Joints: Also known as articulations, these are points of connection between the ends of certain separate bones, or where the borders of other bones are juxtaposed.Joint DiseasesKnee Joint: A synovial hinge connection formed between the bones of the FEMUR; TIBIA; and PATELLA.Osteoarthritis: A progressive, degenerative joint disease, the most common form of arthritis, especially in older persons. The disease is thought to result not from the aging process but from biochemical changes and biomechanical stresses affecting articular cartilage. In the foreign literature it is often called osteoarthrosis deformans.Cartilage, Articular: A protective layer of firm, flexible cartilage over the articulating ends of bones. It provides a smooth surface for joint movement, protecting the ends of long bones from wear at points of contact.Range of Motion, Articular: The distance and direction to which a bone joint can be extended. Range of motion is a function of the condition of the joints, muscles, and connective tissues involved. Joint flexibility can be improved through appropriate MUSCLE STRETCHING EXERCISES.Biomechanical Phenomena: The properties, processes, and behavior of biological systems under the action of mechanical forces.Finger Joint: The articulation between the head of one phalanx and the base of the one distal to it, in each finger.Synovial Fluid: The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the SYNOVIAL MEMBRANE. It contains mucin, albumin, fat, and mineral salts and serves to lubricate joints.Arthritis, Rheumatoid: A chronic systemic disease, primarily of the joints, marked by inflammatory changes in the synovial membranes and articular structures, widespread fibrinoid degeneration of the collagen fibers in mesenchymal tissues, and by atrophy and rarefaction of bony structures. Etiology is unknown, but autoimmune mechanisms have been implicated.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Ankle Joint: The joint that is formed by the inferior articular and malleolar articular surfaces of the TIBIA; the malleolar articular surface of the FIBULA; and the medial malleolar, lateral malleolar, and superior surfaces of the TALUS.Tarsal Joints: The articulations between the various TARSAL BONES. This does not include the ANKLE JOINT which consists of the articulations between the TIBIA; FIBULA; and TALUS.Hip Joint: The joint that is formed by the articulation of the head of FEMUR and the ACETABULUM of the PELVIS.ArthritisWrist Joint: The joint that is formed by the distal end of the RADIUS, the articular disc of the distal radioulnar joint, and the proximal row of CARPAL BONES; (SCAPHOID BONE; LUNATE BONE; triquetral bone).Arthritis, Psoriatic: A type of inflammatory arthritis associated with PSORIASIS, often involving the axial joints and the peripheral terminal interphalangeal joints. It is characterized by the presence of HLA-B27-associated SPONDYLARTHROPATHY, and the absence of rheumatoid factor.Synovial Membrane: The inner membrane of a joint capsule surrounding a freely movable joint. It is loosely attached to the external fibrous capsule and secretes SYNOVIAL FLUID.Foot Joints: The articulations extending from the ANKLE distally to the TOES. These include the ANKLE JOINT; TARSAL JOINTS; METATARSOPHALANGEAL JOINT; and TOE JOINT.Temporomandibular Joint Disorders: A variety of conditions affecting the anatomic and functional characteristics of the temporomandibular joint. Factors contributing to the complexity of temporomandibular diseases are its relation to dentition and mastication and the symptomatic effects in other areas which account for referred pain to the joint and the difficulties in applying traditional diagnostic procedures to temporomandibular joint pathology where tissue is rarely obtained and x-rays are often inadequate or nonspecific. Common diseases are developmental abnormalities, trauma, subluxation, luxation, arthritis, and neoplasia. (From Thoma's Oral Pathology, 6th ed, pp577-600)Synovitis: Inflammation of a synovial membrane. It is usually painful, particularly on motion, and is characterized by a fluctuating swelling due to effusion within a synovial sac. (Dorland, 27th ed)Joint Capsule: The sac enclosing a joint. It is composed of an outer fibrous articular capsule and an inner SYNOVIAL MEMBRANE.Sacroiliac Joint: The immovable joint formed by the lateral surfaces of the SACRUM and ILIUM.Arthritis, Infectious: Arthritis caused by BACTERIA; RICKETTSIA; MYCOPLASMA; VIRUSES; FUNGI; or PARASITES.Arthritis, Experimental: ARTHRITIS that is induced in experimental animals. Immunological methods and infectious agents can be used to develop experimental arthritis models. These methods include injections of stimulators of the immune response, such as an adjuvant (ADJUVANTS, IMMUNOLOGIC) or COLLAGEN.Injections, Intra-Articular: Methods of delivering drugs into a joint space.Antirheumatic Agents: Drugs that are used to treat RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.Joint Instability: Lack of stability of a joint or joint prosthesis. Factors involved are intra-articular disease and integrity of extra-articular structures such as joint capsule, ligaments, and muscles.Metatarsophalangeal Joint: The articulation between a metatarsal bone (METATARSAL BONES) and a phalanx.Osteoarthritis, Knee: Noninflammatory degenerative disease of the knee joint consisting of three large categories: conditions that block normal synchronous movement, conditions that produce abnormal pathways of motion, and conditions that cause stress concentration resulting in changes to articular