Inflammatory disorders

Some inflammatory diseases linked to stroke-associated pneumonia

(HealthDay)—For patients discharged after acute ischemic stroke (AIS), the risk for stroke-associated pneumonia (SAP) is reduced for those with psoriasis or other chronic inflammatory diseases, according to a study published ...

Immunology

Exercising muscle combats chronic inflammation on its own

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated that human muscle has an innate ability to ward off the damaging effects of chronic inflammation when exercised. The discovery was made possible through the use of ...

Medications

Reducing corticosteroid use in rheumatoid arthritis

Is the long-term use of glucocorticoids essential in people with chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, or can early discontinuation prevent characteristic side effects? How can these drugs be discontinued ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How COVID-19 lockdown has impacted people with arthritis

People with arthritis experienced a "roller coaster" of emotions and saw their symptoms worsen during the COVID-19 lockdown—according to research from the University of East Anglia.

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