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Arthritis drugs found to be effective in treatment of disease that causes deformity of the hand

A condition which causes deformity of the hand—leading in the most severe cases to impairment and disability—can now be successfully treated by using drugs developed in recent years for the treatment of different forms ...

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Significantly less addictive opioid may slow progression of osteoarthritis while easing pain

A novel preclinical study by Keck Medicine of USC researchers, published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, reveals that a potential new opioid medication may have the ability to slow the progression of osteoarthritis while being ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How COVID-19 lockdown has impacted people with arthritis

People with arthritis experienced a "roller coaster" of emotions and saw their symptoms worsen during the COVID-19 lockdown—according to research from the University of East Anglia.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Numerous jobs linked to increased risk of knee reconstruction

Knee replacements are a huge burden on society and individuals from all walks of life. A major global systematic review has identified the common jobs—paid and unpaid—that may be putting people unknowingly at risk.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Study finds allergic rhinitis, rheumatoid arthritis not linked

(HealthDay)—There is not a significant association between allergic rhinitis and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis, according to a review published online June 15 in the Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 hospitalization up with prednisone in rheumatic disease

(HealthDay)—For patients with rheumatic disease with COVID-19, glucocorticoids are associated with increased odds of hospitalization, according to a study published in the July issue of the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rheumatic disease in the context of COVID-19

The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) has published new provisional recommendations in response to the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic— SARS-CoV-2 is a new virus and COVID-19 a new disease. People with rheumatic ...

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Increasingly more patients taking opioids for rheumatic pain

Fentanyl, tramadol or tilidine: New European figures show that even in Europe increasingly more people are taking opioids for pain connected with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Current analysis from Catalonia, Spain ...