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August 31, 2017

Novartis Approval for Gene Therapy Signals New Cancer Treatment Era

By Reuters Staff

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave a green light to Novartis AG's leukemia treatment, marking the first time that a highly anticipated new type of potent gene-modifying immunotherapy has gained approval in the United States.
Novartis Approval for Gene Therapy Signals New Cancer Treatment Era
July 26, 2017

Treating HCV May Improve Glycemic Control in Diabetics

By Marilynn Larkin, Reuters Health

Treating hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection with direct-acting antiviral (DAA) agents is associated with improved glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes, researchers suggest.
Treating HCV May Improve Glycemic Control in Diabetics
July 12, 2017

Molecular Differences Between Pediatric and Adult Psoriasis Plaques

By Marilynn Larkin, Reuters Health

The pathology of pediatric psoriasis differs from that of adult psoriasis, a finding that has implications for treatment, researchers suggest.
Molecular Differences Between Pediatric and Adult Psoriasis Plaques
June 16, 2017

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Elderly May Predict Amyloid Deposition

By Lorraine L. Janeczko, Reuters Health

Older cognitively normal adults who tend to be sleepy during the day may be more likely to have future beta-amyloid deposition, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. A response to a single yes or no question was strongly associated with beta-amyloid status many years later.
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Elderly May Predict Amyloid Deposition
May 25, 2017

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Show Unique Cytokine Profiles

By Zoltan Nemeth, MD, and Dorian Bogdanovski, MPH

Both CD and UC specimens display upregulated transcript levels of IL-12, IL-18, Il-21 and IL-27 in both inflamed and non-inflamed intestinal areas when compared to non-IBD.
Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Show Unique Cytokine Profiles
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Intensive resistance training safe, effective for women with osteoporosis

By Cheryl Platzman Weinstock (Reuters Health) - High-intensity resistance and impact training (HiRIT) may improve bone and muscle strength in select postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, according Read More »

More men than women infected with oral HPV

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Roughly one in nine U.S. men have oral infections of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), more than triple the infection rate for women, a new study Read More »

Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds have risks that linger

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVSs) increase the risk of scaffold thrombosis and other thrombotic events at mid- and long-term follow-up, compared Read More »

Trump says he will 'look into' drug czar pick following report

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he would "look into" a report that his nomination for drug czar championed a law weakening the Drug Enforcement Read More »

U.S. judge in Texas invalidates Allergan patents on Restasis

By Jan Wolfe and Michael Erman (Reuters) - A U.S. judge invalidated patents on Allergan Plc's dry eye medicine Restasis on the grounds that the patents cover obvious ideas, a decision that drove the Read More »

Some mothers may not seek early help for kids with developmental delays

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - When mothers trust their friends and neighbors more than doctors or struggle to access or afford care, they may be less likely to seek out medical help for young Read More »

Mothers’ exposure to air pollution tied to cellular changes in kids

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Women who breathe polluted air during pregnancy have babies with greater signs of “aging” in their cells when they’re born compared to babies whose mothers Read More »

Exelixis drug improves overall survival in liver cancer patients

By Akankshita Mukhopadhyay (Reuters) - Exelixis Inc's drug to treat a type of liver cancer improved overall survival in patients in a late-stage study that prompted an independent expert group to Read More »

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Back Pain

Back Pain

A 30-year-old male presents with a one-year history of worsening lower back pain and alternating buttock pain. He mentions his symptoms are typically worse first thing in the morning, but seem to remit later in the day with NSAIDs and exercise. Physical examination reveals swelling of the proximal interphalangeal joints of several digits, restricted lumbar movement, and tenderness of the sacroiliac joint. An X-ray demonstrates the findings seen here. Which of the following extra-articular clinical manifestations is most commonly associated with this patient’s condition?

A) Blurred vision
B) Right lower quadrant pain
C) Plaques with silver scale
D) Shortness of breath

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