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FDA: DPP-IV inhibitors may cause severe joint pain

September 1, 2015

The FDA recently a warned that the medications Januvia, Onglyza, Tradjenta and Nesina may cause joint pain that is severe and disabling, according to a press release.

It said, however, that patients should not change or stop their medications without talking to their physician. Health care providers of patients on Januvia (sitagliptin, Merck), Onglyza (saxagliptin, AstraZeneca), Tradjenta (linagliptin, Boehringer-Ingelheim) or Nesina (alogliptin, Takeda) should discontinue these DPP-IV inhibitors if appropriate.

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Patients with sciatica may have elevated serum chemokine

September 1, 2015
The chemokine MCP-1 may be elevated in patients with sciatica, according to the results of a study.Participants were 18 or older with lower back pain and sciatica. Every…

Valeant enters into partnership with AstraZeneca to develop brodalumab for psoriasis

September 1, 2015
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International announced that it has entered into a collaborative agreement through its affiliate with AstraZeneca, with Valeant being granted…
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Thermography after cold challenge may help assess juvenile Raynaud’s syndrome

September 1, 2015
The use of thermography may aid in the assessment of pathological microvascular behavior of pediatric patients with Raynaud’s syndrome, according to research from…

Can-Fite provides update on psoriasis, RA studies, reports financial results

August 31, 2015
Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. recently reported financial results for 6 months ending June 30 and gave updates on data from its studies on patients with moderate-to-severe…
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Rheumatology Case Consults

Psoriatic Arthritis

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with psoriatic arthritis.
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Researcher: Vitiligo comorbidities include thyroid disease, alopecia, psoriasis and lupus

March 31, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — In this video, Iltefat Hamzavi, MD, FAAD, senior staff physician at Henry Ford Hospital…
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Pediatric Annals June 2015

Pediatric Rheumatology: June 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Of all the areas of pediatric practice, none can seem more daunting or require a higher index of suspicion than…
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