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Newswise: Not Too Young for Knee Replacement
Released: 3-Apr-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Not Too Young for Knee Replacement
Hospital for Special Surgery

Advances in knee replacement surgery, such as robotic-assisted surgery and improvements in implant design and materials, make it a viable option for younger patients seeking pain relief.

Released: 31-Mar-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Individuals taking class of steroid medications at high risk for COVID-19
Endocrine Society

Individuals taking a class of steroid hormones called glucocorticoids for conditions such as asthma, allergies and arthritis on a routine basis may be unable to mount a normal stress response and are at high risk if they are infected with the virus causing COVID-19, according to a new editorial published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Newswise: FDA Approves New Total Wrist Replacement Device to Treat Painful Arthritis
25-Mar-2020 8:20 AM EDT
FDA Approves New Total Wrist Replacement Device to Treat Painful Arthritis
Hospital for Special Surgery

The FDA has approved a new total wrist replacement device for people seeking relief from painful arthritis. The design is the culmination of three decades of award-winning research by Scott Wolfe, MD, a hand surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), and Joseph J. Crisco, III, PhD, director of the Bioengineering Laboratory at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital.

Released: 18-Mar-2020 12:05 PM EDT
ACR Releases Position Statement on Prior Authorization
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has released an official position statement concerning prior authorization for the approval of prescription medications, highlighting the significant burdens it creates for patients and rheumatology professionals. This process can result in a significant delay of care or treatments, treatment abandonment and potential harm to patients.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Seven surprising facts about osteoarthritis
Released: 12-Mar-2020 11:20 AM EDT
The Medical Minute: Seven surprising facts about osteoarthritis
Penn State Health

No cure for osteoarthritis exists, but many treatments can help people manage the pain and stiffness that often occur.

Released: 9-Mar-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Nationwide Study Shows Disparities in Outpatient Care for Common Orthopaedic Problems
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Racial/ethnic minorities, people with lower incomes, and other groups are less likely to receive office-based care for common musculoskeletal conditions, reports a nationwide study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®), a publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: Tiny scorpion-derived proteins deliver arthritis drugs to joints in preclinical study
1-Mar-2020 7:00 PM EST
Tiny scorpion-derived proteins deliver arthritis drugs to joints in preclinical study
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center identified a tiny protein in scorpion venom that rapidly accumulates in joint cartilage. Then they linked these mini-proteins with steroids to reverse inflammation in rats with arthritis. The researchers found that the drugs concentrated in the joints, potentially avoiding the body-wide toxicities and infection risks caused by nontargeted steroid treatment.

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Released: 28-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
Osteoarthritis: How running actually can help
LifeBridge Health

Not running or jogging because you think it worsens or increases your risk for osteoarthritis?

25-Feb-2020 12:05 PM EST
Adequate folate levels linked to lower cardiovascular mortality risk in rheumatoid arthritis patients
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Decreased folate levels in the bloodstream have been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, shedding light on why those patients are more susceptible to heart and vascular disease, according to research published today in JAMA Network Open by experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Released: 24-Feb-2020 12:40 PM EST
ACR Releases First Guideline to Address Reproductive Health for Patients with Rheumatic Diseases
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

This is the first, evidence-based guideline related to the management of reproductive health issues for all patients with rheumatic diseases. With 131 recommendations, the guideline offers general precepts that provide a foundation for its recommendations and good practice statements.

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