Arthritis & Rheumatism

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Broccoli could be key in the fight against osteoarthritis

A compound found in broccoli could be key to preventing or slowing the progress of the most common form of arthritis, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Arthritis & Rheumatism

GI involvement linked to relapse of vasculitis in kids

(HealthDay)—In the largest single-center study of polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) in childhood, fever, myalgia, and skin involvement were found to be the most common symptoms, and cumulative dose of cyclophosphamide was associated ...

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Short-term UV radiation linked to odds of juvenile myositis

(HealthDay)—Short-term ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure may contribute to the development of juvenile myositis, according to a study published in the July issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Kidney involvement, high anti-dsDNA predict lupus flares

(HealthDay)—Kidney involvement and high anti-double stranded (ds) DNA are independent predictors of moderate-severe lupus flare, according to research published online June 10 in Arthritis & Rheumatism.

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Low-income patients skip rheumatoid arthritis meds

(HealthDay)—Electronic monitoring shows that ethnically diverse and economically disadvantaged patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have low adherence to oral disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and poorer ...


Vitamin C does not lower uric acid levels in gout patients

Despite previous studies touting its benefit in moderating gout risk, new research reveals that vitamin C, also known ascorbic acid, does not reduce uric acid (urate) levels to a clinically significant degree in patients ...

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Ultrasound findings can improve classification of RA

(HealthDay)—Compared to clinical diagnosis of synovitis, ultrasound-detected synovitis provides either improved sensitivity or specificity when used with the American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism ...

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