Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 05, 2011
Rheumatoid arthritis patients have low expectations after knee replacement surgery
Compared with osteoarthritis patients, individuals with rheumatoid arthritis who undergo total knee replacement surgery have lower expectations about their post-surgical outcomes, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery.

ACAAI Annual Meeting abstracts: Improved outcomes for adults with allergies and asthma
The abstracts are; Cholesterol-lowering drugs may worsen asthma; Depression and emotional well-being affect seniors' asthma related control and quality of life; Treatment guidelines not followed after food-induced anaphylaxis; Stung by poor management of insect-sting reactions.

Most women with lupus can have successful pregnancy outcomes
Promising research led by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery may offer hope for women with lupus who once thought that pregnancy was too risky.

Mayo Clinic study finds CT scans can help detect gout cases traditional tests miss
X-ray images known as CT scans can help confirm gout in patients who are suspected of having the painful condition but receive negative results from traditional tests, a Mayo Clinic study has found.

Tweaking withdrawal of rheumatoid arthritis medications before surgeries may reduce disease flares
As guidelines recommend, doctors appear to be stopping anti-TNF medications before surgery, but may be doing so far sooner than is necessary, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Stress triggers disease flares in patients with vasculitis
In patients with a devastating form of vasculitis who are in remission, stress can be associated with a greater likelihood of the disease flaring, according to a new study by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery.

New interventions, recommendations for controlling allergies & asthma in children
Asthma-Related Hospital Re-admissions 50 Percent Greater in Single-Parent Households; Too Few Food Allergies Confirmed by Oral Food Challenge; Sleep Apnea Linked to Teen Obesity; Single Dose Flu Shot May Be Safe for Children with Severe Egg Allergy; Text Message Reminders Keep Kids -- Not Teens -- on Track with Asthma Medication

Researchers investigate link between autoimmune diseases and wounds that don't heal
Millions of Americans suffer from wounds that don't heal, and while most are typically associated with diabetes, new research has identified another possible underlying cause - autoimmune diseases.

Mayo Clinic: Young women with rheumatoid arthritis at more risk for broken bones
Women under 50 with rheumatoid arthritis are at greater risk of breaking bones than women without the condition, according to a Mayo Clinic study being presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual scientific meeting in Chicago.

Mayo Clinic study finds CT scans can help detect gout cases traditional tests miss
X-ray images known as CT scans can help confirm gout in patients who are suspected of having the painful condition but receive negative results from traditional tests, a Mayo Clinic study has found.

Life challenges prevent those with lupus from keeping doctors' appointments
The first step towards successful medical care is to see a physician, but for some patients this isn't as simple or easy as it may sound.

Hospital for special surgery physician-scientists share advances in rheumatology research
Hospital for Special Surgery physician-scientists who focus on arthritis, lupus, vasculitis and related conditions are traveling from New York City to Chicago this week to share their recent findings at the 75th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology.

Study compares techniques for doping graphene for device and interconnect fabrication
Nanotechnology researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have conducted the first direct comparison of two fundamental techniques that could be used for chemically doping sheets of two-dimensional graphene for the fabrication of devices and interconnects.
Brightsurf.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.