Antibody targets and destroys cells implicated in systemic lupus erythmatosis
12 hours ago
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
13 hours ago
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.
Health system fails to prepare patients for reality of psoriatic arthritis
Apr 29, 2016
In a new University of Manchester study, people with psoriatic arthritis have told researchers about the condition's deeply damaging mental effects and how healthcare services failed to prepare them for its reality.
SLICC/ACR criteria don't ID severe internal disease in SCLE
Apr 27, 2016
(HealthDay)—Neither the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) nor the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) criteria distinguishes patients with subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE) with major ...
It is critical to screen patients with rheumatoid arthritis for hearing impairment
Apr 22, 2016
RA is the commonest autoimmune arthritis affecting 1% of the general population. Despite its main articular manifestations, RA caninvolveextra-articular organs including the auditory system.
Resolvin D1 ameliorates inflammatory arthritis in mouse model
Apr 21, 2016
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a debilitating autoimmune disorder that is characterized by the accumulation of inflammatory cells within the fluid of the joints. Current therapeutic strategies mostly serve to ease pain and ...
Discordance for radiologic, goniometric measures in RA
Apr 18, 2016
(HealthDay)—For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), there is discordance between radiological and goniometric measurements of ulnar deviation (UD) at the metacarpophalangeal joints, according to a study published online ...