Ultrasound Aids Diagnosis of Man with Knee Pain & Swelling

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

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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
ConclusionA pose avoidance rehabilitation protocol in this P-THA population was found to be safe and was associated with accelerated functional recovery and high patient satisfaction without increased risk of early post-operative dislocation.
Source: HSS Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
In this study, we evaluated the effect of auranofin on the radiosensitivity of intestinal epithelial cells. The treatment with a combination of 1 μM auranofin and 5 Gy ionizing radiation showed clear additive effects on caspase 3 cleavage and apoptotic DNA fragmentation in IEC-6 cells, and auranofin administration significantly aggravated the radiation-induced intestinal injury in mice. Auranofin treatment also resulted in the activation of the unfolded protein response and in the inhibition of thioredoxin reductase, which is a key component of the cellular antioxidant system. Pre-treatment with N-acetyl cysteine, a wel...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Ryan R. Kelly1,2†, Lindsay T. McDonald1,2†, Nathaniel R. Jensen1,2, Sara J. Sidles1,2 and Amanda C. LaRue1,2* 1Research Services, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC, United States 2Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, United States The significant biochemical and physiological effects of psychological stress are beginning to be recognized as exacerbating common diseases, including osteoporosis. This review discusses the current evidence for psychological stress-associated mental health disorders as risk factors for os...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
 On 11th July we hosted a Parliamentary event to discuss our new report‘Room to Manoeuvre’.The event was attended by the Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care Caroline Dinenage, Shadow Minister for Social Care and Mental Health Barbara Keeley, and Shadow Minister for Public Health Sharon Hodgson, alongside numerous MPs and stakeholders from across the country. Attendees had opportunities to discuss the importance of aids and adaptations for people with arthritis and found out how they can their support people in their local are to access these items.The report ba...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news
In August, The New York Times published a guest op-ed by a man named David Roberts who suffered from severe chronic pain for many years before finally finding relief. The piece immediately went viral, with distinguished news journalist and personality Dan Rather posting it to his Facebook page with the addendum that it could “offer hope” to some pain patients. However, for many of us in the chronic pain community, particularly women, the piece was regarded with weariness and frustration. The first and most prominent source of annoyance for me regarding this piece was the part when the author finally discloses h...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Behavioral Health Pain Management Women's Health Source Type: blogs
Modern medicine has no cure for autoimmune diseases — and, sadly, most doctors don’t understand them. I’m talking about disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis (MS) and more. In all, there are about 80 autoimmune diseases affecting organs throughout the body. They occur when your own immune system becomes overactive and attacks your body instead of diseases and foreign invaders. The standard mainstream treatment for most autoimmune disorders relies on Big Pharma drugs that cover up symptoms or suppress your immun...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
Life stress is a central construct in many models of human health and disease. The present article reviews research on stress and health, with a focus on (a) how life stress has been conceptualized and measured over time, (b) recent evidence linking stress and disease, and (c) mechanisms that might underlie these effects. Emerging from this body of work is evidence that stress is involved in the development, maintenance, or exacerbation of several mental and physical health conditions, including asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, anxiety disorders, depression, cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, human immunodeficiency virus/A...
Source: Teaching of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: The Generalist ' s Corner Source Type: research
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Patients with chronic rheumatoid arthritis (RA) need advice in order to face the problems of everyday life, as well as suffering associated with the disease. Health professionals should attempt to raise the level of resourcefulness and independence of the patient. OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between the deficit of knowledge about RA and the degree of pain, fatigue, morning stiffness, assessment of disease activity as well as functional efficiency. MATERIALS AND METHOD: The study was conducted on 277 patients with RA in 7 rheumatologic centres in Poland. The method applied...
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 1 December 2015 Source:International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology Author(s): Marcin Rzeszutek, Włodzimierz Oniszczenko, Katarzyna Schier, Edyta Biernat-Kałuża, Robert Gasik The main goal of our study was to investigate and compare the relationship between temperament traits postulated by the Regulative Theory of Temperament (RTT) and social support dimensions with the level of trauma symptoms, as appear in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in an HIV/AIDS patient sample [HIV+ (n=182) and AIDS (n=128)] and in patients suffering from chronic pain (rheumatoid arthri...
Source: International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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