Risk of heart attack in rheumatoid arthritis patients almost halved by biologic drugs
Jan 11, 2017
A biologic drug which treats rheumatoid arthritis has been shown by new research to reduce the risk of heart attacks in arthritis sufferers by up to 40 per cent.
Older adults with arthritis need just 45 minutes of activity per week
Jan 09, 2017
Older adults who suffer from arthritis need to keep moving to be functionally independent. But in an examination of a goal that is daunting for most of this aging population, a new Northwestern Medicine study found that performing ...
Is running bad for your knees?
Jan 05, 2017
(HealthDay)—Everybody believes running can leave you sore and swollen, right? Well, a new study suggests running might actually reduce inflammation in joints.
Optimizing the use of biologics for treating patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Dec 19, 2016
The use of biologics, which are generally made from human and/or animal materials, has significantly changed the management of rheumatoid arthritis over the last decade, becoming the cornerstone treatment for many patients. ...
Knee cartilage product approved to repair defects
Dec 14, 2016
(HealthDay)—Maci (autologous cultured chondrocytes) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to repair defective cartilage of the knee.
Researchers add to evidence that common bacterial cause of gum disease may drive rheumatoid arthritis
Dec 14, 2016
Investigators at Johns Hopkins report they have new evidence that a bacterium known to cause chronic inflammatory gum infections also triggers the inflammatory "autoimmune" response characteristic of chronic, joint-destroying ...
Prevalence of anti-TSH receptor antibody high in fibromyalgia
Dec 12, 2016
(HealthDay)—Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) have high prevalence of anti-thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor antibody (TRAb), according to a study published online Nov. 30 in the International Journal of ...
AAOS Board approves treatment criteria for carpal tunnel syndrome and knee osteoarthritis
Dec 12, 2016
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors has approved new Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for the management of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and the surgical management of osteoarthritis of the ...
Running actually lowers inflammation in knee joints
Dec 09, 2016
We all know that running causes a bit of inflammation and soreness, and that's just the price you pay for cardiovascular health. You know; no pain, no gain.
DASH diet reduces serum uric acid in prehypertension
Dec 05, 2016
(HealthDay)—Among adults with prehypertension or stage I hypertension, following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet lowers serum uric acid (UA), according to a study published online Nov. 28 in Arthritis ...