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Smoking Elevates Risk Factors in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 10:49

New findings reveal an association between smoking and the concurrent presence of multiple rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-related autoantibodies, rather than only anti-citrullinated...

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Psoriasis Biologics Pioneer Talks Access, Efficacy, and Outcomes Measures

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 09:38

Alice Gottlieb, MD, PhD, has played an intrinsic role in the evolution of the treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Her research, using targeted immunobiologics as...

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Perioperative Immune Suppression Management in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 09:12

ABSTRACT: Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at higher risk of septic and thromboembolic complications after surgery. While these patients’ cases...

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Newly Identified T-cell in RA Patients May Leapfrog Autoimmune Treatment Development

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 15:53

An entirely new type of T-cell found in people with rheumatoid arthritis works in a unique way to drive disease processes in the joints by teaming up with other immune cells. The...

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NIH Awards $1.8M to Study of Enzyme’s Role in Potential Therapies for RA and Other Diseases

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 14:48

A nearly $1.8 million grant given a research team at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in Florida will be used to study an enzyme that controls cell survival and death,...

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FDA Approves Primary Immunodeficiency Med

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 10:48

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved immune globulin subcutaneous [human], 20% solution (Cuvitru) to treat adults and children aged 2 years and older who have primary...

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How Much Methotrexate Is Too Much?

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 10:30

Patients who are prescribed oral methotrexate for treatment of autoimmune disorders should take the medication ____________________.

a. daily

b. weekly

c. twice a week

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Guideline: IBD Patients Need Multidisciplinary Health Maintenance Team

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 10:18

By Will Boggs MD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A variety of health maintenance issues faced by patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) require joint management...

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RA Clinical Decision Tool Helps Improve Treatment Selection, Tracking

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 09:45

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one of the most common autoimmune diseases in the country with total health care costs approaching $19 billion each year. Over time, the...

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Study: Psoriasis, PsA Patients More At Risk For Fractures

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 09:34

Patients diagnosed with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are at an elevated risk for fracture and osteoporosis compared to the general population and patients with...

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