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Smoking impairs treatment response in inflammatory back arthritis

Smoking impairs the response to biological drugs used to treat inflammatory arthritis affecting the lower back, known as axial spondyloarthritis, or AxSpA, for short, reveals research...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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New targeted treatment for arthritis looks promising

Fusing anti-inflammatory drugs with antibodies that are specific to damaged arthritic cartilage shows promise as a targeted therapy for rheumatoid arthritis in a mouse study.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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A Full Exam And Patient History Are Vital To Effectively Diagnose Juvenile Arthritis

While lab tests and imaging can sometimes help diagnose juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), a physical examination and thorough patient history are the most valuable tools in identifying this...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Lyme-Disease-Related Arthritis: Effective Treatment Depends On Proper Diagnosis

Early, correct diagnosis is the best way to prevent the development of Lyme arthritis in individuals with the tick-borne illness, according to a paper published in the Journal of the American...  
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about 5 years ago
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Researchers find gene that confirms existence of psoriatic arthritis

PsA is a common form of inflammatory form of arthritis causing pain and stiffness in joints and tendons that can lead to joint damage.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Gout diagnosis an important opportunity to detect possible silent coronary artery disease

A new study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2014) showed that erectile dysfunction (ED) is present in most men with gout and is frequently severe.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Alcohol, Fibromyalgia, And Quality Of Life

Low and moderate drinkers of alcohol reported lower severity of symptoms of fibromyalgia than teetotallers, finds a study in BioMed Central's open access journal Arthritis Research ...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Many patients with gout do not receive recommended treatment

Among patients in England with gout, only a minority of those with indications to receive urate-lowering therapy were treated according to guideline recommendations, according to a study in...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Drug regulations tied to fewer prescriptions of effective gout drug

Well intentioned, but costly and potentially problematic. That's how researchers describe the end result of a decision by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate colchicine, a drug...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Nighttime gout attack risk more than two times higher than in the daytime

Novel research reveals that the risk of acute gout attacks is more than two times higher during the night or early morning hours than it is in the daytime.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Gout: data from Phase III studies of lesinurad in combination with allopurinol

AstraZeneca has presented top-line results of two pivotal Phase III trials investigating the potential of lesinurad, a selective uric acid re-absorption inhibitor (SURI), when used in...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Effects of gout reduced after drinking Montmorency cherry concentrate

Drinking Montmorency concentrate significantly helps to reduce the effects of the painful condition gout, according to new research.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Gout drug may reduce risk of death

In a recently to be published study in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, researchers have found the use of the drug allopurinol was associated with a reduced risk of death in...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Gout isn't always easy to prove: Study finds CT scans help catch cases traditional test misses

Gout is on the rise among U.S. men and women, and this piercingly painful and most common form of inflammatory arthritis is turning out to be more complicated than had been thought.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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UK rates of gout soaring, but treatment remains poor

UK rates of gout have soared since the late1990s, with one in every 40 people now affected by the condition - the highest in Europe - but treatment remains as poor now as it was then, reveals...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Gout runs strongly in families, suggests large-scale study

Study of Taiwan's population shows that gout runs strongly in families, due to shared environmental and genetic factors - having a close relative with it increases the risk.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Less than half of gout patients reach recommended treatment goal following treatment with allopurinol

AstraZeneca and Ardea Biosciences presented results from a large study of allopurinol, a treatment commonly used to lower uric acid in patients with gout.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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Risk of heart attack and stroke doubles for patients with gout

New research published in Rheumatology journal has found that having gout doubles the risk of heart attack and stroke.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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The healthspan of seniors could be extended by controlling the triggers of age-related inflammation

Inflammation is the common denominator of many chronic age-related diseases such as arthritis, gout, Alzheimer's, and diabetes.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago
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In Gout Flare-Ups, The Big Toe Isn't The Biggest Culprit - Other Joints Tied To Higher Risk

The painful rheumatic condition gout is often associated with the big toe, but it turns out that patients at highest risk of further flare-ups are those whose gout first involved other joints...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 5 years ago