Careers  |  Sign In  |  Register  |   Twitter

Latest in Arthritis

Reuters Health • The Doctor's Channel Daily Newscast

Skin manifestations of psoriatic arthritis respond best to twice weekly etanercept

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with psoriatic arthritis, once weekly etanercept (Enbrel) is suitable for joint symptoms but twice weekly dosing is needed to best address skin lesions, according to a report in the February 9th Online First issue of BMJ “Inflammation in the skin seems to...

Reuters Health • The Doctor's Channel Daily Newscast

An hour of low-dose oral colchicine is effective for early gout flare: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For acute gout flare, a 1-hour low-dose oral colchicine regimen offers comparable efficacy and better tolerability than the more common 6-hour high-dose regimen, results of a controlled study indicate. Despite widespread use, the evidence base for oral colchicine therapy...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Intra-articular corticosteroids are a good early treatment for knee osteoarthritis pain, according to a meta-analysis by Boston-based researchers. However, hyaluronic acid injected into the knee joint appears to be more effective in the long term. In the December 15th...