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New drug offers hope for people with hand osteoarthritis

Written by | 25 Dec 2022

Tonia Vincent, Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology & Honorary Rheumatologist at Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), said: ‘Hand osteoarthritis is a common and debilitating… read more.

Study examines total knee replacement in patients under 21

Written by | 19 Nov 2022

A new study from researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has evaluated trends in the use of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in patients under 21 in the… read more.

Anifrolumab shows long-term promise in patients with lupus

Written by | 16 Nov 2022

Type I interferon (IFN) is a powerful immune activator that is present at high levels in the majority of patients with lupus, an autoimmune disease. In Arthritis & Rheumatology,… read more.

Nerve blocks show efficacy in knee osteoarthritis

Written by | 15 Nov 2022

Researchers report that patients with knee osteoarthritis have achieved significant short-term pain relief with ultrasound-guided genicular nerve blocks (GNB), locally injected anesthetics that block nerves around the knee… read more.

One in five patients with rheumatoid arthritis were undiagnosed during the pandemic

Written by | 6 Nov 2022

The number of new diagnoses of rheumatoid arthritis fell by 20% in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, new research suggests. The study, published today in The Lancet… read more.

Best practice for assessing bone health and fracture risk

Written by | 25 Oct 2022

Professor John Carey, Consultant Rheumatologist at Galway University Hospital says the best practice for assessing bone health and fracture risk is to identify people for primary prevention before… read more.

Getting under the skin of an autoimmune disorder

Written by | 3 Oct 2022

Supporting actors sometimes steal the show. In a new study published today in Cell, researchers headed by Prof. Ido Amit at the Weizmann Institute of Science have shown that… read more.

Rheumatic fever and household overcrowding

Written by | 2 Oct 2022

Research led by the University of Otago in New Zealand has uncovered the strongest evidence yet that household overcrowding is a major risk factor for acute rheumatic fever… read more.

Walking towards healthier knees

Written by | 2 Oct 2022

A new study published today in Arthritis & Rheumatology led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine reveals that walking for exercise can reduce new frequent knee pain among people… read more.

Anti-TNF drug adalimumab for patients with early stage Dupuytren’s disease

Written by | 1 Oct 2022

Researchers at the Kennedy Institute, University of Oxford, led by Professor Jagdeep Nanchahal have demonstrated the efficacy of the anti-TNF drug adalimumab for patients with early stage Dupuytren’s… read more.

Key protein that drives rheumatoid arthritis damage

Written by | 28 Sep 2022

Scientists have identified a protein known as sulfatase-2 that plays a critical role in the damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis. A chronic disease in which the immune system… read more.

Can losing weight combat the structural defects of knee osteoarthritis?

Written by | 9 Sep 2022

In a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a decrease in body mass index (BMI) was associated with both a lower incidence of the structural defects of knee osteoarthritis… read more.

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