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Arthritis Without Pain

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Arthritis Without Pain
THE MIRACLE OF TNF BLOCKERS

Arthritis Book: Arthritis Without PainThe book Arthritis Without Pain is a comprehensive guide for patients considering or undergoing treatment with the Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blockers Enbrel®, Remicade®, or Humira®.

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THE LONG-AWAITED BREAKTHROUGH FOR ARTHRITIS PAIN
The miracle of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blockers is this: they work. Nearly two of every three patients who try these medications get lasting relief from joint pain and inflammation. Known as biologic DMARDs, these high-tech drugs inhibit the action of tumor necrosis factor (TNF), a protein that contributes to joint damage associated with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

Arthritis Without Pain examines the science behind the Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blockers Enbrel, Remicade and Humira, offers practical advice for their use, and explores the real-life experience of patients who take them. Written by noted Dallas rheumatologist, Scott J. Zashin, M.D., in collaboration with healthcare writer Lauria Hesser, Arthritis Without Pain gives patients the knowledge to take charge of their arthritis, move past the pain, and get back to a more active life.

  • Learn about Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blockers and how they work.
  • Compare Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blockers with methotrexate and other arthritis drugs.
  • Take a five-minute self-test to see if you are a candidate for anti-TNF therapy.
  • Understand the differences between the Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blockers Enbrel, Remicade and Humira.
  • Know what to ask before therapy and what to expect during Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blocker therapy.
  • Gain insight into how biologic drugs are manufactured and why they need special handling.
  • Learn how uninsured/underinsured patients may still have access to these medications.
  • Read about other patients' experiences with these life-changing drugs.
  • With the latest information on types of arthritis, standard treatments, lab tests and clinical trails, Arthritis Without Pain is a comprehensive guide to Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blockers and the state of arthritis treatment today.

Editorial Reviews
...an exceptionally well-written resource...among the best on my bookshelf. A must-read for people interested in arthritis treatment." --Carol Eustice, Guide to Arthritis, arthritis.about.com

Product Description
Arthritis Without Pain is a publication about a long-awaited breakthrough for arthritis pain, a category of drugs called TNF blockers.

The miracle of TNF blockers is this: they work. Nearly two of every three patients who try these medications get lasting relief from joint pain and inflammation. Known as biologic DMARDs, these high-tech drugs inhibit the action of tumor necrosis factor (TNF), a protein that contributes to joint damage associated with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

Arthritis Without Pain examines the science behind the TNF blockers Enbrel®, Remicade® and Humira®, offers practical advice for their use, and explores the real-life experience of patients who take them. Written by noted Dallas rheumatologist Scott J. Zashin, M.D., in collaboration with healthcare writer Laurie Hesser, Arthritis Without Pain gives patients the knowledge to take charge of their arthritis, move past the pain, and get back to a more active life.

  • Learn about TNF blockers and how they work
  •  Compare TNF blockers with methotrexate and other arthritis drugs
  • Take a five-minute self-test to see if you are a candidate for anti-TNF therapy
  • Understand the differences between Enbrel®, Remicade® and Humira®
  • Know what to ask before therapy and what to expect during therapy
  • Gain insight into how biologic drugs are manufactured and why they need special handling
  • Learn how uninsured/underinsured patients may still have access to these medications
  • Read about other patients' experiences with these life-changing drugs

With the latest information on types of arthritis, standard treatments, lab tests and clinical trials, Arthritis Without Pain is a comprehensive guide to TNF blockers and the state of arthritis treatment today.

About the Author
Scott J. Zashin, M.D., is a clinical professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Division of Rheumatology, in Dallas, Texas, as well as an attending physician at Presbyterian Hospitals of Dallas and Plano. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology and a member of the American Medical Association.

A native of Short Hills, New Jersey, Dr. Zashin earned both his medical and undergraduate degrees from Dartmouth College. He continued his medical training in Dallas at Parkland Hospital and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Zashin is board-certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology.

Dr. Zashin has published many articles about arthritis, and is a sought-after speaker on numerous topics relating to both traditional and alternative arthritis treatments. He is presently a member of the speaker’s bureaus for several pharmaceutical companies, including Abbott Laboratories and Wyeth-Ayerst. He has conducted clinical studies for Amgen and Merck. Dr. Zashin is currently president of the North Texas Chapter of the Lupus Foundation, and for the past eight years, has been recognized as an outstanding physician in the Woodward White publication Best Doctors of America Central Region.

M. Laurette Hesser has worked with patients, physicians and clinicians for two decades to create educational programs and publications that promote understanding and facilitate delivery of care. A marketing and corporate communications consultant with a special interest in healthcare issues, Ms. Hesser has developed programs and materials for many organizations, including Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, CerebroVascular Advances, Novation LLP, Quest Medical, Synthes (USA) and Urologix, as well as ExxonMobil, IBM, Nortel, Southern Methodist University, The City of Irving (Texas) and CEC Entertainment. A native of Pennsylvania, she earned a B.S. degree in marketing from Penn State.

Types of Arthritis

Conditions treated by Dr. Zashin in Dallas, TX: