Experts look for ways to standardize treatments for pediatric rheumatic diseases
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  January 24, 2018  
  Rheumatology  
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 Experts look for ways to standardize treatments for pediatric rheumatic diseasesExperts look for ways to standardize treatments for pediatric rheumatic diseases
 
Pediatric rheumatic diseases are a varied group of rare diseases including juvenile forms of arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, and other conditions.
 
 
 ViLim Ball technology helps reduce uncontrollable shaking handsViLim Ball technology helps reduce uncontrollable shaking hands
 
ViLim Ball technology created at a Lithuanian startup company Fidens helps to reduce uncontrollable shaking hands, which is one of the symptoms of essential tremor. The technology is effective in 7 out of 10 cases, and it can also be used to alleviate morning stiffness of joints for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers.
 
   Researchers unravel key molecular mechanism of autoimmune and inflammatory diseasesResearchers unravel key molecular mechanism of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases
 
An international team of researchers led by prof. Savvas Savvides has unraveled a crucial aspect of the molecular basis of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease.
 
   Patients with rheumatologic disease can safely receive life-saving cancer immunotherapyPatients with rheumatologic disease can safely receive life-saving cancer immunotherapy
 
In the largest single-center study of patients with rheumatologic diseases who were prescribed modern cancer immunotherapy with what are called immune checkpoint inhibitors, only a minority of patients experienced a flare of their rheumatologic disease or immune-related side effects.
 
   Many Indians put away treating orthopedic problemsMany Indians put away treating orthopedic problems
 
While India has witnessed an increase in life expectancy thanks to advances in medical science and technology, what is also increasing is the number of people leading sedentary lifestyles and eating food that is unhealthy.
 
 FAU researchers show that fiber-rich diet has positive effect on inflammatory joint diseases
 
FAU researchers show that fiber-rich diet has positive effect on inflammatory joint diseasesIt is well known that healthy eating increases our general sense of wellbeing. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg have now discovered that a fiber-rich diet can have a positive influence on chronic inflammatory joint diseases, leading to stronger bones.
 
 
 Study reveals key role of macrophages in systemic sclerosis
 
Study reveals key role of macrophages in systemic sclerosisA new international study has made an important discovery about the key role of macrophages, a type of immune cell, in systemic sclerosis (SSc), a chronic autoimmune disease which currently has no cure.