Reports For 2002 National Arthritis Meeting
October 24-29, 2002

William 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.

Reports From National Meeting Disease Index

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.