CreakyJoints and the Global Healthy Living Foundation invite you to understand self injected medications with this orientation video for Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. Here, we profile the functional use of auto-injectors, and orient patients and caregivers to their ease. This non-commercial video provides an objective view, utilizing input from medical professionals (doctors, nurse and health psychologist), of how these devices have revolutionized self-injection, including highlighting the benefits of these new innovations. This informative CreakyJoints video dispels the myths of auto-injectors, allays fears and aims to familiarize patients with these devices. Patients who are prescribed an injected biologic for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (or related autoimmune disease) have questions about their treatment, its mechanism and continue to seek an orientation about the way it works. Medical professionals, including physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants have a limited amount of time to orient the patient about the delivery of their medication, and patients are left with unanswered questions. We hope this video serves to orient you and your caregivers about the novel treatments and the innovation that makes self-injection an easy, virtually painless process. Once you have viewed the video, log on to http://www.CreakyJoints.org to discuss your reaction and share your strength and experiences with other members of the CreakyJoints community.
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http://www.arthritistreatmentcenter.com Immunizations In Patients With RA On Biologics
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http://www.arthritistreatmentcenter.com Alternative to Methotrexate... Maybe? Leflunomide (LEF), brand name Arava, offers an alternative with similar effectiveness to Methotrexate (MTX) both by itself as well as in combination with biologic treatment. The addition of Arava to MTX in rheumatoid arthritis patients who have failed MTX by itself has added therapeutic benefit. Safety data on LEF compared to MTX are less conclusive. All patients on LEF, and particularly those on combined LEF+MTX, should be monitored closely for liver toxicity. This last bit needs to be stressed... Arava has been associated with significant liver problems.
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http://www.arthritistreatmentcenter.com ScienceDaily reports a recent trial of rituximab in combination with a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor and methotrexate (MTX) in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) found the safety profile to be consistent with other RA trials with TNF inhibitors. While the trial reported no new safety risks, clear evidence of an efficacy advantage in RA patients receiving the combination therapy was not observed in this study sample. Results of the trial are published in Arthritis & Rheumatism.
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Visit http://www.healthcentral.com for more on RA. For more than a million Americans, rheumatoid arthritis is a painful fact of life. See how biologic treatments are relieving pain and halting further joint damage. Dietary changes and exercise combined with new drugs and biological treatments show promising advances in curing Rhematoid Arthritis.
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When I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis I was very afraid of having to give myself injections. I'm sharing this video with you so that you will see how relatively easy it is to use the Simponi injection pen and that similar pens will also be pretty painless as well.
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To learn more visit http://www.healthcentral.com Discussion on using DMARDS to treat RA symptoms as well as managing your changing treatment needs due to medication side-effects, changes in health insurance, or getting stronger medications to treat your RA pain.
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Dr. Allan Gibofsky (Cornell University) reviews new data on the use of nonbiologic agents to treat RA. To view more rheumatology education, visit http://www.ccfcme.org/rheumcme The video was produced by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education and the Cleveland Clinic R.J. Fasenmyer Center for Clinical Immunology.
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CreakyJoints and the Global Healthy Living Foundation invite you to think about what you can do to be a better patient. Two physicians, a psychologist and a physical therapist offer ideas and insights about what goes into a successful relationship with your health care providers. By partnering with these experts, the video provides a discussion of practical ways to improve your communication, and become more engaged with learning about and managing your condition. We know you get limited time with any medical professional. The video describes some ways to get the maximum benefit from those encounters. The presenters give encouragement and clear directions that you can put to use immediately. The role you play as an informed patient is crucial to how well you take care of yourself. We hope that these tips are helpful so that you can be more successful navigating the physician-patient relationship, and feel better about it.
