Report highlights needs, experiences of people with rare autoimmune rheumatic diseases
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  March 16, 2018  
  Rheumatology  
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 Report highlights needs, experiences of people with rare autoimmune rheumatic diseasesReport highlights needs, experiences of people with rare autoimmune rheumatic diseases
 
People living with rare autoimmune rheumatic diseases are facing major obstacles to diagnosis, treatment and lifestyle according to a major new study published today [Wednesday 28th February].
 
   Mortality rates found to be high across all causes of death for rheumatoid arthritis patientsMortality rates found to be high across all causes of death for rheumatoid arthritis patients
 
Mortality rates were increased for patients with rheumatoid arthritis relative to the general population across all causes of death in a recent Arthritis Care & Research analysis.
 
   Researchers detect molecular biomarker for osteoarthritis using nanotechnologyResearchers detect molecular biomarker for osteoarthritis using nanotechnology
 
For the first time, scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have been able to measure a specific molecule indicative of osteoarthritis and a number of other inflammatory diseases using a newly developed technology.
 
 Failed osteoarthritis drug may help lessen opioid dependence
 
Failed osteoarthritis drug may help lessen opioid dependenceA new study from Indiana University suggests that a drug proven safe for use in people may prevent opioid tolerance and physical dependence when used in combination with opioid-based pain medications.
 
 
 Respiratory disease patients with arthritis struggle to use complex inhalers
 
Respiratory disease patients with arthritis struggle to use complex inhalersRespiratory disease patients with arthritis could struggle to manage their conditions because their inhalers are too fiddly for them to use, University of Bath research has found.
 
 
 Young athletes commonly have bone marrow edema in lower spine, study shows
 
Young athletes commonly have bone marrow edema in lower spine, study showsNew research indicates that young recreational and elite athletes commonly accumulate excess fluid in the bone marrow around the joint that connects the spine with the pelvis.
 
 
 Researchers discover how the body skillfully extinguishes inflammation
 
Researchers discover how the body skillfully extinguishes inflammationInflammation needs energy An important source for this energy is oxygen, which is indispensable for the cells of the immune system to work properly.
 
 
 Hip replacement surgery associated with increased life expectancy, study reports
 
Hip replacement surgery associated with increased life expectancy, study reportsHip replacement surgery not only improves quality of life but is also associated with increased life expectancy, compared to people of similar age and sex, reports a study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, a publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons.
 
 
 What is Valvular Heart Disease?
 
What is Valvular Heart Disease?This article describes the structure of the heart, position and role of the heart valves, and how damage can lead to valvular heart disease.
 
 
 New treatment shows promise to fight against serious inflammatory disease
 
New treatment shows promise to fight against serious inflammatory diseaseStill's disease is a serious orphan disease manifested by high fevers, skin and joint involvement, including paralysis, as well as damage to other organs such as the liver or spleen. It is caused by a deregulation of the immune system triggering an acute inflammatory response.