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Subset of patients with fibromyalgia show higher leptin, inflammatory markers

January 30, 2015

Serum leptin, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein levels were shown to be higher in a subgroup of patients with fibromyalgia, according to study finding presented recently.

Researchers collected blood samples from 33 patients with fibromyalgia, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and/or elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. None of the patients showed clinical evidence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or other systemic rheumatic diseases, and all were negative for rheumatoid factor, anti-citrullinated peptide antibodies and human leucocyte antibody B27.

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More than half of patients with OA report inadequate pain relief

January 30, 2015
Inadequate pain relief was reported by 54% of patients with osteoarthritis, according to the results of a recently published study.Researchers enrolled 1,187 patients in…
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Ultrasound shows reduced tenosynovitis after biologics in RA

January 30, 2015
The use of ultrasound successfully showed the reduction of tenosynovitis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis before and after beginning treatment with biologic…
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Poor adherence to SLE medication predictive of higher Medicaid care costs

January 30, 2015
Lower adherence to immunosuppressive or antimalarial drugs in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus enrolled in Medicaid was shown to increase the risk for…
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Patients with fibromyalgia more likely to experience anxiety

January 29, 2015
Patients with fibromyalgia were more likely to show symptoms of anxiety than patients with other rheumatic diseases, according to findings by Robert S. Katz, MD
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Primary Care Practice; Advances in Chronic OA: Volume 2, Number 3

Primary Care Practice; Advances in Chronic OA: Volume 2, Number 3

This activity is supported by an educational grant from sanofi-aventis U.S.

Although many patients with OA are aware that knee or hip replacement may loom in their future, they do not consider…
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Pediatric Annals November 2012

Chronic Arthritis in Children

Vindico Medical Education and Pediatric Annals

According to the most recent data from the American Board of Pediatrics, there are between 280 and 300 board-certified…
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