Posts Tagged ‘Orencia (abatacept)’

  • 12 Key Facts about Infusion Reactions with Biologics

    An infusion nurse talks about safety with Biologics One practical session at the 2012 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Scientific Meeting was a short talk on preventing infusion reactions presented by a nurse from Seattle, Christine Elliot. Ms. Elliot has supervised 15,000 rheumatological infusions in over a decade as an infusion nurse. She offered an […]

  • Reliable Sources: Orencia Cough Side Effect & Notions of e-Patients

    If I cited a percentage of patients who get a cough from Orencia, then I’d quote a source – probably a clinical trial. However, if I merely say, as a patient, that Orencia gave me a cough, then that is a firsthand experience and that’s another type of credible source for other patients. Diabetes blogger […]

  • My Journey with Rheumatoid Arthritis Medicine

    Wouldn’t it be fun to do a happy little blog? But, I was dancing through my happy mommy life and RA busted down my door. I did not pick this fight. I just decided to fight back. This blog is written in reply to a question on yesterday’s blog about my journey with Rheumatoid Arthritis […]

  • The Life of a Professional Patient, Blog #3

    My obligatory warning: this post is about the author. My RA news When my Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms changed from Palindromic to “full blown,” I began using Humira injections to fight RA joint damage and disability. After the first few months, the doctor increased the dose to double the typical prescription. So for a couple of […]

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