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Serum sCD163 levels associated with polymyositis/dermatomyositis, disease activity

April 27, 2015

Serum levels of soluble CD163 were significantly elevated in patients with polymyositis and dermatomyositis, and levels correlated with disease activity and CD163+ macrophage infiltration, suggesting soluble CD163 may hold potential as a biomarker, according to recently published research.

Researchers studied 24 patients with probable or definite polymyositis (PM) and 84 patients with dermatomyositis (DM) according to Bohan and Peter criteria who were treated at the China-Japan Friendship Hospital between 2010 and 2013. The cohort comprised 76 women, with mean onset of disease at 45.1 years of age and a mean disease duration of 2.3 years.

Medicare’s new payment system gives physicians two options Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

Medicare’s new payment system gives physicians two options

April 27, 2015
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, signed into law on April 16, will make major changes in Medicare payments for physician services. Things start out…

Filgotinib meets primary endpoints at 12 weeks in phase 2B study of patients with RA

April 27, 2015
Galapagos has announced its Janus kinase-1 inhibitor, filgotinib, met its primary and other key efficacy endpoints at 12 weeks in a phase 2B rheumatoid arthritis study…
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Act III for meaningful use — The EHR incentive program Stage 3 proposed rule

April 27, 2015
CMS issued its Stage 3 Meaningful Use Proposed Rule on March 30 (Proposed Rule). Stage 3 is expected to be the final stage of the Electronic Health Record (EHR)…
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Patients with OA, RA have similar risks of VTE following TKA

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Chronic OA Management: Volume 3, Number 3

Chronic OA Management: Volume 3, Number 3

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Study DSM 5 could not be properly applied to fibromyalgia patients th

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