I've been keeping a Word doc on articles that I knew I'd want to refer back to. Not sure if anyone interested, but here it is. Please forgive the format, I didn't know how to add a Word doc so I copied and pasted.
Articles on: Few side effects due to PMR compared with an age-matched cohort not taking prednisone (Thank you PMRpro, I lifted your description from a post).
Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Steroid Side Effects: New Findings
No Special Risks Seen with Long-Term Steroids in Polymyalgia Rheumatic
Articles on Diagnosis and treatment of PMR and GCA
uptodate.com/contents/diagn... UpToDate: Diagnosis of giant cell arteritis (April 2018)
Video of Dr. Kathryn Dao: Steroid Duration Requirements
Our approach to the diagnosis and treatment of polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell (temporal) arteritis from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh rcpe.ac.uk/journal/issue/jo...
2015 Recommendations for the Management of Polymyalgia Rheumatica C. Dejaco, et al ard.bmj.com/content/74/10/1799
Treatment of giant cell (temporal) arteritis by Gene G. Hunder, MD uptodate.com/contents/treat...
Giant cell arteritis: an updated review (2008) from the Wiley Online Library onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi...
The spectrum of giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica: revisiting the concept of the disease
Latest Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Polymyalgia (Nov, 2015)
Polymyalgia Rheumatica Overview (From Practical Pain Management authors out of Mayo Clinic)
Polymyalgia Rheumatica Treatment (from Practical Pain Management authors out of Mayo Clinic)
Drugs that interact with Prednisone
DorsetLady’s Info for new patients
Clinical challenges of diagnosing and managing giant cell arteritis by John H. Stone
"Head to Toe" Mamici1's guide to signs and symptoms
"I suddenly felt I'd aged": A qualitative study of patient experiences of polymyalgia rheumatica eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/852...
uptodate.com/contents/clini... Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica by William P Docken; Section Editor Eric L Matteson
What is the impact of giant cell arteritis on patients’ lives? A UK qualitative study ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl...
Steroid Reduction and Plans
Steroid Taper App steroidtaper.azurewebsites....
Dead Slow and Nearly Stop Plan healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk...
DorsetLady’s simple taper:
Dorset Lady’s Tapering from 80 mg – 15 mg healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk...
Video of Dr. Kathryn Dao: Steroid Duration Requirements
Reducing Steroids while on a Low Dose & Activating the Adrenal Glands by Marian Mesker
Articles on Tocilizumab (Actemra)
An Efficacy and Safety Study of Tocilizumab (RoActemra/Actemra) in Participants with Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show...
Mayo Clinic Side Effects of Tocilizumab
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (Tocilizumab may increase the amount of cholesterol in the blood, but not the most damaging type of cholesterol) ard.bmj.com/content/suppl/2...
Breakthrough treatment for rheumatics: Common arthritis drug has been found to be effective for rare and debilitating rheumatic conditions dailymail.co.uk/health/arti...
Actemra label - highlights of prescribing information accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatf...
Clinical challenges of diagnosing and managing giant cell arteritism academic.oup.com/rheumatolo...
PubMed Health: Tocilizumab (Intravenous route, Subcutaneous route) ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedheal...
sciencedirect.com/science/a... European Journal of Internal Medicine: Biological treatments in giant cell arteritis and Tarayasu arteritis
nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/N... Giant-Cell Arteritis – More Ecstasy, Less Agony; New England Journal of Medicine Editorial July 27, 2017
medpagetoday.com/rheumatolo... MedPage Today: Biologics Differ in Safety Risks – Infection risks higer for tocilizumab
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/281... Pub Med Short-course tocilizumab increases risk of hepatitis B virus reactivation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a prospective clinical observation.
Articles on Acid Reflux
Acid reflux drug linked to more than double risk of stomach cancer – study
Long-term proton pump inhibitors and risk of gastric cancer development after treatment for Helicobacter pylori: a population-based study gut.bmj.com/content/early/2...
Articles on Food, Diabetes, Misc Interesting facts
foodpsychology.cornell.edu/... The Color of Your Plates Matter
foodpsychology.cornell.edu/... The Large Plate Mistake
pmr-gca-northeast.org.uk/as... Demystifying Diabetes
cosmopolitan.com/uk/body/di... How you might be making yourself lactose intolerant without realizing.
Articles on Cholesterol
Olive-Oil-Enriched Dark Chocolate May Improve Endothelial Function medscape.com/viewarticle/88...
Cholesterol Tests – know our numbers
From: The JAMA Network; Research Letter: Association of Baseline Statin Use Among Older Adults without Clinical Cardiovascular Disease in the SPRINT Trial
From The JAMA Network: Effect of Statin Treatment vs Usual Care on Primary Cardiovascular Prevention Among Older Adults: The ALLHAT-LLT Randomized Clinical Trial
From The JAMA Network: (Editor’s Note) Risks of Statin Therapy in Older Adults
Articles on Bone Health
New Wall Street Journal Article on the Benefits of Bisphosphonates Outweighing the Risks for many patients nof.org/news/new-wall-stree...
Combination of Micronutrients for Bone (COMB) study: Bond Density after Micronutrient Intervention.
The COMB Study and Vitamin K2 for Bone Health (News in Nutrition) blog.newsinnutrition.com/20...
2017 American College of Rheumatology Guideline for the Prevention and Treatment of Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis (Lenore Buckley, et al) rheumatology.org/Portals/0/...
7 superfoods that help decrease bone breakdown betterbones.com/bone-nutrit...
Dried Plums, Prunes, and Bone Health: A Comprehensive Review ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl...
Short-Term Effects of Kefir-Fermented Milk Consumption on Bone Mineral Density and Bone Metabolism in a Randomized Clinical Trial of Osteoporotic Patients journals.plos.org/plosone/a...
A systematic Review of the Efficacy of Bisphosphonates ti.ubc.ca/2011/02/23/bispho...
Bisphosphonates: Do they prevent or cause bone fractures?
The effect of long-term bisphosphonate therapy on trabecular bone strength and microcrack density from Bone & Joint Research
Rethinking the Appraisal and Approval of Drugs for Fracture Prevention frontiersin.org/articles/10...
Osteoporosis: the emperor has no clothes ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl...
Bisphosphonates for treating osteoporosis caused by the use of steroids cochrane.org/CD001347/MUSKE...
How do I get the vitamin D my body needs?
HeronNS: "My Osteoporosis Journey"
How I (Insight329) approached my doc to get off AA: healthunlocked.com/pmrgcauk...
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl... Long-term effects of bisphosphonate therapy: perforations, microcracks and mechanical properties
womenshealthnetwork.com/com... Bisphosphonates make bones weaker, not stronger
Articles on Methotrexate and steroids
Long-term follow-up of polymyalgia rheumatica patients treated with methotrexate and steroids
Articles on fatigue and pacing
Fatigue- in 13 different guises
The Spoon Theory and The Gorilla In Your House
Pacing _ I'm always on about it in PMR/GCA, here are some tips from PMRpro
Diagram of the Spoon Theory
Living with a chronic illness:
Coping with Dry Eyes and Mouth
Site to inquire about the DVD “You are Not Alone” produced by PMR&GCAuk North East Support