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2010-08-19 15:02:18

Patients previously considered autoantibody negative can benefit from immunosuppression Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have identified a subgroup of patients with necrotizing myopathy who have a novel autoantibody specificity that makes them potential candidates for immunosuppressive therapy. The complete study is published in the September issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology. Myopathy is a term used to describe...

2010-08-19 14:56:02

Racial disparities seen in age of SLE Patients at time of CVD-related death A recent study by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine found significant racial disparities in the age of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients at the time of hospital admission for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and CVD-related death. Black women were youngest to both be admitted with CVD and to have an in-hospital death due to CVD. Results of the study appear in the September issue of Arthritis...

2010-08-13 14:53:20

2010 Rheumatoid arthritis classification criteria: an American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism collaborative initiative New criteria for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, could prevent thousands of people from developing disabling late stage disease, by redefining how RA should be classified. Rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive autoimmune inflammatory disease, primarily of the joints. If untreated, it leads to damage of bone...

2010-08-11 08:00:00

KENSINGTON, Md., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Golf star Phil Mickelson announced August 10 that he has been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory and potentially debilitating condition that in his case came on quite suddenly, leaving him nearly crippled earlier this summer. "Every joint in my body started to hurt to where I couldn't move," he told a press conference, reported the New York Times. "I would just lay down and couldn't roll over." Mickelson said the...

2010-08-10 17:35:49

Criteria will allow researchers to study patients earlier during the course of RA -- leading to better patient outcomes The American College of Rheumatology today announced the release of revised classification criteria (created in collaboration with the European League Against Rheumatism) for rheumatoid arthritis, which will allow the study of treatments for RA at much earlier stages of the disease"”before joint damage occurs"”ultimately leading to better patient outcomes....

2010-08-05 15:56:41

An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is fairly common, especially among young athletes. While it can often be corrected through surgery, the injury can lead to increased risk of developing degenerative joint diseases, including osteoarthritis (OA). The problem is that fluid in the knee joint, which lubricates the cartilage, is impacted by the trauma of the injury and begins to deteriorate. A new study from Rhode Island Hospital researchers identifies options for restoring that...

2010-07-30 16:19:48

How much pain osteoarthritis sufferers feel is directly related to their mental health, a new study by researchers at UC Davis School of Medicine has found. In the study, people with better mental health felt less pain, and people with worse mental health felt more. The study suggests that mental-health treatment could be an effective way to lessen arthritis pain. "We found that increased levels of pain were associated with worse mental health at baseline," said Barton L. Wise, an assistant...

2010-07-30 13:39:02

Interaction of multiple brain networks provides insight into how pain occurs A recent study from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and University of Michigan provides the first direct evidence of linkage between elevated intrinsic (resting-state) brain connectivity and spontaneous pain intensity in patients with fibromyalgia (FM). This research shows an interaction of multiple brain networks, offering greater understanding of how pain arises. Details of the study appear online and...

2010-07-30 13:30:29

Reported cancers are uncommon in children, associated with immunosuppression The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received reports of malignancies in children using tumor necrosis factor a (TNF) blockers, raising concerns of an associated risk and prompting an investigation. Researchers from the FDA set out to identify all reports of malignancy in children using infliximab, etanercept, and adalimumab and their report is published in the August issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal...

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2010-07-28 09:35:00

Consuming alcohol can both ease the symptoms and reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study published in today's online edition of Rheumatology. According to a July 27 press release, the study "looked at 873 patients with rheumatoid arthritis and compared them with 1004 people without RA (the control group). The researchers"¦ asked the two groups how frequently they had drunk alcohol in the month preceding their inclusion in the study. The study participants...


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