Quality of internet-based decision aids for shoulder arthritis: what are patients reading?

The objective of this study was to assess the source, quality, accuracy, and completeness of Internet-based information for shoulder arthritis.
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research

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Abstract Methotrexate (MTX)-associated classical Hodgkin lymphoma (CHL) is unlikely to regress following discontinuation of MTX, and its treatment usually requires chemotherapy. Standard chemotherapy for CHL is the ABVD regimen, which contains pneumotoxic bleomycin. This can be problematic in MTX-CHL patients suffering from an autoimmune disease (AID), such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), as they frequently have pulmonary complications. However, brentuximab vedotin (BV)-containing chemotherapy without bleomycin (A + AVD regimen) was recently reported to show favorable efficacy for CHL, and could therefore ...
Source: International Journal of Hematology - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Int J Hematol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 January 2020Source: Plant ScienceAuthor(s): Juliana Cotabarren, Daniela Lufrano, Mónica Graciela Parisi, Walter David ObregónAbstractProtease inhibitors (PIs) are regulatory proteins found in numerous animal tissues and fluids, plants, and microorganisms that reduce and inhibit the exacerbated and uncontrolled activity of the target proteases. Specific PIs are also effective tools for inactivating proteases involved in human diseases like arthritis, pancreatitis, hepatitis, cancer, AIDS, thrombosis, emphysema, hypertension, and muscular dystrophy among others. Plant PIs&md...
Source: Plant Science - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Authors: Kosa T, Bennett L, Livingstone D, Goodyear C, Loranger B Abstract Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects around 1% of the population, which places a heavy burden on society and has severe consequences for the individuals affected. The early diagnosis and implementation of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs significantly increase the chance of achieving long-term sustained remission. Therefore, raising awareness of RA amongst the general public is important in order to decrease the time of diagnosis of the disease. Augmented reality (AR) can be tremendously valuable in a teaching and learning context, as the...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
 Sponsored ““My mother is quite vain about looking young, but arthritis has made her knees and hips painful. She’s supposed to use a walker, but she refuses because she says it makes her look old. How do I convince her that this is for her safety?” I can’t count the number of times readers have written to me with this or a similar question. I usually tell them to stop nagging but to make it clear that a fall could mean the end of the older adult’s mobility, and a wheelchair would be much less convenient than a walker. Now, I may have to rethink that advice. It’s still sound, i...
Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 10 December 2019Source: Pharmacology &TherapeuticsAuthor(s): Lingling Zhang, Wei WeiAbstractAs a Traditional Chinese Medicine, Paeonia lactiflora Pallas has been used to treat pain, inflammation and immune disorders for more than 1000 years in China. Total glycoside of paeony (TGP) is extracted from the dried root of Paeonia lactiflora Pallas. Paeoniflorin (Pae) is the major active component of TGP. Our research group has done a lot of work in the pharmacological mechanisms of Pae and found that Pae possessed extensive anti-inflammatory and immune regulatory effects. Pae could inhib...
Source: Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study provides novel insight into the perspectives of patients with rheumatoid arthritis on tapering biologics when sustained remission is achieved at a crucial juncture in global affordability for healthcare systems. These patient perspectives can inform the planning of decision aids and clinical trials of decision-making processes when tapering is proposed.
Source: The Patient - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
We report the first case, to our knowledge, of isolated intramedullary spinal lesions secondary to M. haemophilum. This case involved a patient with newly diagnosed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). He developed significant Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS) during his treatment. M. haemophilum should be on the differential for isolated intramedullary spinal lesions, particularly in immunocompromised patients. Given our patient’s severe IRIS, patients with HIV and M. haemophilum infection should be closely monitored for IRIS and treated aggressively. In high...
Source: IDCases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
A 56-year-old automobile mechanic was referred to our rheumatology service by his orthopedist to evaluate left posterior knee pain and swelling that had been present for three months. The patient had undergone bilateral total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) for sports-related osteo­arthritis three years before. In addition to the knee pain, the patient described several years of... [Read More]
Source: The Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Conditions Home Slider Rheumatoid Arthritis knee arthroplasty knee swelling popliteal cyst synovitis Source Type: research
Conclusions: Substantial AID heterogeneity exists by race and by geographic area. An important research area is further exploring factors related to heterogeneity such as potential interactions between genetic susceptibility and environmental factors.
Source: Autoimmunity Reviews - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Lateral patellofemoral (PF) soft tissue abnormalities range from excessive lateral PF tightness (lateral patellar compression syndrome, lateral patellar instability and arthritis), to excessive laxity (iatrogenic lateral PF soft tissue insufficiency postlateral release). The lateral soft tissue complex is composed of the iliotibial band extension to the patella, the vastus lateralis tendon, the lateral PF ligament, lateral patellotibial ligament, and lateral patellomeniscal ligament, with intimate connections between those structures. To identify lateral retinaculum tightness or insufficiency the most important tests are t...
Source: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Digital Exclusive Source Type: research
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