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Myocardial inflammation elevated in RA patients
WASHINGTON -- People with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased risk of heart failure even when controlling for coronary artery disease. Chronic myocarditis, or heart inflammation, is one suspected risk factor for cardiovascular disease CVD in this patient population. Two new studies measure the prevalence of myocardial inflammation in RA patients without known cardiovascular disease, assess how it is associated with high disease activity and show how dis ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 14
Staying on dmards through surgery does not increase post-op infection risk
WASHINGTON -- Rheumatoid arthritis patients who keep using their disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs prior to surgery do not face an increased risk of infection after their procedures, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2016 ACR ARHP Annual Meeting in Washington. Rheumatoid arthritis RA is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and limitation in the motion and function of multiple joints. Though joints are the ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 14
13-country precision trial looks at cardiovascular effects of anti-inflammator...
WASHINGTON -- A 10-year trial involving osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis patients in 13 countries reveals new insights on the cardiovascular safety of widely used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and COX-2-specific inhibitors, according to new research findings to be presented on this week at the 2016 ACR ARHP Annual Meeting. Osteoarthritis , or OA, is the most common joint disease affecting middle-age and older people. It is characterized by pr ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 14
Study suggests probable scientific misconduct in bone health studies
MINNEAPOLIS - A new study suggests probable scientific misconduct in at least some of 33 bone health trials published in various medical journals. The study used statistical methods to detect scientific misconduct or research fraud and calls into question the validity of a body of research work led mainly by one researcher in Japan. The study is published in the November 9, 2016, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy o ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 10
Suppressing protein alleviates radiation-induced bone loss in animal model
PHILADELPHIA - Radiotherapy destroys cancer cells using high-energy ionizing radiation to damage DNA and induce cell death. About two million patients per year in the United States - more than 50 percent of all cancer patients -- receive radiotherapy at some stage during their illness, either alone or in combination with chemotherapy, surgery, and targeted medicines. Radiotherapy targets tumor cells but also causes damage to nearby healthy tissues. While t ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 7
Biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis may protect against rapid bone loss
A new review by the International Osteoporosis Foundation IOF Chronic Inflammation and Bone Structure CIBS Working Group concludes that early and aggressive treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis RA with biologic drugs, specifically biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs DMARDs , may be most effective in halting progressive bone loss in patients with RA. Co-Author Dr. Cristiano Zerbini MD, Director of the Centro Paulista de Investiga 231 227 o Clinic ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 7
Experts focus on urgent need for Fracture Liaison Services in the Asia-Pacific
Singapore - November 5, 2016 A proven method of identifying and managing patients at high risk of fracture is the implementation of coordinator-based Fracture Liaison Services FLS in clinics and hospitals. Due to their importance to osteoporosis management, FLS are a key focus of the IOF Regionals 6th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting, which opened in Singapore on November 4th with delegates from more than 50 countries. Numerous studies have indicated the ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Nov 6
Scientists find key protein for spinal cord repair
DURHAM, N.C. -- A freshwater zebrafish costs less than two bucks at the pet store, but it can do something priceless Its spinal cord can heal completely after being severed, a paralyzing and often fatal injury for humans. While watching these fish repair their own spinal cord injuries, Duke University scientists have found a particular protein important for the process. Their study, published Nov. 4 in the journal Science , could generate new leads into ti ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 4
Body builders aren't necessarily the strongest athletes
An increase in muscle size with exercise may not be directly related to an increase in muscle strength, according to a recent analysis of the literature. Investigators who examined available evidence have concluded that size and muscle strength may actually be separate phenomena, which challenges many assumptions upon which exercise programs have been based. The researchers noted that there is a weak correlation between change in muscle size and change in ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 3
Study finds mild exercise helps decrease pain and improve activity level in ol...
It s never too late to reap the benefits of exercise, and that includes older adults with arthritis and other muscle and joint conditions, according to a study. Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery HSS found that a low-impact exercise program in senior centers in New York City s Chinatown and Flushing, Queens communities helped decrease pain, improve mobility and enhance quality of life for many participants. The study, titled, Effects of a Cultural ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 2
New study confirms link between early menopause and higher risk of fracture
CLEVELAND, Ohio November 2, 2016 --If you re in menopause before the age of 40, you have a higher fracture risk. That fact has already been proven by the Women s Health Initiative WHI clinical trials. Now a new study evaluating the same WHI data further concludes that, even with calcium and vitamin D supplements, your risk of fracture is still higher. The study is being published online today in Menopause , the journal of The North American Menopause Socie ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 2
Samumed selected for 7 presentations in 5 therapeutic areas at ACR 2016
San Diego, CA--November 1, 2016 - Samumed, a leader in tissue regeneration, today announced it has been selected to feature seven presentations in five different therapeutic areas at the 2016 American College of Rheumatology ACR Annual Meeting from November 11-16 in Washington, D.C. The ACR Annual Meeting is the premier educational event for physicians, health professionals and scientists who treat those with or at risk for arthritis, rheumatic and musculo ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 1