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A study, led by Nancy A. Nussmeier at the Texas Heart Institute, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, in Houston, assessed the safety of Valdecoxib ( Bextra ) and its intravenous prodrug Parecoxib ( Dynasta ...


Hylan G-F 20 ( Synvisc ) is an elastoviscous fluid containing hylan polymers, which are derivatives of hyaluronan ( sodium Hyaluronate). It is indicated for the treatment of pain caused by osteoarth ...


Drugs blocking the action of TNF ( Tumor Necrosis Factor ) have shown promise in the early treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. To expand the understanding of TNF's function in chronic inflammatory ...


Patients with rheumatoid arthritis, whose joint damage is inhibited through a combination therapy of Adalimumab ( Humira ) and Methotrexate early in the course of their disease are less likely to expe ...


A research has showed that gene therapy for arthritis and other non-terminal, debilitating conditions and diseases is both feasible and safe. This is the world’s first gene therapy trial in patient ...


It is known that Aspirin, a non-selective, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug ( NSAID ) that inhibits cyclooxygenase ( COX ), reduces the risk of myocardial infarction and stroke. Non-aspirin non-s ...


The cellular signaling protein Wnt, which is involved in embryonic development and cancer, contributes to disease progression of both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Wnt is best known as a ...


A study showed effectiveness of Doxycycline in slowing disease progression in patients with osteoarthritis. Doxycycline, a tetracycline antibiotic, has been successfully used to treat a wide-range ...


Results of a study suggest that acupuncture could reduce pain and improve joint functioning in the short-term for people with osteoarthritis of the knee. Osteoarthritis most frequently affects the ...


Women treated with aromatase inhibitors often experience joint pain and musculoskeletal aching --severe enough, in some cases, to make them stop the treatment. Two researchers, David T. Felson, of ...


Rheumatoid arthritis ( RA ) is an autoimmune disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the joints, which gradually erodes the cartilage and bone. The agents of destruction include inflammatory ...


Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of disability among adults. As the population ages, increased intervention efforts are vital to controlling the individual and public health toll of this chronic, ...


The dietary supplements Glucosamine and Chondroitin sulfate proved no better than a placebo in relieving osteoarthritis knee pain in most participants of a major national trial. But the study, publish ...


Regular exercise is recommended for middle-aged and older people, but the effect of exercise on the development of osteoarthritis in older people is unclear, especially if they are overweight. Some ...


The dietary supplements Glucosamine and Chondroitin sulfate, together or alone, appeared to fare no better than placebo in slowing loss of cartilage in osteoarthritis of the knee, researchers from the ...