Finnish researchers find accumulation of gene mutations in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis
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  June 28, 2017  
  Arthritis  
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 Finnish researchers find accumulation of gene mutations in some patients with rheumatoid arthritisFinnish researchers find accumulation of gene mutations in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis
 
Gene mutations accumulating in cells are typical of the development of cancer. Finnish researchers found that a similar accumulation of mutations occurs also in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
 
 
 Study finds substantial use of opioids among older rheumatoid arthritis patientsStudy finds substantial use of opioids among older rheumatoid arthritis patients
 
A new analysis indicates that the use of opioid pain medications in older US rheumatoid arthritis patients peaked in 2010 and is now declining slightly. By 2014, 41% of rheumatoid arthritis patients were regular opioid users.
 
   Researchers show effective oral treatment option for patients with rheumatoid arthritisResearchers show effective oral treatment option for patients with rheumatoid arthritis
 
Patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis are treated for around six months with the standard anti-rheumatic agent methotrexate, to which many patients respond very well.
 
   PEMF therapy offers drug-free pain relief for RA patientsPEMF therapy offers drug-free pain relief for RA patients
 
NewMed, based in Harrietsham, is the one-stop-shop for PEMF therapy, which has been clinically proven to relieve pain and improve the symptoms of arthritis.
 
   Type I interferons could have role in natural improvement of RA during pregnancyType I interferons could have role in natural improvement of RA during pregnancy
 
An international US-Danish team of scientists, led by Damini Jawaheer, Ph.D. at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, has identified a possible link between type I interferons and a natural improvement of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) during pregnancy.
 
 Consuming more fish could reduce symptoms of arthritis, study finds
 
Consuming more fish could reduce symptoms of arthritis, study findsA new study conducted by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School shows that increased intake of fish reduces the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. The study has found reduced levels of arthritis in people who consumed fish twice or more than twice a week, compared with people who never consumed fish or consumed it less than once in a month.
 
 
 New guidelines for anti-rheumatic drug management in patients having joint replacement surgery
 
New guidelines for anti-rheumatic drug management in patients having joint replacement surgeryIn the first such collaboration of its kind, an expert panel of rheumatologists and orthopedic surgeons has developed guidelines for the perioperative management of anti-rheumatic medication in patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement.
 
 
 ACR, AAHKS release new guideline to reduce joint infections after total hip and knee replacements
 
ACR, AAHKS release new guideline to reduce joint infections after total hip and knee replacementsAccording to a new guideline released by the American College of Rheumatology and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the risk of joint infection resulting from total hip and knee replacements can be reduced with careful management of anti-rheumatic medications during the perioperative process.
 
 
 Study reveals the body's systemic stem cell response to ACL injury
 
Study reveals the body's systemic stem cell response to ACL injuryYou might think stem cells only exist inside a fetus, but your adult body has a stockpile of stem cells, armed and ready to respond. These remarkable cells can develop into any other type of cell, like muscle or bone or nerve cells.
 
 
 Reintroduction of PATA could improve patient access to life-saving drugs
 
Reintroduction of PATA could improve patient access to life-saving drugsThe American College of Rheumatology today applauded the leadership of Rep. David McKinley and Rep. G.K. Butterfield in reintroducing H.R. 2999, the Patients' Access to Treatment Act.