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Hyperuricemia an independent predictor of mortality

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In middle-aged Chinese adults, hyperuricemia is an independent risk factor for all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and ischemic stroke, according to results of prospective cohort study conducted in Taiwan. This finding was true not only in high-risk groups but in...

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Mortality high in patients with systemic scleroderma and pulmonary hypertension

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The prognosis for patients with systemic sclerosis complicated by pulmonary hypertension is “grim,” particularly among African Americans and those with interstitial lung disease, physicians at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, report in the February issue of...

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Local gene therapy seen promising for rheumatoid arthritis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Based on preliminary results in two patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis, intraarticular delivery of a gene encoding a cytokine blocker substantially reduces joint pain, at least in the short term, investigators in Germany and the US report. “These data...