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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

Drug Combination Effective Against Chikungunya Arthritis in Mice

Feb. 1, 2017 — Chikungunya virus causes a painful, debilitating arthritis for which there is currently no treatment. A new study has found that combining a drug for rheumatoid arthritis with one that targets the ... read more

Jan. 20, 2017 — Using a novel approach for imaging the movement of immune cells in living animals, researchers have identified what appear to be the initial steps leading to joint inflammation in a model of ... read more

Older Adults With Arthritis Need Just 45 Minutes of Activity Per Week

Jan. 9, 2017 — Older adults who suffer from arthritis need to keep moving to be functionally independent. But in an examination of a goal that is daunting for most of this aging population, a new study found that ... read more

Fibroblasts Could Provide New Target for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Nov. 23, 2016 — A new study reveals the key role of different types of fibroblast cells in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), opening up a new avenue for research into treatment of the disease. Synovial ... read more

Study Links Mothers With Rheumatoid Arthritis and Kids With Epilepsy

Nov. 16, 2016 — A new study shows a link between mothers with rheumatoid arthritis and children with epilepsy. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes the body’s own immune system to attack ... read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Who Smoke or Are Overweight See Less Symptom Improvement With Treatment

Nov. 15, 2016 — Smoking or being overweight makes it more difficult for patients with rheumatoid arthritis to achieve optimal control of inflammation and symptoms, despite standard of care ... read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs: Direct Switch Has a Beneficial Effect

Nov. 15, 2016 — For the first time, a multicentre study has compared the action of two rheumatoid arthritis drugs from the same class. The study established that the two TNF inhibitors investigated are equally ... read more

Anti-Inflammatory Drug Use Effects on Cardiovascular Health Outlined in Ten-Year, 13-Country Precision Trial

Nov. 14, 2016 — A 10-year trial involving osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis patients in 13 countries reveals new insights on the cardiovascular safety of widely used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and ... read more

Three Gene Sets Could Predict Response to Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapies

Nov. 13, 2016 — Three gene expression signatures can help rheumatologists predict which patients are more likely to respond to tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) or B-cell depletion therapies in patients with ... read more

Why Some Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Respond Poorly to Biologics

Nov. 13, 2016 — A new study is shedding light on why some rheumatoid arthritis patients respond poorly when treated with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors, part of a class of drugs called ... read more

Arthritis Drug Boosts Effectiveness of Antidepressant Medication

Nov. 10, 2016 — Giving severely depressed patients the arthritis drug celecoxib (Celebrex®) dramatically boosted the effectiveness of their antidepressant medication, a new study has ... read more

Researchers Develop Inhibitors for Autoimmune-Relevant Enzyme

Nov. 10, 2016 — Highly selective new JAK3 inhibitors may offer new treatments for autoimmune conditions, report ... read more

Biologic Therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Protect Against Rapid Bone Loss

Nov. 8, 2016 — Investigating best evidence regarding bone loss in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new review finds that early and aggressive treatment of RA with biologic drugs may have protective effect on ... read more

Blood Test for Early Osteoarthritis Diagnosis Unveiled

Oct. 27, 2016 — A blood test for early osteoarthritis diagnosis has been unveiled by scientists. The test, which could be available to patients within two years, identifies the chemical signatures found in the ... read more

Nanoparticle Injections May Be Future of Osteoarthritis Treatment

Sep. 26, 2016 — Researchers have shown that they can inject nanoparticles into an injured joint and suppress inflammation immediately following an injury, reducing the destruction of cartilage and lowering the risk ... read more

X-Rays: The First and Best Screening Tool in Diagnosing Knee Pain Among Middle-Aged Patients

Sep. 9, 2016 — Knee pain is common among Americans age 40 and up. Nearly one in 17 people visit doctors' offices each year for knee pain or injuries from osteoarthritis -- a progressive 'wear and ... read more

Why Bones Don't Heal: Researchers Identify Risk Factors for Nonunion of Fractures

Sep. 7, 2016 — Researchers have identified risk factors which may help orthopaedic surgeons better predict a serious complication of bone fractures. Fracture nonunion may be increasing as more patients survive ... read more

Aug. 30, 2016 — The job of policing the microenvironment around our cells is carried out by macrophages. Macrophages are the ‘guards’ that patrol most tissues of the body - poised to engulf infections or destroy ... read more

Research Opens Up New Treatment Route for Inflammatory Rheumatism

Aug. 23, 2016 — Enthesitis, inflammation of tendons where they attach to the bone, is a common medical problem which underlies various forms of inflammatory rheumatism. Although around 1 percent of the population is ... read more

Why You're Stiff in the Morning: Your Body Suppresses Inflammation When You Sleep at Night

Aug. 5, 2016 — New research describes a protein created by the body's 'biological clock' that actively represses inflammatory pathways within the affected limbs during the ... read more

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