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Arthritis Pain Treatment

FDA Approves New Drug For Immune-Related Arthritis Treatment

2009-04-27 07:24

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Simponi (golimumab), a monthly treatment for adults with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis, active psoriatic arthritis, and active ankylosing spondylitis.

All three conditions are chronic disorders in which the immune system attacks multiple joints, causing stiffness, pain, and restricted motion.

Assessing Surgical Procedure For Regenerating Cartilage In Damaged Knee Joints

2009-04-15 06:21

Rush University Medical Center is testing a new procedure for regenerating damaged articular cartilage in the knee joint to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis. Rush is the only center in Illinois participating in the CAIS Phase III clinical trial.

Exposure To Traffic Pollution Leads To Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

2009-04-03 11:50
Exposure To Traffic Pollution Leads To Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Using data from the Nurses’ Health Study, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and colleagues found that exposure to traffic pollution may increase the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA). These findings appear in an advanced online publication of Environmental Health Perspectives.

Fear Of Arthritis Pain May Keep Heart Disease Patients Inactive

2009-03-27 08:30

A new nationwide Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study shows that 56.6 percent of Kansas adults with heart disease also have arthritis, a painful condition that may be a barrier to physical activity—an essential strategy for people trying to manage and control their heart disease.

Arthritis Pain Keeps Utahns With Heart Disease Inactive

2009-03-18 11:46

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study shows that 55 percent of Utah adults with heart disease also have arthritis, a painful condition that may be a barrier to physical activity—an essential strategy for people trying to manage and control their heart disease.

Arthritis Pain May Keep People With Heart Disease Physically Inactive

2009-03-02 13:37

Arthritis may create an additional barrier to using physical activity to help people manage their heart disease, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Adults with both heart disease and arthritis are significantly more likely to be physically inactive than those with heart disease alone, the study said.

The study in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), found that arthritis is common among those having heart disease. Approximately 57 percent of adults with heart disease have arthritis.

Arthritis Hinders Physical Activity In Heart Disease Adults

2009-02-26 15:09
Arthritis and Physical Activity

Arthritis affects more than half of adults with heart disease and appears to be a substantial barrier to utilizing physical activity to help manage their condition, according to a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

According to the Arthritis Foundation, the study underscores the importance of physical activity in effective management for adults with both arthritis and heart disease.

Gout Sufferers Now Have Uloric for Treatment

2009-02-15 19:46

Gout is a painful joint disease affecting about five million people in the United States. Gout is a form of arthritis that is caused by a build-up of uric acid in the blood.

On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration approved Uloric (febuxostat) giving gout sufferers a new drug to treat their disease. It is the first new treatment for gout in over 40 years. The drug is produced by Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.

Uloric works by blocking the enzyme xanthine oxidase and therefore reducing levels of blood uric acid. It is a once-daily drug.

New Guidelines for Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

2009-02-04 11:44

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) released its recommendations in December 2008 for "best" practice guidelines. In looking at the commonly used treatments for osteoarthritis (OA), they underscored that many lack support from scientific evidence.

The AAOS guideline targets treatment for patients with OA of the knee whose disease has not progressed to the point of needing joint replacement surgery. It offers 22 treatment recommendations. The guideline is aimed at primary care physicians as well as orthopedic surgeons.

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