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http://www.takebackyourhealth.com/ http://www.takebackyourhealth.com/cardio-zyme.html http://www.takebackyourhealth.com/super-digesta-zyme.html Even though rheumatoid arthritis is a disease whose exact cause is unknown, some scientific publications have confirmed that they believe the CAUSE is closely associated with elevated levels of immune complexes circulating in the blood that eventually bound in the joint tissue. Could Systemic Enzyme Therapy be an integrative or complimentary therapy to the immunosuppressive drugs, NSAIDS (anti-inflammatory agents) or the new Biologic drugs? And if only satisfactory results are being attained by using conventional rheumatoid arthritis drugs... and there is a real concern about all the associated side effects... why haven't we heard about the use of systemic enzyme therapy for the last 60 years in Europe with no apparent side effects? If over 37 million Americans are affected with some form of arthritis, it's about time there is some information available about effective integrative and complimentary therapies. What if there is a way to strengthen your immune function and immune system defenses to slow down and eliminate circulating immune complexes (CIC's) without all the complicated side effects of conventional medicine and still have the benefit of reduced inflammation and slow down and possibly halt joint deterioration? http://www.takebackyourhealth.com/blog/ http://www.takebackyourhealth.com/articles.html
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Anja Strangfeld, MD, Berlin, Germany, talks about the improvement of fatigue in patients with rheumatoid athritis due to the impact of various biologic agents. Video taken at the American College of Rheumatology 2011 Scientific Meeting.
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What is the side effect and adverse event profile of abatacept, and how does it compare to other biologics used for rheumatoid arthritis? View More http://www.iqanda-cme.com/playerspk.cfm?playerProject=cmr_3162&playlist=FD34210E-94CE-11DF-A22A0026B95664AE&rotate=false
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http://www.arthritistreatmentcenter.com What Do I Do With A Woman Who Is Pregnant And On Biologics? Dr. Sunanda Kane at the Mayo Clinic recently presented this important information... biologic drugs are protein antibodies, and most cross the placenta. They do not begin to cross until the second trimester, around week 20 of pregnancy. Maximal transfer occurs between weeks 30 and 38 of pregnancy. Thus, if a pregnant woman is on Remicade, we instruct her to time her last dose around week 30-32 of pregnancy, and then re-dose her after delivery. Women on Humira should be instructed to self- inject their doses until around week 33-34 of pregnancy. Interestingly, data suggests Cimzia does not cross the placenta at all. The above recommendations are for patients who are in remission. Experts do not endorse switching biologics during pregnancy If a pregnant woman has active RA, then we continue her biologic therapy. The first trimester has the lowest risk for transfer of antibodies and the highest for disease flare. The benefits of controlling disease outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. There does not appear to be any increased risk for infection following caesarean section if biologics are given right after delivery, as long as there is assurance that no placenta has been retained, which could be a source for infection. Furthermore, there's data to show that biologics do not cross into breast milk, so breastfeeding is permitted for women on most biologic therapy. I'd like to add that fortunately, many women with RA go into spontaneous remission during pregnancy.
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http://www.arthritistreatmentcenter.com TNF Drugs... A Risk Factor For Shingles?
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Dr. Neeti Bhargava at MMI in Maryland is board certified in both rheumatology and internal medicine. Here, she discusses some biological treatments for Arthritis. Read more about Dr. Bhargava here: http://mmidocs.com/meet-our-physicians/neeti-bhargava.
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CelltrionHealthcare : The Pain of Annual Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Costs
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Anti-TNF-α therapy has become the most effective biological treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Despite having changed the prognosis of the disease establishing new targets for treatment strategy, there are several aspects that still remain unmatched. About 30% of the patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a less than satisfactory response to anti-TNF therapy, which has led the way for the pursuit of new targets and approaches to treatment. IL-6 is one of these alternative targets and data from the more recent clinical trials involving tocilizumab (an anti-IL-6 soluble receptor antibody) suggest advantages in relation to some clinical aspects which are not addressed by anti-TNF-α treatment. Read the paper: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1742-1241.2010.02612.x/abstract
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http://www.arthritistreatmentcenter.com TNF drugs prevent heart attacks Bruce Jancin writing in Rheumatology News describe a study of 24,081 patients with psoriasis in which the use of tumor necrosis inhibitors was associated with a 48 percent reduction in heart attacks over a 4 year follow up. The researchers hypothesized that the reduction in systemic inflammation may be the reason for the impressive and encouraging findings.
