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Joint lubricating fluid plays key role in osteoarthritic pain, study finds
A team at the University of Cambridge has shown how, in osteoarthritis patients, the viscous lubricant that ordinarily allows our joints to move smoothly triggers a pain response from nerve cells similar that caused by chilli peppers. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It causes joint pain and stiffness, and in some people swelling and tenderness of the joints. The condition affects an individual s quality of life and costs millions to th ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
One in five awaiting new hip suffering extreme pain, study shows
Almost 20 per cent of people awaiting hip replacements are experiencing extreme pain or discomfort, a study shows. Researchers also found that 12 per cent of patients on waiting lists for knee replacements considered themselves to be in a similarly acute state of health. The figures are worse than for many other chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, heart failure or lung diseases. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh say the findings disprove ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Gastroesophageal reflux associated with chronic pain in temporomandibular joint
Gastroesophageal reflux GERD is associated with chronic, painful temporomandibular disorder -- pain in the temporomandibular joint -- and anxiety and poor sleep contribute to this association, according to a study in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal http www. cmaj. ca lookup doi 10. 1503 cmaj. 181535 . Pain from temporomandibular disorder TMD affects about 13 of Canada s population. Reflux is an uncomfortable condition in which stomach contents ar ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 19
Pain medications linked to higher cardiovascular risks in patients with osteoa...
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDs can help to control the pain and inflammation in individuals with osteoarthritis OA , but a new Arthritis Rheumatology study suggests that NSAIDs contribute to cardiovascular side effects in these patients. The study matched 7,743 OA patients with 23,229 non-OA controls. The risk of developing cardiovascular disease among people with OA was 23 higher compared with people without OA. Among secondary outcomes asses ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
Many risk factors contribute to worsening of quality of life in people with kn...
A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that the health-related quality of life of most people who have or have a higher risk of knee osteoarthritis remained unchanged over an eight-year trajectory. Worsening of quality of life was associated with several risk factors, such as obesity and smoking, and it also reflected the patient s need for treatment. Published in PLOS ONE , the findings can help to identify patients who will benefit from ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
Posture exercises to treat bad posture
The term posture describes the position of a person s body when standing, sitting, or lying down.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 5
Excellence payments to hospitals improve hip fracture care
Hip fractures are a major cause of death and disability among older people worldwide, with 70,000 cases every year in the UK, which cost the NHS around pound 2 billion. In 2010, a Best Practice Tariff BPT was launched across England, which promised extra payments to hospitals for each hip fracture patient whose care satisfied six clinical standards, such as surgery within 36 hours. Researchers from the University of Oxford and Yale University compared the ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 5
Study examines direct-to-consumer stem cell clinics in 6 Southwestern states
This direct-to-consumer stem cell marketplace has come under increasing scrutiny, but relatively little is known about the clinics that deliver these treatments or how the treatments they offer align with the expertise of the practitioners providing them. In a paper published August 1 in the journal Stem Cell Reports , investigators offer a detailed characterization of nearly 170 stem cell businesses across six southwestern states. The study focused on Ari ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 5
Researchers from the IDIBELL and the University of Barcelona describe a new tr...
The study describes the ability of a PI3-kinase inhibitor to combat Heterotopic Ossification and Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva in murine preclinical models These results could have an impact on the treatment of patients with these diseases Researchers from the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute IDIBELL and the University of Barcelona UB have described the ability of an inhibitor of the PI3K 945 BYL719 to block the ectopic bone formation in mic ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 5
One or the other: Why strength training might come at the expense of endurance...
The neurotransmitter brain-derived neurotrophic factor BDNF acts in the muscle, so that during strength training endurance muscle fiber number is decreased. Researchers at the University of Basel s Biozentrum have more closely investigated this factor, from the group of myokines, and demonstrated that it is produced by the muscle and acts on both muscles and synapses. The results published in PNAS also provide new insights into age-related muscle atrophy. ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 29
Why does my back feel hot? Symptoms, causes, and treatment
When the back feels hotter than the rest of the body, it can be alarming, especially if the heat appears suddenly or there are no other symptoms.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jul 29
Ocular migraine: Symptoms, causes, and risks
Ocular migraine causes visual disturbances, or aura, with or without the headache that tends to occur with typical migraine.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jul 29