Cranberry juice may help to relieve pain for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis

A study by researchers from the University of Londrina, Brazil, tracked 41 women with rheumatoid arthritis for 90 days. Those who drank cranberry juice reported fewer swollen joints.
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Source: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research - Category: Podiatry Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo investigate the prevalence of and factors associated with dysfunctional low back pain (LBP) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).MethodsThis cross-sectional study included 1276 RA outpatients from two hospitals. The Roland –Morris Disability Questionnaire was used to address the functional–dysfunctional state criterion. Clinical variables, such as medical status, disease activity, bone mineral density, and spinopelvic alignment parameters, were compared between patients with and without dysfunctional LBP.ResultsMean age and disease duration were 64.6 and 13.4  years, respectively; t...
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
This article discusses lessons learned from attempting to maximize engagement in 2 successful UK mHealth studies —Cloudy with a Chance of Pain and Quality of Life, Sleep and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Source: Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionElevated serum IL ‐6 and IL‐17 levels in patients with RA induce arthritis and cause mood symptoms, especially depression symptoms.
Source: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
AbstractRoutine assessment of patient index data 3 (RAPID3) is a simple, valid and reliable tool designed to measure disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA causes significant disability and diminishes health-related quality of life (HR-QoL). The aim of this study was to investigate how RAPID3 is related to HR-QoL in patients with RA. In this cross-sectional study performed at the tertiary outpatient clinic 68 consecutive patients (58 females, and 10 males) with established RA were enrolled. RAPID3 and EuroQoL-5D-3L (EQ-5D-3L) were used to measure disease activity and quality of life, respectively. ...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 March 2019Source: Journal of EthnopharmacologyAuthor(s): Pius Pum Tseuguem, Douglas Alphonse Mouga Ngangoum, Judith Manialeu Pouadjeu, Basile Nganmegne Piégang, Zacharie Sando, Benedict James Kolber, Kevin John Tidgewell, Télesphore Benoît NguelefackAbstractEthnopharmacological relevancePaullinia pinnata L. (Sapindaceae) is an African woody vine, traditionally used for the treatment of itch and pain-related conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.AimThis work evaluates, in vitro and in vivo, the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of aqueous (AEPP) and methanol (...
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with JIA, PsA, RA, and AxSpA share similar patterns of healthcare resource utilization, with substantial comorbidity costs and a minority being high utilizers. Innovations in meeting these patients' needs are warranted. PMID: 30836033 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Scand J Rheumatol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The group agreed conceptually that short-term core outcomes could be different from longer term ones. Participants emphasized the importance of analyzing the need for core domains specifically for longterm longitudinal observational studies. PMID: 30824644 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
Discussion: The findings of this research will elucidate the efficacy and safety of HGWG and provide an alternative treatment for RA. In addition, our data will benefit the clinical decision-making on active RA and possibly be incorporated into future guidelines. Trial registration: ID: NCT03593837.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
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