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    Arthritis supplement may drive skin cancer

    Friday, March 16, 2018 -- Study using mice and cells finds that chondroitin-4-sulfate, a widely used dietary supplement for osteoarthritis, drives cell growth in a type of melanoma.

    Northwestern scientists bring precision medicine to rheumatoid arthritis

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 -- Scientists are bringing precision medicine to rheumatoid arthritis for the first time by using genetic profiling of joint tissue to see which drugs will work for which patients, reports a new Northwestern Medicine multi-site study.

    The therapeutic validity and effectiveness of physiotherapeutic exercise following total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: A systematic review

    Friday, March 16, 2018 -- by Annet Wijnen, Sjoukje E. Bouma, Gesine H. Seeber, Lucas H. V. van der Woude, Sjoerd K. Bulstra, Djordje Lazovic, Martin Stevens, Inge van den Akker-Scheek Objective To assess the therapeutic validity and effectiveness of physiotherapeutic exercise interventions following total hip arthroplasty (THA) for osteoarthritis. Data sources The databases Embase, MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, CINAHL and AMED were searched from inception up to February 2017. Eligibility criteria Articles reporting results of randomized controlled trials in which physiotherapeutic exercise was compared with usual care or with a different type of physiotherapeutic exercise were included, with the applied interventions starting within six months after THA. Only articles written in English, German or Dutch were included. Study appraisal Therapeutic validity (using the CONTENT

    Effect of leukocyte-reduced platelet-rich plasma on osteoarthritis caused by cranial cruciate ligament rupture: A canine gait analysis model

    Monday, March 19, 2018 -- by José M. Vilar, Maria E. Manera, Angelo Santana, Giuseppe Spinella, Oliver Rodriguez, Mónica Rubio, José M. Carrillo, Joaquín Sopena, Miguel Batista The goal of this study was to objectively assess the effect of a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) derivate in English bulldogs with stifle degenerative joint disease secondary to cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCLR). We used a force platform and affixed electrogoniometers to measure peak vertical force (PVF), vertical impulse (VI), stance time (ST), and angular range of motion (AROM), from 12 lame client-owned English bulldogs with post-CCLR stifle joint abnormalities. The 12 affected subjects were treated with 4 intra-articular injections of PRP, at 30-day intervals. Ten untreated, sound English bulldogs were used as a reference group. Clinical outcomes

    New image-guided treatment helps osteoarthritis patients feel less pain without surgery

    Monday, March 19, 2018 -- New image-guided treatment helps osteoarthritis patients feel less pain without surgery mwalter Mon, 03/19/2018 - 20:03

    Targeting Remission in Axial Spondyloarthritis With Pharmacological Treatment

    Friday, March 16, 2018 -- Although current guidelines define remission as the absence of clinical and laboratory evidence of significant inflammatory disease,the parameters against which axial spondyloarthritis is assessed to demonstrate clinical remission are unclear.

    Factors Predicting Pain Outcomes After TKR for Knee Osteoarthritis

    Thursday, March 15, 2018 -- In patients with knee osteoarthritis, high pain levels and low pressure pain thresholds at baseline predicted worse pain outcomes after total knee replacement surgery, but did not predict outcomes after nonsurgical interventions.

    Glucosamine vs Ibuprofen for Painful Temporomandibular Joint Osteoarthritis

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 -- The effects of glucosamine supplements in the treatment of patients with painful temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis were not superior to the effects of ibuprofen taken 2 to 3 times per day.

    Examining Progression From Inflammatory Back Pain to Spondyloarthritis

    Friday, March 16, 2018 -- Less than one-third of patients with new-onset inflammatory back pain were found to progress to spondyloarthritis during a 13-year period, while most resolved to inflammatory back pain.

    Acupuncture Repairs Knee Arthritis Cartilage Damage

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 -- Acupuncture stimulates cartilage repair for patients with knee osteoarthritis. Using MRIs, researchers have quantified the therapeutic effects of acupuncture. Within four weeks, acupuncture successfully improves the condition of cartilage in the anterior medial and lateral tibial regions of the knee. In addition, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) scores document that acupuncture reduces pain and stiffness levels while simultaneously improving physical function.

    Autoinjected Secukinumab a Hit in Psoriatic Arthritis

    Friday, March 16, 2018 -- (MedPage Today) -- Benefits seen over a year in skin and joint manifestations

    Incidence of Psychiatric Disorders in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Thursday, March 15, 2018 -- The incidence and prevalence of psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder are higher in the rheumatoid arthritis population.

    Predicting Response to Intra-Articular Hyaluronic Acid Treatment in Knee Osteoarthritis

    Monday, March 19, 2018 -- Investigators sought to identify determinants associated with improved response to intra-articular hyaluronic acid treatment in individuals with knee OA.

    Methotrexate May Decrease Risk for Ischemic Stroke in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Friday, March 16, 2018 -- A population based cohort study was used to examine the effects of hydroxychloroquine, sulfasalazine, and methotrexate on risk for ischemic stroke in rheumatoid arthritis.

    Statin Use May Accelerate Disease Onset in Rheumatoid Arthritis Susceptible Populations

    Monday, March 19, 2018 -- Investigators examined the association between stain use and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis.

    Capsule Endoscopy Superior to Colonoscopy for Detection of Crohn Disease in Spondyloarthritis

    Friday, March 16, 2018 -- Capsule endoscopy was superior to standard colonoscopy for the detection of Crohn disease in patients with spondyloarthritis.

    Anti-CD74 Antibodies Have Limited Diagnostic Value in Early Axial Spondyloarthritis

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 -- Anti-CD74 IgG and IgA antibodies have limited value in the diagnosis of early axial spondyloarthritis in younger patients who present with early back pain.