Ankylosing spondylitis: Progression and outlook
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic disorder that creates pain, stiffness, and inflammation in the body. As the disorder progresses, inflammation may get worse and new symptoms may show up.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Ankylosing spondylitis: Symptoms and early signs
Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that typically begins in the spine and the joints between the spine and the pelvis. It causes pain, stiffness, and may affect the shape of the spine and mobility.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Diet tips for managing ankylosing spondylitis
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disease and type of arthritis. It usually causes pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility in the spine but can affect other joints too.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Ankylosing spondylitis: Pictures, early signs, and progression
Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that leads to chronic pain and discomfort, usually in the spine.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jun 12
Inactive teens develop lazy bones, study finds
Inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active, according to a new study. Researchers with UBC and the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, measured the physical activity and bone strength of 309 teenagers over a specific four-year period that is crucial for lifelong, healthy skeletal development. We found that teens who are less active had weaker bones, and bone strength is critical ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 24
No relief in sight for those suffering from sciatica
A drug increasingly being prescribed for treating sciatica has been revealed to be no better than placebo, in new research from The George Institute for Global Health. The study in the New England Journal of Medicine also found people taking the drug pregabalin reported nearly twice as many adverse effects than those receiving the placebo. Associate Professor Christine Lin from The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, said We have seen a huge rise i ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 23
Researchers find new gene interaction associated with increased MS risk
A person carrying variants of two particular genes could be almost three times more likely to develop multiple sclerosis, according to the latest findings from scientists at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Duke University Medical Center. One of these variants is in IL7R, a gene previously associated with MS, and the other in DDX39B, a gene not previously connected to the disease. The discovery could open the way to the development o ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 23
New tool for prognosis and choice of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis
In rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies are formed that affect the inflammation in the joints. In an article published today in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases , researchers at Uppsala University show that antibodies against the cartilage protein collagen II are associated with a good prognosis. Analysing these antibodies, in combination with other relevant antibodies, could be used for predicting prognosis and choosing therapy for rheumatoid arth ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Mar 23
Potential early warning signs of osteoporosis found in South Asian women
Pre-menopausal South Asian women could be more at risk of developing osteoporosis in later life than white Caucasian women, a new study in the journal Bone reports. In the first study of its kind, researchers from the University of Surrey examined bone resportion the breakdown of bone tissue by osteoclast cells in over 370 pre and post-menopausal South Asian and white Caucasian women in the UK. Bone resorption is a natural process which enables the transfe ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 21
Levels of biomarkers after ACL surgery may signal severity of osteoarthritis l...
San Diego, CA - A majority of Anterior Cruciate Ligament ACL reconstruction patients develop a condition known as posttraumatic osteoarthritis PTOA within 15 years of surgery, which can be debilitating and limit activity. Researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s AOSSM Specialty Day in San Diego are highlighting how a set of biomarkers on the day of surgery may explain why some individuals have worse PTOA t ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 18
Study shows surgery reverses pseudoparalysis in patients with rotator cuff tears
San Diego, CA - Research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s AOSSM Specialty Day in San Diego shows arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction SCR , a surgical approach to treat irreparable rotator cuff tears, may eliminate pseudoparalysis and significantly improve shoulder function. Our data showed 26 of 27 96.3 patients with moderate pseudoparalysis and 14 of 15 93.3 with severe pseudoparalysis regained motion in their s ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 18
Heads up tackling program decreases concussion rates, say researchers
San Diego, CA - Consistently using a tackling education program appears to help lessen youth football concussion severity and occurrence, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s Specialty Day in San Diego, CA. Our study showed that the risk of a concussion in high school football athletes was 1.4 times lower from schools that utilized the Heads Up tackling education program than those who were n ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Mar 18