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.
Ultrasonography can guide drug modification in arthritis
Aug 26, 2016
(HealthDay)—Ultrasonography can be useful for guiding modification of anti-rheumatic drugs and steroids for patients with inflammatory arthritis (IA), according to a study published online Aug. 19 in the International Journal ...
Radiofrequency neurotomy efficient in knee osteoarthritis
Aug 23, 2016
(HealthDay)—For patients with chronic knee osteoarthritis (OA) pain, radiofrequency (RF) neurotomy of genicular nerves is safe and efficient, according to a study published online Aug. 12 in the International Journal of ...
Blood pressure diet may help prevent gout flares
Aug 15, 2016
New research indicates that a healthy diet can effectively lower blood levels of uric acid, a known trigger of gout. The findings are published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology ...
Researchers link senescent cells to most common form of arthritis
Aug 11, 2016
Researchers at Mayo Clinic have reported a causal link between senescent cells—cells that accumulate with age and contribute to frailty and disease—and osteoarthritis in mice. Their findings appear online in The Journals ...
Research team discovers two biomarkers that contribute to spine osteoarthritis
Aug 04, 2016
A research team at the Krembil Research Institute has discovered a pair of tissue biomarkers that directly contribute to the harmful joint degeneration associated with spine osteoarthritis.
Back pain link to 24-hour body clock revealed
Aug 04, 2016
New research by University of Manchester scientists has for the first time shown that our spinal discs have 24-hour body clocks which when they malfunction, can contribute to lower back pain.
Overweight/obesity up incidence of hand, hip, knee osteoarthritis
Aug 03, 2016
(HealthDay)—The incidence of hand, hip, and knee osteoarthritis (OA) increases with overweight and obesity, particularly in the knee, according to a study published in the August issue of Arthritis & Rheumatology.