Smoking and RA: A Deadly Combination (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Medium-term mortality doubled in smokers with rheumatoid arthritis
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

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Authors: Sohliya L, Mathew J, Ishitha G, Panwar J, Jacob KM Abstract Rheumatoid Arthritis can present with consistent pain over peripheral joints. The manner of presentation of a subcutaneous tumour such as Myopericytoma may be very similar to that of an inflamed joint leading to the high frequency of it being overlooked and inadequately treated. Knowing the radiological and pathological differences will direct us in the right road to timely and adequate treatment. PMID: 30341880 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
What do measles, tuberculosis, and grains have in common? For that matter, what do anthrax, influenza, and brucellosis also share in common with grains? All the conditions listed are examples of zoonoses, i.e., diseases contracted by humans from animals. When humans first invited domesticated grazing creatures–cows, sheep, goats–into our huts, adobe homes, or caves, often sleeping in the same room, using them for milk or food, we acquired many of their diseases. These diseases were unknown prior to the human domestication of grazing ruminants. The process of animal domestication changed the course of human civi...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates gluten gluten-free grain-free grains tuberculosis wheat belly zoonoses Source Type: blogs
ConclusionPatients with recurrent aphthous stomatitis were associated with increased risk of specific comorbidities. Physicians should screen for these comorbidities for early detection and treatment.
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
In this study, eutectic mixtures, as binary pharmaceutical compositions of CEL with adipic acid (ADI) and saccharin (SAC), were identified through a phase diagram and Tammann’s triangle intended to improve the wettability and dissolution rate of poorly water-soluble CEL. The contact angles at 0s in the liquid-solid interface were approximately θs (theta) 79.7° ± 0.50° and 86.65° ± 0.45° for CEL-ADI and CEL-SAC, respectively, which were much lower than the value obtained for CEL (92.05° ± 0.75° θ). Moreover, a comparison of the disk intrinsic dissolution rate an...
Source: International Journal of Pharmaceutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
There’s an argument that has been batted around in online conversations, one that I thought that, because it was so patently absurd and so readily disproven, it would simply disappear into the blogosphere . . . but it hasn’t. So let’s talk about this idea. The idea goes like this: Because glyphosate is liberally applied to wheat, including its application as a desiccant and for weed control pre-planting, during maturation, and pre-harvest, the high concentrations of this herbicide in wheat products are the cause for all the problems that emerge with wheat consumption. It means that, minus glyphosate, whea...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates gluten-free glyphosate grain-free grains Inflammation roundup undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2018Source: Journal of Theoretical BiologyAuthor(s): Nicolae Moise, Avner FriedmanAbstractRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common autoimmune disease that mainly affects the joints. It is characterized by synovial inflammation, which may result in cartilage and bone destruction. The present paper develops a mathematical model of chronic RA. The model is represented by a system of partial differential equations (PDEs) in the synovial fluid, the synovial membrane, and the cartilage. The model characterizes the progression of the disease in terms of the degradation of the cartilage. ...
Source: Journal of Theoretical Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
ARTHRITIS in the knee can be painful, uncomfortable and make things as simple as walking difficult. Try these four exercises to relieve knee pain and symptoms associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This study aims to explore the possible mechanism of treatment of collagen-induced rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by tolerogenic dendritic cells (tDCs). Different methods were used to induce and cultivate tDCs, and suitable conditions for tDC cultivation were explored. The experimental RA induced by collagen in mouse was treated by the obtained tDCs, and the possible mechanism was explored. The serum concentration of TNF-α, IFN-β, IL-4 and anti-type II collagen antibody were detected by ELISA. The anti-type II collagen antibody of mice without treatment was higher than that without disease onset, while the Blank-DC g...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research
Authors: Matsumoto H, Sato S, Fujita Y, Yashiro-Furuya M, Matsuoka N, Asano T, Kobayashi H, Watanabe H, Migita K Abstract Anti-melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (MDA5) antibodies are frequently detected in amyopathic dermatomyositis with rapidly progressive interstitial lung disease (RP-ILD). However, the presence of anti-MDA5 antibodies in other connective tissue diseases is not well known. We herein report a case of rheumatoid arthritis complicated with refractory anti-MDA5 antibody-positive ILD. A 75-year-old Japanese woman was referred to our hospital for refractory ILD. Serological testing was positiv...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Reconstructive joint surgery is an indicator of poor prognosis in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Objectives of this study were to describe the incidence rate of orthopedic and hand surgery indication (OHSI) in an ...
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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