While at the 2013 Canadian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific Meeting, the ABN interviewed rheumatologists with several questions, including about the value they get from attending this conference. Here is what Dr. Kam Shojania, ARC researcher and head of the Division of Rheumatology at the University of British Columbia, had to say.
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Amit Bhatnagar of New Delhi has designed a medical lab-in-a-suitcase that helps to diagnose arthritis. Bhatnagar is a former business consultant at Universal Studio’s IIT-Roorkee.
“It is a complete compact lab in a suitcase with power backup. It has been designed to perform 23 vital blood tests for kidney, liver, heart, anaemia, diabetes and arthritis accurately, cost-effectively and timely,” Bhatnagar said in an interview with a reporter from The Times of India. Continue reading
Molly, Arthritis Consumer Experts’ (ACE) own Australian labradoodle, expressed her joy in visiting a BC election polling station by showcasing an “I Voted” sticker.
The results are in and BC Liberals secure a majority government. Below is the response from the BC Liberal Party to ACE’s questionnaire. We could all take action to ensure arthritis remains a priority for our government. Visit JointHealth™: Taking Action for samples and tips. Continue reading
The biologic drug tocilizumab (Actemra®) has recently been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drug helps to treat polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in adults and now, children age 2 and older.
Research shows that 65 percent of children treated on tocilizumab had a 70 percent improvement. For the placebo group, there was only 30 percent improvement.Tocilizumab works by targetting a protein called interleukin-6 (IL-6). Continue reading
Janet Yale, president and CEO of The Arthritis Society and chair of the Arthritis Alliance of Canada, discusses the changing role of the pharmacist in the future of arthritis healthcare. She was interviewed by the Arthritis Broadcast Network during the 2013 Canadian Rheumatology Association Annual Scientific meeting.
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