Points to consider when using interferon assays
Interferons are type of protein called a cytokine. They have important roles in the immune system. Interferons are split into three distinct families—Type I, Type II, and Type III. Due to their role in autoimmunity, Type ...
Mar 23, 2023
Potential relief for osteoarthritis moves to clinical trial after animal studies
A team of researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC have found a drug with the potential for curbing painful hyperinflammation from osteoarthritis, according to results of an animal study.
Mar 22, 2023
Researchers identify the origin of subset of autoantibodies that worsen lupus
In an effort to understand the origin of systemic lupus erythematosus and why some patients present with more severe disease than others, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have identified a type of autoantibody ...
Mar 21, 2023
Updated: AAV treatment recommendations
AAV is a multi-organ disease, which can be complex and may vary from person to person. Types of AAV include granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), and eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis ...
Mar 20, 2023
Women with rheumatoid arthritis more likely to achieve remission if they take sex hormones, finds research
A large study of women with rheumatoid arthritis has found that those taking oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) had a greater chance of achieving remission.
Mar 16, 2023
Pain in the back: Preventing and treating spinal arthritis
Many types of arthritis can affect your musculoskeletal system. Joints are physical points of connection between two bones, and cartilage is the tissue that covers the surface of the bone at the joint. A membrane, called ...
Mar 15, 2023
New guideline introduces recommendations for optimal timing of elective hip or knee arthroplasty
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) have released a summary of its new guideline titled "the Optimal Timing of Elective Hip or Knee Arthroplasty for Patients ...
Mar 14, 2023
C-reactive protein reduces the immune response in inflammatory disease
The biological function of the C-reactive protein, CRP, has long been unknown. Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden now show that this protein has a beneficial function in systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE, an inflammatory ...
Mar 9, 2023
Abatacept therapy offers promising results for treating juvenile dermatomyositis
Juvenile dermatomyositis, a rare but often severe and chronic systemic autoimmune disease, includes a large number of patients who are treatment resistant, requiring long term immunosuppressive therapy. A small open-label ...
Mar 8, 2023
Report: Older musculoskeletal pain patients are at greater risk of worse outcomes from heart attack, stroke, and cancer
Older patients who suffer from musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis are at greater risk of worse outcomes from conditions like cancer, heart attacks, and strokes, according to new research.
Mar 8, 2023
Does running bring on arthritic knees?
New research offers up some good news for diehard marathon runners: You don't necessarily have to give up running if you are experiencing hip or knee pain.
Mar 7, 2023
Smokers generally unaware that quitting smoking will reduce risk of dementia
Smokers are being urged to give quitting a go ahead of No Smoking Day (8th March), as research shows those who smoke are more likely to develop dementia.
Mar 6, 2023
Researchers unravel new mechanisms behind articular cartilage healing after injury
Understanding how the knee joint environment affects cartilage cells is crucial for joint health. Knowledge of cell-driven cartilage degeneration mechanisms can support the development of effective pharmaceutical interventions ...
Mar 1, 2023
Non-surgical treatment significantly reduces knee pain for adults, especially those 50 and older
Genicular nerve radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive treatment for knee pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee, and can significantly reduce pain, especially for adults who are 50 and older, according to new research ...
Mar 1, 2023
Digital twin opens way to effective treatment of inflammatory diseases
Inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis have complex disease mechanisms that can differ from patient to patient with the same diagnosis. This means that currently available drugs have little effect on many patients. ...
Feb 28, 2023
Study suggests causative pathway between gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which causes painful swelling of the joints, is a form of autoimmune disease where otherwise healthy tissue in a patient's joint gets mistaken for an intruder and is attacked by the immune system. ...
Feb 23, 2023 report
Study: The risk of pregnancy complications for women with arthritis of the spine has decreased over time
Women with rheumatic diseases are at greater risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth, but for women with arthritis of the spine, so called axial spondyloarthritis, the risks have decreased over the last ten ...
Feb 23, 2023
Alcohol consumption tied to less disease activity with rheumatoid arthritis
There is an inverse relationship between alcohol consumption and disease activity in people with rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.
Feb 23, 2023