cartilage. (Crenshaw, Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics, 8th ed, p2019)Shoulder Joint: The articulation between the head of the HUMERUS and the glenoid cavity of the SCAPULA.Chondrocytes: Polymorphic cells that form cartilage.Joint Prosthesis: Prostheses used to partially or totally replace a human or animal joint. (from UMDNS, 1999)Arthralgia: Pain in the joint.Hip Dysplasia, Canine: A hereditary disease of the hip joints in dogs. Signs of the disease may be evident any time after 4 weeks of age.Cartilage: A non-vascular form of connective tissue composed of CHONDROCYTES embedded in a matrix that includes CHONDROITIN SULFATE and various types of FIBRILLAR COLLAGEN. There are three major types: HYALINE CARTILAGE; FIBROCARTILAGE; and ELASTIC CARTILAGE.Temporomandibular Joint Disc: A plate of fibrous tissue that divides the temporomandibular joint into an upper and lower cavity. The disc is attached to the articular capsule and moves forward with the condyle in free opening and protrusion. (Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p92)Acromioclavicular Joint: The gliding joint formed by the outer extremity of the CLAVICLE and the inner margin of the acromion process of the SCAPULA.Spondylarthropathies: Heterogeneous group of arthritic diseases sharing clinical and radiologic features. They are associated with the HLA-B27 ANTIGEN and some with a triggering infection. Most involve the axial joints in the SPINE, particularly the SACROILIAC JOINT, but can also involve asymmetric peripheral joints. Subsets include ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS; REACTIVE ARTHRITIS; PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS; and others.Rheumatoid Factor: Antibodies found in adult RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS patients that are directed against GAMMA-CHAIN IMMUNOGLOBULINS.Hemarthrosis: Bleeding into the joints. It may arise from trauma or spontaneously in patients with hemophilia.Rheumatic Diseases: Disorders of connective tissue, especially the joints and related structures, characterized by inflammation, degeneration, or metabolic derangement.Spondylitis, Ankylosing: A chronic inflammatory condition affecting the axial joints, such as the SACROILIAC JOINT and other intervertebral or costovertebral joints. It occurs predominantly in young males and is characterized by pain and stiffness of joints (ANKYLOSIS) with inflammation at tendon insertions.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Sternoclavicular Joint: A double gliding joint formed by the CLAVICLE, superior and lateral parts of the manubrium sterni at the clavicular notch, and the cartilage of the first rib.Aggrecans: Large HYALURONAN-containing proteoglycans found in articular cartilage (CARTILAGE, ARTICULAR). They form into aggregates that provide tissues with the capacity to resist high compressive and tensile forces.Stifle: In horses, cattle, and other quadrupeds, the joint between the femur and the tibia, corresponding to the human knee.Osteophyte: Bony outgrowth usually found around joints and often seen in conditions such as ARTHRITIS.Cartilage Diseases: Pathological processes involving the chondral tissue (CARTILAGE).Tenosynovitis: Inflammation of the synovial lining of a tendon sheath. Causes include trauma, tendon stress, bacterial disease (gonorrhea, tuberculosis), rheumatic disease, and gout. Common sites are the hand, wrist, shoulder capsule, hip capsule, hamstring muscles, and Achilles tendon. The tendon sheaths become inflamed and painful, and accumulate fluid. Joint mobility is usually reduced.Collagen Type II: A fibrillar collagen found predominantly in CARTILAGE and vitreous humor. It consists of three identical alpha1(II) chains.Carpometacarpal Joints: The articulations between the CARPAL BONES and the METACARPAL BONES.Temporomandibular Joint: An articulation between the condyle of the mandible and the articular tubercle of the temporal bone.Arthritis, Reactive: An aseptic, inflammatory arthritis developing secondary to a primary extra-articular infection, most typically of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT or UROGENITAL SYSTEM. The initiating trigger pathogens are usually SHIGELLA; SALMONELLA; YERSINIA; CAMPYLOBACTER; or CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS. Reactive arthritis is strongly associated with HLA-B27 ANTIGEN.Arthritis, Juvenile: Arthritis of children, with onset before 16 years of age. The terms juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) refer to classification systems for chronic arthritis in children. Only one subtype of juvenile arthritis (polyarticular-onset, rheumatoid factor-positive) clinically resembles adult rheumatoid arthritis and is considered its childhood equivalent.Toe Joint: The articulation between the head of one phalanx and the base of the one distal to it, in each toe.Hindlimb: Either of two extremities of four-footed non-primate land animals. It usually consists of a FEMUR; TIBIA; and FIBULA; tarsals; METATARSALS; and TOES. (From Storer et al., General Zoology, 6th ed, p73)Nail Diseases: Diseases of the nail plate and tissues surrounding it. The concept is limited to primates.Arthrography: Roentgenography of a joint, usually after injection of either positive or negative contrast medium.Proteoglycans: Glycoproteins which have a very high polysaccharide content.Bone Diseases: Diseases of BONES.Horse Diseases: Diseases of domestic and wild horses of the species Equus caballus.Tibia: The second longest bone of the skeleton. It is located on the medial side of