Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month: Teen Living with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Isn’t Slowing Down
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Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month: Teen Living with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Isn’t Slowing Down

According to a story from gopresstimes.com, Lily Laurent, a 13 year old student at De Pere middle school in Wisconsin, has lived with juvenile idiopathic arthritis for nine years. While…

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Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment Approved but Not Yet Available
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Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment Approved but Not Yet Available

According to Ankylosing Spondylitis News, a new treatment, Hulio, has been approved by the FDA. It is a treatment for ankylosing spondylitis and other inflammatory disorders. Although it has been…

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The First Treatment for Adult-Onset Still’s Disease Just Got FDA Approved
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The First Treatment for Adult-Onset Still’s Disease Just Got FDA Approved

According to a story from PR Newswire, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved a treatment for rare adult-onset Still's disease for the first time ever. The…

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Early Treatment of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Improves Outcomes, Inactivates Disorder
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Early Treatment of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Improves Outcomes, Inactivates Disorder

According to Juvenile Arthritis News, treating juvenile idiopathic arthritis early helps reduce symptoms, nearly "inactivating" the condition. The Canadian Alliance of Pediatric Rheumatology Investigators (CAPRI) JIA Registry found that early…

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New Task Force Recommends Shared Decision-Making for Parents and Patients with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
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New Task Force Recommends Shared Decision-Making for Parents and Patients with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

  According to a recent article in BioMed Central, an international task force formed in 2018 created guidelines for the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Treatment targets were identified…

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Study: Felty’s Syndrome Presents Differently in Pediatric Patients
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Study: Felty’s Syndrome Presents Differently in Pediatric Patients

According to a study published in BMC Pediatrics, the rare disease known as Felty's syndrome is primarily known to affects adults between the ages of 50 and 70, but on very rare…

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ICYMI: Johnson & Johnson and the UK Government: Genomics For Disease Prevention
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ICYMI: Johnson & Johnson and the UK Government: Genomics For Disease Prevention

  Janssen R&D, a division of Johnson & Johnson (J&J), has partnered with the UK Biobank and others according to a recent news release by 3BL Media. It is noteworthy…

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Searching for the Cause of Lung Disease in Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
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Searching for the Cause of Lung Disease in Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

  According to a recent article in MedPage Today’s 2019 year-end review, the number of life-threatening lung diseases in systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA) patients has been increasing. sJIA is…

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The FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for ORENCIA as a Treatment for Graft vs Host Disease
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The FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for ORENCIA as a Treatment for Graft vs Host Disease

According to a story from Business Wire, the biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb has recently announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company's drug abatacept (marketed…

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The Drug Tofacitinib Appears Effective for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis in Clinical Trial
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The Drug Tofacitinib Appears Effective for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis in Clinical Trial

According to a story from Juvenile Arthritis News, the results of a recent phase 3 clinical trial indicate that the drug tofacitinib (marketed as Xeljanz) can be an effective treatment…

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Doctors Call for Screening of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Patients to Identify Rare Lung Disease
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Doctors Call for Screening of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Patients to Identify Rare Lung Disease

According to a story from newswise.com, biologic medicines have had a major positive impact on outcomes for patients with the rare disease juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). However, as these medicines…

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Potential Link Between a Treatment for Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Lung Disease

The number of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients who develop lung disease (sJIA-LD) is rising in both the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and Canada. This trend has been notable…

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Early Use of Infliximab Offers Benefits for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Patients
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Early Use of Infliximab Offers Benefits for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Patients

According to a story from Juvenile Arthritis News, a recent study from China has found that early treatment with infliximab (marketed as Remicade) can reduce inflammation and indicators of active…

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Study Finds The Drug Arava May be Useful for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
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Study Finds The Drug Arava May be Useful for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

According to a story from Juvenile Arthritis News, a recent study has found that the drug leflunomide (marketed as Arava) may be a viable treatment for juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients,…

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Study Shows The Shared Decision-Making Model Improves Outcomes for JIA Patients

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a rare condition affecting children. Like all patients, these children are told what treatment they need and then they are expected to comply. However, researchers in…

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Biosimilar Drug for Ankylosing Spondylitis gets Approved by the FDA
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Biosimilar Drug for Ankylosing Spondylitis gets Approved by the FDA

According to a story from Ankylosing Spondylitis News, the drug Hadlima, which is a biosimilar to the drug Humira (adalimumab), was recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration…

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Study Determines More Research is Needed Regarding the Effect of Body Weight on Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

The Study Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a rare disease that causes inflammation in the joints. It is of unknown origin and has no cure. Previous investigations in studies with…

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ICYMI: A Good Business Decision vs. The Right Ethical Choice: Conducting Clinical Trials

A recent article written by Craig Klugman debates the ethical obligations pharmaceutical companies have to conduct clinical trials for drugs which have a likely potential to benefit a patient population…

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