C. Shiel, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR, Editor of the Arthritis Center,
Gives Perspectives Of Interest On Topics From 2002 Annual Scientific Meeting Of The American College Of Rheumatology
Here, I will summarize reports on a variety of arthritis and rheumatism topics that I know you will find interesting. Click on
each item from the Disease Index below for the summary of my coverage for that particular arthritis or rheumatism topic.
Rheumatoid Arthritis - New drug treatment, adalimumab (Humira)
Osteoarthritis - New Treatments, symptoms analyzed for a disease affecting 21.1% of Americans between the ages of 25 and 75 years.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus) - Issues of heart disease, medications during pregnancy!
Fibromyalgia - New use of old medication, cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) in very low dose can work - Helpful news for the 0.5% of men and 3.4% of women affected, representing 2% of Americans overall.