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UTMB researchers learned how to better combat muscle loss during space flights
GALVESTON, Texas - A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has further documented how muscles are affected by reduced gravity conditions during space flight missions and uncovered how exercise and hormone treatments can be tailored to minimize muscle loss for individual space travelers. The findings are available in PLOS One . NASA has recently announced that it will allow private citizens to visit the International Space Stati ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Common conditions keep many patients out of knee cartilage research studies
Some of the most common traits among patients with cartilage issues in the knee are excluding them from participating in clinical trials because the trial outcomes might not yield the optimum results for new methods of cartilage regeneration, according to a Penn Medicine study published in Regenerative Medicine . Researchers testing the new methods tend to only include the patients most likely to succeed with the fewest complications, but if some of these ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Suicidal thoughts related to pain in 1 in 10 patients with rheumatic or muscul...
Madrid, Spain, 14 June 2019 The results of a survey presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2019 highlight the significant impact of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases RMDs on mental health and a worrying lack of psychological care.1 Not enough is being done to identify mental health issues and provide the support needed to RMD patients, said Professor Thomas D 246 rner, Chairperson of the Scientific Programme Committee, E ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Study reveals significant gaps in essential rheumatoid arthritis care across E...
Madrid, Spain, 14 June 2019 The results of a large pan-European survey presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2019 investigated significant gaps in rheumatoid arthritis care across 16 patient-centred Standards of Care SoC in rheumatoid arthritis.1 Results reveal diagnosis within six weeks as the most concerning SoC, with 52 weighted means across countries of patients and 59 of rheumatologists reporting problematic gaps. The n ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Inflammatory bowel disease and type I diabetes increase chances of developing ...
Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2019 Madrid, Spain, 12-15 June 2019 Madrid, Spain, 14 June 2019 The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2019 demonstrate increased rates of type I diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease IBD in patients that go on to develop rheumatoid arthritis RA . 1 RA is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the joints, causing pain and disability. It can also affe ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Vagus nerve stimulation study shows significant reduction in rheumatoid arthri...
Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2019 Madrid, Spain, 12-15 June 2019 Madrid, Spain, 14 June 2019 The results of a pilot study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2019 suggest that electro stimulation of one of the nerves connecting the brain to the body the vagus nerve , could provide a novel treatment approach for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. 1 This is a really exciting development. For many patients ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 17
Kidney pain vs. back pain: Symptoms, causes, and when to see a doctor
The kidneys remove waste products and excess fluid from the bloodstream. These two organs sit on either side of the body just below the rib cage. The kidneys rest against the back muscles, which can make it difficult to tell the difference between kidney pain and back pain.
Medical News Today - Mon. May 27
Letter from the Editor: Transparency and trust
A couple of months ago, while I was getting ready for work one morning, I experienced a sudden, sharp pain in my lower back. It was excruciating, and I could barely move.
Medical News Today - Mon. May 27
Back pain on the lower right side: Causes and when to see a doctor
Conditions that affect the muscles, bones, nerves, or organs can contribute to pain on the lower right side of the back.
Medical News Today - Mon. May 27
A link between mitochondrial damage and osteoporosis
Some risk factors for osteoporosis such as being older and female or having a family history of the condition cannot be avoided. But others can, like smoking cigarettes, consuming alcohol, taking certain medications, or being exposed to environmental pollutants. But until now researchers haven t gained a firm picture of how these exposures link up with bone loss. A new study led by researchers from Penn s School of Veterinary Medicine reveals a mechanism b ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Reviews highlight new advances in our understanding of focal and sclerotic bon...
Recently, extraordinary progress has been made in our understanding of the mechanisms and molecular pathways underlying focal and sclerotic bone diseases, rare disorders which have a strong genetic component. This has already led to a clearer characterization of these conditions and, in several cases, has enabled the development of new therapeutic approaches. The invited reviews featured in this special edition of Calcified Tissue International provide exp ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Glucocorticoid use associated with nearly double the risk for infection after ...
1. Glucocorticoid use associated with nearly double the risk for infection after joint replacement surgery in patients with RA Biologics had similar risk for adverse events across treatments Abstract http annals. org aim article doi 10. 7326 M18-2217 Editorial http annals. org aim article doi 10. 7326 M19-1088 URLs go live when the embargo lifts Glucocorticoid use, especially with dosages above 10 mg d, was associated with greater risk for adverse events a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27