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Spring 2011

Arthritis Today

Arthritis Today Spring 2011

Spring 2011

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Barry Bell

Let's talk about back pain

Can talking about back pain help people to manage it? One man with severe chronic back pain certainly thinks so, and now Arthritis Research UK is running a pilot study which could provide scientific proof and lead to a full-scale clinical trial.

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Professor Stuart Ralston

Focus on Edinburgh: research into practice

Patients with bone and joint diseases are contributing to research which is leading to improved treatments, courtesy of a huge investment by Arthritis Research UK in Scotland’s capital city.

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Professor Alan Silman

Power to the patient

Three years ago Arthritis Research UK decided to invite patients and front-line clinicians to help make decisions about what research we should fund. Our primary care centre at Keele also uses arthritis patients in developing its research programme.

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Designer at work

If the shoe fits...

Women whose rheumatoid arthritis affects their feet often struggle to find stylish footwear that doesn’t cripple them. Arthritis Research UK has taken the first steps to finding a solution.

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Clare Smith

Visionary treatment

Youngsters with arthritis are at risk of losing their eyesight. Jane Tadman talks to the mother of a little girl whose eyesight was saved by anti-TNF therapy, and reports on a new clinical trial which could make this drug more widely available to younger children.

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