Category list : Rheumatology
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Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea have a higher risk of developing gout, even beyond the first years after being diagnosed with the sleep disorder, according to researchers.
Gout is not associated with an increased risk of fracture, according to a large UK study including thousands of primary care patients.
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are at increased risk of having a heart attack, regardless of traditional risk factors such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, according to US researchers.
A class of drugs commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis could halve the risk of developing dementia, according to an observational study by UK researchers.
A rheumatology nurse has set up low-cost tai chi classes for people with long-term health issues in the Nottingham area. This initiative won the HRH The Prince of Wales Integrated Approaches to Care Nursing Times Award in 2017
The debilitating hand pain often experienced by osteoarthritis patients can be successfully treated with a drug normally used for epilepsy, anxiety and neuropathic pain, according to UK researchers.
The smallest effective dose of corticosteroids should be used to treat adult patients with lupus, according to the first ever UK guideline specifically for the management of the condition.
Being a healthcare assistant may put women at slightly higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis than the rest of the population, including registered nurses, a study has suggested.
Urate-lowering drugs should be offered to all gout patients early in the course of their disease rather than waiting for them to develop disabling symptoms, according to updated clinical guidance.
Vitamin D supplementation combined with good sleeping habits may help manage pain-related diseases, such as arthritis, suggest Brazilian researchers.