What Is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of chronic arthritis of the spine and the sacroiliac joints (in the pelvis). The inflammation of the vertebrae (spondylitis) can eventually lead to the fusion of the vertebrae – they cement together (ankylosis). This type of chronic arthritis affects the bones, muscles and ligaments…

What Is Humira (adalimumab)

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Main Category: Arthritis / Rheumatology
Also Included In: Crohn’s / IBD;  Eczema / Psoriasis;  Immune System / Vaccines
Article Date: 24 Jul 2012 – 0:00 PDT

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Humira (adalimumab) is a TNF inhibitor approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, chronic plaque psoriasis, Crohn’s disease, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Humira is used for pain relief and to reduce inflammation in a number of autoimmune diseases.

What Is Humira (Adalimumab)?

Humira (adalimumab) is a TNF inhibitor approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, chronic plaque psoriasis, Crohn’s disease, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Humira is used for pain relief and to reduce inflammation in a number of autoimmune diseases. Humira belongs to a class of drugs called biologics…

Sexual Dysfunction May Be A Tip-off To Heart Disease In Diabetic Men

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Main Category: Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation
Also Included In: Diabetes;  Heart Disease
Article Date: 21 Jul 2012 – 9:00 PDT

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Sexual dysfunction may be a marker of cardiovascular disease in men with longstanding type 1 diabetes, investigators announced at the 72nd Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

$6.1 Million 'Innovation Grant' Awarded To Test Comprehensive Care Physician Model

Patients who are frequently hospitalized account for a disproportionate amount of health care spending in the United States. Working with a $6.1 million grant, a new University of Chicago Medicine program will test whether an updated version of the traditional general practitioner can reduce spending while also improving care for these patients…

$6.1 Million ‘Innovation Grant’ Awarded To Test Comprehensive Care Physician Model

Patients who are frequently hospitalized account for a disproportionate amount of health care spending in the United States. Working with a $6.1 million grant, a new University of Chicago Medicine program will test whether an updated version of the traditional general practitioner can reduce spending while also improving care for these patients…

Pain Levels And Joint Swelling In Rheumatoid Arthritis Lead Doctors And Patients To Differ On Perception Of Disease Activity

Researchers from Austria have determined that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and their doctors differ on perception of RA disease activity. The study now available in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and published by Wiley, reports that RA patients cite joint pain as the reason for their perception of a change in their disease activity…

Risk Of Developing Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Reduced In Women By Moderate Drinking

A follow-up study of more than 34,000 women in Sweden has shown that moderate drinkers, in comparison with abstainers, were at significantly lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an often serious and disabling type of arthritis. RA is known to relate to inflammation, and it is thought that this inflammation is blocked to some degree by the consumption of alcohol…

Pre-Injury Cartilage Biomarkers Associated With Subsequent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

U.S. Army researchers made a surprising discovery while examining the impact of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear (a common knee injury), on four serum biomarkers associated with cartilage health. The researchers found that pre-injury concentrations for all but one of the four serum biomarkers studied were associated with the subsequent likelihood of ACL injury…