Source: News Medical
Study findings confirm suspicions that patients with diabetes have an increased risk for adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder (ACS).
Using insurance claims data for 96% of the Taiwanese population between 2000 and 2003, the researchers compared the incidence of ACS in 78,827 patients with at least ambulatory visits for diabetes and 236,481 age- and gender-matched individuals without diabetes.
After a median of 31.87 months of follow-up, 1.20% of diabetes patients and 0.95% of controls were diagnosed with ACS, at rates of 4.92 and 3.67 cases per 1000 person-years, respectively, say Shin-Liang Pan (National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei) and co-workers.
Source: Daily Rx
What you put in your body can affect your risk of disease, even your risk
of osteoarthritis. If youâ€™re trying to prevent this â€œwear-and-tearâ€ type of
arthritis, you may want to eat more almonds and spinach.
Eating more magnesium â€“ a mineral found in many green vegetables, beans and
nuts â€“ it may lower the risk of knee osteoarthritis.
Source: Daily Rx
Osteoarthritis happens when joints and joint tissues wear down over time.
Usually, doctors use X-ray imaging to see this joint damage. But another
imaging technique may give doctors a better picture.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) spotted many signs of knee osteoarthritis
in patients that had no signs of knee osteoarthritis in X-ray images.
Source: Medical Breakthroughs
Using pluripotent stem cells, a team of Duke Medicine researchers has
engineered cartilage. The findings suggest that induced pluripotent stem
cells (iPSCs) may be a viable source of patient-specific articular
Source: Science Centric
Rush University Medical Centre is the only hospital in Illinois â€“ and one
of only a few nationwide â€“ using cartilage transplants to repair damaged
Conservative treatment for cartilage defects in the shoulder, as for any
joint, includes physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and
steroid injections. If these treatments are ineffective, arthroscopy, which
involves removing scar tissue and loose pieces of cartilage through a small
incision, has traditionally been the alternative of choice. But arthroscopy
often provides only temporary relief, since the underlying damage to the
cartilage is not corrected.