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Poor Short Term Recovery from Knee Surgery in Women

...pic meniscal tear removal surgery, and people with osteoarthritis also did not do as well as others, says principal ... They found that being female and the extent of osteoarthritis were associated with a less-than-optimal first-year recovery. Other studies have shown that advanced...

Phase II Data Show Efficacy and Tolerability of Tapentadol in Chronic Pain Treatment

...reatment of moderate-to-severe chronic pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee(1). The broad analgesic efficacy of tapentadol derived from preclinical models has previously been confirmed for acute pain conditions in a number of clinical studies(2). In line with the acute pain data the current findings confirm...

Osteoarthritis Facts and Causes

... common joint disorder worldwide, yet the cause of osteoarthritis of the hip is still unknown. One condition that m...n the Middle East and Asia have a low incidence of osteoarthritis in those with normal hips even though they regularly adopt positions that induce FAI, which suggests...

Alternative Treatments for Arthritis

Patients with osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) face different treatment options and determining which ones to try can be confusing . Two new studies examined patients decisions regarding therapy for RA and glucosamine for OA and found that most RA patients are r...

Drug Risks Must Be Balanced Against Benefits, Researchers

...wake of some high profile recalls like Vioxx, the osteoarthritis drug. But dont throw the baby with bathwater, advise Boston researchers at the Tufts-New England Medical Center. In an analysis appearing in the May/June issue of Health Affairs, researchers compared half a dozen risky drugs to various occupation...

New Gene Therapy may Be Helpful in Eliminating Arthritis Pain

...e study had been genetically engineered to develop osteoarthritis like humans, with the same genetic predisposition that makes some people more likely to develop the disease. The researchers used gene therapy to increase the number of receptors, which accept naturally occurring painkillers called opioids, on the...

OrthoGlide(TM) Medial Knee Implant Reports Over 200 Implants

...o relieve chronic, disabling pain, due to moderate osteoarthritis of the medial compartment of the knee. "There ha...nee implant option for their patients with painful osteoarthritis of the knee. Approximately 100 implants were performed during the first 11 months of the commercia...

Sugar Supplement may Harbour Cure for Immune Diseases

...osamine, a dietary supplement taken by people with osteoarthritis that is known to have some immunosuppressive effects. Autoimmune diseases are triggered when receptors on the outside of immune cells called T-helper 1 (Th1) cells start binding "self" antigens rather than pieces of foreign invaders. Anything that ...

Arcoxia Slammed –Nothing Better Than Vioxx Says FD

...pain reliever than related drugs. Patients with osteoarthritis want and deserve additional treatment options, says Scott Korn, Merck's executive director of regulatory affairs. Yet experts and some FDA officials criticized Merck for using what they called poorly designed scientific studies in an attempt to pu...

Tai Chi - More Than Magic

...e can help patients contending with heart disease, osteoarthritis and cancer fight off threats such as depression, infection and the pain of joint inflammation. Other studies are looking into whether tai chi can improve balance and reduce falls among elderly people, and improve the well-being of patients with HIV. ...

Chondroitin may Not Have Any Beneficial Effect on Arthritis, New Study Says

...is the name given to a group of over 200 diseases, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis. The mos...roitin as a treatment, Dr.Peter Jüni suggests that osteoarthritis is a condition that does not progress invariably toward more severe symptoms. "You tend to have s...

Hip Resurfacing Fever Catches on in US

... over 100 different types of arthritis conditions, osteoarthritis is the most common, affecting over 20 million people in the United States. Primary osteoarthritis is mostly related to aging. With aging, the water content of the cartilage increases and the protein...

Merck's Pain Reliever Arcoxia Rejected by US Federal Advisory Panel

...tical giant Merck's bid to market Arcoxia,// a new osteoarthritis medication following concerns that it may carry ca... pain reliever than related drugs. Patients with osteoarthritis want and deserve additional treatment options, said Scott Korn, Merck's executive director of regula...

A Newly Identified Immunosuppressive Protein in Rheumatoid Arthritis

...xtracted in a similar manner from 14 patients with osteoarthritis (OA). For all samples, expression of DcR3 in FLS was measured by reverse-transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction and Western blotting. Then, apoptosis was induced by Fas, a protein ligand and member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) family. Finally,...

Arthritis Pain Processed in Brain’s 'fear Zone,' First PET Scans Revea

... patients." Six female and six male patients with osteoarthritis of the knee underwent PET brain-scanning during three different pain states: arthritic knee pain, experimental knee pain (when no arthritic pain was present) and a pain-free state. Each patient also rated their perceived pain intensity and unpleasant...

Neck Pain Treatment Safer Without Significant Risk of Paralysis

... spine. This includes degenerative changes such as osteoarthritis of the spine, bone spurs, disc degeneration and narrowing of the spinal canal. Additional alternative treatments for neck pain are physical therapy, traction, narcotic and non-narcotic pain medication and, in some cases, surgery. During the procedu...

A New Arthritis Drug With Fewer Side Effects

...ple who are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis participated in this study. These patients were advised to consume along with their regular drugs, a proton pump inhibitor to reduce the gastrointestinal side effects. Heart patients were encouraged to take a lower dose of aspirin. There were fewer ...

Exercise Has No Effect on Knee OA: Study

..., but the effect of exercise on the development of osteoarthritis (OA) in older people is unclear, especially if they are overweight. Some studies have suggested that exercise has a protective effect, but few studies have been conducted where patients are asked about physical activity and followed to find out what ...

Smoking - Could Make You Weak in Your Knees

...lays a role in the progression of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis and, therefore, is a modifiable risk factor with important public health implications.’ However, the reason behind the increase in pain was not clear. He added, ‘Instead, smoking may have direct effects on other articular structures mediating knee...

Excessive Jogging may Increase Arthritis Risk

...n 60 km per week are at greater risk of developing osteoarthritis in their hips, says a new study.// According to...rch conducted by the University of Heidelberg, the osteoarthritis that can develop is characterised by joint pain, which can be relieved by medication known as cox in...

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