the lower leg, articulating with the FIBULA laterally, the TALUS distally, and the FEMUR proximally.Menisci, Tibial: The interarticular fibrocartilages of the superior surface of the tibia.Paleopathology: The study of disease in prehistoric times as revealed in bones, mummies, and archaeologic artifacts.Blood Sedimentation: Measurement of rate of settling of erythrocytes in anticoagulated blood.Carpal Joints: The articulations between the various CARPAL BONES. This does not include the WRIST JOINT which consists of the articulations between the RADIUS; ULNA; and proximal CARPAL BONES.Femur: The longest and largest bone of the skeleton, it is situated between the hip and the knee.Rheumatology: A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the study of inflammatory or degenerative processes and metabolic derangement of connective tissue structures which pertain to a variety of musculoskeletal disorders, such as arthritis.Matrilin Proteins: PROTEOGLYCANS-associated proteins that are major components of EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX of various tissues including CARTILAGE; and INTERVERTEBRAL DISC structures. They bind COLLAGEN fibers and contain protein domains that enable oligomer formation and interaction with other extracellular matrix proteins such as CARTILAGE OLIGOMERIC MATRIX PROTEIN.Extracellular Matrix Proteins: Macromolecular organic compounds that contain carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and usually, sulfur. These macromolecules (proteins) form an intricate meshwork in which cells are embedded to construct tissues. Variations in the relative types of macromolecules and their organization determine the type of extracellular matrix, each adapted to the functional requirements of the tissue. The two main classes of macromolecules that form the extracellular matrix are: glycosaminoglycans, usually linked to proteins (proteoglycans), and fibrous proteins (e.g., COLLAGEN; ELASTIN; FIBRONECTINS; and LAMININ).Metacarpophalangeal Joint: The articulation between a metacarpal bone and a phalanx.Cartilage Oligomeric Matrix Protein: Major component of chondrocyte EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX of various tissues including bone, tendon, ligament, SYNOVIUM and blood vessels. It binds MATRILIN PROTEINS and is associated with development of cartilage and bone.DislocationsKnee Injuries: Injuries to the knee or the knee joint.Arthroscopy: Endoscopic examination, therapy and surgery of the joint.Disease Progression: The worsening of a disease over time. This concept is most often used for chronic and incurable diseases where the stage of the disease is an important determinant of therapy and prognosis.Bone and Bones: A specialized CONNECTIVE TISSUE that is the main constituent of the SKELETON. The principle cellular component of bone is comprised of OSTEOBLASTS; OSTEOCYTES; and OSTEOCLASTS, while FIBRILLAR COLLAGENS and hydroxyapatite crystals form the BONE MATRIX.Matrix Metalloproteinase 13: A secreted matrix metalloproteinase that plays a physiological role in the degradation of extracellular matrix found in skeletal tissues. It is synthesized as an inactive precursor that is activated by the proteolytic cleavage of its N-terminal propeptide.Pain: An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.Patellofemoral Joint: The articulation between the articular surface of the PATELLA and the patellar surface of the FEMUR.Biological Markers: Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.Weight-Bearing: The physical state of supporting an applied load. This often refers to the weight-bearing bones or joints that support the body's weight, especially those in the spine, hip, knee, and foot.Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha: Serum glycoprotein produced by activated MACROPHAGES and other mammalian MONONUCLEAR LEUKOCYTES. It has necrotizing activity against tumor cell lines and increases ability to reject tumor transplants. Also known as TNF-alpha, it is only 30% homologous to TNF-beta (LYMPHOTOXIN), but they share TNF RECEPTORS.Collagen: A polypeptide substance comprising about one third of the total protein in mammalian organisms. It is the main constituent of SKIN; CONNECTIVE TISSUE; and the organic substance of bones (BONE AND BONES) and teeth (TOOTH).Hyaluronic Acid: A natural high-viscosity mucopolysaccharide with alternating beta (1-3) glucuronide and beta (1-4) glucosaminidic bonds. It is found in the UMBILICAL CORD, in VITREOUS BODY and in SYNOVIAL FLUID. A high urinary level is found in PROGERIA.Interleukin-1: A soluble factor produced by MONOCYTES; MACROPHAGES, and other cells which activates T-lymphocytes and potentiates their response to mitogens or antigens. Interleukin-1 is a general term refers to either of the two distinct proteins, INTERLEUKIN-1ALPHA and INTERLEUKIN-1BETA. The biological effects of IL-1 include the ability to replace macrophage requirements for T-cell activation.Rats, Inbred LewArthroplasty, Replacement: Partial or total replacement of a joint.Horses: Large, hoofed mammals of the family EQUIDAE. Horses are active day and night with most of the day spent seeking and consuming food. Feeding peaks occur in the early morning and late afternoon, and there are several daily periods of rest.Disease Models, Animal: Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.Movement: The act, process, or result of passing from one place or position to another. It differs from LOCOMOTION in that locomotion is restricted to the passing of the whole body from one place to another, while movement