Arthritis: Four hand exercises to combat arthritis pain and relieve symptoms

ARTHRITIS of the hands can be an extremely uncomfortable and debilitating condition that gets in the way of completing simple activities and tasks. Fight pain and symptoms of arthritis with these four hand exercises.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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ConclusionsThere is limited experience of the design and implementation of trials for the prevention of inflammatory joint diseases. We discuss the rationale behind choice and duration of treatment and the challenges associated with defining the “at risk” state and offer pragmatic solutions in the protocol to enrolling subjects at risk of RA.Trial registrationCurrent Controlled Trials, ID:ISRCTN46017566. Registered on 4 July 2014.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
This study included 200 consecutive adult RA patients. Clinical and laboratory investigations were performed. PROs including tender and swollen joint count, patient’s estimated pain, patient global assessment (PGA), validated Arabic version of the health assessment questionnaire (HAQ-A) as well as physician global assessment were considered. The disease activity score (DAS28) and simplified erosion narrowing score (SENS) were calculated. Patient health questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) was used to detect depression.ResultsThe patients’ mean age was 41.3 ± 11.9 years and disease duration 6.6 ± 4.9...
Source: The Egyptian Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Background: The purpose of this study is to identify risk factors associated with repeat surgical irrigation in pediatric septic hip arthritis. Methods: A single center retrospective case-control study was performed. Patients who underwent ≥2 washouts (cases) were compared with those who had only 1 washout (controls). Demographic, clinical, laboratory, microbial, and magnetic resonance imaging data were compared between cases and controls and a prediction model was developed using logistic regression. A risk score was then constructed by counting the number of risk factors from the model that were present in each p...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Hip Source Type: research
Authors: Shono A, Mori S, Nakamura K, Yatomi A, Takada H, Tanaka H, Okano T, Morinobu A, Hirata KI Abstract An 80-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis presented with chest pain. Clinical examination revealed new-onset paroxysmal atrial fibrillation with symptomatic sinus pauses and worsening mitral regurgitation, which were both resistant to conventional therapies. Based on her skin lesions, an increase in pleural and pericardial effusion, possible myocardial involvement, and a positive finding for immune complex testing, rheumatoid vasculitis was diagnosed. Subsequent glucocorticoid therapy suppressed systemic...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Authors: Sakaguchi R, Fujikawa K, Okamoto M, Matsuo E, Matsumoto K, Uchida T, Shin-Ya K, Nakashima M, Mizokami A, Kawakami A Abstract A 44-year-old female with rheumatoid arthritis treated with methotrexate (MTX) and tocilizumab (TCZ) was admitted to our hospital with nasal pain. Nasal fiberscopy revealed septum perforation, while a membrane biopsy indicated granuloma and fibrinoid necrosis of the small artery. The patient was treated with prednisolone 30 mg/day after discontinuation of MTX and TCZ. Inguinal lymph node biopsy revealed diffuse infiltrations of atypical T-cells and Epstein-Barr virus-positive B cells...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to compare the clinical and ultrasonographic features of symptomatic with asymptomatic psoriatic arthritis (PsA) dactylitis.MethodsOne hundred and twenty-five hand dactylitis were evaluated in a multicenter cross-sectional study for the presence of pain, subjective functional limitation, and tenderness (4-points scale) with the calculation of a Leeds Dactylitis Index (LDI) score. Fingers were subsequently investigated using high-frequency ultrasound (US) both in gray-scale (GS) and power Doppler (PD), for the presence and grading of flexor tenosynovitis, soft tissue edema, subcutaneous PD si...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
In this study, plasma cfDNA was extracted from the plasma of cardiac disease patients and the cfDNA fragment distribution as well as the relationships between cfDNA concentration and deoxyribonuclease I (DNase I) activity enzyme implicated in double-stranded DNA processing were examined. Results revealed that the cfDNA concentrations in patients with MI and cardiac angina were significantly higher than that in healthy control subjects. Microchip electrophoresis of plasma cfDNA revealed a single fragment (150–200 bp) in some healthy control subjects and three fragments (150–200 bp, 300–400 bp, and 50...
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
Condition:   Knee Osteoarthritis Intervention:   Drug: Corticosteroid injection Sponsor:   University of Pittsburgh Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionsIt is worthwhile for health providers to investigate patients’ expectations early postoperatively by considering their preoperative depression to confirm fulfillment of expectations.
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that there is no strongly significant link between the postoperative outcome and the use of a tourniquet. However, further studies will be needed to determine whether a tourniquet may have some other impact on TKA. PMID: 31282982 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research
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