New tool for prognosis and choice of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis
Mar 23, 2017
In rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies are formed that affect the inflammation in the joints. In an article published today in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, researchers at Uppsala University show that antibodies ...
Tocilizumab useful for uveitis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Mar 17, 2017
(HealthDay)—For patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)-associated uveitis refractory to anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy, tocilizumab (TCZ) is beneficial, yielding improvement in all ocular parameters, ...
Leisure-time physical activity is related to cartilage health and quality health in knee osteoarthritis
Mar 14, 2017
Higher leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) level promotes cartilage health in postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis (OA). This was observed in a study carried out in the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences ...
Musculoskeletal symptoms predict psoriatic arthritis
Mar 13, 2017
(HealthDay)—For patients with psoriasis, nonspecific musculoskeletal symptoms, including joint pain, fatigue, and stiffness, predict the development of psoriatic arthritis (PsA), according to a study published in the March ...
Alterations in soluble mediators predict transition to SLE
Mar 08, 2017
(HealthDay)—For unaffected relatives of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients, preclinical alterations in levels of soluble mediators may predict transition to disease, according to a study published in the March ...
1 in 4 U.S. adults disabled by arthritis: CDC
Mar 08, 2017
(HealthDay)—Arthritis is expanding its grip on Americans, with 24 million adults limited in their everyday activities because of the debilitating joint disease, U.S. health officials say.
Scientists discover new mechanism that leads to inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis
Mar 02, 2017
New research findings published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, suggest that synovial CD4+ T cells that produce IL-21 contribute to joint inflammation by activating synovial fibroblasts in rheumatoid arthritis patients. ...
New treatment option for difficult-to-treat rheumatoid arthritis patients
Mar 02, 2017
Between 3 and 5 percent of the population suffers from a form of inflammatory rheumatism. It affects approximately 250,000 to 400,000 people in Austria. Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common and also the most dangerous ...
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 ...