encompasses both locomotion but also a change of the position of the whole body or any of its parts. Movement may be used with reference to humans, vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and microorganisms. Differentiate also from MOTOR ACTIVITY, movement associated with behavior.Mice, Inbred DBAFollow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Procollagen N-Endopeptidase: An extracellular endopeptidase which excises a block of peptides at the amino terminal, nonhelical region of the procollagen molecule with the formation of collagen. Absence or deficiency of the enzyme causes accumulation of procollagen which results in the inherited connective tissue disorder--dermatosparaxis. EC 126.96.36.199.Immunoglobulin G: The major immunoglobulin isotype class in normal human serum. There are several isotype subclasses of IgG, for example, IgG1, IgG2A, and IgG2B.Psoriasis: A common genetically determined, chronic, inflammatory skin disease characterized by rounded erythematous, dry, scaling patches. The lesions have a predilection for nails, scalp, genitalia, extensor surfaces, and the lumbosacral region. Accelerated epidermopoiesis is considered to be the fundamental pathologic feature in psoriasis.Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay: An immunoassay utilizing an antibody labeled with an enzyme marker such as horseradish peroxidase. While either the enzyme or the antibody is bound to an immunosorbent substrate, they both retain their biologic activity; the change in enzyme activity as a result of the enzyme-antibody-antigen reaction is proportional to the concentration of the antigen and can be measured spectrophotometrically or with the naked eye. Many variations of the method have been developed.Ligaments, Articular: Fibrous cords of CONNECTIVE TISSUE that attach bones to each other and hold together the many types of joints in the body. Articular ligaments are strong, elastic, and allow movement in only specific directions, depending on the individual joint.Chondroitin Sulfates: Derivatives of chondroitin which have a sulfate moiety esterified to the galactosamine moiety of chondroitin. Chondroitin sulfate A, or chondroitin 4-sulfate, and chondroitin sulfate C, or chondroitin 6-sulfate, have the sulfate esterified in the 4- and 6-positions, respectively. Chondroitin sulfate B (beta heparin; DERMATAN SULFATE) is a misnomer and this compound is not a true chondroitin sulfate.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome: A symptom complex consisting of pain, muscle tenderness, clicking in the joint, and limitation or alteration of mandibular movement. The symptoms are subjective and manifested primarily in the masticatory muscles rather than the temporomandibular joint itself. Etiologic factors are uncertain but include occlusal dysharmony and psychophysiologic factors.Autoantibodies: Antibodies that react with self-antigens (AUTOANTIGENS) of the organism that produced them.Cells, Cultured: Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.Contracture: Prolonged shortening of the muscle or other soft tissue around a joint, preventing movement of the joint.Ankylosis: Fixation and immobility of a joint.Anti-Inflammatory Agents: Substances that reduce or suppress INFLAMMATION.Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations: A private, voluntary, not-for-profit organization which establishes standards for the operation of health facilities and services, conducts surveys, and awards accreditation.Gait: Manner or style of walking.Methotrexate: An antineoplastic antimetabolite with immunosuppressant properties. It is an inhibitor of TETRAHYDROFOLATE DEHYDROGENASE and prevents the formation of tetrahydrofolate, necessary for synthesis of thymidylate, an essential component of DNA.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Antibodies, Monoclonal: Antibodies produced by a single clone of cells.Glycosaminoglycans: Heteropolysaccharides which contain an N-acetylated hexosamine in a characteristic repeating disaccharide unit. The repeating structure of each disaccharide involves alternate 1,4- and 1,3-linkages consisting of either N-acetylglucosamine or N-acetylgalactosamine.Disability Evaluation: Determination of the degree of a physical, mental, or emotional handicap. The diagnosis is applied to legal qualification for benefits and income under disability insurance and to eligibility for Social Security and workmen's compensation benefits.Interleukin-1beta: An interleukin-1 subtype that is synthesized as an inactive membrane-bound pro-protein. Proteolytic processing of the precursor form by CASPASE 1 results in release of the active form of interleukin-1beta from the membrane.Prosthesis-Related Infections: Infections resulting from the implantation of prosthetic devices. The infections may be acquired from intraoperative contamination (early) or hematogenously acquired from other sites (late).Inflammation: A pathological process characterized by injury or destruction of tissues caused by a variety of cytologic and chemical reactions. It is usually manifested by typical signs of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function.Torque: The rotational force about an axis that is equal to the product of a force times the distance from the axis where the force is applied.Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee: Replacement of the knee joint.Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal: Anti-inflammatory agents that are non-steroidal in nature. In addition to anti-inflammatory actions, they have analgesic, antipyretic, and platelet-inhibitory actions.They act by blocking the synthesis of prostaglandins by inhibiting cyclooxygenase, which converts arachidonic acid to cyclic endoperoxides, precursors of prostaglandins. Inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis accounts for their analgesic, antipyretic, and platelet-inhibitory actions; other mechanisms may contribute to their anti-inflammatory effects.Drug Therapy, Combination: Therapy with two or more separate preparations given for a combined effect.Arthroplasty: Surgical reconstruction of a joint to relieve pain or restore motion.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Lubrication: The application of LUBRICANTS to diminish FRICTION between two surfaces.Hand: The distal part of the arm beyond the wrist in humans and primates, that includes the palm, fingers, and thumb.Joint Deformities, Acquired: Deformities acquired after birth as the result of injury or disease. The joint deformity is often associated with rheumatoid arthritis and leprosy.Rabbits: The species Oryctolagus cuniculus, in the family Leporidae, order LAGOMORPHA. Rabbits are born in burrows, furless, and with eyes and ears closed. In contrast with HARES, rabbits have 22 chromosome pairs.Sternocostal Joints: An articulation where the costal cartilage of each rib fit with slight concavities along the lateral borders of the STERNUM.Bone Resorption: Bone loss due to osteoclastic activity.Patella: The flat, triangular bone situated at the anterior part of the KNEE.Forelimb: A front limb of a quadruped. (The Random House College Dictionary, 1980)Receptors, Tumor Necrosis Factor: Cell surface receptors that bind TUMOR NECROSIS FACTORS and trigger changes which influence the behavior of cells.Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Extracellular Matrix: A meshwork-like substance found within the extracellular space and in association with the basement membrane of the cell surface. It promotes cellular proliferation and provides a supporting structure to which cells or cell lysates in culture dishes adhere.Statistics, Nonparametric: A class of statistical methods applicable to a large set of probability distributions used to test for correlation, location, independence, etc. In most nonparametric statistical tests, the original scores or observations are replaced by another variable containing less information. An important class of nonparametric tests employs the ordinal properties of the data. Another class of tests uses information about whether an observation is above or below some fixed value such as the median, and a third class is based on the frequency of the occurrence of runs in the data. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1284; Corsini, Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p764-5)Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Anterior Cruciate Ligament: A strong ligament of the knee that originates from the posteromedial portion of the lateral condyle of the femur, passes anteriorly and inferiorly between the condyles, and attaches to the depression in front of the intercondylar eminence of the tibia.Cytokines: Non-antibody proteins secreted by inflammatory leukocytes and some non-leukocytic cells, that act as intercellular mediators. They differ from classical hormones in that they are produced by a number of tissue or cell types rather than by specialized glands. They generally act locally in a paracrine or autocrine rather than endocrine manner.Antigen-Antibody Complex: The complex formed by the binding of antigen and antibody molecules. The deposition of large antigen-antibody complexes leading to tissue damage causes IMMUNE COMPLEX DISEASES.Proprioception: Sensory functions that transduce stimuli received by proprioceptive receptors in joints, tendons, muscles, and the INNER EAR into neural impulses to be transmitted to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Proprioception provides sense of stationary positions and movements of one's body parts, and is important in maintaining KINESTHESIA and POSTURAL BALANCE.Ulna: The inner and longer bone of the FOREARM.Carpus, Animal: The region corresponding to the human WRIST in non-human ANIMALS.Tendons: Fibrous bands or cords of CONNECTIVE TISSUE at the ends of SKELETAL MUSCLE FIBERS that serve to attach the MUSCLES to bones and other structures.Case-Control Studies: Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.Dogs: The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, comprising about 400 breeds, of the carnivore family CANIDAE. They are worldwide in distribution and live in association with people. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1065)Osteoclasts: A large multinuclear cell associated with the BONE RESORPTION. An odontoclast, also called cementoclast, is cytomorphologically the same as an osteoclast and is involved in CEMENTUM resorption.Arthrometry, Articular: Measurements of joint flexibility (RANGE OF MOTION, ARTICULAR), usually by employing an angle-measuring device (arthrometer). Arthrometry is used to measure ligamentous laxity and stability. It is often used to evaluate the outcome of ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT replacement surgery.Glycoproteins: Conjugated protein-carbohydrate compounds including mucins, mucoid, and amyloid glycoproteins.Knee: A region of the lower extremity immediately surrounding and including the KNEE JOINT.Growth Differentiation Factor 5: A growth differentiation factor that plays a role in early CHONDROGENESIS and joint formation.Cattle: Domesticated bovine animals of the genus Bos, usually kept on a farm or ranch and used for the production of meat or dairy products or for heavy labor.Knee Prosthesis: Replacement for a knee joint.Immunoglobulin M: A class of immunoglobulin bearing mu chains (IMMUNOGLOBULIN MU-CHAINS). IgM can fix COMPLEMENT. The name comes from its high molecular weight and originally being called a macroglobulin.C-Reactive Protein: A plasma protein that circulates in increased amounts during inflammation and after tissue damage.