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Data from the AGREE study show that a higher proportion of patients with ORENCIA plus methotrexate achieved a DAS28-CRP of significantly less than 2.6 at 12 months when compared to those taking methotrexate plus placebo . Of patients treated with methotrexate as well as ORENCIA who achieved a DAS28-CRP of significantly less than 2.6, there were 54 % without dynamic joints, 17 % had one active joint, 7 % had two active joints and 22 % had 3 or more dynamic joints, where an active joint was tender and/or swollen. Related StoriesUniversity of Manchester scientists identify brain mechanism that raises pain thresholdNo progression in joint damage in 84 percent of psoriatic arthritis patientsArthritis sufferers to be better contributors to medical guideline developmentIn the AGREE trial, joint harm progression was also measured using the full total Sharp Score, which uses X-rays to measure change at Year 1.Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news provider, is a scheduled system of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan healthcare policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

Carestream Health awarded $70.2M contract extension for medical imaging systems Carestream Wellness has been awarded an extension of its contract with the U.S. Defense Department that allows the federal government and federal companies to invest up to $70.2 million for digital radiography and computed radiography medical imaging systems. The extension, which ends Dec. 15, 2014, is component of a six-year contract that includes the U.S.