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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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Midwives come to aid of pregnant Rohingya women in Bangladesh camps

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of midwives have been deployed to camps in Bangladesh to deliver babies and help young mothers among the hundreds of thousands of Read More »

UK backs Opdivo for lung cancer after Bristol-Myers cuts price

By Reuters Staff LONDON (Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb's immunotherapy drug Opdivo has been recommended for some patients with lung cancer by Britain's healthcare cost watchdog NICE after the Read More »

"Verbal autopsies" show India has averted a million child deaths since 2005

By Adela Suliman LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India has avoided the deaths of about one million children under the age of five since 2005, largely due to a decrease in cases of preventable Read More »

Primary HPV testing bests cytology for cervical screening

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Primary HPV testing is better than cytology for detecting high-grade precancerous cervical lesions, according to results from the Compass trial in Read More »

Christmas berry derivative shows promise in mouse asthma models

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - FR900359, a highly selective blocker of Gq proteins isolated from the leaves of the Christmas berry plant, induces prolonged airway relaxation in mouse Read More »

HLA-mismatched microtransplant benefits older AML patients

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most older patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) achieve complete remission and good overall survival after HLA-mismatched Read More »

Antibiotics limit UTIs in kids undergoing VCUG

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Treating kids with antibiotics before and after they undergo a voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) reduces the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs), Read More »

Poor sleep associated with higher risk of chronic pain

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - People who sleep poorly may be more likely to develop a chronic pain condition and have worse physical health, a study from the UK suggests. A general decline in 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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Use our ClinicalTrials.gov feed to find trials in which your patients could enroll. In some cases, experimental drugs are a patient’s only hope. This section will regularly report on trials in the most common disease states, as they are getting underway.