Gout Risk From Purine Rich Foods

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Main Category: Gout
Also Included In: Arthritis / Rheumatology
Article Date: 31 May 2012 – 12:00 PDT

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Foods rich in purines, particularly those found in meat and seafood, quintuple the immediate risk of a gout flare-up, according to research published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.


While the anecdotal evidence has suggested that purine rich foods can trigger gout attacks, it hasn’t been clear whether they prompt flare-ups in the short term, say the authors.
 


In Juvenile Arthritis Treatment, Injection Of Methotrexate No Better Than Oral Therapy

Main Category: Arthritis / Rheumatology
Also Included In: Pediatrics / Children’s Health
Article Date: 31 May 2012 – 1:00 PDT

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A retrospective analysis of methotrexate (MTX) safety data found that injection of this disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) was not superior to oral therapy in long-term treatment of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Findings published in Arthritis Care Research, a peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), suggest that with similar efficacy and tolerability the more comfortable oral approach may be more suitable to treat pediatric arthritis patients.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Battle

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Main Category: Arthritis / Rheumatology
Also Included In: Pain / Anesthetics
Article Date: 25 May 2012 – 12:00 PDT

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Over one million adults in the U.S. suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, a systemic inflammatory autoimmune disease that can be incapacitating. Researchers have now discovered the mechanism by which a cell signaling pathway contributes to the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The study, published ahead of the print version of Nature Immunology shows evidence that drugs that are being developed for diseases like cancer, could potentially be used to treat RA.

Underrated Danger In Rheumatoid Arthritis From Standard Heart Disease Risk Tools

Main Category: Heart Disease
Also Included In: Arthritis / Rheumatology;  Immune System / Vaccines
Article Date: 23 May 2012 – 1:00 PDT

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Heart disease risk assessment tools commonly used by physicians often underestimate the cardiovascular disease danger faced by rheumatoid arthritis patients, a Mayo Clinic study has found. Inflammation plays a key role in putting those with rheumatoid arthritis in greater jeopardy for heart disease, yet many cardiovascular disease risk assessment methods do not factor it in, the researchers note. More work is needed to figure out what drives heart disease in rheumatoid arthritis patients, and more accurate tools to assess that risk should be developed, the authors say. The study is published online in the American Journal of Cardiology.

Medical Supplies Galore!

If you were in charge of buying items for a hospital or clinic or even had your own practice, you should make the most of a government seized item auction. You can find an innumerable number of medical supplies out there that are brand new and ready to be bought at a discount! You can find anything from stretchers, medical machines, exam tables, sensors, gurneys, robes, IV stands, or anything medical you can think of. Usually these items sell for less than their original prices. Medical equipment can be very expensive and with these auction you really can score a deal. They also go on in every state. If you were a doctor looking to outfit your new office with some top of the line items then you should definitely check out a live or online government auction!

New Target Identified In The Rheumatoid Arthritis Battle

Main Category: Arthritis / Rheumatology
Also Included In: Cancer / Oncology;  Genetics
Article Date: 22 May 2012 – 0:00 PDT

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A new study led by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery identifies the mechanism by which a cell signaling pathway contributes to the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In addition, the study provides evidence that drugs under development for diseases such as cancer could potentially be used to treat RA. Rheumatoid arthritis, a systemic inflammatory autoimmune disease that can be crippling, impacts over a million adults in the United States.

Task Force Recommends Against PSA-Based Screening For Prostate Cancer: Evidence Show Harms Of PSA Testing Outweigh The Benefits

Following a period for public comment, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released its final recommendation for prostate cancer screening. The Task Force now recommends against PSA-based screening for all men, regardless of age…

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Strength in weakness

Depressed patients, overworked nurses and isolation rooms fill the corridors of this immensely dreary, sterile building. There is commotion and movement in every corner with deceiving optimism, but the uneasy spirit of lifelessness and apprehension screams even louder. All that was once healthy and vibrant seem sunk in a deep degeneracy and degradation of mind and body.

Killer Infections

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What is this deadly infection that’s killed 6 babies at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Belfast, Ireland?

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common bacterium that can cause disease in animals, including humans. It is found in soil, water and on most surfaces. The symptoms of such infections are generalized inflammation and sepsis. If such colonizations occur in critical body organs, such as the lungs, the urinary tract, and kidneys, the results can be fatal especially in new born babies. Because this bacteria thrives on most surfaces, sometimes it can be found on medical equipment, causing cross-infections in hospitals and clinics.

New born babies are vulnerable due to their undeveloped immune system.