Effort seeks to increase the number of trained rheumatology nurse practitioners and physician assistants
9 hours ago
Due to an aging population and increasing prevalence of rheumatic disease, there are growing demands on clinicians who specialize in rheumatology. To meet these demands, the American College of Rheumatology has developed ...
Which pain medication is safest for arthritis patients?
9 hours ago
In a recent Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics study, arthritis patients taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain plus a stomach acid-reducing medicine called esomeprazole had infrequent gastrointestinal ...
The bugs in your gut could make you weak in the knees
12 hours ago
Bacteria in the gut, known as the gut microbiome, could be the culprit behind arthritis and joint pain that plagues people who are obese, according to a new study published today in JCI Insight.
How environmental pollutants and genetics work together in rheumatoid arthritis
18 hours ago
It has been known for more than three decades that individuals with a particular version of a gene—human leukocyte antigen (HLA)—have an increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis.
Got osteoarthritis? Get moving
Apr 11, 2018
(HealthDay)—Is arthritis pain getting in the way of your fitness plans? That need not be the case.
Researchers identify peptide produced during cartilage deterioration as a potential source of osteoarthritis pain
Apr 11, 2018
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of chronic pain in the world. More than 30 million people in the United States alone suffer from osteoarthritis, or OA, which can affect any moveable joint of the body, including ...
Certain medications for chronic inflammatory diseases appear safe during pregnancy
Apr 05, 2018
Anti-tumor necrosis factor medications (anti-TNFs) are effective in controlling chronic inflammatory diseases, but some physicians recommend that their patients discontinue them during pregnancy. In an Arthritis & Rheumatology ...
Flare-responsive hydrogel developed to treat arthritis
Apr 03, 2018
Arthritis flares - the unpredictable and often sudden worsening of arthritis symptoms—can be debilitating. These episodes can make the management of inflammatory arthritis, which includes rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic ...
Bariatric surgery lessens knee OA pain more in certain patients
Apr 01, 2018
(HealthDay)—Laparoscopic gastric band (LAGB) surgery is associated with more improvement in knee osteoarthritis (OA) in younger patients and those without prior knee injury, according to a study published recently in Seminars ...
How microgravity affects onset of the most common form of arthritis
Mar 29, 2018
A study simulating the effects of microgravity in space that shows why astronauts are likely to experience knee problems after returning from extended missions could also give valuable insight into the progression of osteoarthritis ...