New research could personalize medicine for arthritis patients
May 19, 2016
Joint injury can lead to post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA). In fact, about half of all people who rupture the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in their knee will develop PTOA within 10-20 years of the injury.
Simultaneous diagnosis of SLE, pheochromocytoma described
May 17, 2016
(HealthDay)—A case of simultaneous diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) and pheochromocytoma, with disappearance of SLE after pheochromocytoma treatment, is described in a letter to the editor published online ...
Tai Chi improves pain and well-being in patients with knee osteoarthritis
May 16, 2016
Tai Chi improves pain and related health outcomes in patients with knee osteoarthritis as well as standard physical therapy, according to a comparative effectiveness trial published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Tai Chi ...
Monash researchers bringing hope to lupus patients
May 10, 2016
Researchers at Monash University are leading the world's largest study to describe lupus patients and disease characteristics, bringing treat-to-target options for lupus a step closer.
DMP 'rheumatoid arthritis': Guidelines cover important health care aspects
May 06, 2016
On 28 April 2016 the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) published the results of a search for evidence-based guidelines on the treatment of people with rheumatoid arthritis. The aim of the ...
Antibody targets and destroys cells implicated in systemic lupus erythmatosis
May 05, 2016
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects multiple organ systems. Autoantibodies, which are produced by B cells, contribute to development of SLE. Recent studies have also shown that ...
Listening to lupus
May 05, 2016
Lupus is a mysterious chronic illness that primarily affects women in their prime of life. In people with lupus, the immune system goes awry, attacking healthy tissue. While there is no cure, there are many options for treatment, ...
Newspapers often publish false depictions of gout
May 04, 2016
A new analysis reveals that popular newspaper articles depict gout as a self-inflicted condition that is socially embarrassing and the focus of humor.
Diabetes risk of common arthritis medicine quantified for first time
May 04, 2016
Glucocorticoid (or steroid) therapy, prescribed to around half of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, is a known risk factor for developing diabetes. A study from The University of Manchester has found how the risk of diabetes ...
One in five rheumatoid arthritis patients missing recommended flu jab
May 03, 2016
Research from The University of Manchester has found a shortfall in the uptake of influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations among those diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), potentially increasing their infection risk.