Researchers at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, published the results of a meta-analysis, showing disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs are no better than placebo for the treatment of osteoarthritis.
New research suggests that both obesity and unintentional weight loss can mean greater disability for patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Approximately 1.5 million people in the United States have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) but the severity of the disease varies. In some patients, RA can cause severe pain and permanent disability.
Rheumatic disease is a medical term used to describe many different diseases that affect the joints, muscles and tissues. Some diseases such as osteoarthritis are a result of wear and tear while other diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, are a result of a problem with the immune system. Stem cell therapy at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute may help reduce the symptoms of rheumatic diseases such as: