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2011-10-26 13:04:55

Site-specific platform releases medicine over time, requiring fewer injections for patients A novel study demonstrates that using nanoparticles to deliver osteoarthritis drugs to the knee joint could help increase the retention of the drug in the knee cavity, and therefore reduce the frequency of injections patients must receive. This research is being presented Oct. 23 — 27 at the 2011 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition in...

2011-03-16 23:50:28

Screening by mental health professionals may improve outcomes Clinical depression can exacerbate the symptoms of knee arthritis beyond what is evident on X-rays, according to a new study from the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS). Patients with mild to moderate knee arthritis are especially affected by depression, the study notes. "Knee osteoarthritis is a common cause of pain and impairment in older adults," said Tae Kyun Kim, MD, study author and director of the Division of Knee...

2010-05-20 08:00:00

ATLANTA, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arthritis Foundation, Southeast Region, Georgia Office announced today that baseball legend Hank Aaron will be participating in the Arthritis Walk-Atlanta on Saturday, May 22nd. Hank will be walking with local members of "Team Hank" to encourage the millions of people suffering with osteoarthritis (OA) knee pain to take action now and to talk to their doctor about treatment options. Hank Aaron, who won legions of fans by breaking countless records while...

2010-02-08 07:40:32

Independent risk of gout on the risk of acute myocardial infarction among elderly women: A population-based study Women with gout are at greater risk of a heart attack than men with the disease, indicates research published ahead of print in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Gout is known to boost the risk of a heart attack in men. But to date, little has been known about the impact of gout on women's cardiovascular health. Gout is common and caused by inflammation in the joints as a...

2009-07-23 11:01:48

Researchers at The University of Nottingham are hoping to find out if inflammation of the knee could be an early sign of osteoarthritis "” a condition which leads to pain, stiffness, swelling and disability.Up to six million people in the UK suffer from osteoarthritis in the knee.  Now 200 patients, over the age of 55, from GP practices across Nottingham are to take part in a study led by research physiotherapist Michelle Hall in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and...

2009-07-16 10:09:57

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center are testing a novel regimen of hip-muscle exercises to decrease the load on the knee joints in patients with osteoarthritis. The goal is not only to relieve pain but also, possibly, to halt progression of the disease."Each time you take a step, a load, or force, is placed on the knee joints. How much load depends not just on your weight, but also on the way you walk and the alignment of your leg," said Laura Thorp, PhD, assistant professor of...

2009-03-13 09:38:35

 New research reveals men who get more vitamin C lower their chances of developing gout, a painful type of arthritis.A 20-year study of nearly 47,000 men revealed vitamin C appears to reduce the levels of uric acid in the blood.  Uric acid is a naturally occurring compound.  If it builds up, crystal deposits form in and around joints.  That leads to pain, inflammation and swelling associated with gout.Study authors identify gout as the most common type of inflammatory...

2008-09-16 06:00:10

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthritis afflicts half of Americans age 65 and older, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Arthritis causes deterioration within the joints that serve as cushion between bones. The cartilage covering the end of the bone breaks down, resulting in difficulty moving the joint. Symptoms include joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Arthritis, as a result, disables more Americans than heart disease and stroke, according to government...

2008-09-13 00:00:05

By The Associated Press Two studies call into question whether many people with arthritis are needlessly undergoing one of the most common operations in America: arthroscopic knee surgery. One finds that surgery is no better than medication and physical therapy for relieving the pain and stiffness of moderate or severe arthritis. The other reveals that tears in knee cartilage - which often prompt such surgeries - are very common without causing symptoms. Experts said the new studies and...

2008-09-11 18:00:05

By Linda A Johnson Two studies question whether many people with arthritis are needlessly undergoing one of the most common operations in America: arthroscopic knee surgery. One finds that surgery is no better than medication and physical therapy for relieving the pain and stiffness of moderate or severe arthritis. The other reveals that tears in knee cartilage - which often prompt such surgeries - are common without causing symptoms. Experts said the new studies and other evidence show...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.