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Polymyalgia rheumatica and cancer risk: the importance of the diagnostic set

Dove Medical Press - Oct 18, 2016
Abstract: In the last few years, the relationship between polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and cancer has been considered with very different conclusions. In particular, in 2010, Ji et al examined the overall and specific cancer risks among Swedish ...

Polymyalgia Rheumatica Responds to Actemra

MedPage Today - Mar 9, 2016
Tocilizumab (Actemra) showed promise as a first-line therapy for early polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) in a small proof-of-concept study, French researchers reported. Among 20 patients whose median disease duration was slightly over 3 months, all reached ...

Polymyalgia rheumatica: observations of disease evolution without corticosteroid treatment

Dove Medical Press - Apr 4, 2016
Objectives: The diagnostic diversity of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) can easily be obscured by the widespread use of corticosteroids (CSs) early in the disease course. This study observed the course of PMR without CSs and determined whether alternative ...

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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 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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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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Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA) are related conditions occurring almost exclusively in older people. Polymyalgia rheumatica is considered to be the rheumatic disease that is subject to the widest variations of clinical practice, partially due to the considerable uncertainty related to diagnosis and outcomes. Giant cell arteritis, an inflammatory form of vasculitis, may present with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations and can be complicated by acute ischemic events, the most serious of which is permanent blindness.
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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 - 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 ...

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 ...