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Acetaminophen 'does not work for lower back pain or osteoarthritis'

Acetaminophen is ineffective for spinal pain in the lower back and has little value for hip or knee osteoarthritis, concludes a review of studies testing its safety and efficacy.  
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over 4 years ago
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Is painful knee and hand osteoarthritis in women associated with excess mortality?

Study compares mortality rates of women with painful knee and hand osteoarthritis with the mortality of unaffected women from the same community; demonstrates higher risk of early death in...  
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over 4 years ago
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Better joint replacement outcomes for obese patients who have weight-loss surgery

Weight-loss surgery prior to a knee or hip replacement for severely overweight patients may lead to better outcomes, according to two new studies.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Study: Hip replacement an excellent option to relieve pain in juvenile arthritis patients

Implant lasts at least 10 years in 85 percent of patientsHip replacement is often performed in patients with juvenile arthritis when their joints have been severely...  
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over 4 years ago
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Preventative trial in arthritis to bring hope for millions, UK

A pioneering drug to be tested could bring hope to the millions of Britons who are likely to one day suffer from arthritis.  
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over 4 years ago
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Diabetes, previous joint pain and overall physical health predicts arthritis pain

Diabetes and previous joint pain, along with a patient's overall physical health status, may predict arthritis pain with nearly 100 percent accuracy, in new research presented at the 2015 Annual...  
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over 4 years ago
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First blood test for osteoarthritis could soon be available

The first blood test for osteoarthritis could soon be developed, thanks to research by the University of Warwick.  
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over 4 years ago
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Early detection of osteoarthritis via blood test in sight, says study

There is currently no blood test for early-stage osteoarthritis. Now, a new study shows it is possible to detect a biomarker of the disease in the blood before bone damage occurs.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Mother-love helps young people with arthritis through the tough times

Young people with arthritis rely heavily on their mums for support during times of change and uncertainty - despite claiming to be independent, according to new research from Arthritis...  
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over 4 years ago
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NICE recommends Stelara (ustekinumab) for the treatment of active psoriatic arthritis

Janssen has announced that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), has recommended Stelara┬« (ustekinumab) in its Final Appraisal Determination (FAD)1 as...  
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over 4 years ago
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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...  
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over 4 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
over 4 years ago
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First Classification Criteria For Polymyalagia Rheumatica Released By American College Of Rheumatology

The American College of Rheumatology has released the first classification criteria for polymyalgia rheumatica - aimed at helping physicians identify patients with this condition, which occurs...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 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...  
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over 4 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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over 4 years ago
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Brittle bone disease: Drug research offers hope

New research at the University of Michigan offers evidence that a drug being developed to treat osteoporosis may also be useful for treating osteogenesis imperfecta or brittle bone disease, a...  
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over 4 years ago
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New views of enzyme structures offer insights into metabolism of cholesterol, other lipids

With the aid of X-ray crystallography, researchers at the University of Michigan have revealed the structures of two closely related enzymes that play essential roles in the body's ability to...  
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over 4 years ago
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Obese females who are most unlikely to lose weight are most in need of losing it

In obese females, a close relationship may exist between their disinhibition (detrimental eating and behavioral characteristics) that limits successful weight loss, and impaired metabolism, new...  
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over 4 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.  
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over 4 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
over 4 years ago