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Rush physicians research chondroitin sulfate
Physician researchers at the Rush Center for Clinical Studies at Rush-Presbyterian-St. (2001-03-20)
HRT prevents osteoarthritis
Long term use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) seems to protect women from osteoarthritis of the knee, by preserving the volume of cartilage in the joint. (2001-03-12)
Cedars-Sinai Medical tip sheet
  • 1)Dendritic cell (2001-02-26)
Study at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center investigates effectiveness of two popular dietary supplements to improve symptoms of osteoarthritis
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are now enrolling patients in a large multi-center clinical trial to determine whether two popular nutrition supplements -- glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate -- reduce the knee pain associated with osteoarthritis (OA). (2001-01-16)
Major review reveals that osteoarthritis is a complex disease with new solutions
A multidisciplinary group of scientists has declared that osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis, is (2001-01-04)
Genetics likely to be a major factor in osteoarthritis of the hip
Siblings have a five fold increased risk of developing osteoarthritis of the hip compared with unrelated individuals, which suggests a strong genetic influence on susceptibility to the disease, according to research from Nottingham in this week's BMJ. (2000-11-09)
Black men more likely to suffer some osteoarthritis, differences in women weight-related, research shows
Older black men in the United States are about 33 percent more likely than white men here to suffer hip osteoarthritis, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. (2000-10-30)
New medical research shows protein jump signals who suffers arthritis before X-rays show damage
When older people complain of joint pain but hard evidence of its cause cannot be found, doctors and others may say -- or at least think -- (2000-10-28)
Veterinary College Molecular Diagnostic Lab's focus has implications for human health, goal of private development
A Molecular Diagnostics Laborator,y newly established in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, will enable clinicians and scientists to focus on environmental toxins' impact in birth disorders, pulmonary disease and osteoarthritis in horses, and diabetes role in pregnancy complications. (2000-10-26)
Playing professional football can be bad for health
Professional footballers are prone to ill health and disability in later life, finds research in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.Joint disease was particularly common, the study showed. (2000-10-02)
New knee replacement offers increased flexibility that will not cramp style of active individuals
A new artificial knee joint implant provides patients with a higher degree of flexibility, up to 155 degrees compared with 133 degreees in existing knee implants. (2000-09-26)
Management of osteoarthritis pain
A leading rheumatologist comments on new guidelines for osteoarthritis treatment. (2000-09-24)
Newly revised recommendations affirm medicine
The American College of Rheumatology has released newly revised 'Recommendations for the Medical Management of Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee: 2000 Update' in the September edition of Arthritis and Rheumatism. (2000-09-14)
JAMA study shows arthritis medication causes fewer gastrointestinal problems than traditional drugs
Celebrex, a newer medication to treat arthritis, produced fewer deleterious side effects than the traditional therapies studied, according to research published in the Sept. (2000-09-12)
Annals of Internal Medicine, tipsheet, September 5, 2000
1) Young Adults with Knee or Hip Injuries at Risk for Arthritis Later;
2) Models Poor Predictors of Heart Risk From Non-Heart Surgery (2000-09-04)
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's seeks patients for major research study comparing different options to treat knee pain from damaged cartilage
The effectiveness of an autologous cartilage repair method is being studied at the Cartilage Restoration Center at Rush- Presbyterian-St. (2000-06-01)
FDA approval means Americans with osteoarthritis have a new option
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved MOBIC (meloxicam) tablets for marketing as a treatment for osteoarthritis. (2000-04-13)
NIAMS-funded analysis of glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate trials shows probable
A systematic analysis of clinical trials on glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for treating osteoarthritis has shown that these compounds may have some efficacy against the symptoms of this most common form of arthritis, in spite of problems with trial methodologies and possible biases. (2000-03-19)
Women over 75 would rather be dead than be in a home with a hip fracture
Eighty percent of women over 75 years of age say that they would rather be dead than admitted to a nursing home after a hip fracture, according to researchers from Australia in this week's British Medical Journal. (2000-02-03)
Women over 75 would rather be dead than be in a home with a hip fracture
Eighty per cent of women over the age of 75 say that they would rather be dead than admitted to a nursing home after a hip fracture, according to researchers from Australia in this week's BMJ. (2000-02-03)
Annals of Internal Medicine - Tip Sheet for February 1, 2000
1) ACP-ASIM: Depression in Dying Patients Should Be Assessed and Treated 2) Physical Therapy and Exercise Help Osteoarthritis of the Knee 3) Infection Transmitted From Pet Parrot to Immunocompromised Patient (2000-01-31)
