Could Low Expectations By Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Be Holding Them Back After Knee Replacement Surgery?

Main Category: Arthritis / Rheumatology
Also Included In: Bones / Orthopedics;  Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy
Article Date: 07 Nov 2011 – 1:00 PST

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Compared with osteoarthritis patients, individuals with rheumatoid arthritis who undergo total knee replacement surgery have lower expectations about their postsurgical outcomes, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. These reduced expectations, which may be unnecessary, could cause some patients to slack on their postsurgical rehabilitation leading to worse outcomes, say doctors. The study will be presented November 7 at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology.

Reducing Disease Flares By Tweaking Withdrawal Of Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications Before Surgeries

Main Category: Arthritis / Rheumatology
Also Included In: Bones / Orthopedics
Article Date: 07 Nov 2011 – 1:00 PST

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As guidelines recommend, doctors appear to be stopping anti-TNF medications before surgery, but may be doing so far sooner than is necessary, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery. These medications are used to treat a variety of inflammatory diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, and better timing of withdrawal prior to surgery might minimize the risk of disease flares.

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Study Finds No Savings From Using Commercial Disease-Management Programs For Medicare Patients

Main Category: Medicare / Medicaid / SCHIP
Article Date: 04 Nov 2011 – 3:00 PDT

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At a time when everyone is looking for ways to reduce health care costs in America, using commercial disease management programs to reduce the fee-for-service Medicare costs associated with chronic conditions among senior citizens seems like a practical approach.

Schedule Your Appointment with Block Scientific at the Clinical Lab Expo 2011 in Atlanta, July 26-28

Block Scientific is attending the Clinical Lab Expo 2011, the largest clinical lab exposition in the world to be held from July 26–28. The venue is the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

Reported to be the most-attended show of its kind every year, the Expo saw more than 700 companies participating in 2010. More than 20000 participants, including lab directors, managers, administrators, supervisors, and researchers are expected to attend the 2011 Clinical Lab Expo, making it a unique event for showcasing their products and services.

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There are some important factors that have to be taken into account when buying medical lab equipment. A well-equipped lab would help ensure that lab procedures are efficiently performed.

A well-equipped lab with all the necessary medical instruments and devices would ensure efficiency, accuracy and promptness in laboratory procedures. To source the right kind of products, you need to be discerning when buying medical laboratory equipment for your healthcare facility.

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I. Principle of Treatment:

Utilizing the explosive effect of the ND:YAG LASER, the laser permeate the epidermis into the dermis and takes effect on pigment mass and is absorbed by pigment. Since the laser pulses is extremely short in nanosecond and comes with super high energy, the pigment mass would swell quickly and break into small pieces, which will be eliminated through metabolism. In this case, the pigments become lighter gradually and finally disappear.

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Type 1 Diabetes Prevented In Mice

Main Category: Diabetes
Also Included In: Multiple Sclerosis;  Arthritis / Rheumatology;  Preventive Medicine
Article Date: 02 Nov 2011 – 1:00 PDT

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Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have found a specific molecule that can prevent the development of type 1 diabetes in mice and has a similar effect on human cells from diabetic patients.

The findings, published in the latest edition of The Journal of Immunology, signal a new and promising direction in the fight against type I diabetes along with other autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and celiac disease.

Scientists Discover Link Among Spectrum Of Childhood Diseases – Hard-To

Main Category: Arthritis / Rheumatology
Also Included In: Genetics;  Pediatrics / Children’s Health;  Immune System / Vaccines
Article Date: 02 Nov 2011 – 1:00 PDT

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An international collaboration of scientists, including researchers at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), a part of the National Institutes of Health, has identified a genetic mutation that causes a rare childhood disease characterized predominantly by inflammation and fat loss. The research suggests that the disorder, named chronic atypical neutrophilic dermatosis with lipodystrophy and elevated temperature (CANDLE), actually represents a spectrum of diseases that have been described in the literature under a variety of names. More importantly, since no effective treatment for this disease currently exists, the findings may have uncovered a possible target for future treatments.

HealthWatch: Feds Urged To Dump ‘Flawed’ Medical Device Review

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government should abandon a 35-year-old system for approving most medical devices in the U.S. because it offers little to no assurance of safety for patients, a panel of medical experts concludes in a report Friday.

The surprise recommendation from the Institute of Medicine panel calls for a massive reworking of how the government regulates medical devices, a $350 billion industry that encompasses everything from pacemakers to X-ray scanners to contact lenses.

The 12-member group’s advice, commissioned by the Food and Drug Administration, is not binding. But it could signal a new era of tighter standards for medical device manufacturers, who have long benefited from less safety scrutiny than their peers in the drug industry.