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May 29, 2015

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May 29, 2015

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

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

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

Scientists Move Closer to Creating Cartilage from Stem Cells

Mar. 3, 2015 — Scientists have succeeded in producing cartilage formed from embryonic stem cells that could in future be used to treat the painful joint condition osteoarthritis. With their huge capacity to ... read more

Common Hip Issue in Teens Misdiagnosed as Pulled Muscle

Feb. 24, 2015 — An athlete felt pain in his groin after a collision at the plate with an opposing player. He thought he had pulled a muscle, but it turns out he was suffering from a common condition seen in teens ... read more

Million Person Study Examines Long-Term Effects of Blocking Inflammation

Feb. 25, 2015 — Inflammation -- the body's response to damaging stimuli -- may have a protective effect against cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. The finding is one of the outcomes of research ... read more

Anti-Inflammatory Drug Counters Obesity in Mice

Feb. 19, 2015 — Obesity represents a global health problem with limited options available for its prevention or treatment. The finding that a key regulator of energy expenditure and body weight is controlled by a ... read more

Female Patients With Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome More Likely to Experience Sexual Dysfunction

Feb. 4, 2015 — Sexual dysfunction should not be ignored in patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome, researchers state after finding that women with the condition experience significantly more sexual dysfunction ... read more

Feb. 16, 2015 — Investigators have discovered the genomic switches of a blood cell key to regulating the human immune system. The findings open the door to new research and development in drugs and personalized ... read more

Psychological Factors Play a Part in Acupuncture Treatment of Back Pain

Feb. 12, 2015 — People with back pain who have low expectations of acupuncture before they start a course of treatment will gain less benefit than those people who believe it will work, according to new research. ... read more

Smoking Impairs Treatment Response in Inflammatory Back Arthritis

Feb. 10, 2015 — Smoking impairs the response to biological drugs used to treat inflammatory arthritis affecting the lower back, known as axial spondyloarthritis, or AxSpA, for short, new research ... read more

Recent Gut and Urinary Tract Infections May Curb Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Feb. 4, 2015 — Recent gut and urinary tract infections may curb the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, suggests new ... read more

Researchers Find Gene That Confirms Existence of Psoriatic Arthritis

Feb. 5, 2015 — Researchers have identified genetic variants that are associated with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) but not with psoriasis, in the largest study of PsA ever ... read more

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