Tag: "arthritis" at medical news
Using coxibs and NSAIDs to treat osteoarthritis
...ournals/joca/ ), published by Elsevier, a panel of arthritis
research experts has recommended that coxibs and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) must remain a significant part of the tool kit used in treating osteoarthritis (OA). The Editorial summarizes the outcomes of an international workshop org...
DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial
...mellitus, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis
and myasthenia gravis, the authors conclude....
Landmark study finds adult Delawareans with disabilities in only 'fair' to 'poor' health
...ol (47 percent), high blood pressure (45 percent), arthritis
(40 percent) and diabetes (21 percent) than the general Delaware population. Perhaps most troubling, nearly a third (31 percent) of the women responding to questions about sexual assault indicated that they had been sexually assaulted or had experi...
Researchers develop criteria to detect bone mass deficiencies in children with chronic diseases
...ildren with chronic diseases like Crohns, juvenile arthritis
and anorexia nervosa or those undergoing cancer treatment are at increased risk for bone mass deficiencies, fracture or osteoporosis as they get older, according to a new study whose lead author is a researcher at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medi...
JRRD releases single-topic issue on pain and pain management
...y, pg. 263 Chronic pain from conditions such as arthritis
or nerve injuries may be disabling and poorly controlled with aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol), or ibuprofen (Advil). In selected cases, opioid analgesics (e.g., morphine), combined with other treatments, can safely and more effectively relieve pain ...
Drinking 4 or more cups of coffee a day may help prevent gout
... the risk of gout, the most prevalent inflammatory arthritis
in adult males. To examine how coffee consumption might aggravate or protect against this common and excruciatingly painful condition, researchers at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, University of British Columbia in Canada, Bri...
Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage
...found that a new gene therapy can nearly eliminate arthritis
pain, and significantly reduce long-term damage to...teoarthritic inflammation. To date, treatment of arthritis
is dominated by drug treatments like non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs, COX-2 inhibitors and ac...
Coffee consumption may lower blood uric acid levels -- the precursor of gout
... a precursor of gout, the most common inflammatory arthritis
in adult men. It is believed that coffee and tea consumption may affect uric acid levels but only one study has been conducted to date. A new large-scale study published in the June 2007 issue of Arthritis Care & Research ( http://www.interscience.wi...
Healthy body weight throughout adulthood may help delay disability
...ases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and arthritis
that can result in physical disability," she said. "Obesity in young and middle adulthood may result in earlier onset of chronic diseases and lower physical activity, contributing to decreased muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness and greater de...
JCI table of contents -- May 17, 2007
...grecanase-2 activity prevents cartilage erosion in arthritis
The protein aggrecan comprises up to 10% of th...sufficient to protect against cartilage erosion in arthritis
and may contribute to cartilage repair. The study appears online on May 17 in advance of publication...
Ulcerative colitis sufferers find UC quite disruptive to many aspects of daily life
...r chronic health conditions migraines, rheumatoid arthritis
(RA) and asthma, who were also surveyed as part of UC: NORMAL. Eighty-two percent of UC patients said their condition made life more stressful versus 75 percent of migraine patients, 69 percent of RA patients and 46 percent of asthma patients. Furthe...
Counseling, coping skills could reduce arthritis disability
... new systematic review. Living with the pain of arthritis
can lead to depression and isolation. Severely aff...g 3,409 patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
to look at how psychosocial interventions affected pain. The review, which is part of a new serie...
JCI table of contents: May 10, 2007
... as drugs to treat inflammatory conditions such as arthritis
or dermatitis and they act in part by suppressing T cell function. In a study appearing online on May 10 in advance of publication in the June print issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Carlo Riccardo and colleagues from the University of ...
Promising drug fails to improve COPD symptoms
...her inflammatory diseases, particularly rheumatoid arthritis
and Crohn's disease. COPD is the fourth-leading cause of death of men and women in the United States and the world. It is projected to become the third-leading cause of death, after heart disease and cancer, by 2015. Stephen I. Rennard, M.D., o...
Green tea compound suppresses factors causing cartilage, bone destruction in arthritis
...t infiltrate the joints of persons with rheumatoid arthritis
causing cartilage degradation. The scientists...m the joints of patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis
and incubated these cells with the green tea compound. When untreated cells were stimulated with IL-...
Green tea compound may be a therapy for people with rheumatoid arthritis
... system molecules under both normal and rheumatoid arthritis
situations are well studied, and the researchers w...t infiltrate the joints of persons with rheumatoid arthritis
and cause cartilage degradation. The laboratory now is focused on the inhibitory role of EGCG in ...
Fish oil may help kidney disease sufferers
... oil, it's been touted as an answer to Alzheimers, arthritis
and even weight-loss but now a Queensland University of Technology researcher will test its health benefits in people with chronic kidney disease. Dietitian Rachel Zabel, from QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation in Brisbane, Austral...
Costs of treating arthritis on the rise nationwide, study finds
The amount Americans spent on arthritis
medications more than doubled between 1998 and 200...esearcher. Results from a six-year study of U.S. arthritis
patients and the cost of arthritis
medications and clinical treatments appear in the May 2007 issue ...
Slick and springy: Brown research reveals protein's role in joints
...nts could be an effective preventive treatment for arthritis
or for sports injuries." Jay, a Rhode Island Hospital emergency physician and Brown associate professor of emergency medicine and engineering, has studied joint mechanics for 20 years. His lab spearheaded research into lubricin's role as a "boundar...
1 out of every 3 arthritis sufferers is affected in ability to work
...nted a complete picture for the entire spectrum of arthritis
in the general population. A new study published i... about whether respondents had been diagnosed with arthritis
by a doctor and whether arthritis
or joint symptoms affected whether they worked, and the type or th...
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