NSAIDs Linked To Increased Risk Of Erectile Dysfunction

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Main Category: Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation
Also Included In: Pain / Anesthetics;  IT / Internet / E-mail;  Heart Disease
Article Date: 04 Mar 2011 – 0:00 PST

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Men who take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs three times a day for more than three months are 2.4 times more likely to have erectile dysfunction compared to men who do not take those drugs regularly, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published online in The Journal of Urology.

Virtually The Same Percentage Of Surveyed Rheumatologists Selected Enbrel And Humira As The Most Efficacious Agent For The Treatment Of RA

Main Category: Arthritis / Rheumatology
Article Date: 03 Mar 2011 – 1:00 PST

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Decision Resources, one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that virtually the same percentage of surveyed rheumatologists selected Amgen/Pfizer/Takeda’s Enbrel (43 percent) and Abbott/Eisai’s Humira (42 percent) as the most efficacious agent for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The shrinking gap in the percentage of surveyed rheumatologists who favor Enbrel over Humira in terms of efficacy suggests that Humira is threatening Enbrel’s sales-leading position in rheumatoid arthritis. Nevertheless, physicians continue to regard Enbrel as the agent with the best overall clinical profile, owing to the strength of its perceived safety and tolerability advantages over Humira.

Update On Preclinical Finding And Development Timeline For PCI-45292

Main Category: Arthritis / Rheumatology
Also Included In: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials;  Pharma Industry / Biotech Industry
Article Date: 03 Mar 2011 – 4:00 PST

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Pharmacyclics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCYC) announced that further advancement of PCI-45292, a Btk inhibitor with exceptionally potent anti-arthritis activity in mice and rats, has been suspended following results from the current set of preclinical toxicology studies. The company hopes to have a new clinical development candidate identified within approximately 6 months.

‘Prehabilitation’ Puts Patients In Better Shape For Knee Replacement Surgery

Main Category: Arthritis / Rheumatology
Article Date: 02 Mar 2011 – 2:00 PST

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A comprehensive “prehabilitation” exercise program for patients with severe knee arthritis can improve strength and functional ability before knee replacement surgery, reports a study in the February issue of The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, official research journal of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

Computed Tomographic Colonography Recommended For Colon Cancer Screening

Main Category: Colorectal Cancer
Also Included In: Medical Devices / Diagnostics;  Medicare / Medicaid / SCHIP
Article Date: 02 Mar 2011 – 4:00 PST

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Despite the absence of Medicare coverage, hospital use of computed tomographic colonography (CTC), commonly referred to as virtual colonoscopy, is on the rise, according to a study in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. CTC, a minimally invasive alternative to optical colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening, employs virtual reality technology to produce a 3-D visualization that permits a thorough evaluation of the entire colon and rectum.

4SC Presents Final Phase IIa Data On Vidofludimus In Inflammatory Bowel Disease Study At The 6th ECCO IBD Conference

Main Category: Crohn’s / IBD
Also Included In: Immune System / Vaccines;  Arthritis / Rheumatology
Article Date: 01 Mar 2011 – 3:00 PST

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