Weight Loss Improves Knee Arthritis Symptoms, Study Says
BOSTON (CBS) – Doctors often recommend that overweight patients with arthritis of the knee lose weight to improve their pain and function, but how much weight loss makes a difference? A new study out of Wake Forest University in North Carolina finds that even a modest amount can pay big dividends when it comes to relieving symptoms. Researchers looked at 240 overweight and obese older adults with pain related to knee arthritis and found that those who lost 10-percent or more of their body weight over 18 months cut their pain in half. Losing 20-percent of body weight led to an additional 25-percent reduction in p...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Arthritis Dr. Mallika Marshall Knee Local TV Source Type: news

Arthritis knee exercises: Reduce joint pain by doing this easy move at home
ARTHRITIS comes in different forms, but the most common type is osteoarthritis which usually occurs in the knee. Exercise is important if you have the condition, as it helps to limit pain and maintain mobility. You can do this simple exercise at home to help reduce joint inflammation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: New 3D imaging analysis might improve arthritis care
A new three-dimensional imaging technique could lead to improved treatment of arthritis, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Telerheumatology: The VA Experience Telerheumatology: The VA Experience
This study assessed the diagnostic accuracy of telerheumatology as compared with face-to-face visits in a VA rheumatology clinic. Was the telerheumatology process well received by patients?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

New 3D imaging analysis technique could lead to improved arthritis treatment
(University of Cambridge) An algorithm to monitor the joints of patients with arthritis, which could change the way that the severity of the condition is assessed, has been developed by a team of engineers, physicians and radiologists led by the University of Cambridge. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Weight, Smoking Inhibit RA Remission
(MedPage Today) -- Factors differ for women and men, but both relate to lifestyle (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - June 16, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

NSAIDs Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Osteoarthritis NSAIDs Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Osteoarthritis
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs contribute to the elevated risk for cardiovascular disease in people with osteoarthritis, new research shows, but alternatives for pain management are limited.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Fat children more likely to get arthritis in hips and knees in adulthood
Researchers at the European League Against Rheumatism have discovered the more obese someone is as a child, the higher their chance of getting arthritis in adulthood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients at Risk for Self-Harm Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients at Risk for Self-Harm
People with this painful condition that affects the spine are at higher risk of harming themselves, a large study confirms; however, the mental health effects of the disease are often ignored.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Arthritis: Severe joint pain could be a symptom of gout - what you need to know
ARTHRITIS types include osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis and gout. Although the former is the most common, there are other types to be aware of. These four symptoms, including severe joint pain, may indicate gout. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watertown biotech Selecta touts improved gout drug data in trial
Results from a trial of Selecta Biosciences' gout treatment show that it may be more effective than an already-approved drug that generated $157 million in sales last year, the company said Friday. Watertown-based Selecta (Nasdaq: SELB) is developing a biologic called SEL-212 to treat for chronic, severe gout, a form of arthritis caused by too much uric acid in the body. It’s the farthest along in the trial process of the biotech’s two drugs now in human studies, and the company is aimin g to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

Gene signatures and biomarkers predict onset of RA in at-risk individuals
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of two studies presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) provide insight into molecular changes prior to the onset of arthritis which could inform future novel diagnostics and early therapeutic interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New treatment lenebasum shows promise for diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc)
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of an open label extension of a phase II study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that lenabasum continues to have acceptable safety and tolerability in diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc) with no severe or serious adverse events (AE). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zoledronic acid has no effect on knee pain or bone marrow lesions in knee OA after two years
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) show that a one-yearly infusion of zoledronic acid (ZA) did not significantly reduce knee pain or bone marrow lesion (BML) size overall in knee osteoarthritis patients over two years. However, it may have symptomatic benefit in milder disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Canakinumab shown to reduce rates of gout in atherosclerosis by more than half
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that canakinumab significantly reduced the rate of gout by more than half compared to placebo, regardless of baseline serum urate level. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early, intensive treatment of RA offers long-term benefits, may normalise mortality rates
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a 23-year, follow-up study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) suggest early, intensive treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has long-term benefits including the normalization of mortality to levels consistent with the general population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No difference in malignancy rates seen between tocilizumab and TNFi in patients with RA
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) examined rates of malignancy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), excluding non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), and found no difference between those newly treated with tocilizumab (TCZ) versus TNF inhibitors (TNFi). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Gout in the elderly linked to higher risk of dementia
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) suggest that gout is associated with a 17-20 percent higher risk of dementia in the elderly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity in women and current smoking in men predict lack of remission in early RA
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) report that obesity in women and current smoking in men were the strongest predictors of not achieving remission in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) within a year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study suggests siblings of people with RA are at increased risk of acute coronary syndrome
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate an increased risk of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in siblings of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), suggesting shared susceptibility between the two diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Studies provide new insights into the role of sleep in chronic pain
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of two studies presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) provide insight into the role of sleep in chronic pain. The first study demonstrates a predictive role of sleep problems for chronic pain and the second provides insight into chronic pain and sleep in adolescents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity in childhood and adulthood shown to increase risk of knee and hip osteoarthritis
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study to be presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) suggest childhood and adult obesity increase the risk of developing hip osteoarthritis (OA) and knee OA but not hand OA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rates of depression and anxiety may correlate with disease activity in early RA
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study to be presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) suggest that rates of anxiety and depression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis correlate with measures of disease activity over the first year following diagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gum disease may be a key initiator of rheumatoid arthritis related autoimmunity
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrates increased levels of gum disease, and disease-causing bacteria, in individuals at risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NSAIDs shown to have causal role in cardiovascular risk of patients with osteoarthritis
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) suggest that over two thirds of the increased cardiovascular risk associated with osteoarthritis is linked to the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Frequency of joint replacements halved in rheumatoid arthritis patients between 1997-2010
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of two studies presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) investigate joint replacement procedures in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. The first study demonstrates that joint replacement procedures have significantly reduced in RA patients in the past decade and the second investigates the impact of biologic therapies on this change using the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Registry for Rheumatoid Arthritis (BSRBR/RA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lenabasum Showing Promise in Systemic Scleroderma Lenabasum Showing Promise in Systemic Scleroderma
The oral, synthetic, nonimmunosuppressive small molecule improves outcome scores for patients with few treatment options, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does it mean if you have a high C-reactive protein?
Doctors can use a C-reactive protein (CRP) test to check the levels of this protein. Many conditions can elevate CRP levels, including rheumatic arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome. Symptoms of high CRP levels include chills and pain. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more about the CRP test here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Devices / Diagnostics Source Type: news

