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New UK study into sciatica management approaches receives funding

04 July 2014

Arthritis Research UK-supported scientists have received funding for a new study that will assess improved ways of treating patients with sciatica.

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Rheumatoid arthritis 'may be a syndrome, not a single disease'

02 July 2014

New research into inflammasomes has suggested that rheumatoid arthritis could be treated more effectively if categorised as a syndrome, rather than a single disease.

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New software 'can facilitate creation of custom wrist splints for arthritis'

02 July 2014

UK scientists have developed a software concept that will allow clinicians to create 3D printed wrist splints for arthritis sufferers in future without the need for prior expertise.

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Rheumatoid arthritis patients 'would sacrifice other benefits for less time-consuming treatment'

01 July 2014

A new study has shown that rheumatoid arthritis patients would accept treatments with lower efficacy and greater risk to achieve lower duration and frequency.

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New US study suggests one-third of knee replacements are inappropriate

30 June 2014

A new US study has demonstrated that a large proportion of knee replacements could be classified as inappropriate.

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Denosumab therapy 'offers long-term benefits for postmenopausal osteoporosis'

27 June 2014

Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who are treated with denosumab can benefit from increased bone density, a low fracture rate and a favorable benefit/risk profile, according to new research.

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Chronic inflammation 'could contribute to accelerated ageing'

26 June 2014

Chronic inflammation has been found to play an active role in accelerated ageing by a new UK study - a discovery that suggests anti-inflammatory agents can help to reverse this process.

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New study shows benefits of rheumatoid arthritis drug tofacitinib

26 June 2014

The drug tofacitinib has been shown to offer benefits over methotrexate in inhibiting structural damage and reducing signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in a two-year study.

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Vitamin D and calcium supplements 'may be excessive for some women'

24 June 2014

Supplements of calcium and vitamin D used by many older women to protect their bone health may have excessive effects in many cases, according to US research.

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Gene variants show potential in predicting rheumatoid arthritis disease outcomes

23 June 2014

Genotyping can potentially help to predict disease outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis patients, according to new research.

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