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 ...
Reports reveal racial and ethnic disparities in lupus rates
Sep 11, 2017
Two new papers reveal striking racial and ethnic disparities in the incidence and prevalence of lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease that can affect virtually any organ system. The reports, which are published in Arthritis ...
New study reveals hidden burden of Lupus among Hispanic and Asian women in Manhattan
Sep 11, 2017
Within Manhattan's diverse population, the chronic and often debilitating autoimmune disease lupus affects Hispanic and Asian women more frequently than white women, according to a new study led by investigators at NYU School ...
Cartilage degeneration algorithm predicts progression of osteoarthritis
Aug 29, 2017
A novel cartilage degeneration algorithm can predict the progression of osteoarthritis in individual patients, according to new research from the University of Eastern Finland. The new algorithm could greatly facilitate clinical ...
Improving the recognition of anxiety and depression in rheumatoid arthritis
Aug 28, 2017
A study conducted by Keele University shows that patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are also suffering with anxiety or depression may avoid talking to their GP about their mental health symptoms.
Studies reveal how shingles vaccine should be used in arthritis patients
Aug 28, 2017
New research indicates that the live varicella-zoster vaccine—which is given to protect against shingles—elicits robust immune responses in patients when administered several weeks prior to the start of treatment with ...
How you think about your arthritis makes a difference
Aug 24, 2017
(HealthDay)—How well you cope with knee arthritis depends a lot on your mental outlook, a new study suggests.
Treating arthritis with algae
Aug 23, 2017
Researchers at ETH Zurich, Empa and the Norwegian research institute SINTEF are pursuing a new approach to treating arthritis. This is based on a polysaccharide, a long-chain sugar molecule, originating from brown algae. ...
Contraceptive pill linked to lowered risk of rheumatoid arthritis
Aug 17, 2017
Taking the contraceptive pill, particularly for seven or more consecutive years, is linked to a lowered risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, finds research published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.