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Arthritis
Arthritis is a broad term that covering more than a hundred different specific types of medical conditions afflicting the joints etc. Keep abreast with developing news about this broad medical ailment or its specific forms.
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Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 22, 2020
A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, published in the scientific journal PNAS reports that endogenous proteins that play a vital part in allergies and parasitic infection can prevent the immune system from wrongly attacking the body and causing inflamed joints, The medical researchers hope that the results will give rise to new drugs for rheumatoid arthritis. Typically, i...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020
A simple treatment involving electrical nerve stimulation helped women with fibromyalgia in a recent clinical trial. The findings are published in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Typically, fibromyalgia is characterized by pain and fatigue, particularly during physical activity. Besides widespread pain, individuals with fibromyalgia also have sleep problems. Transcutaneous electrical nerve ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 20, 2019
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. In some people, the condition can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels. An autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body's tissues. The condition is characterized by pain a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 28, 2019
A new study reveals that commonly given hip and knee steroid intra-articular injections may be harmful in some patients with at-risk conditions or may cause complications that are not well understood. Not only can these injections accelerate arthritis but they can cause joint destruction as well.   Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers have found accelerated arthritis and ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 30, 2019
Medical Thailand US FDA and other regulatory bodies in Europe and Canada are warning that Allopurinol and Febuxostat used to treat Gout found to be inked to rising number of cardiovascular and kidney incidences. Gout is a common type of arthritis that causes intense pain, swelling, and stiffness in a joint. It usually affects the joint in the big toe.   Gout attacks can come on quickly and k...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 15, 2019
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that occurs when immune cells attack the cartilage and bone of the joints. The disease affects roughly 1.4 percent of the global population. A common symptom is joint pain, but even before that, the body has started to produce immune antibodies against proteins in the joint. Scientists at Karolinska Institute in Sweden, have now discovered  how th...
Source: University of Virginia Health System  Feb 25, 2019
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified an unexpected contributor to rheumatoid arthritis that may help explain the painful flare-ups associated with the disease. The discovery points to a potential new treatment for the autoimmune disorder and may also allow the use of a simple blood test to detect people at elevated risk for developing the condition. The pr...
Thailand Medical News  Feb 16, 2019
Twelve patients who tried injections of stem cells were hospitalized with infections, according to a report in the New York Times that should cause patients concern. More important is that they should investigate stem cell treatments, for conditions such as cartilage injuries to their joints, before committing to one of these procedures. It's also a valuable reminder that physic...
Source: Stanford University School of Medicine  Feb 06, 2019
In rheumatoid arthritis, immune cells called helper T cells behave differently from their counterparts in healthy cells and in other autoimmune diseases. Stanford scientists have learned why. Stanford University School of Medicine investigators succeeded in countering inflammation and tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis in mice engrafted with human joint-lining tissue and...
Source: VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)  Feb 04, 2019
Identical twin toddlers who presented with severe arthritis helped scientists to identify the first gene mutation that can single-handedly cause a juvenile form of this inflammatory joint disease. By investigating the DNA of individual blood cells of both children and then modelling the genetic defect in a mouse model, the research team led by Adrian Liston (VIB-KU Leuven) was able to unravel the ...
Source: Krembil Research Institute  Jan 15, 2019
Scientists at the Krembil Research Institute have developed a novel therapeutic treatment that has the potential to stop knee and spine osteoarthritis in its tracks. A team led by Principal Investigator Dr. Mohit Kapoor, Arthritis Research Director at UHN, published the results today in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases in a paper titled "microRNA-181a-5p antisense oligonucleotide...
Source: Medical University of Vienna  Jan 01, 2019
A type of glycoproteins ie carbohydrate binding proteins, called galectins, plays an important role in the degeneration of cartilage in osteoarthritis. A research group at the Medical University of Vienna was able to demonstrate this correlation, in cooperation with international study partners. In osteoarthritis, certain galectins are produced by the cartilage cells themselves and accelerate the ...
Source: Washington University School of Medicine  Dec 07, 2018
People with autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease, even though none of these conditions seem to target the cardiovascular system directly. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis believe they have begun to understand the link between the two. Researchers studying mice with a pso...
Source: Oregon Health & Science University,Portland  Nov 16, 2018
Results from a phase 3 clinical trial indicate that patients who have not benefited from standard therapy for ankylosing spondylitis (AS), a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by back pain and sacroiliac-joint damage, may have another treatment option in the biologic drug ixekizumab. The findings will be presented at the American College of Rheumatology's annual meeting in Chicago (Oct...