Arthritis & Rheumatism

Rheumatoid arthritis: Biologics in second-line therapy show benefit

The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) examined 9 biotechnologically produced drugs for the treatment of adults with rheumatoid arthritis in whom prior pharmacological treatment had failed. ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Prolactin reduces arthritis inflammation

Inflammatory joint diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis are the result of cartilage damage and loss. Chondrocytes are the only cells that are found in cartilage and their death is linked to decreased cartilage health.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Statin therapy may reduce risk of osteoarthritis

(Medical Xpress)—Regular use of cholesterol-lowering medicines calledstatins may reduce a person's chances of developing the degenerative joint disease osteoarthritis, UK scientists have found.

Genetics

Gout study offers genetic insight into 'disease of kings'

Scientists have shed light on why some people are more susceptible to gout than others. A study has identified 18 new genetic variations that increase levels of uric acid in the blood, which is the main cause of the disease. ...

Medical research

A factor involved in painful joint wear and tear discovered

Inflammatory joint disease (arthritis) is affecting more and more, and especially older, people. In a recent survey by Statistik Austria, 39 per cent of people over the age of 60 stated that they have a form of arthritis. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Studies explore racial disparities in IBD symptoms and therapy

Three separate studies presented today at the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 77th Annual Scientific meeting in Las Vegas help to advance understanding of the differences between African American and Caucasian ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

New animal model for rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have created the first animal model that spontaneously develops rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and is predisposed towards atherosclerosis, or hardening of the ...

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