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Chondrocalcinosis: Presence of calcium salts, especially calcium pyrophosphate, in the cartilaginous structures of one or more joints. When accompanied by attacks of goutlike symptoms, it is called pseudogout. (Dorland, 27th ed)Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.RNA, Messenger: RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.ADAM Proteins: A family of membrane-anchored glycoproteins that contain a disintegrin and metalloprotease domain. They are responsible for the proteolytic cleavage of many transmembrane proteins and the release of their extracellular domain.Cadaver: A dead body, usually a human body.Mice, Inbred C57BLRisk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Predictive Value of Tests: In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.Fibroblasts: Connective tissue cells which secrete an extracellular matrix rich in collagen and other macromolecules.Carpal Bones: The eight bones of the wrist: SCAPHOID BONE; LUNATE BONE; TRIQUETRUM BONE; PISIFORM BONE; TRAPEZIUM BONE; TRAPEZOID BONE; CAPITATE BONE; and HAMATE BONE.Kinesthesis: Sense of movement of a part of the body, such as movement of fingers, elbows, knees, limbs, or weights.Stress, Mechanical: A purely physical condition which exists within any material because of strain or deformation by external forces or by non-uniform thermal expansion; expressed quantitatively in units of force per unit area.Electromyography: Recording of the changes in electric potential of muscle by means of surface or needle electrodes.Atlanto-Occipital Joint: The point of articulation between the OCCIPITAL BONE and the CERVICAL ATLAS.Tarsus, Animal: The region in the hindlimb of a quadruped, corresponding to the human ANKLE.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Foot: The distal extremity of the leg in vertebrates, consisting of the tarsus (ANKLE); METATARSUS; phalanges; and the soft tissues surrounding these bones.Interleukin-6: A cytokine that stimulates the growth and differentiation of B-LYMPHOCYTES and is also a growth factor for HYBRIDOMAS and plasmacytomas. It is produced by many different cells including T-LYMPHOCYTES; MONOCYTES; and FIBROBLASTS.Posture: The position or attitude of the body.Finger Injuries: General or unspecified injuries involving the fingers.Complement System Proteins: Serum glycoproteins participating in the host defense mechanism of COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION that creates the COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX. Included are glycoproteins in the various pathways of complement activation (CLASSICAL COMPLEMENT PATHWAY; ALTERNATIVE COMPLEMENT PATHWAY; and LECTIN COMPLEMENT PATHWAY).Phenotype: The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.Rotation: Motion of an object in which either one or more points on a line are fixed. It is also the motion of a particle about a fixed point. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Aging: The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.Mice, Knockout: Strains of mice in which certain GENES of their GENOMES have been disrupted, or "knocked-out". To produce knockouts, using RECOMBINANT DNA technology, the normal DNA sequence of the gene being studied is altered to prevent synthesis of a normal gene product. Cloned cells in which this DNA alteration is successful are then injected into mouse EMBRYOS to produce chimeric mice. The chimeric mice are then bred to yield a strain in which all the cells of the mouse contain the disrupted gene. Knockout mice are used as EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS for diseases (DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL) and to clarify the functions of the genes.Age of Onset: The age, developmental stage, or period of life at which a disease or the initial symptoms or manifestations of a disease appear in an individual.Immunohistochemistry: Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.Collateral Ligaments: A number of ligaments on either side of, and serving as a radius of movement of, a joint having a hingelike movement. They occur at the elbow, knee, wrist, metacarpo- and metatarsophalangeal, proximal interphalangeal, and distal interphalangeal joints of the hands and feet. (Stedman, 25th ed)Extremities: The farthest or outermost projections of the body, such as the HAND and FOOT.Immobilization: The restriction of the MOVEMENT of whole or part of the body by physical means (RESTRAINT, PHYSICAL) or chemically by ANALGESIA, or the use of TRANQUILIZING AGENTS or NEUROMUSCULAR NONDEPOLARIZING AGENTS. It includes experimental protocols used to evaluate the physiologic effects of immobility.
1991). "Expression and functions of very late antigen 1 in inflammatory joint diseases". J. Clin. Immunol. 11 (1): 29-38. doi: ... 1990). "Alpha 1 beta 1 integrin heterodimer functions as a dual laminin/collagen receptor in neural cells". Biochemistry. 29 ( ... and evidence that alpha 6 beta 1 but not alpha 6 beta 4 functions as a major receptor for fragment E8". J. Cell Biol. 110 (6): ...
