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NICE recommends psoriatic arthritis drug following U-turn

10 December 2014

NICE has issued draft guidance recommending the drug ustekinumab, also known as Stelara, as a treatment option for psoriatic arthritis in certain circumstances.

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Synovitis 'a potential precursor for knee osteoarthritis'

09 December 2014

Detecting synovitis could be an effective means of predicting the development of radiographic knee osteoarthritis, according to a new study.

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Winter hip fracture surgery 'associated with worse outcomes'

08 December 2014

People who undergo surgery for primary femoral neck fractures in winter are more likely to later require hip arthroplasty, suggesting seasonal weather can impair healing.

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Family history of osteoarthritis 'can increase risk of knee pain'

05 December 2014

People with a family history of knee osteoarthritis have been shown to have an increased risk of worsening knee pain, independent of structural factors.

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Informational support and exercise 'improve outcomes for osteoporosis patients'

05 December 2014

A new study has shed light on effective ways of improving health-related quality of life among osteoporosis patients, including more frequent exercise and the provision of greater informational support.

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Osteoporosis drugs 'can also help prevent cancer'

04 December 2014

Bisphosphonates, the most commonly-used medications for osteoporosis worldwide, may also prevent certain kinds of lung, breast and colon cancers, according to research.

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Successful anti-TNF treatment 'can be discontinued safely'

04 December 2014

Discontinuation of a first course of anti-TNF therapy can be associated with long-term clinical benefits, according to a new study.

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Meniscal surgery 'can increase risk of osteoarthritis and cartilage loss'

03 December 2014

Meniscal surgery, a common orthopaedic procedure, could increase the risk of osteoarthritis and cartilage loss in some patients, according to new research.

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New study shows benefits of baricitinib for rheumatoid arthritis

03 December 2014

Baricitinib can improve the signs and symptoms of active rheumatoid arthritis in patients who cannot benefit from treatment with methotrexate.

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New study shows pain relief benefits of exercise for knee osteoarthritis patients

02 December 2014

Exercise therapy can help reduce pain sensitivity in patients with knee osteoarthritis, according to a new study.

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