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New Inflammatory Arthritis Treatment Research: Tracking movement of immune cells identifies key first steps in inflammatory arthritis

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(SOURCE: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL) – Identification of molecule required for immune cells to enter joint could lead to new treatment approaches. Using a novel approach for imaging the movement of immune cells in living animals, researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases (CIID) have identified what appear to be the […]

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Researchers Add to Evidence That Common Bacterial Cause of Gum Disease May Drive Rheumatoid Arthritis

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(SOURCE: JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE): Investigators at Johns Hopkins report they have new evidence that a bacterium known to cause chronic inflammatory gum infections also triggers the inflammatory “autoimmune” response characteristic of chronic, joint-destroying rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The new findings have important implications for prevention and treatment of RA, say the researchers. In a report on the work, […]

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Epilepsy News: Study Shows a Link Between Mothers with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Children with Epilepsy

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(AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY) According to a recent press release, a new study shows a link between mothers with rheumatoid arthritis and children with epilepsy. The study is published in the November 16, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, a medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes […]

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Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment News: Statins May Lower Mortality Risk Some Arthritis Patients

Posted on Posted in Ankylosing Spondylitis News, Arthritis News, Senior Health News

(AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RHEUMATOLOGY) According to a recent press release, patients with ankylosing spondylitis or psoriatic arthritis who take statins may have as much as a 33 percent lower mortality risk, according to new research findings presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington.

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Osteoarthritis Treatment News: Wnt Inhibitor Drug May Help Ease Pain and Improve Joint Function in Patients

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(AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RHEUMATOLOGY) According to a recent press release, injection of a Wnt inhibitor drug showed promise to ease pain, improve joint function, and even slow or reverse cartilage loss in patients with knee osteoarthritis, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Washington.

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Arthritis News: Researchers Conclude that Rheumatoid Arthritis Biologic Therapies May Protect Against Rapid Bone Loss

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(INTERNATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS FOUNDATION) According to a recent press release, a new review by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Chronic Inflammation and Bone Structure (CIBS) Working Group concludes that early and aggressive treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) with biologic drugs, specifically biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), may be most effective in halting progressive bone loss in patients […]

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Consumer Reports Discusses Effective Arthritis Treatments

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(Consumer Reports) According to a recent article published in Consumer Reports, if you’re one of the more than 50 million Americans with arthritis, there’s a good chance you’ve thought about using methods other than medication to treat pain. But are these alternatives effective in treating the symptoms associated with arthritis? 

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New Procedure Uses Nose Cartilage to Repair Damaged Knees

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(Daily Mail) According to an article recently published in the Daily Mail, surgeons in Switzerland have developed a new procedure to treat damaged knees using cartilage from a patient’s own nose for the first time. This breakthrough procedure could transform arthritis treatment. Surgeons can replace the joint with plastic or metal, but until now they have […]