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2012-02-01 12:07:18

People living in poor neighborhoods have a higher rate and risk of arthritis - one of the most common causes of disability in the developed world. Results revealed that people who live in socially disadvantaged areas were 42 per cent more at risk of getting arthritis than people in more affluent areas. The study revealed more than 30 per cent of people living in socially disadvantaged areas reported having arthritis, as opposed to 18.5 per cent in the more affluent areas. Led by the...

2011-11-16 09:44:12

More than 250 patient outcomes measures published in a single-source reference Assessment of patient outcomes allows physicians and researchers to measure the success or failure of diagnostics and treatments that patients receive. One set of measurement tools focuses on assessing adult pain and is included in a special issue of Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), providing physicians and researchers with a single resource of 250 patient...

2011-04-28 15:08:45

High prevalence of arthritis; aging population poses significant health burden in US A new study reports that the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for U.S. adults with arthritis is much worse than for those without this condition. Both physical and mental health are affected by arthritis, which poses a significant health and economic burden as the number of those diagnosed continues to climb. Details of this study are now online in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by...

2010-06-18 14:07:05

Offering support to partners of newly diagnosed RA patients Partners of patients newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are equally emotionally affected by the diagnosis and go through the same grieving process as the patients themselves, according to the results of a study presented today at EULAR 2010, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism in Rome, Italy. In a discrete UK study, investigators interviewed the partners of RA patients to assess their thoughts...

2010-06-16 22:06:24

Data from 27,459 women reveals significant negative effect on intimate relationships Almost three quarters (72%) of women with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) suffer pain daily, despite the fact that three quarters (75%) receive pain relief medication, according to a new study presented today at EULAR 2010, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism in Rome, Italy. Furthermore the physical pain appears to affect women to such an extent that it impacts negatively on emotional and...

2010-01-05 20:00:23

Study finds self-management alone may effectively treat early OA Researchers participating in the Multidimensional Intervention for Early Osteoarthritis of the Knee (Knee Study) determined that physically inactive, middle-aged people with symptomatic osteoarthritis benefited equally from strength training regimens, self-management programs, or a combination of the two. Details of this study are available in the January 2010 issue of Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by...

2009-01-08 17:38:02

One in five U.S. teens with arthritis gets counseling on how to transfer to adult-oriented physicians and to obtain adult health insurance, researchers say. Peter Scal of the University of Minnesota used information from the 2005-2006 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs to identify adolescents ages 12 to 17 who had arthritis and to assess responses to questions about the transition to adulthood and adult-oriented healthcare. The study, published in the January issue of...

2009-01-08 16:10:00

Helping adolescents with arthritis develop the skills and secure resources to assure that their health care needs are met as they transition to adulthood is an important issue in the U.S. In general, the frequency of which young people with special health care needs receive transition services is low and, to date, no studies have examined this frequency.A new study examined the extent to which adolescents with arthritis receive transition services and compared these rates to youth with other...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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