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.

30th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

Innovative Approaches to Osteoporosis

Montreal, Quebec / September 12-16, 2008

Montreal - The burden of osteoporosis remains high despite the availability of numerous therapeutic options. Current therapies act by primarly inhibiting bone resorption or increasing bone formation. A novel agent described by speakers here...

Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2008 (EULAR)

IL-6 Inhibition: Moving Towards Higher Remission Rates in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Paris, France / June 11-14, 2008

INTRODUCTION Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a complex disease with upregulation of many cytokines. Overproduction of interleukin-6 (IL-6) leads to inflammation in the joints and progressive joint damage as well as systemic manifestations...

71st Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology

Therapeutic Approaches to Pain and Disability Associated with Fibromyalgia

Boston, Massachusetts / November 6-11, 2007

Boston - Fibromyalgia is a complex and challenging disorder that does not yield readily to conventional therapeutic approaches for the treatment of rheumatic diseases, experts here agreed. It has substantial impacts on both the physical...

8th Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR)

Remission as a Goal in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Barcelona, Spain / June 13-16, 2007

Barcelona - Three months after publication of the BeSt (Behandel-Strategieen) trial supporting the use of aggressive individualized therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), subsequent analyses have indicated that the infliximab/methotrexate...

8th Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR)

Confronting the Pain Paradigm of Fibromyalgia

Barcelona, Spain / June 13-16, 2007

According to Dr. Jordi Carbonell Abelló, Head, Rheumatology Unit, Hospitales del Mar y de la Esperanza, Barcelona, Spain, fibromyalgia is a common chronic pain condition with a great need for improved treatment options. He stressed...

7th European Congress on Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ECCEO 7)

Improving and Extending Management of Osteoporosis

Porto, Portugal / March 28-31, 2007

Porto - Like most diseases that affect older people, osteoporosis will become increasingly prevalent with future demographic shifts, experts reported here this week. Given that half of all postmenopausal women will experience fractures, the...

39th Annual Meeting and Scientific Exhibition of the American Society of Nephrology

Managing Bone and Mineral Metabolism Disorders in Chronic Kidney Disease

San Diego, California / November 14-19, 2006

San Diego - Treatment of end-stage renal disease is challenging if physicians are to prevent the accompanying disorders in bone and mineral metabolism. Because adynamic bone disease is associated with increased vascular calcification risk,...

70th Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology

Assessing Cardiovascular Safety with Cyclooxygenase Inhibition in Arthritis: New Findings from the MEDAL Program

Washington, DC / November 10-15, 2006

Washington, DC - Investigators here this week presented new data regarding the cardiovascular (CV) and gastrointestinal (GI) safety of cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibition. In the MEDAL (Multinational Etoricoxib and Diclofenac Arthritis...

70th Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology

Emerging Options in Fibromyalgia

Washington, DC / November 10-15, 2006

The syndrome of fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, disturbed sleep and fatigue. The etiology and pathophysiology of fibromyalgia remain incompletely understood, although the symptoms have been associated with...

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