HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
The unknown risks of arthritis

Arthritis, in particular rheumatoid arthritis (RA), has devastating effects on the body, causing many debilitating effects and leaving many patients immobile or able to function normally. However, there are also some additional effects associated with the disease which are less well known, but just as threatening. A number of studies presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology provide new data on the risks of cardiovascular diseases for RA patients, as well as some of the risks associated with the new therapies in the area, that are just beginning to emerge.

INCREASED HEART ATTACK RISKS IN RA PATIENTS DESPITE CHANGES IN DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Today (Friday 23 June), Dr. Ulf Bergstrm will present the results of a study showing that, despite changes in the management of rheumatoid arthritis in the last 20 years, there is no significant impact on co-morbidity related to cardiovascular diseases, in particular, related to myocardial infarction (heart attack).

As recognized by the investigators, patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a shortened lifespan when compared to people with same gender and similar age and recent studies suggest that this is largely due to increased mortality from premature cardiovascular disease, in particular myocardial infarction. As the medical field has gained a better understanding of rheumatoid arthritis, the management of it has changed significantly in terms of medical treatments and physiotherapy.

The study evaluates the effects of the changes in management of RA on the cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with established RA during 1978 to 2002, by analyzing two separate patient studies from 1978 and 1995 (with an 8 year follow-up), and compared to the corresponding background population. The study found no significant changes in the cardiovascular morbidity between the two studies (standardized mortality ratios: 158 (CI: 111-225) and 168 (CI: 118-232) for the 1978 and 1
'"/>

Contact: Mia Gannedahl
mia_gannedahl@uk.cohnwolfe.com
44-207-331-2325
European League Against Rheumatism
23-Jun-2006


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Benefits of testosterone treatment unknown, research shows
2. Daycare illness guidelines exist, but largely unknown
3. Fever of unknown origin: a marker for occult cancer?
4. Depression linked to previously unknown dopamine regulator
5. New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
6. Its time to look at health risks in a new light, authors say
7. Study questions risks of anti-bleeding drug during heart surgery
8. Arsenic in chicken feed may pose health risks to humans, C&EN reports
9. New cigarette designs dont offer lower predicted cancer risks
10. Depression increases health risks in heart failure patients
11. New study focuses on radiation-associated cancer risks

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: The unknown risks arthritis

(Date:5/29/2015)... New York, NY (PRWEB) May 29, 2015 ... readers on the “beauty of protection”. Skin Health ... through USA Today within the markets of New York, ... reach an estimated 750,000 readers. Its digital counterpart will ... online content hubs. To read more the Skin Health ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... Shaila Jiwa, a physiotherapist from Burnaby ... stated in a new announcement that patients of urinary ... commonly seen as a tabooed topic to talk about ... like Shaila Jiwa try to encourage people to come ... is a condition that can be classified under two ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... University, the first cannabis college in America, will return to Las ... demanded Basic and Advanced Classic Seminars on June ... each day. Certification is available upon completion of the seminars and ... 14 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Both the seminars and ... Casino in downtown Las Vegas. , Seminar topics covered ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 29, 2015 The Croatia Cosmetic ... a long-lasting impression on what modern dentistry options are ... on a mission to revolutionize the perception of a ... high-class Wellness & Spa. , The top dental ... successful medical tourism agencies and led by ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 2015 Healthpointe’s electromyography and nerve ... Los Angeles County clinics including its newest clinic ... being offered at all Healthpointe locations throughout Southern ... Bernardino County. , As the muscles contract, ... electrical impulses throughout the body and dictate whether ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Mediaplanet Launches “Skin Health” Campaign Featuring Colorescience 2Health News:Patients of Urinary Incontinence Should Not "Hide And Suffer," States Physiotherapist from Burnaby Physiotherapy Clinic 2Health News:Oaksterdam University to Host Educational Cannabis Seminars and Job Fair in Las Vegas June 12 to 15; Training For Those Wanting To Work in Legal Cannabis Industry 2Health News:Oaksterdam University to Host Educational Cannabis Seminars and Job Fair in Las Vegas June 12 to 15; Training For Those Wanting To Work in Legal Cannabis Industry 3Health News:Croatian Cosmetic Dentistry Providers New Approach to Revolutionize Cosmetic Dentistry 2Health News:Croatian Cosmetic Dentistry Providers New Approach to Revolutionize Cosmetic Dentistry 3Health News:Healthpointe Is Now Offering EMG and NCV Diagnostics at All Clinics throughout Southern California. 2
(Date:5/29/2015)... 29, 2015 LifeNet Health plans to enlarge ... 2015 to more than 160 people. The ... LifeNet Health,s innovative bio-implants, which are being made more ... be served. It also is a reflection of the ... "The growth and success of LifeNet Health is a ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... May 29, 2015  Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE ... Operating Officer, will present at the JMP Securities Life ... on June 23 rd , 2015 at 11:30am Eastern ... Davies, presentation live via webcast at: http://wsw.com/webcast/jmp27/hae ... HAE ) is a global healthcare company dedicated to ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... May 29, 2015 Amgen (NASDAQ: ... pivotal Phase 3, global, randomized, placebo-controlled trials evaluating ... of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in patients with chronic ... the primary endpoint, demonstrating that a greater proportion ... a greater than 30 percent reduction in parathyroid ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:LifeNet Health to add more than 160 jobs in 2015 2Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 2Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 3Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 4Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 5Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 6Amgen Presents Pooled Phase 3 AMG 416 Data For The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease 7
Cached News: