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    Arthritis highly prevalent in older adults with depression

    Thursday, September 20, 2018 -- A study published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry reported that arthritis was highly prevalent among older adults with varying degrees of depression.“Depression is highly prevalent yet one of the most undertreated and poorly understood psychosocial factors related to arthritis, with nearly half of older adults with both chronic pain and depression receiving either inadequate or no mental health care,” Jessica M. Brooks, PhD, from the department of psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine and Centers for Health and Aging, Dartmouth College, and colleagues wrote.

    Arthritis common in individuals with varying degrees of depression, finds study

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 -- Arthritis is common in individuals with varying degrees of depression, according to a new International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry study.

    Independent association of HLA-DPB1*02:01 with rheumatoid arthritis in Japanese populations

    Thursday, September 20, 2018 -- by Hiroshi Furukawa, Shomi Oka, Kota Shimada, Atsushi Hashimoto, Akiko Komiya, Shinichiro Tsunoda, Akiko Suda, Satoshi Ito, Koichiro Saisho, Masao Katayama, Satoshi Shinohara, Takeo Sato, Katsuya Nagatani, Seiji Minota, Toshihiro Matsui, Naoshi Fukui, Shoji Sugii, Hajime Sano, Kiyoshi Migita, Shouhei Nagaoka, Shigeto Tohma Objective Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized with joint destructions; environmental and genetic factors were thought to be involved in the etiology of RA. The production of anti-citrullinated peptide antibodies (ACPA) is specifically associated with RA. DRB1 is associated with the susceptibility of RA, especially ACPA-positive RA [ACPA(+)RA]. However, a few studies reported on the independent associations of DPB1 alleles with RA susceptibility. Thus, we investigated the independent association of DPB1 alleles with

    Rheumatologist-Assessed vs Criteria for Inflammatory Back Pain in Psoriatic Arthritis

    Thursday, September 20, 2018 -- Rheumatologist-assessed inflammatory back pain (IBP) or the criteria for IBP developed for ankylosing spondylitis might not perform well when determining axial involvement in psoriatic arthritis.

    Replacing Sleep, Sedentary Behavior With Physical Activity Beneficial in Knee Osteoarthritis

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 -- Replacing at least 10 minutes a day of time spent sedentary, asleep, or in light physical activity with moderate physical activity may be associated with significant reductions in bodily pain interference and knee pain in adults at risk for osteoarthritis knee pain.

    In Older Adults, Arthritis Strikes the Depressed (CME/CE)

    Thursday, September 20, 2018 -- (MedPage Today) -- Treatments are lacking for the affective component of chronic pain

    Ayurvedic medicine shows promise in treating rheumatoid arthritis

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 -- (Natural News) Indian researchers tested the efficacy of two Ayurvedic treatments for relieving rheumatoid arthritis. Both the Bhallatakadi Churna with guda and Bhallatak guggulu methods were able to alleviate the signs and symptoms of the disease. The study was supported by the Government Ayurvedic College and the National Institute of Ayurveda. Its results were published... Read More

    Effects of Statin Use on Pain Outcomes in Knee Osteoarthritis

    Monday, September 17, 2018 -- Individuals using statins over 5 years and those using atorvastatin reported a lower risk for future osteoarthritis-related knee pain.

    Transitioning to Adult Health Care: Predictors of Preparedness in Adolescents With Arthritis

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 -- Female gender, older age, and higher patient activation scores predicted transition readiness in adolescent patients with arthritis.

    Juvenile Spondyloarthritis Disease Activity Index Valid for Disease Activity in Enthesitis-Related Arthritis

    Monday, September 17, 2018 -- The Juvenile Spondyloarthritis Disease Activity Index is an appropriate measure of disease activity for enthesitis-related arthritis.

    Examining Disease Activity During, After Pregnancy in Psoriatic Arthritis

    Thursday, September 20, 2018 -- Disease activity was altogether low and stable from preconception to 1 year postpartum among pregnant women with psoriatic arthritis.

    Mediterranean Diet Linked to Reduced Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Men

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 -- High adherence to a Mediterranean diet reduced the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.

    Pregnant Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis at Increased Risk for Preterm Delivery

    Thursday, September 20, 2018 -- This risk may be partly attributed to disease activity and corticosteroid use.