Trexject® (a range of pre-filled methotrexate syringes) will be listed under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 April 2018 for those with severe rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis.
According to the Victorian Model of Care for Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee, the prevalence of OA in Victoria alone will increase by 42% 0 by 2030.
In August 2017, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) approved Australia’s new National Digital Health Strategy (the Strategy) entitled, ‘Safe, seamless and secure: evolving health and care to meet the needs of modern Australia‘.
The vaccine-style treatment, known as DEN-181, uses immunotherapy to treat the cause of this debilitating autoimmune disease.
Recently, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association produced the report, Rheumatology nurses: adding value to arthritis care which was commissioned by Arthritis Australia.
MOVE muscle bone and joint health recently released the report 'Everybody Move: Improving outcomes in musculoskeletal health' which outlines how changes in approaches to treatment and care can save our healthcare system hundreds of millions of dollars.
Pharmaceutical company, Abbvie, recently announced the launch of a new symptom screener questionnaire, Dont Turn Your Back on Pain, designed to help those with unresolved chronic back pain discover the possible cause of their discomfort.
It’s always a busy but enjoyable time attending Rheumatology Annual Scientific meetings and this year’s NZRA & ARA meeting in Auckland was no exception. CreakyJoints Australia met up with many rheumatologists, researchers and arthritis related organisations and attended a number of...
CreakyJoints Australia was delighted to have a chat with Rebecca Grainger, while we were in Auckland attending the NZRA & ARA Joint Annual Scientific Meeting. Rebecca is a Rheumatologist for Hutt Valley District Health Board (DHB) and senior lecturer at the University of Otago in Wellington
The collaboration will focus on research around the early detection and prevention of rheumatoid arthritis – a debilitating auto-immune condition that many of us know all too well!
There’s a very good chance that your rheumatologist recently returned from Auckland, New Zealand, where he or she attended the joint New Zealand Rheumatology Association (NZRA) and Australian Rheumatology Association (ARA) annual conference.