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The relation between total joint arthroplasty and risk for serious cardiovascular events in patients with moderate-severe osteoarthritis: propensity score matched landmark analysis | BMJ

The relation between total joint arthroplasty and risk for serious cardiovascular events in patients with moderate-severe osteoarthritis: propensity score matched landmark analysis | BMJ | Arthritis News | Scoop.it
AbstractObjective To examine whether total joint arthroplasty of the hip and knee reduces the risk for serious cardiovascular events in patients with moderate-severe osteoarthritis.Design Propensity score matched landmark analysis.Setting Ontario,...
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Does cold weather make arthritis worse? - Health & Wellbeing

Does cold weather make arthritis worse? - Health & Wellbeing | Arthritis News | Scoop.it
Many people with arthritis swear a drop in mercury causes swelling and pain in their joints. But does cooler weather affect your joints?
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Digitally aged photos encourage young smokers to quit

Showing young people computer-generated images illustrating the effects of smoking on their appearance later in life may encourage them to quit, a new study has found.The findings are published in the…...
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Link found between lifestyle and developing rheumatoid arthritis - News

Link found between lifestyle and developing rheumatoid arthritis - News | Arthritis News | Scoop.it
Researchers in Manchester have found a link between several lifestyle factors and pre-existing conditions, including smoking cigarettes and diabetes, and an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
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PM - Link between sunlight and rheumatoid arthritis in women 05/02/2013

Scientists in the US have discovered a link between sunlight and the debilitating disease rheumatoid arthritis Theyve found exposure to the suns ultraviolet rays could reduce a womans risk of dev
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Myocardial Infarction Risk Increases After Joint Replacement

Risk of AMI is substantially increased in the first 2 weeks after THR (25-fold) and TKR (31-fold) surgery compared with controls. Risk assessment of AMI should be considered during the first 6 weeks after THR surgery and during the first 2 weeks after TKR surgery.

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Association Between Thiazolidinedione Treatment and Risk of Macular Edema Among Patients With Type 2 DiabetesThiazolidinedione and Macular Edema in Ty...

Among patients with T2D, treatment with a thiazolidinedione was associated with an increased risk of DME at 1-year and 10-year follow-up evaluations.

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Annals of Internal Medicine | Acute Liver Injury due to Flavocoxid (Limbrel), a Medical Food for Osteoarthritis: A Case Series

Flavocoxid can cause clinically significant liver injury, which seems to resolve within weeks after cessation.

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Arthritic Hip May Be Tougher to Treat Than Knee: MedlinePlus

Arthritic Hip May Be Tougher to Treat Than Knee: MedlinePlus | Arthritis News | Scoop.it

Knees with osteoarthritis are in a constant state of self-repair, but arthritic hip joints are not, researchers say.

The discovery was a surprise, said study author Dr. Virginia Kraus, a professor of rheumatology and immunology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

The finding "suggests the knee has capacity for repair we didn't know about and the main treatment strategy probably would need to focus on turning off the breakdown of knee tissue," she said in a Duke news release.

 

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Pain relief side effects outweigh benefits for RA patients - Medical Observer

Australian researchers have warned that adverse events from muscle relaxants and neuromodulators are likely to outweigh their modest benefits in relieving pain among patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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NSAID use selectively increases the risk of non-fatal myocardial infarction: a systematic review of randomised trials and observational studies

This review concluded that use of non-steroidal inflammatory drugs increased the risk of non-fatal myocardial infarction with no substantial effect on fatal events. The authors' conclusions appeared reliable, but a cautious interpretation is advised given the limitations of the study data and some potential limitations of the review methods.

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Poor Sleep May Lead to Fibromyalgia in Women: MedlinePlus

Poor Sleep May Lead to Fibromyalgia in Women: MedlinePlus | Arthritis News | Scoop.it

Sleep problems are associated with an increased risk of fibromyalgia in women, especially those who are middle-aged and older, a new study says.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal pain condition that affects more than 5 million adults in the United States. Women account for up to 90 percent of people with fibromyalgia, which typically begins in middle age.

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Pain management for rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular or renal comorbidity

Further research is required to guide clinicians when treating pain in rheumatoid arthritis.

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Rheumatoid arthritis heightens risk of dangerous leg and lung blood clots - News

Rheumatoid arthritis heightens risk of dangerous leg and lung blood clots - News | Arthritis News | Scoop.it
Rheumatoid arthritis significantly increases the risk of potentially fatal blood clots in the legs and lungs
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9 years since Vioxx: NSAIDs still a concern | NPS MedicineWise

NSAIDs are an essential medicine for many people experiencing all levels of pain. However, they may increase a patient’s risk of developing CVD. Are you up to date with the latest research?
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Gastrointestinal Complications from NSAID Use in Clinical Practice - Gastroenterology

Gastrointestinal Complications from NSAID Use in Clinical Practice - Gastroenterology | Arthritis News | Scoop.it
Multiple studies have demonstrated the association between nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use and gastrointestinal (GI) complications.
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Sunshine may help ward off rheumatoid arthritis | Jean Hailes for Women's Health

Sunshine may help ward off rheumatoid arthritis | Jean Hailes for Women's Health | Arthritis News | Scoop.it
Jean Hailes for Women's Health provides trustworthy, evidence-based information on physical and emotional wellbeing to women and health professionals including issues such as ageing well, bone health, early/premature menopause, managing menopause...
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The World Today - Exercise in childhood can prevent osteoarthritis in knees 14/11/2012

Scientists have found that children who take part in regular high impact exercise like skipping running and jumping end up with strong knees and are less likely to develop osteoarthritis later in lif...
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Does alcohol consumption reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis? - RN Drive - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A Swedish study published today in the British Medical Journal has found that women who regularly consume more than three alcoholic drinks a week for at least 10 years have approximately half the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis than...
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Annals of Internal Medicine | Viscosupplementation for Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

In patients with knee osteoarthritis, viscosupplementation is associated with a small and clinically irrelevant benefit and an increased risk for serious adverse events.

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Gout Flare-ups Rise Sharply With Certain Foods: Study: MedlinePlus

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Gout Flare-ups Rise Sharply With Certain Foods: Study...Meat, seafood and other foods rich in compounds called purines are associated with a fivefold increased risk of immediate gout flare-ups, a new study shows.

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Obesity Linked to Worse Fibromyalgia Symptoms: MedlinePlus

Obese people are not only at greater risk for fibromyalgia, they are likely to experience more severe symptoms of the condition, such as chronic pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance and mood disorders, according to a new study.

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PLoS Medicine: Cardiovascular Risk with Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: Systematic Review of Population-Based Controlled Observational Studies

This review suggests that among widely used NSAIDs, naproxen and low-dose ibuprofen are least likely to increase cardiovascular risk. Diclofenac in doses available without prescription elevates risk. The data for etoricoxib were sparse, but in pair-wise comparisons this drug had a significantly higher RR than naproxen or ibuprofen. Indomethacin is an older, rather toxic drug, and the evidence on cardiovascular risk casts doubt on its continued clinical use.

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Talk therapy by phone may ease fibromyalgia: study: MedlinePlus

Talk therapy done over the phone helped some people suffering chronic fibromyalgia-related pain to feel better in a study that looked at phone therapy as a potential cost-effective alternative to standard treatments.

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Gout Linked to Increased Risk for Diabetes, Renal Disease

Two studies show that uncontrolled serum uric acid levels are associated with a nearly 20% increased risk of developing diabetes and a more than 40% increased risk of developing renal disease....

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