American College of Rheumatology receives grants to support development of lupus clinical trials
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  September 7, 2018  
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 American College of Rheumatology receives grants to support development of lupus clinical trialsAmerican College of Rheumatology receives grants to support development of lupus clinical trials
 
The American College of Rheumatology today announced the receipt of two, two-year grants from the Office of Minority Health to support the development of programs that aim to increase the recruitment and enrollment in lupus clinical trials of minority populations affected by lupus.
 
   Neutrophil nanosponges provide hope for rheumatoid arthritisNeutrophil nanosponges provide hope for rheumatoid arthritis
 
Scientists in San Diego have developed nanosponges coated in neutrophil membranes that can prevent rheumatoid arthritis.
 
   World's major heart surgery organizations call for effective strategies to treat rheumatic heart diseaseWorld's major heart surgery organizations call for effective strategies to treat rheumatic heart disease
 
Experts from the world's major heart surgery organizations-including The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery-are calling for urgent action to develop and implement effective strategies for treating rheumatic heart disease, which affects 33 million people and kills 320,000 annually.
 
 Pain, depression, and insomnia increase health care use in osteoarthritis patients
 
Pain, depression, and insomnia increase health care use in osteoarthritis patientsPain was the main driver of seeking medical care in an Arthritis Care & Research study of patients with osteoarthritis. In addition to pain, insomnia and depression increased health care use.
 
 
 Dietary carbohydrates linked to increased risk of osteoarthritis
 
Dietary carbohydrates linked to increased risk of osteoarthritisDo your knees ache? According to new findings from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, your diet could be a culprit.
 
 
 Researchers complete testing a new drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis
 
Researchers complete testing a new drug to treat rheumatoid arthritisAn international research group led by Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin has completed testing a new drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
 
 
 ACR expresses concerns on step therapy in a recent meeting with HSS Secretary
 
ACR expresses concerns on step therapy in a recent meeting with HSS SecretaryYesterday, the American College of Rheumatology met with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar for a productive discussion about the rheumatology community's concerns with a new policy that will allow Medicare Advantage plans to utilize step therapy in Medicare Part B.
 
 
 Individuals with synovitis may have greater risk for cartilage damage, shows study
 
Individuals with synovitis may have greater risk for cartilage damage, shows studyIn an Arthritis & Rheumatology study of 221 patients with knee osteoarthritis and meniscal tears, increases in inflammation of the synovial membrane--whether persistently extensive or intermittent--were linked with cartilage damage over time.
 
 
 New safety guideline released for prescribing biological therapies in inflammatory arthritis
 
New safety guideline released for prescribing biological therapies in inflammatory arthritisThe British Society for Rheumatology publishes its latest clinical guideline in Rheumatology, the UK’s key specialist journal in the sector. The new guideline updates and presents two previous guidelines into one set of evidence based recommendations on the vital safety aspects of prescribing biological therapies in inflammatory arthritis.
 
 
 OSA patients have higher risk of developing gout, research reveals
 
OSA patients have higher risk of developing gout, research revealsNew research reveals that people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have a higher risk of developing gout, even beyond the first years after being diagnosed with the sleep disorder. The findings are published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology.
 
 
 A black eye for blue shield: Consumers lash out over coverage lapses
 
A black eye for blue shield: Consumers lash out over coverage lapsesAshley Summers said she got an unpleasant surprise in February when she tried to pick up a prescription for her rheumatoid arthritis: Her pharmacy said her insurance had been canceled, even though her premiums were paid.
 
 
 Patients and families gather to gain more awareness, knowledge about myositis
 
Patients and families gather to gain more awareness, knowledge about myositisIn early 2015, Mike Matthews, a teacher, social worker, and counselor for the State of Kentucky, experienced a constellation of apparently unrelated health problems that doctors could not diagnose. He lost more than thirty pounds, had trouble swallowing and speaking, developed a rash over his knuckles and other parts of his body, and experienced extreme muscle weakness and fatigue.
 
 
 Seeking solutions to treat scleroderma
 
Seeking solutions to treat sclerodermaIt begins with cold hands. Not just put-on-some-gloves cold. Instead, the fingers overreact to cold by turning white or blue and may become numb or tingly.
 
 
 MSU researchers move one step closer to solving arthritic disease in teenagers
 
MSU researchers move one step closer to solving arthritic disease in teenagersA new Michigan State University study has found that a malfunctioning gene associated with a common arthritic disease that often starts in teenagers is now directly linked to the loss of vital immune cells that may prevent it.
 
 
 Genome-wide association study provides insight into biologic mechanisms leading to fractures
 
Genome-wide association study provides insight into biologic mechanisms leading to fracturesA paper titled "Assessment of the genetic and clinical determinants of fracture risk: genome wide association and mendelian randomization study" appeared today in the British Medical Journal.
 
 
 Preventing ACL injuries in high school athletes
 
Preventing ACL injuries in high school athletesIt's not an uncommon scenario. An athlete is sailing through the air or making a quick turn when all of a sudden he or she hears a "pop" in the knee. An athlete who experiences this followed by sudden pain and swelling often receives the much-feared diagnosis of an anterior cruciate ligament tear.