Northwestern scientists bring precision medicine to rheumatoid arthritis
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  April 6, 2018  
  Rheumatology  
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 Northwestern scientists bring precision medicine to rheumatoid arthritisNorthwestern scientists bring precision medicine to rheumatoid arthritis
 
Scientists are bringing precision medicine to rheumatoid arthritis for the first time by using genetic profiling of joint tissue to see which drugs will work for which patients, reports a new Northwestern Medicine multi-site study.
 
 
 Screening for Rheumatic Heart DiseaseScreening for Rheumatic Heart Disease
 
Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is a significant source of morbidity and mortality in developing and underdeveloped regions of the world, but is almost negligible in the developed nations.
 
   Women of childbearing age with rheumatic heart disease face double dangerWomen of childbearing age with rheumatic heart disease face double danger
 
Today, most people in the United States rarely think of rheumatic heart disease (RHD)-or the rheumatic fever that causes it-as more than a historical footnote.
 
   BWH bioengineers develop flare-responsive hydrogel to treat arthritisBWH bioengineers develop flare-responsive hydrogel to treat arthritis
 
Arthritis flares - the unpredictable and often sudden worsening of arthritis symptoms -- can be debilitating. These episodes can make the management of inflammatory arthritis, which includes rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, challenging for patients and physicians.
 
   Researchers examine link between knee pain and depression in older adultsResearchers examine link between knee pain and depression in older adults
 
In the U.S., about 13 percent of women and 10 percent of men aged 60 or older have knee pain due to osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs when a joint becomes inflamed, usually because the protective cartilage and other tissues that cushion joints like the knee become damaged and worn over time.
 
 Anti-TNF medications appear to be safe for use during pregnancy, study shows
 
Anti-TNF medications appear to be safe for use during pregnancy, study showsAnti-tumor necrosis factor medications are effective in controlling chronic inflammatory diseases, but some physicians recommend that their patients discontinue them during pregnancy.
 
 
 Adistem
 
Adistem’s proprietary PhotoActivation Technology is being used increasingly in Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) preparations for Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Knees, Muscle Tears, Tendons Injuries, Joint Pain and Ligament Injuries.
 
 
 What is Mitral Regurgitation?
 
What is Mitral Regurgitation?The human heart has four valves which direct the flow of blood in the correct double-circulation mode, taking blood to and from the lungs as well as to and from the rest of the body. Two of the valves are on the right side and two on the left.
 
 
 Study finds alarming frequency of bench press injuries among military service members
 
Study finds alarming frequency of bench press injuries among military service membersWhile deployed in combat zones, U.S. armed forces prepare for the rigors of combat and stay in peak condition by lifting weights during intense and demanding workouts.
 
 
 What is a Baker's Cyst?
 
What is a Baker's Cyst?A Baker's cyst is also called a popliteal cyst and is a sac filled with fluid that forms behind the knee, because of swelling of the gastrocnemius-semimembranosus bursa. It causes the skin to bulge and feel tight at this spot.
 
 
 What is Lipodystrophy?
 
What is Lipodystrophy?Lipodystrophy is a term used to describe a group of varying disorders which are characterized by abnormal loss of body fat over some or all body areas.
 
 
 Lipodystrophy Causes
 
Lipodystrophy CausesLipodystrophy is a fat metabolism error, which manifests clinically in the form of excessive fat deposition.
 
 
 Weight loss after lap-band surgery alleviates arthritic knee pain
 
Weight loss after lap-band surgery alleviates arthritic knee painA new report finds that extremely obese people who have a band surgically strapped around their stomachs to restrict food intake not only lose weight but also suffer less from arthritic knee pain.
 
 
 Campylobacteriosis Symptoms
 
Campylobacteriosis SymptomsCampylobacter is a genus containing several species of Gram-negative spiral or curved bacteria with one, two or no polar flagellum and a corkscrew motility. They are microaerophilic, but some require hydrogen for growth. They are being recognized as important causes of human gastroenteritis in developed and developing countries and also because of the serious post-infectious sequelae associated with the disease.