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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

Mouse Study Points Way to Shut Down Harmful Immune Response in Lupus

Aug. 17, 2016 — Molecules that scavenge debris from dying cells appear to halt the cycle of chronic inflammation in lupus, while also enhancing the body’s ability to combat flu, according to studies in ... read more

Immunotherapy Reduces Cardiovascular Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis

July 10, 2016 — Immunotherapy reduces cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research. The combination of two extra-low dose anticytokine drugs reduced rheumatoid arthritis ... read more

Potential Flaws in Test for Lyme Disease

June 30, 2016 — A new microscopy technique (LM-method) developed to detect Lyme disease is unable to distinguish infected patients from healthy controls, yielding false-positive results that could lead doctors to ... read more

Researchers Discover Potential Genetic Trigger of Autoimmune Disease

June 27, 2016 — Researchers have uncovered a potential genetic trigger of systemic autoimmune disease. The study discovered virus-like elements within the human genome linked to the development of two autoimmune ... read more

Third to Half of UK Population Lives With Chronic Pain

June 20, 2016 — Between a third and half (43 percent) of the UK population -- roughly 28 million adults -- lives with chronic pain, finds an analysis of the available ... read more

Disjointed: Cell Differences May Explain Why Rheumatoid Arthritis Varies by Location

June 10, 2016 — Not only are there distinct differences in key cellular processes and molecular signatures between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) but, more surprisingly, there are joint-specific ... read more

Enzyme Keeps Antibodies from Targeting DNA, Driving Inflammation in Lupus

June 9, 2016 — Failure of an enzyme to break down DNA spilling into the bloodstream as cells die may be a major driver of inflammation in lupus, report ... read more

Depression Linked to Disease Activity and Disability in Adolescents With Arthritis

June 9, 2016 — The results of a study confirmed a clear association between depression symptom severity and the level of disease activity and disability in adolescent patients with juvenile inflammatory arthritis ... read more

Obesity and Smoking Reduces Likelihood of Treatment Success in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

June 9, 2016 — The results of a study showed that the likelihood of achieving sustained remission in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is significantly lower in patients who smoke and who are obese. These findings ... read more

Early, Efficient Detection and Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis Using New Delivery System

June 9, 2016 — The results of a new study showed that tiny particles made of a biodegradable polymer (BNPs -- biodegradable polymer nanoparticles) have the potential to enable early detection and efficient ... read more

Air Pollution Exposure May Worsen Lupus in Children

June 9, 2016 — The results of a new study show for the first time that an individual's exposure to air pollution may have a direct role in triggering disease activity as well as airway inflammation in children ... read more

New Mode of Action for HUMIRA in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

June 6, 2016 — Researchers have discovered that the widely used antiinflammatory drug HUMIRA doesn't just work by inhibiting its target protein, TNF, but by enhancing a particular function of TNF in rheumatoid ... read more

Lyme Disease Early-Detection Test Is Effective, Study Shows

May 19, 2016 — After three years and 300 patients, researchers have proof that their early-detection urine test for Lyme disease works. In the case of Lyme disease, some patients may still have active cases but ... read more

Researchers Identify Enzyme That Contributes to Development of Lupus

May 16, 2016 — Researchers have identified an enzyme that is significantly elevated in mouse models of systemic lupus erythematosus and in blood samples of patients with lupus. The new findings demonstrate that ... read more

Children With Swollen, Painful Knees: Is It Lyme Disease or Septic Arthritis?

May 11, 2016 — Septic or infectious arthritis of the knee and Lyme disease have similar symptoms in children but require different immediate treatment to ensure optimal recovery. A new study identifies four ... read more

New Method to Stop the Spread of Lyme Disease

May 10, 2016 — Medication that is normally used to lower cholesterol could stop the spread of Lyme disease, according to a new study. Statins can reduce the burden in mice and can therefore be exploited to reduce ... read more

One in Five Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Missing Recommended Flu Jab

May 3, 2016 — Research has found a shortfall in the uptake of influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations among those diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), potentially increasing their infection ... read more

New Test for Early Detection of Lyme Disease Developed

Apr. 25, 2016 — As part of the EU "ID Lyme" project, an infection immunology team is working on developing of a new test for early detection of Lyme disease (borreliosis). This will improve the ability to ... read more

Defects in Body's Cell Disposal System May Contribute to the Most Common Form of Lupus

Apr. 20, 2016 — Scientists may be setting the stage for new approaches to control or prevent the inflammation and tissue damage associated with the chronic autoimmune disorder ... read more

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