(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 […]
(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER) – A biologic drug which treats rheumatoid arthritis has been shown by new research to reduce the risk of heart attacks in arthritis sufferers by up to 40 per cent. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a 60 per cent higher risk of heart attacks than the public, thought to be linked […]
(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, […]
(UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM) According to a recent press release, a study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham reveals the key role of different types of fibroblast cells in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), opening up a new avenue for research into treatment of the disease.
(YALE UNIVERSITY) According to a recent press release, in a new study, a Yale-led research team identified the mechanism of a gene that raises the risk of severe rheumatoid arthritis in susceptible individuals. The finding may lead to the development of treatment based on the genetic profiles of arthritis patients, the researchers said.
(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 […]
(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.
(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.
(MAYO CLINIC) According to a recent press release, a Mayo Clinic study is shedding light on why some rheumatoid arthritis patients respond poorly when treated with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors, part of a class of drugs called biologics. It comes down to proteins: specifically, a protein in the body that drives inflammation in the disease, the […]
(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 […]
(UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK) According to a University of Warwick press release, patients could soon be diagnosed with early-stage arthritis several years before the onset of physical and irreversible symptoms, thanks to a new test developed by researchers at the University of Warwick.
(Express UK) According to an article recently published in Express UK, researchers found that rats and mice reared on a high-cholesterol diet and later given surgery designed to mimic knee injuries in people with osteoarthritis showed more severe development of the condition than those fed a normal diet.
(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?
(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 […]
(Mysuburbanlife.com) An article recently published in Mysuburbanlife.com states that according to the Arthritis Foundation, “Clinical trials have found higher rates of sensorineural hearing loss (which is hearing loss caused by damage to the inner ear, or the nerve from the ear to the brain) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
(WebMD / HealthDay News) According to a recent article published in WebMD, severe joint pain is affecting an increasing number of aging, often arthritic Americans, a new report finds.