The following list of reports reflects the latest in findings and outcomes in medical research as presented at major medical meetings and published peer-reviewed medical journals. In this section you can view reports from important congresses as well as summaries of some recently published journal articles. Please let us know if you have a particular area of interest you would like to see covered.

JOURNAL CLUB 2008 - Rheumatology

Achieving Drug-free Remission in Rheumatoid Arthritis: The BeSt Strategy

Editorial Overview: Cornelia F. Allaart, MD, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Rheumatology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands The newly published data from the BeSt (Behandel Strategieën) study, which validated...

PHYSICIAN PERSPECTIVE - Based on the following articles: Arthritis Rheum 2006;54:2665-73, Ann Rheum Dis 2008 Oct 24;Epub ahead of print.

Developments in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis

November 2008

Editorial review: Dafna D. Gladman, MD, FRCPC Senior Scientist, Toronto Western Research Institute, Centre for Prognosis Studies in the Rheumatic Diseases, UHN-Toronto Western Hospital, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto,...

ABSTRACTS in PERSPECTIVE based on presentations from the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology

Searching for Optimal Anti-TNF Therapy for RA / Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and TNF Inhibition

San Francisco, California / October 24-29, 2008

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Majed M. Khraishi, MD, FRCPC Medical Director (Rheumatology), Nexus Clinical Research, Professor of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland SEARCHING FOR OPTIMAL ANTI-TNF THERAPY FOR...

72nd Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology

Remission as a Goal of Anti-TNF Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

San Francisco, California / October 24-29, 2008

San Francisco - After more than a decade of clinical use, inhibitors of tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFa) continue to have a profound influence on the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Initially recommended only after failure of...

72nd Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology

Expanding Treatment Options for Rheumatoid Arthritis

San Francisco, California / October 24-29, 2008

San Francisco - Biologics offer a wide and increasing range of options over the disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Studies have demonstrated that tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNFa)...

MEDICAL FRONTIERS - 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology

Early Diagnosis and Treatment with TNF Inhibitors for Improved Outcomes in Ankylosing Spondylitis

San Francisco, California / October 24-29, 2008

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a progressive disease that ultimately leads to destruction of vertebral joints, with consequent deleterious effects on the quality of life (QoL) and productivity of patients with this disease. Therapy with...


Allied Health Care Professionals: A Critical Link for Detection of Ankylosing Spondylitis

October 2008

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MEDICAL OPTIONS in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis and Spondyloarthropathies

October 2008

Differentiating Inflammatory from Mechanical Back Pain: A Probability Analysis for Earlier Intervention in AS Dr. Martin Rudwaleit, Charité University Hospital, Berlin, Germany Assessing Disease Activity and Alternatives for Guiding...

PRIORITY PRESS - Fibromyalgia and Sleep Disorders Scientific Conference

Sleep Disorders: An Integral Component of the Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Portland, Oregon / October 2-4, 2008

Fibromyalgia occurs in 2% to 4% of the general population. Dr. I. Jon Russell, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, noted that the prevalence increases...

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