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Overweight children 'at greater risk of complex fractures and complications'

11 February 2014

A new study has highlighted the impact of childhood obesity on bone health, revealing that overweight children who sustain elbow fractures are much more likely to experience complications.

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Knee and joint surgery 'riskier for rheumatoid arthritis than osteoarthritis'

11 February 2014

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are at higher risk of complications following a hip or knee replacement than those with osteoarthritis, new research has shown.

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Smoking 'can harm chances of osteoporosis treatment success'

10 February 2014

A new study has highlighted some of the factors - including smoking habits - that can lead to bisphosphonate treatment failure among older women with osteoporosis.

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Quality of life impact of juvenile arthritis 'remains high despite treatment advances'

10 February 2014

Pain, stiffness and fatigue continue to be common in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, despite recent advances in treatment techniques, a study has shown.

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New study shows benefits of low-dose rituximab for rheumatoid arthritis

07 February 2014

Low-dose rituximab has been shown to be just as effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis than higher doses, suggesting the cheaper option should become the standard.

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New study demonstrates improved safety of knee and hip replacements

07 February 2014

Mortality rates following elective hip and knee replacements have decreased substantially since the early 1990s, according to a new study.

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New stem cells breakthrough for hip replacement patients outlined

07 February 2014

Tissue from arthritis patients that is normally discarded during hip replacements has been shown to be a rich source of stem cells for use in various regenerative medicine applications.

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Antibiotic therapies 'can protect arthritis patients from pneumonia infections'

07 February 2014

Antibiotic treatments could help rheumatoid arthritis patients to avoid pneumocystis pneumonia, one of the most common infections associated with immunosuppressive biologic therapy.

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NSAIDs 'do not increase the risk of miscarriages'

05 February 2014

Women who receive NSAID therapy during pregnancy are not at increased risk of miscarriages, a new Israeli study has revealed.

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New study shows benefits of total hip replacement for physical activity

05 February 2014

New research has shown that patients who undergo total hip arthroplasty tend to enjoy much higher physical activity levels post-surgery.

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