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Cardiology

Risk factors ID'd for VTE, ASCVD in rheumatoid arthritis patients

(HealthDay)—For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), there are common risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE) and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), and the risk for ASCVD is increased after unprovoked ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Personalized 3D-printed knee implant could help thousands of arthritis sufferers

A groundbreaking new treatment that uses 3-D printed implants and that could bring relief to tens of thousands of knee osteoarthritis sufferers has received approval to be trialed in UK patients, following a virtual "in-silico" ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Making musculoskeletal health a global priority

An international research team has found that despite being the world's leading cause of pain, disability and healthcare expenditure, the prevention and management of musculoskeletal health, including conditions such as low ...

Cardiology

New advice on arthritis drugs

New research evaluating the drugs commonly used by rheumatoid arthritis patients suggests two combinations could reduce the risk of heart attack and strokes.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Inflammation at IP thumb joint common in psoriatic arthritis

(HealthDay)—Patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) more often have inflammation at the interphalangeal (IP) joint of the thumb compared to those with undifferentiated inflammatory arthritis (UIA), according to a study ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Adults with psoriasis more likely to have rheumatoid arthritis

(HealthDay)—Adults with psoriasis have an increased likelihood of having rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared with adults without psoriasis, according to a study published online June 15 in the Journal of the American Academy ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Recognizing young people's perspectives in inflammatory arthritis

Inflammatory arthritis is the name for a group of diseases that cause joint pain and swelling. This happens because the body's immune system attacks its own tissues and causes inflammation. Types of inflammatory arthritis ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Unifying terminology for difficult-to-treat rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. It can also cause fatigue, and the underlying inflammation may affect other body systems. A significant ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Online therapy aids the isolated, immunosuppressed in pandemic

People with a rare autoimmune disease, who likely experience more serious isolation during a global pandemic, saw their anxiety and depression improve after receiving online mental health intervention through an international ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Many U.S. seniors may need better knee arthritis care

Just a fraction of older Americans with arthritic knees try physical therapy, pain-relieving injections or other more conservative measures before undergoing knee replacement surgery, new research shows.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Study examines care received by patients with knee osteoarthritis

New research reveals that only a minority of U.S. Medicare beneficiaries with knee osteoarthritis in 2005-2010 used non-surgical care such as physical therapy and knee injections, and few were treated by rheumatologists, ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Osteoarthritis program improving lives

Physiotherapy researchers led by La Trobe Associate Professor Christian Barton evaluated the effects of an education and exercise program on almost 2000 Australians with knee osteoarthritis.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

RA linked to restrictive, obstructive spirometry patterns

(HealthDay)—Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with restrictive and obstructive spirometry patterns, with the strongest associations seen for severe patterns, according to a study published online May 13 in Arthritis ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Most frequently asked questions in rheumatology clinics answered

Rheumatologists in Hong Kong joined hands to develop a set of consensus statements on COVID-19 vaccination for local adult patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases. These timely statements would serve to be a guide for ...

Neuroscience

Reduced kidney function linked to increased risk of dementia

Chronic kidney disease is when a person's kidneys progressively lose their ability to filter waste from the blood and eliminate fluids. Now a new study has found that people with reduced kidney function may have an increased ...

Genetics

Eleven novel loci identified for rheumatoid arthritis

Eleven novel loci and 90 independent association signals have been identified for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published in the May issue of the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Physical activity reduces cardiovascular risk in rheumatic patients

The risk of developing atherosclerosis—a narrowing of the arteries as cholesterol plaque builds up, leading to obstruction of blood flow—is higher for people with autoimmune rheumatic diseases than for the general population. ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Early-life exposure to famine linked to increased odds of RA

(HealthDay)—Individuals exposed to famine in utero or in early childhood have an increased likelihood of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adulthood, according to a study published in the April issue of Arthritis ...