Patients report symptom improvement following prolotherapy for knee osteoarthritis
23 hours ago
Prolotherapy, an injection-based complementary treatment for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, was associated with improved knee-specific symptoms, quality of life, and ability to participate in daily activities among the ...
Swiss doctors report success of using cells from the nose to repair damaged knee joints
Oct 21, 2016
Writing in The Lancet, Swiss doctors report that cartilage cells harvested from patients' own noses have been used to successfully produce cartilage transplants for the treatment of the knees of 10 adults (aged 18-55 years) ...
Study results may help patients after ACL surgery
Oct 17, 2016
A new study provides critical information on how osteoarthritis may arise after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.For the study, 30 athletes underwent gait analysis 6 months after ACL reconstruction.
High cholesterol triggers mitochondrial oxidative stress leading to osteoarthritis
Oct 14, 2016
High cholesterol might harm more than our cardiovascular systems. New research using animal models, published online in The FASEB Journal, suggests that high cholesterol levels trigger mitochondrial oxidative stress on cartilage ...
Novel biomarkers increase power to predict therapeutic response in lupus
Oct 12, 2016
Results of preclinical studies by investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) reported in the August 2016 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatology demonstrate for the first time that including novel biomarkers ...
Dental bacteria generally not tied to rheumatoid arthritis
Oct 10, 2016
(HealthDay)—Antibodies to periodontal bacteria are generally not associated with elevated risk of rheumatoid factor (RF), according to a study published in the October issue of Arthritis & Rheumatology.
Medical mysteries: Seeing right doctor for rheumatic disease is key
Oct 07, 2016
Medical mysteries have become the topic for several popular television shows - allowing large TV audiences a quick glimpse into the challenges faced by those who suffer from rare, bizarre, or little-known illnesses. In an ...
Non-TNF biologic beats second anti-TNF in rheumatoid arthritis
Sep 21, 2016
(HealthDay)—A non-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-targeted biologic is more effective than a second anti-TNF drug for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in patients with insufficient response to a first anti-TNF drug, according ...
X-rays: The first and best screening tool in diagnosing knee pain among middle-aged patients
Sep 09, 2016
Knee pain is common among Americans age 40 and up. Nearly 1 in 17 people visit doctors' offices each year for knee pain or injuries from osteoarthritis—a progressive "wear and tear" disease of the joints. Those odds increase ...
Communication and coordination of care are important for ensuring lupus patients' health
Sep 07, 2016
Results from a recent study suggest that improved communication and coordination of care between patients, physicians, and health insurers can provide important health benefits for patients with lupus.