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Older adults can improve movement by using same motor strategy as babies
BEER-SHEVA, Israel...June 16, 2017 A motor mechanism that has been attributed primarily to early development in babies and toddlers can also help older adults improve movement accuracy, according to new research from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev BGU . In an article published this week in Scientific Reports , the researcher shows that an infant s exploration-exploitation process can work in older adults, as well. In early development, babies seem to m ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jun 17
New relapse prediction tool reduces cost of rheumatoid arthritis treatment
Madrid, Spain, 16 June 2017 The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 have shown that the combined use of two measurements to accurately predict the risk of relapse in patients with rheumatoid arthritis RA allows successful dose reduction tapering of their disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs DMARDs . This in turn increases the cost-effectiveness of each DMARD treatment. A combination of the multipl ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jun 17
New study shows for first time link between passive smoking in childhood and r...
Madrid, Spain, 16 June 2017 The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 press conference confirmed the link between active smoking and the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis RA . However, interestingly, it also suggested for the first time that in smokers, exposure to tobacco early in life through passive smoking in childhood significantly increased this risk. In a second study, the preliminary res ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jun 17
Biological DMARD guidelines associated with a reduced need for knee and hip re...
Madrid, Spain, 15 June 2017 The results of a Danish study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 press conference showed that the incidence of total knee replacements TKR carried out on patients with rheumatoid arthritis RA started to decrease after the introduction of biological Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs bDMARDs to national treatment guidelines. Prior to 2002, when the new guidance was introduced, the incid ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15
Cognitive behavior therapy significantly reduced depression and anxiety in chr...
Madrid, Spain, 15 June 2017 The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 has shown that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a form of cognitive behavioural therapy CBT that focuses on psychological flexibility and behaviour change, provided a significant reduction in self-reported depression and anxiety among patients participating in a pain rehabilitation programme. This treatment also resulted in signif ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15
Low-dose CT scanning improves assessment of ankylosing spondylitis patients
Madrid, Spain, 15 June 2017 The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 showed that low dose computed tomography LD-CT is more sensitive than conventional radiographs X-rays in the monitoring of disease progression in patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis AS . LD-CT, using a newly developed scoring method for assessing bone formation in AS patients, had previously been shown to be reliable and sensitive, ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15
New blood test detects stroke and heart attack risk in lupus patients with no ...
Madrid, Spain, 15 June 2017 The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 press conference have shown that a specific biomarker detected in the blood of lupus patients with no symptoms of cardiovascular disease CVD , thought to be at low risk of CVD based on traditional risk factors, is associated with the presence of atherosclerosis . Overall, the risk of having fatty deposits plaques in the carotid arte ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 15
Best exercises and postures for ankylosing spondylitis
Exercise and posture control are two of the most important aspects of treatment for anyone with ankylosing spondylitis.
Medical News Today - Wed. Jun 14
Loss of estrogen a risk factor for disc degeneration and lower back pain
CLEVELAND, Ohio June 14, 2017 -- Oh, my aching back It s not an uncommon complaint heard from both men and women as they age and experience lumbar disc degeneration. Now a new study out of China suggests that menopause is associated with severity of disc degeneration in the lumbar spine. The study outcomes are being published in an article available online today in Menopause , the journal of The North American Menopause Society NAMS . Available evidence st ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14
Early therapeutic intervention for pre-RA patients significantly reduces risk ...
Madrid, Spain, 14 June 2017 The results of a meta-analysis presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 press conference has demonstrated that early therapeutic intervention in patients with so-called pre-rheumatoid arthritis pre-RA significantly reduces the risk of the occurrence of rheumatoid arthritis RA in these patients at 52 weeks or more. Recent progress in the understanding of RA pathogenesis has led to growing interes ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14
New class drug significantly reduces spine fracture risk in postmenopausal wom...
Madrid, Spain, 14 June 2017 The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 press conference showed that, in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, 12 months treatment with romosozumab was associated with rapid and large reductions in their risk of a vertebral fracture compared to placebo. In those women receiving romosozumab, all clinical vertebral fractures occurred in the first two months of treatment o ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14
New imaging technique may help identify joint inflammation in children earlier
Madrid, Spain, 14 June 2017 The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 have confirmed that Fluorescence Optical Imaging FOI , a technique used to visualise inflammation in arthritic joints, is as effective as ultrasound with Power Doppler US PD at monitoring response to treatment in juvenile idiopathic arthritis JIA . FOI was also found to be more effective than US PD at detecting inflammation in the a ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 14