Arthritis & Rheumatism

Some benefit for curcuminoids in knee osteoarthritis

(HealthDay)—Curcuminoids seem beneficial for knee osteoarthritis (OA), although they are less effective for pain relief than ibuprofen, according to a review and meta-analysis published online May 4 in the International ...

Cardiology

Antibody genes influence forgotten heart disease

New research has found that genetic differences in antibody genes alter individuals' susceptibility to rheumatic heart disease, a forgotten inflammatory heart condition – known as 'RHD' – that is rife in developing countries.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Cold application decreases fibromyalgia pain

(HealthDay)—Local cold applications on the trapezius muscles significantly decreases the pain of patients with fibromyalgia, according to a study published online April 17 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Doctors should evaluate hand function in RA, systemic sclerosis

(HealthDay)—Assessment of hand function is an important component in the clinical evaluation of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic sclerosis (SSc), according to a study published online March 21 in the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Global first for rheumatic fever research

The first robust evidence that supports community initiatives to prevent acute rheumatic fever has come from researchers at the University of Auckland.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Ultrasound IDs disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis

(HealthDay)—A 12-joint ultrasound (US) evaluation is relevant in determining disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis patients, according to a study published online Feb. 9 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Short-course tocilizumab may up hep B reactivation in RA

(HealthDay)—For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), one to three doses of tocilizumab may increase the risk of hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation, according to a study published online Feb. 3 in the International ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Active synovitis with osteitis predicts residual synovitis in RA

(HealthDay)—For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have clinical response to treatment, active synovitis with osteitis is associated with subsequent residual synovitis (R-synovitis), according to a study published ...

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