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Stem Cell Transplantation Significantly Improves Survival and Function in Severe Scleroderma: 6-11-Year Follow-Up

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

New research at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting builds on current evidence that hematopoietic stem cell transplantation can significantly improve long-term outcomes for patients with severe scleroderma when compared to use of conventional treatment with cyclophosphamide.

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Subset of Harder-to-Treat Systemic Sclerosis Patients May Respond to Stem Cell Transplantation

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation showed benefit in a subset of patients with systemic sclerosis who tend not to improve on immunosuppressive therapies like mycophenolate mofetil, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

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Vascular Ultrasound Accurate, First-Line Imaging Test for Large Vessel Giant Cell Arteritis

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Vascular ultrasound is sensitive enough to use as a first-line imaging test in patients suspect to have giant cell arteritis, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

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Physical Therapy and Surgery Both Provide Long-Term Pain Relief After Meniscal Tear with OA

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Patients with meniscal tears and osteoarthritic changes in their knee generally experience substantial pain relief over five years whether they receive physical therapy or arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

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Article ID: 702434

The Medical Minute: Improvements to Joint Replacement Procedures Allowing for Quicker Recovery

Penn State Health

Hundreds of thousands of Americans get knee or hip replacements each year, and the procedures are becoming more common than ever. Luckily, the recovery from a total joint replacement, or arthroplasty, is improving.

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Health People Report: New York City Diabetes-Related Foot Amputations Increased 55% in Eight Years

Health People

A startling report from Health People: Community Preventive Health Institute, to be released at a press conference at the City Hall steps on Wednesday, October 17th, reveals that New York City diabetes-related foot amputations have soared 55% in eight years.

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15-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702228

Loyola Medicine Marks 30th Anniversary of Groundbreaking Lung Transplant Program

Loyola University Health System

Loyola Medicine recently marked the 30th anniversary of its first lung transplant. Loyola has performed nearly 950 lung transplants. This is more than four times as many lung transplants as the combined total of all other centers in Illinois combined.

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15-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702015

Dompé at the medical conference “The Impact of Environment and Healthy Lifestyles in Human Health” - October 13th, Washington, D.C

Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)

Sbarro Health Research Organization, on the occasion of the medical conference “The impact of environment and healthy lifestyles in human health,” honoured Nathalie Dompé, CEO Dompé Holdings, with a special Award for Societal Impact in Business & Biotechnology, for her work and effort in promoting social responsibility.

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13-Oct-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 702120

Rush Transplant Survival Rates Above Expectations

Rush University Medical Center

Adult patients who received liver and kidney transplants at Rush University Medical Center had better-than-expected one-year survival rates, according to the most recent transplantation on the 5-tier system report by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), which was released on Oct. 9.

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