Tag: "osteoarthritis" at medical news
Using coxibs and NSAIDs to treat osteoarthritis
... significant part of the tool kit used in treating osteoarthritis
(OA). The Editorial summarizes the outcomes of an international workshop organized by the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) and the International COX-2 Study Group, held 2425 March 2007. The authors urge that an evidence-based app...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...nd long-term self-reported sleep and pain in older osteoarthritis
patients. This demonstrates that improving sleep can be analgesic in older osteoarthritis
patients, and that techniques to improve sleep should be considered for addition to treatment progra...
Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage
...ey are the first genetically engineered to develop osteoarthritis
like humans, with the same genetic predisposition that makes some more likely to develop the disease, the authors said. If all goes well with a follow-up study currently underway, researchers will apply to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for pe...
JCI table of contents -- May 17, 2007
... of aggrecan and cartilage erosion in animals with osteoarthritis
and inflammatory arthritis. In addition, this blockade appeared to stimulate cartilage repair following acute inflammation. The authors concluded that blocking aggrecanase-mediated cleavage in the aggrecan IGD alone was sufficient to protect against ...
Counseling, coping skills could reduce arthritis disability
...ed controlled trials involving 3,409 patients with osteoarthritis
or rheumatoid arthritis to look at how psychosocial interventions affected pain. The review, which is part of a new series, appears in the May issue of the journal Health Psychology. Each evidence-based review centers on a specific psychological a...
Fish oil may help kidney disease sufferers
...ps with chronic inflammation including people with osteoarthritis
and cancer cachexia, however the anti-inflammatory effects have not yet been applied to patients on dialysis," she said. As part of Ms Zabel's study, participants will be given a daily dose of fish oil, and tests will be conducted to measure change...
Slick and springy: Brown research reveals protein's role in joints
...y of Sciences, is clinically relevant. People with osteoarthritis
in their knees can now get viscosupplementation, a medical procedure that involves an injection of hyaluronate directly into knee joints in an effort to reduce pain and improve movement. The new research shows that it might be beneficial to add lubri...
'Shrug off' shoulder surgery myth, study suggests
... arthroplasties performed in Maryland to alleviate osteoarthritis
pain between 1994 and 2001, including details of 15, 414 hip surgeries, 34, 471 knee operations and 625 shoulder procedures. "After looking at how all these patients fared, we concluded that, comparatively, total shoulder surgery is just as safe an...
Exercise has no effect on risk of knee osteoarthritis
..., but the effect of exercise on the development of osteoarthritis
(OA) in older people is unclear, especially if they are overweight. Some studies have suggested that exercise has a protective effect, but few studies have been conducted where patients are asked about physical activity and followed to find out what ...
Swedish massage benefits osteoarthritis patients
...to reduce pain and improve function in adults with osteoarthritis
of the knee, researchers at the Yale Prevention Re...ntify the potential benefits of Swedish massage on osteoarthritis
patients with pain, stiffness and limited range of motion was published in the December 11 Archives ...
Smoking worsens knee osteoarthritis
... Clinic rheumatologist indicate that men with knee osteoarthritis
who smoke experience greater cartilage loss and mo... in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Knee osteoarthritis
is one of the leading causes of disability in elders. This is a novel finding, says Shreyasee A...
Smokers risk more painful and progressive osteoarthritis
Smokers risk more painful and progressive osteoarthritis
than non-smokers, suggests research published ahea...which commonly affects the knees and fingers. Knee osteoarthritis
is one of the leading causes of disability among elderly people. The findings are based on 159 men...
High-resolution imaging with contrast agent shows promise in osteoarthritis research
...joints. Researchers will nondestructively evaluate osteoarthritis
progression and then attempt to use this approach ...n of the tissue in live animals, then we can track osteoarthritis
progression and the effects of drug therapy or other treatments over time," Guldberg said. Researc...
New research effort to translate basic science into faster bone healing
...velop ways to predict who is likely to suffer from osteoarthritis
in the knee after injury to the meniscus, the sponge-like layer that protects joints from the impact of running and jumping, and then to create a targeted drug therapy to stop it. As many as 40 percent of young patients who sustain meniscal tears in ...
Osteoarthritis may be sign of faster 'biological ageing'
...re taken of all participants to check for signs of osteoarthritis
and a blood sample was taken to assess "biological...sity, age, sex, and smoking. All those with hand osteoarthritis
were over 50, and the amount of telomere shortening was equivalent to that accrued over 11 years in ...
Weight training does not increase strength but may slow progression in OA patients
Moderate to severe osteoarthritis
affects more than 22 million American adults between the ages of 25 and 74 and knee osteoarthritis
(OA) can lead to disability in daily activities. Weakness in the quadriceps can be a risk factor for...
Exercise prior to hip and knee replacement reduces need for inpatient rehabilitation
...ity in the U.S. Exercise is often used in treating osteoarthritis
and is an important part in rehabilitation followi...rength in middle-aged and older adults with severe osteoarthritis
of the hip and knee," the authors state. They point out that patients participated in strength train...
Predictors of undergoing joint replacement surgery among patients with severe osteoarthritis
A progressive, destructive joint disease, osteoarthritis
(OA) is a major cause of disability worldwide. Total joint arthroplasty (TJA) is a highly successful and cost-effective procedure for managing OA of the hip and knee. Despite this, analyses of hospital records show variations in the rates of TJA by...
Effect of direct-to-consumer drug ads unexpected
...family medicine, investigated how drug ads for two osteoarthritis
drugs influenced patients' medical visits and doct...ke. "We studied how prescriptions to patients with osteoarthritis
for these two drugs responded to changes in television advertising over the 2000 to 2002 time period...
Anti-inflammatory drugs following hip replacement surgery could harm rather than help
... replacement surgery, is not justified." Chronic osteoarthritis
of the hip is common among Australians aged 60 years or older and total hip replacement surgery is a well-established and highly effective treatment. Whilst joint replacement surgery greatly reduces chronic hip pain and improves physical function in...
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