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Over 200 Genes Influenced By Vitamin D, Highlighting Links To Disease

Sep 03, 2010 || By admin||Doctor’s Corner

The extent to which vitamin D deficiency may increase susceptibility to a wide range of diseases is dramatically highlighted in research just published. Scientists have mapped the points at which vitamin D interacts with our DNA – and identified over two hundred genes that it directly influences. Th

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Diagnosis ofRheumatoid arthritis. Postedby Dr. Badsha

Aug 12, 2010 || By admin||Doctor’s Corner

Target population (Who should be tested?): Patients who

1) have at least 1 joint with definite clinical synovitis (swelling)*

2) with the synovitis not better explained by another disease†

Classification criteria for RA (score-based algorithm: add score of categories A–D;

a score of atleast

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How Rheumatologist choose anti-TNF therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Posted by Dr. Humeira Badsha, Arthritis doctor Dubai UAE

Jul 19, 2010 || By admin||Doctor’s Corner

How to choose an anti-TNF therapy for arthritis. Courtesy of Dr. stephen Paget on medscape.

There are currently 5 tumor necrosis factor-alpha (anti-TNF) antagonists available for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and spondyloarthropathies (SpAs). In alphabetical order, they are adalimuma

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The Fibromyalgia Mystery: A Central Sensitivity Syndrome

May 29, 2010 || By admin||Doctor’s Corner

Fibromyalgia is a often misunderstood, even unrecognized, disorder that causes widespread muscle pain and tenderness, which tends to come and go and move about the body. This common and chronic condition typically is associated with fatigue and sleep disturbances.
The Fibromyalgia Mystery- A Central

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Rheumatology Conference in Singapore

May 24, 2010 || By admin||Doctor’s Corner

Ten Topics in Rheumatology- Singapore

Date-21st and 22nd August 2010

Venue – Conrad Hotel

Scientific Program

Plenary Lectures

The Feng Pao Hsii Lecture – Clinical Research in SLE – Immediate Relevance to Clinical Practice, Michelle Petri
Diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis made easy – Da

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Arthritis Doctors in Dubai

May 16, 2010 || By admin||Doctor’s Corner

To see a Rheumatologist or arthritis specialist in Dubai or the UAE call Al Biraa Clinic 04-3487031.

Currently Dr. Humeira Badsha, Dr. Waleed Al Shehhi and Dr. Jinane Al Sayed are seeing patients at this center.

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Rheumatoid arthritis in the United Arab Emirates

Apr 19, 2010 || By admin||Doctor’s Corner

Abstract: Studies have shown that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the Middle East have delayed diagnosis and low disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) utilization. We describe the characteristics and treatments of consecutive RA patients presenting to a new musculoskeletal clinic

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Rheumatoid arthritis in Dubai—delayed diagnosis and low usage of disease modifying antirheumatic drugs

Apr 19, 2010 || By admin||Doctor’s Corner

Information on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) among Arab populations in the Middle East is scarce. Studies have suggested that patients with RA living in Arab countries have similar clinical features, but less extra-articular manifestations, compared with those living in Western countries.1–4 Therefore

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Work disability remains a major problem in rheumatoid arthritis in the 2000’s

Apr 19, 2010 || By admin||Doctor’s Corner


Background: Work disability is a major consequence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), associated not only with traditional disease activity variables, but also as or more significantly with demographic, functional, occupational, and societal variables. Recent reports suggest that the use of bi

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Disparities in rheumatoid arthritis disease activity according to gross domestic product in 25 countries in the QUEST–RA database

Apr 19, 2010 || By admin||Doctor’s Corner


Objective: To analyse associations between the clinical status of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the gross domestic product (GDP) of their resident country.

Methods: The Quantitative Standard Monitoring of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (QUEST–RA) cohort includes clinic

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This web site is run by an Arthritis Specialist based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. On this site you will find news about the latest in arthritis, information about research results in the field, tips and information and diet and exercise, and much more.


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Using your genes to predict if you will respond to Rheumatoid arthritis therapy. (not available in Dubai, UAE at this time)

The ORBIT data “showed that patients who have seropositive rheumatoid arthritis are just as likely to respond to rituximab therapy when compared ...

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Your nose can repair your knee arthritis? Not yet in Dubai!

Doctors might one day be able to harvest cells from patients’ noses to produce cartilage that can be transplanted into damaged knee joints, a sma...

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Green tea to the rescue!

Green tea has always been hailed for its anti-inflammatory properties. But researchers at Washington State University (WSU) in Spokane have now ide...

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This web site is run by an Arthritis Specialist based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. On this site you will find news about the latest in arthritis, information about research results in the field, tips and information and diet and exercise, and much more.


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