Preventing The Formation Of Amyloid Fibrils

Main Category: Blood / Hematology
Also Included In: Arthritis / Rheumatology;  Urology / Nephrology;  Pain / Anesthetics
Article Date: 30 Aug 2011 – 0:00 PDT

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A molecule which can stop the formation of long protein strands, known as amyloid fibrils, that cause joint pain in kidney dialysis patients has been identified by researchers at the University of Leeds.

Small actions, big impact

Ever wonder what happens with dollars donated to TriMedx Foundation?

“Hi, how are U? the costomAir machine in ICU doesn’t stabilize. What can I do to fix it. I’m waiting for you, co it’s a emergency.”

Joseph Rivière, a BMET trainee at Hôpital Sacré Coeur (HSC) in Haiti, posed this question in an email to TriMedx Foundation Volunteer Mike Hoyt, a clinical engineer with St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. A couple of replies later, Rivière fired off his final message:

“Think you very much, I just follow your instruction and I repaired [the equipment].”

Block Scientific Offers High Quality Lab Equipment from Respected Brands in the Industry

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Loss Of Health Insurance Through Unemployment Means Many Skip Needed Health Care

Main Category: Health Insurance / Medical Insurance
Also Included In: Medicare / Medicaid / SCHIP;  Compliance;  Public Health
Article Date: 26 Aug 2011 – 0:00 PDT

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Nearly three-quarters (72%) of people who lost their health insurance when they lost their jobs over the last two years said that they skipped needed health care or did not fill prescriptions because of cost, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report. The same proportion is also struggling with medical bills or medical debt, compared to about half (49%) who lost jobs but not their health insurance.

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Patients Experience Reduced Arthritis Pain And Increased Quality Of Life When Realistic Physical Activity Goals Are Achieved

Main Category: Arthritis / Rheumatology
Article Date: 26 Aug 2011 – 0:00 PDT

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Researchers from The Netherlands report that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have higher levels of self-efficacy for physical activity are more likely to achieve their physical activity goals. According to the study now available in Arthritis Care Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), achievement of physical activity goals is associated with lower self-reported arthritis pain and increased health-related quality of life (HRQOL).

New Gene Identified That Affects Levels Of Pain In Osteoarthritis

Main Category: Arthritis / Rheumatology
Also Included In: Genetics;  Pain / Anesthetics;  Seniors / Aging
Article Date: 26 Aug 2011 – 2:00 PDT

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Researchers have revealed a new gene associated with osteoarthritis. This is only the third gene to be identified for this painful and debilitating disease that affects more than 40 per cent of people aged more than 70 years.

Physical Activity Goals Can Greatly Benefit Lives Of RA Patients

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Main Category: Arthritis / Rheumatology
Also Included In: Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy;  Sports Medicine / Fitness
Article Date: 25 Aug 2011 – 4:00 PDT

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According to an investigation now available in Arthritis Care and Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), investigators from The Netherlands report physical activity goals are more likely to be achieved if the patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has a higher level of self-efficacy for physical activity. Achievement of physical activity goals is linked with lower self-reported arthritis pains and increased health-related quality of life (HRQOL).