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July 4, 2015

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July 4, 2015

Vitamin B12 Supplement Linked to Pimply Skin

June 24, 2015 — Vitamin B12 tweaks how genes behave in the facial bacteria of some people who normally enjoy clear skin, leading to pimples, new research ... read more

Patients With Primary Hand Osteoarthritis Should Not Be Prescribed Hydroxychloroquine, Study Suggests

June 13, 2015 — The results of an interventional trial showed that use of the disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug hydroxychloroquine for 24 weeks did not diminish mild-moderate pain from primary hand ... read more

Biologics Improve Productivity and Reduce Missed Workdays in Rheumatic Disease

June 12, 2015 — The results of a systematic review of published studies showed that biologics improve both absenteeism (not showing up for work) and presenteeism (being at work but not functioning fully) in patients ... read more

Low Birth Weight and Childhood Infections Predict Ankylosing Spondylitis

June 11, 2015 — The results of a new study showed that a diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis can be predicted by low birth weight, having older siblings and hospitalization for infection between the ages of 5-16 ... read more

Physical Trauma Associated With Onset of Psoriatic Arthritis Among Psoriasis Patients

June 11, 2015 — The results of a large population study showed an increased risk of developing Psoriatic Arthritis among psoriasis patients exposed to physical trauma, particularly when the trauma involved bone ... read more

Ultrasound-Defined Tenosynovitis Identified as Strong Predictor of Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

June 10, 2015 — A new study showed that ultrasound diagnosis of tenosynovitis (inflammation of the tendon sheath) was superior to clinical symptoms and signs in the prediction of early Rheumatoid ... read more

Intensive Initial Therapy With Triple DMARDs Improves Functional Ability in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

June 10, 2015 — New research showed that initial therapy with combination DMARDs significantly improves measures of disease activity and functional ability in patients with early rheumatoid ... read more

New UK Research 'Challenges the Assumption That Arthritis Patients Take Their Medication Regularly'

May 26, 2015 — 40% of UK arthritis patients scored low on an adherence questionnaire at least once during their time in a recent study, indicating that they might not be taking their expensive biological therapies ... read more

Combining Arthritis Meds to Better Alleviate Pain

Apr. 21, 2015 — A mixture of over-the-counter medicine and experimental drugs could be just what the doctor ordered to provide more effective pain relief for arthritis sufferers, experts ... read more

Childhood Syndrome Combining Lung Disease, Arthritis Identified

Apr. 20, 2015 — Using the latest genome sequencing techniques, a research team has identified a new autoimmune syndrome characterized by a combination of severe lung disease and arthritis. The hereditary disorder, ... read more

With Biosimilar Drug Development on the Rise, Researchers Explore Efficacy

Apr. 16, 2015 — A new article focuses on the first biosimilar monoclonal antibody to be approved in Europe. "While there is growing interest in biosimilars and their potential to reduce the cost of treatment ... read more

Depression Often Co-Occurs With Joint Diseases

Apr. 1, 2015 — Depression is one of the leading health risks and affects 350 million people worldwide. Roughly one third of the participants in a recent study who were suffering from depression also suffered from ... read more

Weight-Loss Surgery Before Joint Replacement Can Improve Outcomes in Severely Overweight Patients

Mar. 26, 2015 — Bariatric surgery prior to joint replacement is a cost-effective option to improve outcomes in severely overweight patients, research demonstrates. It is well-known that obesity takes a toll on ... read more

Women Fare Better Than Men Following Total Knee, Hip Replacement

Mar. 26, 2015 — While women may have their first total joint replacement at an older age, they are less likely to have complications related to their surgery or require revision surgery, according to a new study. ... read more

Hip Replacement an Excellent Option to Relieve Pain in Juvenile Arthritis Patients Under Age 35

Mar. 24, 2015 — Hip replacement surgery is an excellent option to alleviate pain and improve function in juvenile arthritis patients under age 35 when conservative treatments fail to provide relief, a new study ... read more

Men Have a Higher Level of Function Before and After Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Mar. 24, 2015 — While men and women have similar levels of improvement following total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, men have higher levels of function before and after ... read more

Diabetes, Previous Joint Pain and Overall Physical Health Predicts Arthritis Pain

Mar. 24, 2015 — Diabetes and previous joint pain, along with a patient's overall physical health status, may predicts arthritis pain with nearly 100 percent ... read more

First Blood Test for Osteoarthritis Could Soon Be Available

Mar. 20, 2015 — The first blood test for osteoarthritis could soon be developed, thanks to new research. The research findings could potentially lead to patients being tested for osteoarthritis and diagnosed several ... read more

Inflammation in Mouth, Joints in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mar. 12, 2015 — Periodontitis shares pathogenic mechanisms with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and may trigger its onset, scientists say. In a new study, researchers performed joint and dental examinations, determined ... read more

M-MDSCs Shut Down Arthritis in Mouse Model of the Disease

Mar. 6, 2015 — Using a mouse model of rheumatoid arthritis, scientists have discovered that a form of cellular immunotherapy by intravenous administration of monocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells, or M-MDSCs, ... read more

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