Arthritis can strike children
13 hours ago
(HealthDay)—While arthritis is typically thought of as an older person's disease, more than 300,000 American children have chronic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), an expert says.
Subjective complaints may cause patients to stop treatment after switching to a biosimilar
Oct 18, 2017
A biosimilar is a biological medicine that shows no clinically meaningful differences with another already approved biological medicine (the 'reference medicine'). A new study in Arthritis & Rheumatology found that one-quarter ...
New research reveals impact of rheumatoid arthritis in the workplace
Oct 12, 2017
The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society has announced findings from a study conducted in partnership with The University of Manchester that investigates the impact of rheumatoid arthritis and adult juvenile idiopathic arthritis ...
Febuxostat prevents gout flares in recent clinical trial
Oct 04, 2017
As reported in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology, the drug febuxostat reduced gout flares in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 314 adults with early gout. Febuxostat treatment also reduced synovitis—or inflammation ...
Prototype equipment can detect rheumatoid arthritis
Sep 28, 2017
According to a first clinical study published in the scientific journal Photoacoustics, the University of Twente and various European partners have designed a device that shows the difference between healthy fingers and arthritic ...
Researchers seek to improve techniques for joint defect treatment
Sep 25, 2017
Different surface topographies and materials provide interesting ways to study cell behaviour and potentially provide novel solutions for treating joint defects. Tissue engineering methods that simulate native cartilage could ...
Steroid injection betters hand function with carpal tunnel
Sep 21, 2017
(HealthDay)—Local steroid injection is effective for treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and improves hand function, according to a small study published online Sept. 13 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.
PTSD linked with increased lupus risk
Sep 20, 2017
In a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in civilian women were strongly associated with increased risk of developing lupus, an autoimmune disease.
Weighing nonsurgical treatment options for knee osteoarthritis pain
Sep 19, 2017
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive "wear and tear" disease of the joint. Osteoarthritis of the knee (knee OA) may not be totally preventable but according to Elizabeth Matzkin, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in ...
Vitamin D deficiency tied to neuropathic pain
Sep 13, 2017
(HealthDay)—Vitamin D deficiency may be associated with increased neuropathic pain (NP) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online Aug. 31 in the International Journal of Rheumatic ...