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Breakthrough treatment for rheumatics: Common arthritis drug has been found to be effective for rare and ...

Daily Mail - Jan 21, 2017
A common arthritis drug has been found to be an effective treatment for rare debilitating rheumatic conditions, new research reveals. The drug would replace steroid medication for Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) and linked condition Polymyalgia Rheumatica ...

Baseline shoulder ultrasonography did not predict glucocorticoid response in patients with polymyalgia

Healio - Feb 2, 2017
February 2, 2017. Baseline shoulder ultrasonography was not predictive of glucocorticoid response in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica after 12 months, according to results of a recently published study.

A Promising Treatment for Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Medscape - Nov 11, 2016
In this article, Lally and colleagues present the results of an open-label trial of the anti-interleukin (IL)-6 receptor agent tocilizumab in 10 patients with isolated polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). All patients were diagnosed at inclusion with PMR ...

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: a survival guide. 2nd edition.

by: Kate Gilbert PhD
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) and Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) are linked rheumatic inflammatory illnesses that affect older people – generally, people over 50. They are chronic autoimmune conditions that cause untold misery, pain and debilitation. More acutely, undiagnosed GCA can lead to blindness, which is irreversible. In the United Kingdom each year, there are an estimated 40,000 new cases of PMR and 10,000 new cases of GCA, with a significant degree of overlap, many people having both conditions together.
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The Polymyalgia Rheumatica Diet

by: Susan Parker MAT
Polymyalgia rheumatica might mean that you are suffering from chronic pain right now – but with the right medications and proper diet, it doesn’t have to stay that way. Many studies have shown that dietary changes, along with exercise and stress-reduction can actually be an effective way to treat the condition. This can lead to a reduction or even elimination of medications. Following a low-fat, low-meat diet reduces your risk of developing giant cell arteritis – a serious complication of PMR.
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The Polymyalgia Rheumatica Patient's Sourcebook

by: Stephen Trutter MA
Polymyalgia rheumatica affects hundreds of thousands of people. If you’ve recently been diagnosed, the chances are you’ve never heard of it before. Despite it being a relatively common disease, very little is known about exactly what PMR is and why people get it. This comprehensive book for patients and caregivers guides you through PMR including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment to help you better understand PMR, ask the right questions, and make informed decisions about your treatment options.
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My Four-Year Pmr & Prednisone Challenge: How Amrit Yoga Helped Me Overcome PMR And Helped Me Deal With The Side Effects And Withdrawal Symptoms Of Prednisone Therapy

by: Audrey Pearson
Having practiced yoga for more than thirty years, Audrey Pearson had always felt fit, strong, and flexible. Then one day in October of 2004, she awoke to flu-like symptoms, unable to move her limbs. These symptoms never decreased and only inflated. She was diagnosed with Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR), a mysterious autoimmune disease; and was treated with the steroid drug Prednisone. Written in diary format, My Four-Year PMR & Prednisone Challenge describes Pearson?s daily struggle not only with the disease but with managing steroid treatment and her painful journey of withdrawing from Prednisone use.
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Polymyalgia Rheumatica - CRASH! Medical Review Series

Disclaimer: The medical information contained herein is intended for physician medical licensing exam review purposes only, and are not intended for diagnosis ...

Classic Presentation of Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

This man presented with about a month of bilateral shoulder pain and stiffness. He graciously consented for his story to be posted on youtube to help educate ...

Polymyalgia Rheumatica - Fast, Furious, Treatable

It sounds like nothing most people have ever heard of: polymyalgia rheumatica. But more than 700-thousand Americans learned about it the hard way. “It causes ...

Living well with Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Description: Eric Matteson, M.D., a rheumatologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., talks about polymyalgia rheumatic, an autoimmune disease that tends to ...