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
The hip is a ball-and-socket joint and the femoral head must fit well into the socket for the joint to function properly. Early ... Evidence suggests that most dogs of this breed diagnosed with degenerative joint disease by x-rays of the elbows have the ... The form of Canine Elbow dysplasia most often diagnosed in Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs appears to be a degerative joint disease ... The hock joint corresponds to the human ankle and first short bones in the foot; the dog does not walk on the heel as people do ...
Restricted breathing, joint stiffness, and heart disease are also common. Children with the more, severe form of Morquio ... as well as pain and impaired motor function. This results from compression of nerves or nerve roots in the spinal cord or in ... and aortic valve disease. Some affected individuals also have obstructive airway disease and sleep apnea. Persons with Scheie ... heart disease, coarse facial features, and umbilical hernia. Respiratory problems, sleep apnea, and heart disease may develop ...
Canine physical therapy
Hydrotherapy techniques use water as a tool to improve muscle and joint function in animals. These techniques include but are ... technique for stretching the hip joint and increasing range of motion in dogs with hip dysplasia and degenerative joint disease ... Animal rehabilitation can reduce pain and enhance recovery from injury, surgery, degenerative diseases, age-related diseases, ... adapts human physical therapy techniques to increase function and mobility of joints and muscles in animals. ...
... function, reduced disease activity and reduced joint damage based on x-ray images. After 6 months, 21% more people had ... Joints included are (bilaterally): proximal interphalangeal joints (10 joints), metacarpophalangeal joints (10), wrists (2), ... hip joints, knees, and ankles as large joints: Involvement of 1 large joint gives 0 points Involvement of 2-10 large joints ... DAS28 Disease Activity Score of 28 joints (DAS28) is widely used as an indicator of RA disease activity and response to ...
... is marketed to support the structure and function of joints, and the marketing is targeted to people suffering from ... Pearson, W; Lindinger, M (2009). "Low quality of evidence for glucosamine-based nutraceuticals in equine joint disease: Review ... Osteoarthritis-related Joint Pain, Joint Tenderness, and Joint Swelling; Joint Degeneration; and Cartilage Deterioration(Docket ... Although joint fluid concentrations of glucosamine reached 9 - 15 micromolar following intravenous dosing, it was only 0.3 - ...
Dr. Kirk Wendelburg, DVM
Extracts of Boswellia serrata have been clinically studied for osteoarthritis and joint function, particularly for ... Positive effects of Boswellia in some chronic inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, bronchial asthma, ... "Phytomedicine in Joint Disorders". Nutrients. 9 (1). doi:10.3390/nu9010070. ISSN 2072-6643. PMC 5295114 . PMID 28275210. ... osteoarthritis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease have been reported. Some see Boswellia serrata as a promising ...
This disease causes flexion contractures of the joints, severely limiting hand function, most often in the ring and little ... A 2002 study of the intestinal flora of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients found that in patients who had ulcerative ... This treatment has restored contractured fingers to full extension 30 days after the last injection in 64% of joints injected ... This collagenase has been used to treat Dupuytren's contracture, a disease of pathological collagen production and deposition ...
The more common form of destruction is hypertrophic joint disease, characterized by acute peri-articular fracture and joint ... loss of function, and in the worst-case scenario, amputation or death. Early identification of joint changes is the best way to ... Metatarsophalangeal joints and 10% have ankle disease. Over half of diabetic patients with neuropathic joints can recall some ... Diabetes is the foremost cause in America today for neuropathic joint disease, and the foot is the most affected region. In ...
... (AGU) is an inherited disease that is characterized by a decline in mental functioning, accompanied by ... an increase in skin, bone and joint issues. The disease is caused by a defect in an enzyme known as aspartylglucosaminidase. ... Even though this disease can occur in various races and ethnicities, another study backed this finding up by stating that 1 in ... Aspartylglucosaminidase functions to break down glycoproteins. These proteins are most abundant in the tissues of the body and ...
Wilf died of a progressive neuromuscular disease in 2012. In 1998, Wilf and Zeilberger received the Leroy P. Steele Prize for ... Seminal Contribution to Research for their joint paper, "Rational functions certify combinatorial identities" (Journal of the ... "The argument of an entire function". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 67: 488-489. 1961. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1961-10649-6. MR 0131549 ...
Milwaukee shoulder syndrome
This precipitates acute and rapid decline in joint function and degradation of joint anatomy. Subsequently disruption of the ... Along with symptomatology, the disease typically presents with positive radiologic findings, often showing marked erosion of ... Joint pain Joint inflammation and tenderness Synovial hemorrhagic effusion/hematoma Radiologic positive findings Hydroxyapatite ... Crystal deposition in the joint causes the release of collagenases, serine proteases, elastases, and interleukin-1. ...
