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New Biological Drug for Ankylosing Spondylitis

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The experimental drug ‘secukinumab’ may offer patients with ankylosing spondylitis – a type of autoimmune, inflammatory arthritis that primarily affects the spine and pelvis – a much-needed alternative for symptom relief, according to the resul

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Running can protect against knee osteoarthritis

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Running has always been seen as a high impact, not-so-friendly activity for the knees. But according to a report in ‘Medical News Today’, new research now suggests that running may actually help protect against developing osteoarthritis of the kn

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Ultrasound Diagnosis of Arthritis

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The uses of ultrasound (US) technology in rheumatology have been growing in importance over the last few years. With this technology, physicians can now “see” inside the joint in real time and find indications of active inflammation or fluid—in

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Biologics in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease, has been the focus of intense and fruitful research over the past two decades. A number of effective treatments for RA have been approved by the FDA for treating this disease, including a category of

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Guidelines for Gout Management

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The American College of Rheumatology has recently published its guidelines for Gout Management that can serve as a road map for clinicians, with guidance on treatment decisions.

Gout is a kind of arthritis that occurs when sharp crystal shards of

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Gender & Rheumatoid Arthritis in the UAE

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A study on the effect of gender on rheumatoid arthritis disease activity in the United Arab Emirates was conducted recently by Dr. Mira Moufarrej of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston USA, Dr. Ziya Mahfoud of Weill Cornell Medical Scho

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The relationship between disease activity, sleep, psychiatric distress and pain sensitivity

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Despite recent advances in anti-inflammatory therapy, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients continue to rate pain as a priority. The etiology of RA pain is likely multifactorial, including both inflammatory and non-inflammatory components. In this study

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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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