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New biomarkers 'could aid prediction of osteoarthritis progression'

16 October 2014

A new study has indicated that measuring levels of certain peptides in the blood and joint fluid could be used as a means of predicting radiographic progression of knee osteoarthritis.

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New MRI study highlights osteoarthritis-associated bone structure changes

15 October 2014

A new MRI study has shed new light on structural changes associated with hip osteoarthritis, potentially facilitating early monitoring of the disease.

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Post-surgery hospital readmission 'more likely for rheumatoid arthritis than osteoarthritis'

14 October 2014

Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with higher 90-day hospital readmission rates following hip or knee surgery than osteoarthritis, according to a new study.

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New study highlights link between hip fractures and stroke

13 October 2014

A new study from Taiwan has associated hip fractures with an elevated risk of stroke.

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Physiotherapy before joint replacement surgery could improve outcomes

10 October 2014

Arthritis patients who undergo total hip or knee replacements may require less postoperative care if they receive physical therapy prior to surgery, new research shows.

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Hypertension more likely to go undiagnosed in rheumatoid arthritis patients

09 October 2014

US research suggests many RA patients with hypertension are not being diagnosed.

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Sleep disturbance linked to osteoarthritis 'cycle of distress'

08 October 2014

A lack of sleep can lead to increased depression and disability among people with osteoarthritis.

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Exercise therapy 'can alleviate symptoms in osteoarthritis of the hip'

08 October 2014

Research from Germany shows exercise therapy can reduce pain and boost physical function for people with osteoarthritis of the hip.

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People with gout 'at greater risk of developing diabetes'

07 October 2014

People with gout have been found to be more likely to develop diabetes, a trend that is more pronounced in women than men.

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Plant compound 'could improve lupus treatment'

07 October 2014

Scientists believe a new plant-based compound could mean lupus treatment has fewer side effects.

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