BSR and RCGP introduce joint project to improve care for people with inflammatory arthritis
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  May 16, 2017  
  Arthritis  
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 BSR and RCGP introduce joint project to improve care for people with inflammatory arthritisBSR and RCGP introduce joint project to improve care for people with inflammatory arthritis
 
BSR and the RCGP have today launched a joint Quality Improvement project to improve care for people living with inflammatory arthritis.
 
 
 Rat study reveals new treatment approach that could potentially prevent osteoarthritisRat study reveals new treatment approach that could potentially prevent osteoarthritis
 
Maintaining the supply of a molecule that helps to nourish cartilage prevented osteoarthritis in animal models of the disease, according to a report published in Nature Communications online May 11.
 
   Noisy knees linked to increased risk of developing knee osteoarthritisNoisy knees linked to increased risk of developing knee osteoarthritis
 
A new study using data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative, a multi-center observational study of nearly 3500 participants, indicates that people who hear grating, cracking, or popping sounds in or around their knee joint may be at increased risk of developing knee osteoarthritis.
 
   Findings reveal substantial burden of symptomatic hand osteoarthritisFindings reveal substantial burden of symptomatic hand osteoarthritis
 
A new study estimates that the lifetime risk of symptomatic hand osteoarthritis is 40%, and nearly one in two women and one in four men will develop the condition, which affects hand strength and function and causes disability in activities of daily living.
 
   Researchers discover crucial link between metabolism and osteoarthritisResearchers discover crucial link between metabolism and osteoarthritis
 
Osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with a good diet and regular exercise, a new expert review published in the Nature Reviews Rheumatology reports.
 
 New studies uncover socioeconomic disparities linked to health of lupus patients
 
New studies uncover socioeconomic disparities linked to health of lupus patientsTwo new studies have uncovered socioeconomic disparities related to the health of patients with lupus.
 
 
 Chemical stimuli by small molecule can improve production of cartilage cells
 
Chemical stimuli by small molecule can improve production of cartilage cellsCell-based therapies could offer a way to treat cartilage injuries before the ultimate damage of osteoarthritis on articular cartilage.
 
 
 Link Between Chronic Illness and Depression
 
Link Between Chronic Illness and DepressionChronic illness and pain are generally associated with increased risk for depression, and depression is a common complication of being sick and in pain. In fact, the Cleveland Clinic reports that at least one-third of people living with a serious health condition will experience symptoms of depression.
 
 
 Study generates comprehensive catalog of diseases linked to variations in HLA genes
 
Study generates comprehensive catalog of diseases linked to variations in HLA genesA study led by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy has generated the first comprehensive catalog of diseases associated with variations in human leukocyte antigen genes that regulate the body's immune system.
 
 
 Research findings provide insight into mechanisms underlying differences in efficacy of anti-TNF drugs
 
Research findings provide insight into mechanisms underlying differences in efficacy of anti-TNF drugsOsaka University-led researchers identified differences in how three drugs bind to tumor necrosis factor, a key mediator of inflammatory disease. The team used sedimentation velocity analytical ultracentrifugation to investigate drug-target binding in a physiological environment and at clinically-relevant concentrations.
 
 
 Medical City Dallas surgeon performs first robotic-assisted knee surgery using a MAKOplasty® robot
 
Medical City Dallas surgeon performs first robotic-assisted knee surgery using a MAKOplasty® robotRobot offers optimal precision, smaller incisions and more rapid recovery for patients. Medical City Dallas orthopedic surgeon, Charles Rutherford, MD, performed the first robotic-assisted total knee surgery on a MAKOplasty® robot in Dallas on April 25. Medical City Dallas is the first hospital in Dallas to offer this procedure on the leading-edge MAKOplasty® robot.
 
 
 Chronic physical illness in children may increase chances of later life mental health problems
 
Chronic physical illness in children may increase chances of later life mental health problemsA new study into the effects of chronic physical illness in children on their life-long mental health has found that such experiences appear to increase the chances of them having depression and anxiety in adulthood.