Annual Meeting

Crescendo Bioscience to present new data on Vectra DA at ACR Annual Meeting

Crescendo Bioscience, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Myriad Genetics, Inc., today announced that new data on Vectra DA will be featured at the 2014 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Nov. 15-19, 2014, in Boston, Massachusetts. [More]
New biomarker may improve diagnosis of early-stage rheumatoid arthritis

New biomarker may improve diagnosis of early-stage rheumatoid arthritis

A novel biomarker for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has significant potential to help physicians better identify early-stage disease, when treatment can often arrest further disease progression and disability, according to a new study in The Journal of Rheumatology. [More]
Timely diagnosis and treatment important to combat juvenile arthritis

Timely diagnosis and treatment important to combat juvenile arthritis

Most people associate arthritis with aging, but the fact is, one in 1,000 children is diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. [More]
Experts join together to call for better screening of psoriatic arthritis

Experts join together to call for better screening of psoriatic arthritis

Leading experts have joined together for the first time to call for better screening of psoriatic arthritis to help millions of people worldwide suffering from the condition. [More]
New survey explores impact of chronic fatigue on people with rheumatoid arthritis

New survey explores impact of chronic fatigue on people with rheumatoid arthritis

The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society in collaboration with 2020health, a leading health social enterprise think tank, today announces the results from Invisible Disease: RA and Chronic Fatigue 2014, a survey of 1,954 people with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), to assess the impact of chronic fatigue on their capability for work, emotional and mental health as well as the overall experience of chronic fatigue caused by their RA. [More]
Polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (PJIA): an interview with Dr. Kramer, VP, Immunology and Infectious Diseases Medical Unit, Genentech

Polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (PJIA): an interview with Dr. Kramer, VP, Immunology and Infectious Diseases Medical Unit, Genentech

Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (PJIA) is a type of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), a group of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) diseases that manifests in multiple ways in children. [More]
Fracture liaison service reduces risk of fragility fractures in older adults

Fracture liaison service reduces risk of fragility fractures in older adults

Studies have shown that anyone age 50 or older who suffers a fragility fracture – a bone break sustained in a fall from a standing height or less – is two to five times more likely to experience a second fracture than someone who hasn't had one. The odds that a person who's suffered two such fractures will have a third are even higher. [More]
Antares Pharma reports total revenues of $5.2 million for first quarter 2014

Antares Pharma reports total revenues of $5.2 million for first quarter 2014

Antares Pharma, Inc. today reported operating and financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. [More]
Experts gather for World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases

Experts gather for World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases

Investigators and clinicians from more than 60 countries will gather today in Seville, Spain for the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases. [More]
Patients with autoimmune disease have 3.8-fold increased risk of developing epilepsy

Patients with autoimmune disease have 3.8-fold increased risk of developing epilepsy

Patients with an autoimmune disease have a 3.8-fold increased risk of developing epilepsy, according to a new population-level study from Boston Children's Hospital based on health insurance claim data. [More]
CT scans allow rheumatologists to diagnose gout

CT scans allow rheumatologists to diagnose gout

Gout is on the rise among U.S. men and women, and this piercingly painful and most common form of inflammatory arthritis is turning out to be more complicated than had been thought. [More]
Fracture liaison services effective in identifying, treating older adults who suffer fragility fracture

Fracture liaison services effective in identifying, treating older adults who suffer fragility fracture

Studies have shown that anyone age 50 or older who suffers a fragility fracture - a bone break sustained in a fall from a standing height or less - is two to five times more likely to experience a second fracture than someone who hasn't had one. The odds that a person who's suffered two such fractures will have a third are even higher. [More]
Horizon Pharma secures $250 million in acquisition financing from Deerfield Management

Horizon Pharma secures $250 million in acquisition financing from Deerfield Management

Deerfield Management Company announced today that it has provided up to $250 million in acquisition financing to Horizon Pharma, Inc. for the acquisition of Vidara Therapeutics International Ltd. [More]
Class, ancestry and medication are factors in cardiac risk for lupus patients

Class, ancestry and medication are factors in cardiac risk for lupus patients

New research published in Rheumatology, the international, peer-reviewed scientific journal, has suggested that systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients of African descent and from lower socioeconomic groups face a higher risk of primary cardiac disease. However, those taking anti-malarial drugs reduce their risk. [More]
Study finds that same-day bilateral knee replacement surgery safe for select patients with RA

Study finds that same-day bilateral knee replacement surgery safe for select patients with RA

Same-day bilateral knee replacement surgery is safe for select patients with rheumatoid arthritis, researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery in New York have found. [More]
Antares Pharma reports total revenue of $4.7 million for fourth quarter 2013

Antares Pharma reports total revenue of $4.7 million for fourth quarter 2013

Antares Pharma, Inc. today reported operating and financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. [More]
UK waiting times for RA and PsA patients: an interview with Dr Marwan Bukhari, Consultant Rheumatologist at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

UK waiting times for RA and PsA patients: an interview with Dr Marwan Bukhari, Consultant Rheumatologist at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Research shows that in cases of inflammatory joint disease, the earlier you catch the disease and suppress the immune system, the less likely a patient is to develop damaging and ongoing, chronic inflammation. [More]
New article explores risks associated with using herbal cannabis for rheumatic conditions

New article explores risks associated with using herbal cannabis for rheumatic conditions

Patients with rheumatic conditions are in need of symptom relief and some are turning to herbal cannabis as a treatment option. However, the effectiveness and safety of medical marijuana to treat symptoms of rheumatic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or fibromyalgia is not supported by medical evidence. A new article published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology, explores the risks associated with using herbal cannabis for medicinal purposes and advises healthcare providers to discourage rheumatology patients from using this drug as therapy. [More]
Levels of depression and anxiety are higher in people with severe rheumatoid arthritis

Levels of depression and anxiety are higher in people with severe rheumatoid arthritis

Levels of depression and anxiety in people with severe rheumatoid arthritis are higher than previously reported, according to new research. As a result of their findings, a multi-centre team led by researchers at the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Genetics and Genomics at the University of Manchester, say that patients with severe active disease, who are waiting to go onto a biological therapy, should be routinely screened for depression by their doctors. [More]
Smaller micropolitan areas of the U.S. have very few rheumatologists

Smaller micropolitan areas of the U.S. have very few rheumatologists

A novel study published in the American College of Rheumatology journal, Arthritis & Rheumatism, shows that smaller micropolitan areas of the U.S.-those with less than 50,000 people-have very few or no practicing adult rheumatologist. In some of these areas, individuals have to travel more than 200 miles to reach the closest rheumatologist. [More]