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Early Symptoms of Autoimmune Arthritis: A Patient-Centered Research Study

Equation for EMCEarly Symptoms of Autoimmune Arthritis: A Patient-Centered Research Study

Participate in this study to help develop and maintain a new equation for change in rheumatology

The International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis (IFAA), with the help of the Spondylitis Association of America, Lupus UK, Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation, and the International Still’s Disease Foundation, have created a study called the “Early Symptoms of Autoimmune Arthritis: A Patient-Centered Research Study”.

The purpose of the study is to develop and maintain a new equation for change in rheumatology. According to the research, early detection + early referrals + early diagnosis + early treatment = better chance to combat unnecessary, irreversible damage and elevate the chances for remission in autoimmune arthritis. The study hopes to address improper identification of early symptoms that may correlate with a delay in diagnosis. 
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JointHealth™ monthly: Three Women Who “Rock” Arthritis

JointHealth™ monthly – May, 2014: Three Women Who “Rock” Arthritis

Title Banner for JointHealth monthlyWomen and arthritis are strongly linked: Two out of three living with the disease are women; sixty percent of Canada’s medical students are women, and they will become doctors providing care to women with arthritis; women have led a number of significant advances in clinical arthritis research in Canada.

In this issue of JointHealth™ monthly, Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) is proud to profile three women who “rock” the arthritis world. You will find the following interviews:

  • Dr. Linda Li on arthritis knowledge and exercise in the digital age
  • Dr. Janis McCaffrey on being a “Doctor Mom” living with lupus
  • Dr. Julia Alleyne on sports and exercise

Face of feature three womenThis issue’s “Health Happenings” highlights ACE’s latest initiative, Canada’s Best Workplaces for Employees Living with Arthritis competition, and how your company can qualify for this award.

ARThritis Soiree fundraised $248,000 for arthritis research

Cheryl Koehn with BoaThe ARThritis Soiree fundraised $248,000 for arthritis research earlier this May. Over 200 people attended the Soiree, benefitting the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (ARC). ARC was created in 2000 by world-renowned scientist Dr. John Esdaile and a team of dedicated board of directors who shared a vision to conduct practical research. Their aim is to improve the lives of people living with arthritis. With offices in Vancouver, Calgary, and Quebec and a team of 60 scientists and research staff, ARC has earned international acclaim for its work. Researches are always ongoing. To learn how you can be a research participant, please visit Continue reading

Cell death may be the cause of inflammatory disease

Grim ReaperA team of researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne has determined that the cell death called necroptosis could be the cause of inflammatory disease like Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.

A molecule called RIPK1 (receptor interacting protein kinase 1) is involved in necroptosis; researchers say this particular molecule is essential for survival by preventing uncontrolled inflammation. RIPK1 acts as the ‘gatekeeper’ between cell life and death; RIPK1 is essential for a cell’s decision to live or die, and in determining how to die. Continue reading

Congratulations to PRECISION researchers!

Quote bubblePRECISION is a research study aimed at preventing complications from inflammatory skin, joint and bowel conditions. Researchers involved in the study include doctors from the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, the University of British Columbia, and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. PRECISION was awarded Canadian Institute of Health Research’s “Team Grant: Health Challenges in Chronic Inflammation Initiative” grant. Continue reading

CRA Interview Series 2014 – Ms. Evelyn Kwok: Arthritis and Subglottic Stenosis

Arthritis Broadcast Network’s “CRA Interview Series 2014″ – Ms. Evelyn Kwok: Rheumatological Causes of Subglottic Stenosis

Today’s interview features Ms. Evelyn Kwok, a second-year medical resident at the University of Alberta. She did a poster presentation at the CRA Meeting titled “Rheumatological Causes of Subglottic Stenosis.”

Consumer “reporters” interviewed more than 30 leading professionals at the Arthritis Broadcast Network Booth (ABN) during last month’s Canadian Rheumatology Association and Arthritis Health Professions annual meetings (CRA). Starting March 14, feature interviews will be posted daily on the ABN YouTube channel at We invite everyone to share the interviews with their networks to strengthen the public profile of arthritis leaders in Canada.