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Are Lupus patients typically good candidates for total ankle replacements?

When you browse through Pubmed, there are two articles which provide some insights for your question: Shah U, Mandl L, Mertelsmann-Voss C, et al. Systemic lupus erythematosus is not a risk factor for ...
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Could an old person get arthritis in only one knuckle?

Monoarticular arthritis, or inflammation of a single joint, is a not uncommon complaint. Common causes in an older patient include gout, pseudogout, trauma, and infection. Gonococcal arthritis is a ...
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Rheumatism as "Wind-wetness"

"Rheumatism" isn't one disease. It's not even a set of closely related diseases, it's just a name for anything affecting the joints and/or connective tissue. As such, there is a wide range of ...
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What are the long-term side effects of glucosamine taken as a nutritional supplement?

This long-term study states: Reginster, J. Y., Deroisy, R., Rovati, L. C., Lee, R. L., & al, e. (2001). Long-term effects of glucosamine sulphate on osteoarthritis progression: A randomised, ...
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Why are inflammatory arthritides worse at night and in the morning?

Although the etiology is unknown, we have a bit of an idea of its pathophysiology Etiology of RA is unknown. Although the impact of genetic factors is obvious, the genetic basis is not sufficient ...
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Rheumatoid arthritis heritability

Odds vary. The most straightforward study I could find was Koumantaki et al. (1997), which found several odds ratios for developing rheumatoid arthritis: 4.4 for individuals having a first degree ...
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Reliable sites that list the purine content of most foods for gout diet?

On J-Stage, you have extensive lists of foods (by food groups) high in purines (mg/100 g). Such lists can be misleading, because it is not only the amount of purines in the food but also a type of ...
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Can we slow the advancement of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) with immunosuppressants?

In treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, the following immunosuppressants, which are already in use, inhibit cytokines: Non-biologic DMARDs (Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs): methotrexate, ...
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Rheumatoid arthritis and hormones

Women are actually treated with hormones, just ones that aren't estrogen/progesterone/ect.. People with severe RA are treated with glucocorticoids in order to decrease T and B cell proliferation that ...
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