EULAR: Baricitinib Shows Promise in SLE
(MedPage Today) -- Significant clinical benefits with JAK inhibition in active lupus (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - June 14, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis in pregnancy associated with low birth weight and premature birth
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that pregnancies in women with rheumatoid arthritis are associated with premature delivery and low birth weight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Combining NSAIDs and TNFi may reduce radiographic progression in ankylosing spondylitis
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a cohort study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) showed that, in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) taking tumour necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors, the addition of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) was associated with significantly less radiographic progression in a dose-related manner at four years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Daily text message may improve adherence and treatment outcomes in patients with gout
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate significant improvements in adherence and clinical outcomes in gout patients who received a daily text message to remind them to take allopurinol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clinical advances in systemic lupus erythematosus
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of two studies presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate exciting advances for individuals suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The first is a phase II clinical study of a promising oral treatment, baricitinib. The second demonstrates the effective use of shingles vaccine in SLE patients who are particularly prone to this infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Significant increase in self-harm attempts following ankylosing spondylitis diagnosis
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a population study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate a significantly increased rate of self-harm attempts in inflammatory arthritis (IA), particularly following a diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Depressive symptoms associated with disease severity in patients with knee osteoarthritis
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that among individuals with radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA), decreased physical performance and greater structural disease severity are associated with a higher risk of experiencing depressive symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An easy way to reduce arthritic knee symptoms is to lose weight
(Natural News) Dealing with arthritic knees can be taxing on anyone; fortunately, there’s a simple way to manage this condition. According to a 2005 study, published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, people suffering from aching knees can mitigate their symptoms by losing weight. To arrive at this conclusion, the research team carried out a randomized eight-week... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men and women with rheumatoid arthritis 'may need different types of support'
AnArthritis Research UK-funded study has found that men and women living withrheumatoid arthritis may respond to different types of support to help them manage the everyday impact the condition has on their lives. The research underlines the fact that many men are struggling with rheumatoid arthritis, and suggests that some men may respond better to different support. A significant proportion of men struggle to manage their condition Researchers at the University of the West of England surveyed 295 English men about their experiences of living with rheumatoid arthritis, as well as 232 women. The study, led by Dr Caroline F...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - June 13, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Arthritis patients face higher risk of heart failure due to painkillers
More than eight million people in the UK and 30 million in the US have osteoarthritis - when the cartilage gradually becomes thin. Treatment often revolves around painkillers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Five cooking oils to avoid to relieve symptoms in the knee, hip and hands
ARTHRITIS pain is common and typically affects people over the age of 50 in the knee, hip and hands. There are treatments available to control symptoms, and some studies suggest making dietary changes can reduce damage. While some fats are essential to a healthy eating plan, others may increase joint inflammation. Health experts recommend avoiding certain cooking oils for this reason. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safe Stopping of Tocilizumab in RA: MTX Helps Safe Stopping of Tocilizumab in RA: MTX Helps
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who achieve 6 months of remission or low disease activity by taking methotrexate plus tocilizumab can usually stop tocilizumab; restarting is effective if flares occur.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Report - 2003 Arthritis Conference
Title: Osteoporosis Report - 2003 Arthritis ConferenceCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 10/23/2003 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:08 PM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - June 13, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Arthritis Foot Care - It's In the Shoes
Title: Arthritis Foot Care - It's In the ShoesCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 10/23/2000 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:04 PM (Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General)
Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General - June 13, 2018 Category: Podiatry Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Questions for Your Doctor
Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis: Questions for Your DoctorCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/6/2001 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:08 PM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 13, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Scleroderma - 2001 National Meeting Reports
Title: Scleroderma - 2001 National Meeting ReportsCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 11/24/2001 2:59:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 13, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Scleroderma Elbow Tip Pains
Title: Scleroderma Elbow Tip PainsCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 4/24/2000 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 13, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 2002 Arthritis Conference Report
Title: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 2002 Arthritis Conference ReportCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 1/6/2003 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 13, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

SLE Report - 2003 Arthritis Conference
Title: SLE Report - 2003 Arthritis ConferenceCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 10/22/2003 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 13, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Smoking: A New Risk - Rheumatoid Arthritis
Title: Smoking: A New Risk - Rheumatoid ArthritisCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 2/9/2001 12:54:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 13, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: 2004 Perspectives
Title: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: 2004 PerspectivesCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 11/1/2004 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 13, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Treatment Update on Rheumatoid Arthritis
Title: Treatment Update on Rheumatoid ArthritisCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 1/6/2003 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 13, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news