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Majority of arthritis sufferers in the UAE are overweight or obese

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In a recent study conducted by Dr. Humeira Badsha it was found that 113 out of 182 (62%)  rheumatoid arthritis patients were overweight or obese.  These patients had a BMI greater than 25, and 28 % of females and 21% of males had a BMI greater than

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Do you take steroids for arthritis?

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You may have heard people with arthritis talk about what it was like to wean or taper off of prednisone. They describe varying degrees of withdrawal symptoms. For some, it was a nightmare.

It can be worse for people who took the drug for a long time

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New test for Rheumatoid arthritis not available in UAE

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The only tests available for Rheumatoid arthritis in UAE are rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP tests.

The 14-3-3eta lab-developed test is based on the 14-3-3eta protein biomarker through an exclusive license agreement in the United States with Augure

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Lupus – what to ask your doctor?

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1. Do I have kidney or other organ involvement?

2. How active is my SLE presently?  Are my C3 C4 low and dsDNA high as these can be signs of active lupus?

3. Should I take calcium and Vitamin D supplements?

4.  I have heard lupus patients are at

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Coffee reduces the chances of gout. Posted by Rheumatologist in Dubai, UAE

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According to researchers from Boston University and Harvard Medical School, four cups of coffee per day can halve the chances of gout in women.

The latest findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
The report comes aft

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Physiotherapy first for torn meniscus in knee. Posted by Dr. Humeira Badsha Rheumatologist in Dubai

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A New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) study showing that physical therapy is just as effective as surgery in patients with meniscal tears and arthritis of the knee should encourage many health care providers to reconsider their practices in the ma

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Treat to Target for Rheumatoid arthritis remission

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I do follow this approach and tell my patients that remission as defined by a DAS28 score less than 3.2 is the target:

 

Early treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) can lead to long-ter

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New medication for knee osteoarthritis

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A novel osteoporosis drug successfully reduced structural progression of knee osteoarthritis (OA) and may represent the first disease-modifying drug for this condition, a researcher said here.

In a 3-year study, patients with mild-to-moderate knee

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More research on cherries for Gout

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A study published  in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), followed 633 gout suffers for a year, having them record information about their gout attacks via online questionnaire. They were asked to no

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Tea good for osteoporosis and health

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New research has shown the antioxidant properties and health benefits of drinking tea, but new findings suggest that tea may also have significant preventative properties against chronic disease. Recent findings were discussed Wednesday at the Fifth

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Using your genes to predict if you will respond to Rheumatoid arthritis therapy. (not available in Dubai, UAE at this time)

The ORBIT data “showed that patients who have seropositive rheumatoid arthritis are just as likely to respond to rituximab therapy when compared ...

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Your nose can repair your knee arthritis? Not yet in Dubai!

Doctors might one day be able to harvest cells from patients’ noses to produce cartilage that can be transplanted into damaged knee joints, a sma...

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Green tea to the rescue!

Green tea has always been hailed for its anti-inflammatory properties. But researchers at Washington State University (WSU) in Spokane have now ide...

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