Gout in X-ray of left foot. Credit: Hellerhoff/Wikipedia. Dietary factors have a far smaller influence on urate levels (a precursor to gout) than previously envisaged, new University of Otago research reveals. The research, led by Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Tanya Major, found that a healthy diet can be linked to having lower levels of serum urate, […]Continue Reading ...
Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in patients with lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease. In a new study in Arthritis & Rheumatology—a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology—imaging tests revealed signs of cardiac impairment in patients newly diagnosed with lupus, even before any symptoms of chest discomfort. […]Continue Reading ...
Fibromyalgia patients who regularly visit their physicians are much less likely to attempt suicide than those who do not, according to a new Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in Arthritis Care & Research. Patients who did not attempt suicide were at the doctor an average of 50 hours per year versus less than one […]Continue Reading ...
Double-stranded DNA in AdMVs stimulate the cGAS-STING signaling pathway in macrophages and non-hematopoietic cells, leading to overproduction of IFN-I. Secreted IFN-I, in turn, activates other immune cells, such as B and T lymphocytes, and promotes secretion of autoantibodies that cause tissue damage in various organs. The tissue damage promotes apoptosis of damaged cells, resulting in […]Continue Reading ...
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that canakinumab significantly reduced the rate of gout by more than half compared to placebo, regardless of baseline serum urate level. “These are significant results as they add to the evidence base demonstrating a potential preventative role for […]Continue Reading ...
The results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrates increased levels of gum disease, and disease-causing bacteria, in individuals at risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). “It has been shown that RA-associated antibodies, such as anti-citrullinated protein antibodies, are present well before any evidence of joint disease. This suggests […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain The results of two studies presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) provide insight into the role of sleep in chronic pain. The first study demonstrates a predictive role of sleep problems for chronic pain1 and the second provides insight into chronic pain and sleep in adolescents.2 […]Continue Reading ...
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that pregnancies in women with rheumatoid arthritis are associated with premature delivery and low birth weight. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person’s joints, causing pain and disability. It can also affect internal […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Female reproductive and hormonal factors are associated with incidence of knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study published in the July issue of Arthritis & Rheumatology. Sultana Monira Hussain, M.B.B.S, M.P.H., Ph.D., from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues examined associations between female reproductive and hormonal factors (measured between 1990 and 1994) and incidence […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a new study published in the journal Peer J this week, researchers at UniSA’s Body in Mind Research Group have found people suffering osteoarthritis in the knees reported reduced pain when exposed to visual illusions that altered the size of their knees. UniSA researcher and NHMRC Career Development Fellow, Dr. […]Continue Reading ...
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes fatigue, joint pain and swelling, and can have long-term, devastating effects. Fortunately, treatment for rheumatoid arthritis has advanced, and most patients can now control their disease with medications. The usual practice is to continue with these medications for life, but emerging evidence suggests some patients […]Continue Reading ...
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate an increased risk of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in siblings of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), suggesting shared susceptibility between the two diseases. RA is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person’s joints, causing pain and disability. […]Continue Reading ...
The results of a study to be presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) suggest that rates of anxiety and depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis correlate with measures of disease activity over the first year following diagnosis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person’s joints, causing […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Do your knees ache? According to new findings from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, your diet could be a culprit. In a study led by OMRF scientist Tim Griffin, Ph.D., researchers found that the carbohydrate composition of diets increased the risk of osteoarthritis in laboratory mice—even when the animals didn’t differ […]Continue Reading ...
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate significant improvements in adherence and clinical outcomes in gout patients who received a daily text message to remind them to take allopurinol. Gout is a very common condition. It is caused by deposits of crystals of a substance […]Continue Reading ...
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