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Adverse Effects Linked to Chronic Lyme Disease Treatments

Adverse Effects Linked to Chronic Lyme Disease Treatments

During the treatment for chronic Lyme disease, serious bacterial infections have been documented.

Modified Exercise Improves Physical Function in Knee Osteoarthritis

Modified Exercise Improves Physical Function in Knee Osteoarthritis

Patients in the intervention group saw improvements in WOMAC and 6MWT scores after participating in adapted exercise programs.

Diagnosing Pediatric Lyme Arthritis

Diagnosing Pediatric Lyme Arthritis

Children are some of the most susceptible to Lyme disease. In many children, joint inflammation may be the first symptom.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Treatment With TNFIs Linked to Infection Risk

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Treatment With TNFIs Linked to Infection Risk

Clinicians should consider the risk/benefit of prescribing TNFIs to children with idiopathic arthritis.

Weight Loss Reduces Knee Cartilage Degeneration In Patients at Risk for Osteoarthritis

Weight Loss Reduces Knee Cartilage Degeneration In Patients at Risk for Osteoarthritis

Weight loss in patients at risk for osteoarthritis helped slow degeneration of knee cartilage over 48 months.

No Association Between Arthritis and Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults

No Association Between Arthritis and Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults

Study examines data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) to identify any cross-sectional association between arthritis and cognitive impairment in older adults.

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 3/24/17

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 3/24/17

New guidelines for rheumatoid arthritis treatment with DMARDs and money being steered into lupus research highlight this week's The Handoff.

Arthritis Disability Up 20% Since 2002, Says CDC Report

Arthritis Disability Up 20% Since 2002, Says CDC Report

One in four adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with arthritis.

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 3/3/17

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 3/3/17

Connecticut considers rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia for medical marijuana treatment, while Lyme disease-carrying deer ticks continue to invade Michigan. All this and more in this week's edition.

New-Onset Autoimmune Arthritides After Lyme Disease

New-Onset Autoimmune Arthritides After Lyme Disease

Multiple new-onset systemic autoimmune joint disorders--including rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis--may develop after Lyme disease treatment.

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