New research published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology, reveals that prescription opioids are commonly used long-term to treat pain in older patients with severe osteoarthritis. The study also found substantial statewide variation in rates of treatment with long-term opioid therapy for osteoarthritis, which was not fully explained […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—For postmenopausal women, the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis is lower with menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) use, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in Menopause. Jae Hyun Jung, M.D., Ph.D., from the Korea University College of Medicine in Seoul, and colleagues collected data from 4,766 postmenopausal women from the Korea National Health and Nutrition […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Smoking is an important risk factor for developing the most common form of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other inflammatory diseases, but a critical question remains: Can those who quit smoking delay or prevent RA or have they permanently and irrevocably altered their risk of the disease? A new study by investigators […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Alexandra Angelich, University Communications Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified an unexpected contributor to rheumatoid arthritis that may help explain the painful flare-ups associated with the disease. The discovery points to a potential new treatment for the autoimmune disorder and may also allow the use of a simple blood […]Continue Reading ...
Scanning electron micrograph of human T lymphocyte or T cell. Credit: NIAID/NIH In rheumatoid arthritis, immune cells called helper T cells behave differently from their counterparts in healthy cells and in other autoimmune diseases. Stanford scientists have learned why. Stanford University School of Medicine investigators succeeded in countering inflammation and tissue damage caused by rheumatoid […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers from the Netherlands, the U.S. and the U.K. has found evidence that suggests tumor necrosis factor (TNF) cannot be used as a biomarker for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment discontinuation. In their paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the group describes developing an assay that could […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain QUT scientists have found that a drug derived from omega-3 fatty acids can reduce osteoarthritis inflammation that’s been caused by a high-fat diet. The study, published in Scientific Reports, is among the first to investigate resolvin D1 (RvD1), which has reported anti-inflammatory properties, as a possible treatment for diet-associated osteoarthritis, which […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Old age at onset of early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with more frequent bone erosions, according to a study published online Nov. 11 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Koichi Murata, from Kyoto University in Japan, and colleagues examined how old age at disease onset affects treatment and prognosis in early RA using […]Continue Reading ...
Estradiol treatment in ovariectomized mice resulted in increase in collagen type II (Col2) and charged glycosaminoglycan (proteoglycans-SafO) histological staining (A) an increase in Col2 and aggrecan gene expression in WT but not estrogen receptor alpha knock out (ERαKO) mice (B) Estradiol treatment to meniscal fibrochondrocytes isolated from female WT and ERαKO mice resulted in increased […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are at higher risk for developing gout than patients without OSA for more than a year after diagnosis, according to a study published in the January issue of Arthritis & Rheumatology. Milica Blagojevic-Bucknall, Ph.D., from Keele University in the United Kingdom, and colleagues used data from the U.K. Clinical […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—A nurse-based phone education intervention can promote shared decision making in patients with newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online Dec. 5 in Musculoskeletal Care. Siobhan Farley, R.N., from the University of Vermont in Burlington, and colleagues evaluated implementation of a nurse telephone education program for patients with recently diagnosed RA […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—The inverse association between fiber intake and the risk for incident symptomatic knee osteoarthritis may be partially mediated by body mass index, according to a study published in the December issue of The Journal of Nutrition. Zhaoli Dai, Ph.D., from the Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues used data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Patients with arthritis in their knees experienced significant improvement in pain and mobility after undergoing a weekly, whole-body massage for two months, according to a study led by researchers at Duke Health. The finding, appearing online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, suggests that massage could offer a safe and […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Cardiovascular risk should be carefully evaluated in patients with psoriatic arthritis, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Rubén Queiro, M.D., Ph.D., from Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias in Oviedo, Spain, and colleagues assessed the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among 340 consecutive patients with psoriatic arthritis […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—About one in three adults with prediabetes has arthritis, and half of those with both conditions are physically inactive and/or obese, according to research published in the Nov. 9 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Using data from the 2009 to 2016 National Health and Nutrition […]Continue Reading ...
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