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Most early rheumatoid arthritis patients who began a regimen that combined adalimumab with methotrexate and who then reached a low level of disease activity after 22-26 weeks could then switch to methotrexate monotherapy and remain at a low disease activity state for the following year, Dr. Paul Emery says.
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http://rheumatoidarthritis-symptoms.com/methotrexate-for-rheumatoid-arthritis - Methotrexate for Rheumatoid Arthritis Methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis, such as Rheumatrex and Trexall, is classified as a DMARD, or disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug, which work to decreases inflammation and delay the disease's progression...
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To learn more visit http://www.healthcentral.com Pain and fatigue, as well as side effects from medications, can interfere with sexual intimacy when you have RA. Here are some tips on how to maintain a healthy and active sex life while managing your RA symptoms.
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http://www.rheumatoidarthritistreatment101.com/ When it comes to taking arthritis pain medication, you will find numerous options open to you and though you can pick one of these options without asking a medical professional for advice, the wiser course of action is to seek and follow your doctor's advice. A doctor will clearly spell out your choices and the information they provide in regard to best arthritis pain medication will help you use the proper medication and in a safer manner as well. There are in fact quite a few different arthritis pain medications to choose from including biological response modifiers (BRM), corticosteroids, analgesics, disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs or DMARDs and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs. It is necessary to understand what each of these arthritis pain medications can do and then choose one according to your condition and symptoms.
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We are testing the ANSWER decision aid for patients who are considering methotrexate for RA treatment. For more information go to: http://www.arthritisresearch.ca/top-menu-get-involved/research-participation/246-answer-project-phase2-recruitment.html
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Kimme L. Hyrich, MD, Arthritis Research UK Epidemiology Unit at University of Manchester, discusses the risk of rheumatoid arthritis patients receiving anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy developing solid cancers. Video taken at the American College of Rheumatology 2011 Scientific Meeting.
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A New Treatment For Sciatica... Humira http://www.arthritistreatmentcenter.com
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Dr. Neeti Bhargava at MMI is board certified in rheumatology and internal medicine. In this short video, she discusses some of the symptoms and treatments for rheumatoid arthritis. Learn more about Dr. Bhargava here: http://mmidocs.com/meet-our-physicians/neeti-bhargava.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis or R-A is an inflammatory auto-immune disease affecting the lining of the joints. It is very painful and without treatment can eventually cause deformity and disability. The development and early use of medications called disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs or D-M-A-R-D's not only treat the symptoms but may help slow disease progression. A new study finds certain patient groups with R-A within Medicare managed health plans, are less likely to receive these medications. Catherine Dolf explains in this week's JAMA Report.
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Fifteen of the 17 studies leading to regulatory approval of three rheumatoid arthritis drugs used comparator groups that received ineffective treatments, leading to progression of their pain, joint swelling, and radiographic damage, Dr. Juche contends. See the related story at http://tinyurl.com/3mst4cj
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http://www.rheumatoidarthritistreatment101.com/ If you want the closest thing to a rheumatoid arthritis cure, medication is probably the answer in your case. With medication you will get almost instant pain relief, although you need to be aware that medication should not typically be taken for the long term and instead is more for temporary relief. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are often the first step, and help to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. They do have risks of side effects however that will increase when used at high dosages for long term treatment. This is why you really need to be cautious as to how long you are staying on medication.
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Julia F. Simard, MD, from Sweden, talks about rheumatoid arthritis, anti-TNF therapy, and risk of malignant melanoma. Her findings are based on a nationwide population study
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