Arthritis

CARRA, PReS issue guidance for corticosteroid dosing in childhood-onset lupus nephritis

CARRA, PReS issue guidance for corticosteroid dosing in childhood-onset lupus nephritis

12 hours ago   |   Healio

Patients with childhood-onset lupus nephritis should receive up to three infusions of methylprednisolone at 30 mg/kg per dose upon diagnosis, with a maximum 60 mg of daily oral...
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Heal Your Pain with Bromelain

Heal Your Pain with Bromelain

13 hours ago   |   Better Nutrition

Looking for a pain-relieving alternative to aspirin or ibuprofen? Bromelain, an enzyme derived from pineapple, may be the perfect choice.
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Elderly-onset, nonelderly rheumatoid arthritis respond similarly to biologics

Elderly-onset, nonelderly rheumatoid arthritis respond similarly to biologics

1 day ago   |   Healio

Patients with elderly-onset rheumatoid arthritis have similar disease activity and adverse-event risk responses to biologics as nonelderly patients, according to data published...
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Higher CTRP9 linked to worse pulmonary function in SSc-related interstitial lung disease

Higher CTRP9 linked to worse pulmonary function in SSc-related interstitial lung disease

1 day ago   |   Healio   |   2 articles

Higher circulating levels of the protein CTRP9 are associated with worse lung function in patients with systemic sclerosis-related interstitial lung disease, according to data...
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Cannabis use tripled in patients with rheumatic disease over 5 years

Cannabis use tripled in patients with rheumatic disease over 5 years

1 day ago   |   Healio

Approximately 18% of patients in a rheumatic disease registry used cannabis in 2019, up from 6.3% in 2014, with the highest prevalence occurring in states where its use is...
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Only higher-dose tramadol outperforms placebo for improved pain, function in knee, hip OA

Only higher-dose tramadol outperforms placebo for improved pain, function in knee, hip OA

1 day ago   |   Healio

A daily 300 mg dose of tramadol - but not 100 or 200 mg doses - surpassed placebo in improving pain and function related to hip or knee osteoarthritis, but was linked to...
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Could Fermented Foods Help Your Arthritis?

1 day ago   |   Mercola

Recent research 1 has shown that fermented foods not only can improve gut microbiome diversity, but lower the inflammatory response in your body that affects conditions like...
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Even low-dose glucocorticoids greatly increase vertebral fracture risk in RA

Even low-dose glucocorticoids greatly increase vertebral fracture risk in RA

3 days ago   |   Healio

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who receive even low daily doses of glucocorticoids are at a 59% increased risk for clinical vertebral fracture, according to data published...
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COVID-19 demand leads to Australian shortages of rheumatoid arthritis drug

5 days ago   |   Sydney Morning Herald

The medicines regulator and pharma giant Roche are monitoring the availability of arthritis treatment Actemra, which has had supply constrained by overseas use for COVID-19.
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Correction to: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis in Harlequin ichthyosis, a rare combination or the clinical spectrum of the disease? Report of a child treated with etanercept and review of the literature

7 days ago   |   Pediatric Rheumatology


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Cholangiopathy after severe COVID-19 may lead to liver injury, failure

Cholangiopathy after severe COVID-19 may lead to liver injury, failure

For patients with severe COVID-19, cholangiopathy was a late complication with potential for progressive biliary injury or liver failure, according to a study published in the... Read more ...

Mississippi woman pleads others to get vaccinated as her husband is hospitalized

Mississippi woman pleads others to get vaccinated as her husband is hospitalized

William Thomas Ball, 51, has been hospitalized with COVID-19 in Jackson, Mississippi after refusing to get vaccinated. Now his wife, Alicia, is asking for others in her... Read more ...

Covid England: Cases are now falling in ALL age groups, official data reveals

Covid England: Cases are now falling in ALL age groups, official data reveals

EXCLUSIVE: Covid cases are falling in all age groups, and dropping fastest among adults in their twenties according to data from the Department of Health. Read more ...

Lumbar artificial disc yielded positive 7-year outcomes for degenerative...

Lumbar artificial disc yielded positive 7-year outcomes for degenerative disc disease

For total disc replacement in patients with degenerative disc disease, an artificial disc is a safe option that improves pain relief, function, range of motion and decreases in... Read more ...

FDA clamps down on imported shark fins, cantaloupes, mushrooms and more

FDA clamps down on imported shark fins, cantaloupes, mushrooms and more

The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as... Read more ...

FDA TechTalk podcast episode to focus on whole genome sequencing

FDA TechTalk podcast episode to focus on whole genome sequencing

Nowadays, it seems rare to find someone or some entity without a podcast, and the Food and Drug Administration is no exception. The TechTalk podcast is hosted by the FDA and... Read more ...

COVID Breakthrough Cases Ran the Gamut in Healthcare Workers

COVID Breakthrough Cases Ran the Gamut in Healthcare Workers

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases in fully vaccinated healthcare workers were rare, and generally were associated with the individual's immune response to the vaccine in the early... Read more ...

Some IBD Treatments in Pregnancy Had No Effect on Kids' Infection Risk

Some IBD Treatments in Pregnancy Had No Effect on Kids' Infection Risk

Exposure to immunosuppressive monotherapies in utero did not increase serious infection risks in young children born to mothers with inflammatory bowel disease , but the same... Read more ...

FDA issues complete response letter for retifanlimab for anal cancer

FDA issues complete response letter for retifanlimab for anal cancer

The FDA issued a complete response letter to Incyte indicating it cannot approve the company's biologics license application that seeks approval of retifanlimab for certain... Read more ...

Bristol Myers Squibb withdraws liver cancer indication for nivolumab

Bristol Myers Squibb withdraws liver cancer indication for nivolumab

Bristol Myers Squibb in consultation with the FDA voluntarily withdrew the indication for nivolumab as monotherapy for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma previously treated... Read more ...