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Musculoskeletal Network Highlights the Top Advances in Rheumatology for 2012
[February 15, 2013]

Musculoskeletal Network Highlights the Top Advances in Rheumatology for 2012

NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Musculoskeletal Network features new reports on the top advances in rheumatology for 2012 in clinical research and basic science, as chosen by two top experts in the field: rheumatologist David Isenberg MD of University College London and Daniel Kastner MD PhD, scientific director of the National Human Genome Research Institute.

-- The report about basic science research reveals extensive new revelations about what triggers autoimmune disease, in which some people's immune systems begin to attack their own cells. In rheumatologic disorders, the result is inflammation in the joints, pain, and disability.

-- Clinical studies highlighted in the report include evidence of effectiveness for new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, for a juvenile form of arthritis, and for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Among many other advances, there is solid new information about whether or not to continue treatment when a patient with SLE goes into remission and stops experiencing symptoms.

About UBM Medica US Addressing today' s healthcare information needs, UBM Medica US, delivers strategic, integrated communications solutions and comprehensive reach--online, in print, and via custom programs. Improving the effectiveness of healthcare through information and education, UBM Medica US provides unbiased clinical, practical, and business information for physicians, providers, payers, and patients around the world. Through journals, magazines, websites, online communities, drug databases, digital events, and other valuable resources, UBM Medica US also delivers comprehensive communication solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries. Websites include,,,,,, and UBM Medica US is part of UBM Connect - which provides marketing services across a number of communities, the largest of which are healthcare, medical device design and advanced manufacturing. UBM Connect also includes UBM Studios, the global leader in interactive digital environments. UBM Connect is a UBM plc company. For more information, visit Media contact:Jason J. GoldenContent Marketing SOURCE UBM Medica US NewsItemId=SF61059&Transmission_Id=201302150929PR_NEWS_USPR_____SF61059&DateId=20130215

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