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IVF cuts defy national guidelines

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Meningitis vaccination plan for Hampshire schoolchildren

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NHS budget cuts leave sexual health services at ‘breaking point’

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Wales to adopt new regulations for blood donation

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NICE: GPs urged to create national autism register

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£1.3bn recruitment plan for mental health

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New in Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Mod Rheumatol
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Knee arthroplasty: beware blood loss risk in patients taking tocilizumab

The drug may lower fibrinogen levels.

Zinc deficiency may play a role in autoimmunity
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Zinc deficiency may play a role in autoimmunity

Meta-analysis of case-control studies.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from PLoS One
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Arthritis: new COX-2 inhibitor no worse for gut than placebo

Meta-analysis compared it with placebo and other active drugs.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Respir Med
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RA patients often have trouble manipulating inhalers

The HandiHaler proved particularly troublesome in this study.

  • Clinical Summaries from Heart
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UK Biobank study links chronic inflammatory disorders and arterial stiffness

Addition of inflammatory disorder biomarkers to cardiovascular risk scores might improve predictive value.

  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Oncol
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Prostate cancer: ADT tied to risk for rheumatoid arthritis

Caution advised with long-term use.

Joint and Bone Disease: Monthly Essentials December 2017
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Joint and Bone Disease: Monthly Essentials December 2017

FDA urges flavocoxid discontinuation | Cochrane review of bisphosphonates in Paget's | Tocilizumab safe, effective for RA.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Arthritis Rheumatol
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OA/RA: celecoxib tops other NSAIDs for safety in PRECISION trial

Data from a randomized controlled trial of celecoxib, ibuprofen, and naproxen.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Ann Rheum Dis
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Rheumatoid arthritis: biosimilar performs comparably to etanercept

Both drugs had similar efficacy.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Rheumatology (Oxford)
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Rheumatoid arthritis: latest results of phase 4 trial for tocilizumab are in

Large, multinational trial confirms safety and efficacy of the drug in both monotherapy and combination.

Exposure to RA in utero increases risk for thyroid disease and epilepsy
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Exposure to RA in utero increases risk for thyroid disease and epilepsy

Special attention on childhood development of certain diseases is needed if exposed to rheumatoid arthritis in utero.

Jawbone loss precede rheumatoid arthritis
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Jawbone loss precede rheumatoid arthritis

Individuals who were both RANKL- and ACPA-positive displayed even more pronounced jawbone loss.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Diabetes
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Are short-term oral corticosteroids safe in patients with diabetes?

Mitigation of adverse events is possible.

Weight changes in early rheumatoid arthritis affect mortality
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Weight changes in early rheumatoid arthritis affect mortality

New findings have argued against a rheumatoid arthritis-specific obesity paradox.