New assay may lead to a cure for debilitating inflammatory joint disease
Feb 23, 2017
Current treatments for rheumatoid arthritis relieve the inflammation that leads to joint destruction, but the immunologic defect that triggers the inflammation persists to cause relapses, according to research conducted at ...
Depression puts psoriasis patients at significantly greater risk of psoriatic arthritis
Feb 22, 2017
Psoriasis is a lifelong disease that is associated with significant cosmetic and physical disability and puts patients at increased risk for many major medical disorders. A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University ...
Improvements in ACL surgery may help prevent knee osteoarthritis
Feb 21, 2017
Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee frequently leads to early-onset osteoarthritis, a painful condition that can occur even if the patient has undergone ACL reconstruction to prevent its onset. A new ...
The Internet may be an effective tool for treating chronic knee pain
Feb 21, 2017
An online intervention combining home exercise and pain-coping skills training provided substantial clinical benefits for patients suffering from chronic knee pain. This model of care delivery could greatly improve patient ...
Ultrasound IDs disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis
Feb 15, 2017
(HealthDay)—A 12-joint ultrasound (US) evaluation is relevant in determining disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis patients, according to a study published online Feb. 9 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.
Short-course tocilizumab may up hep B reactivation in RA
Feb 13, 2017
(HealthDay)—For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), one to three doses of tocilizumab may increase the risk of hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation, according to a study published online Feb. 3 in the International ...
Better than a pill: Team to develop new arthritis treatment via silk
Feb 10, 2017
A twisted ankle, broken hip or torn knee cartilage are all common injuries that can have medical ramifications long after the initial incident that causes them. Associated pain, inflammation, joint degeneration and even osteoarthritis ...
Infection risk lower for etanercept vs monoclonal antibody treatment
Feb 09, 2017
(HealthDay)—For patients with rheumatoid arthritis, etanercept is associated with lower risk for general infections and tuberculosis compared with monoclonal antibody treatment, according to a meta-analysis published online ...
Active synovitis with osteitis predicts residual synovitis in RA
Feb 08, 2017
(HealthDay)—For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have clinical response to treatment, active synovitis with osteitis is associated with subsequent residual synovitis (R-synovitis), according to a study published ...
Poor thigh muscle strength may increase women's risk of knee osteoarthritis
Feb 08, 2017
A new study has found that poor strength in the thigh muscles may increase the risk of knee osteoarthritis in women but not men. This relationship was confounded by body mass index (BMI), which itself is known as a risk factor ...