New search for the genetic basis for osteoarthritis
It's not difficult to find a family in which generations have struggled with the same inherited disease. (1999-12-20)
UNC-CH, Duke, other medical centers starting search for osteoarthritis genes
An international research network composed of seven university medical institutions including the Thurston Arthritis Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Duke University Medical Center have just begun the largest study ever to look for that link, the genetic susceptibility to osteoarthritis. (1999-11-29)
UCSF named one of nine centers for NIH study on treatment for knee osteoarthritis
The University of California, San Francisco is one of nine centers selected for a nationwide clinical study on the effectiveness of two natural substances in treating osteoarthritis of the knee. (1999-11-18)
Scientists at Princess Margaret Hospital and AMGEN discover the role of T cells in bone destruction
The role of T cells in the crippling bone and cartilage deterioration characteristic of many diseases including arthritis and other inflammatory diseases has been unraveled for the first time by a research team at Princess Margaret Hospital and the AMGEN Research Institute. (1999-11-16)
New study shows gamma tocopherol may boost risk of knee osteoarthritis
A component of vitamin E known as gamma tocopherol may somehow contribute to arthritis, a unique new study of vitamin E and the painful degenerative illness suggests. (1999-11-14)
Use Paracetamol to treat OA pain, says global expert
Paracetamol, in doses of up to 4000mg/day, is still the first-line drug of choice for the management of osteoarthritis (OA), says global expert. (1999-11-07)
University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University to share $10 million NIH grant to study mind-body relationships
The University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University are establishing the NIH-funded Center for the Study of Mind- Body Interactions and Health to understand how the mind influences the development of and recovery from diverse diseases, including infectious diseases, osteoarthritis. and early cardiovascular disease and breast cancer. (1999-11-03)
Family doctors too pessimistic about knee surgery risk
Referring physicians are too pessimistic and need to be better informed about the risks of knee replacement surgery, according to a University of Toronto study in the June issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. (1999-06-28)
New Anti-Inflammatory Drug Is Easy On The Stomach
A large-scale (1500-patient) test of rofecoxib, an example of a new family of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, indicates that the new pharmaceutical causes significantly fewer ulcers than ibuprofen. (1999-05-17)
Continuing Research On Knee Surgery For Horses At Colorado State University Holds Promise Of Helping Humans With Osteoarthritis
Continuing research at Colorado State University is aimed at helping horses with osteoarthritis. (1999-04-20)
University Of Pittsburgh Develops Sensitive, Accurate Probe To Measure Cartilage Damage
Investigators at the University of Pittsburgh have developed a probe that can accurately measure the extent of damage to articular cartilage, according to a report being presented on Feb. (1999-02-02)
Brace Helps Knee Arthritis Sufferers Avoid Surgery, Improves Quality of Life
A leg brace can help some patients with osteoarthritis of the knee delay or even avoid costly knee replacement surgery. (1999-01-19)
Knocking Knees For Implant Testing
A new method for testing artificial knee implants is being developed at University College London to replace the (1998-12-01)
Pursuing The Next Generation Of Arthritis Treatment
To accelerate the introduction of more effective, safer treatments for arthritis, the University of California San Francisco has established a special research center for testing promising experimental drugs for the disease. (1998-11-16)
Study Proves Unequal Leg Length Can Contribute To Osteoarthritis
CHAPEL HILL - Legs of unequal length can contribute to osteoarthritis as well as knee and hip pain, according to a first-of-its-kind University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine study. (1998-11-11)
Study Reveals Possible Link Between Osteoarthritis, Diet
CHAPEL HILL - Vitamin E and other naturally occurring antioxidants in the diet appear to protect against knee arthritis, a degenerative condition that will become an increasing national health problem as baby boomers age, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine study shows. (1998-11-09)
Orlistat Is Not A Miracle Diet Pill
John Garrow, a former Professor of Human Nutrition, says that there have been misplaced claims that the new obesity drug orlistat, will enable fat people to eat what they like and still lose weight. (1998-09-25)
Women Use Coping Strategies To Deal With Pain More Frequently Than Men
A new study by researchers at Ohio University suggests women are more likely than men to use coping strategies such as relaxation to deal with arthritic pain and also are better at decreasing the emotional impact of severe pain on their lives. (1998-04-06)
Doxycycline, An Antibiotic, May Be Treatment For Osteoarthritis
Doxycycline, a common antibiotic used to treat infections and dermatological conditions, has been shown in early studies to slow the progression of--and may even protect unaffected joints from--osteoarthritis. (1997-10-29)
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