Tag: nathan wei

Rheumatoid arthritis | mtx less toxic than thought

Next up… a commonly held belief about methotrexate shot down… thank goodness Methotrexate affects lungs in RA less than previously thought M Alexander Otto writing in Rheumatology News described a study that evaluated 22 double blinded randomized clinical trials comparing methotrexate to other drugs in rheumatoid arthritis. The results indicated that the risk of methotrexate…

By Jose Scott January 29, 2020 1

Rheumatoid Arthritis | Treating elderly ra

Coming up next… why treating older adults with rheumatoid arthritis can be very complicated… Comorbidities Key in Older Patient RA Treatment Nancy Walsh writing in Medpage Today reported that managing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in an older person requires balancing the need for aggressive treatment to control the disease and maintain a good quality of life…

By Jose Scott January 28, 2020 0

Arthritis Care | xeljanz baldness

Off label use of an arthritis drug grows hair… huh? Off-Label Arthritis Drug Treatment Helped Yale Patient Grow Hair CBS News reported that Yale University researchers say a patient with almost no hair grew a full head of hair after off-label treatment with an arthritis drug. Assistant professor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine…

By Jose Scott January 15, 2020 3

Rheumatoid Arthritis | NSAID or Visco for RA?

Which is better… anti-inflammatory drugs or viscosupplements? Intra-articular hyaluronic acid injection versus oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: a multi-center, randomized, open-label, non-inferiority trial is the title of a study published in Arthritis Research and Therapy. The study compared the use of NSAIDS versus hyaluronic acid in 200 patients with osteoarthritis…

By Jose Scott January 14, 2020 0

Health | textile workers increased risk rheumatoid arthritis

Here’s another common occupation associated with rheumatoid arthritis…next Textile Workers at Higher Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis Lisa Rapaport writing in the Rheumatologist reported breathing textile dust on the job is linked to an almost tripled risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a Malaysian study suggests. While smoking is a known risk factor for RA, the findings…

By Jose Scott January 13, 2020 0

Health | green lipped mussels arthritis treatment

Can this creature help your arthritis? Next… Marlborough mussels used in fight against arthritis ASHLEIGH MONK writing in BusinessDay reported a Marlborough seafood company is helping fight the battle against arthritis with green-lipped mussels. ‘Mussel powder’ is more effective in treating joint pain than glucosamine, according to a study conducted by Queensland University in 2012.…

By Jose Scott January 13, 2020 1

Rheumatoid arthritis | high intensity exercise rheumatoid arthritis

Does intense exercise help or hurt rheumatoid arthritis? The answer next… Rigorous Exercise Could Aid Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Rachel Lutz writing in MD reported arthritis pain severity can be reduced with high-intensity training, such as cycling, according to a study published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology. Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science…

By Jose Scott January 12, 2020 0

Rheumatoid Arthritis | acupuncture and moxibustion rheumatoid arthritis

An ancient Chinese secret erases rheumatoid arthritis… next Acupuncture And Moxa Alleviate Rheumatoid Arthritis Reposrted in Health CMi, this item… Acupuncture and moxibustion alleviate rheumatoid arthritis. Research published in the Jilin Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine finds an 83.3% total effective rate for acupuncture combined with moxibustion for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Lower levels…

By Jose Scott January 12, 2020 0