Bad Ragaz Ring Method
Exercises are focused on increasing joint range of motion, increasing mobility of neural and myofascial tissues, and improving ... Parkinson's disease, head injury). Dutton, M. 2011. Orthopaedics for the physical therapist assistant. Page 187 Bad Ragaz ring ... and with the goal of improving proprioception and neuromuscular functioning. The method uses various properties of water for ... with the ultimate goal being to improve neuromuscular function using patterns of movement and therapist-assisted resistance. ...
... or for severe degenerative joint disease. The long-term-outlook for people with osteopetrosis depends on the subtype and the ... The genes associated with osteopetrosis are involved in the development and/or function of osteoclasts, cells that break down ... Osteopetrosis, literally "stone bone", also known as marble bone disease, albers schonberg disease is an extremely rare ... Paget's disease of bone, myelofibrosis (primary disorder or secondary to intoxication or malignancy), Erdheim-Chester disease, ...
Osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint, a degenerative joint disease of the articular surfaces. Temporal arteritis, for ... The disc functions as articular surfaces against both the temporal bone and the condyles and divides the joint into two ... Each temporomandibular joint is classed as a "ginglymoarthrodial" joint since it is both a ginglymus (hinging joint) and an ... Golgi tendon organs function as static mechanoreceptors for protection of ligaments around the temporomandibular joint. Free ...
Human musculoskeletal system
... diseases and disorders that may adversely affect the function and overall effectiveness of the system. These diseases can be ... joints that are immovable, that allow little or no movement and are predominantly fibrous. Synovial joints, joints that are not ... Tendons can stretch substantially, allowing them to function as springs during locomotion, thereby saving energy. Joints are ... Another function of bones is the storage of certain minerals. Calcium and phosphorus are among the main minerals being stored. ...
The development of gouty tophi can also limit joint function and cause bone destruction, leading to noticeable disabilities, ... They are more apt to appear early in the course of the disease in people who are older. Although less common, tophi can also ... Micrograph of a gouty tophus A tophus inside a knee joint being removed by arthroscopic surgery Tophus of Uric Acid Crystals ... Tophi form in the joints, cartilage, bones, and other places throughout the body. Sometimes, tophi break through the skin and ...
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
Degenerative joint diseases may lead to defects in the shape of the tissues of the joint, limitation of function (e.g. ... any disease of a joint (or specifically degenerative joint disease), and is also used as a synonym for osteoarthritis. In the ... Joint noises may require auscultation with a stethoscope to detect. Clicks of the joint may also be palpated, over the joint ... meaning there are in effect 2 joint capsules, creating an upper joint space and a lower joint space, with the articular disc in ...
Pulmonary function testing
The six-minute walk test is a good index of physical function and therapeutic response in patients with chronic lung disease, ... Pulmonary terms and symbols: a report of the ACCP-ATS Joint Committee on Pulmonary Nomenclature, Chest 67:583, 1975 Finder JD, ... The primary purpose of pulmonary function testing is to identify the severity of pulmonary impairment. Pulmonary function ... Chronic shortness of breath Asthma Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Restrictive lung disease Preoperative testing ...
... periodontal disease and temporomandibular joint dysfunction, whilst also improving speech and masticatory function. However, ... Headgear versus function regulator in the early treatment of Class II, division 1 malocclusion: a randomized clinical trial. Am ... Dental health Lower arch Upper arch Teeth in occlusion Radiographs The presence of dental disease precludes any active ... Skeletal Pattern Anterior-Posterior Vertical Dimension Transverse Soft Tissues Temporomandibular Joint Examination The Intra ...
Castellanos J.; Axelrod D. (1990). "Effect of habitual knuckle cracking on hand function". Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. 49 ... Simkin, Peter (November 1990). "Habitual knuckle cracking and hand function". Annals of Rheumatic Disease. 49 (11): 957. doi: ... Intra-articular (within-joint) adhesions being broken. There were several theories to explain the cracking of joints. Synovial ... The act of cracking joints means bending a person's joints to produce a distinct cracking or popping sound, often followed by a ...
... their efforts is a research project aimed at using 3D printing technology to restore function of joints damaged by diseases ... In 1988 he moved to Thomas Jefferson University, where he held joint appointments in the departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and ... and later took on the role of academic director of the institution's MD-PhD joint degree program. He also worked to develop a ... Jefferson to take an intramural research position at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases ...
Range of motion
The reduced motion may be a mechanical problem with the specific joint or it may be caused by injury or diseases such as ... Physical and occupational therapy can help to improve joint function by focusing on range of motion exercises. The goal of ... Patient performs the exercise to move the joint without any assistance to the muscles surrounding the joint. Joint locking ( ... Pain, swelling, and stiffness associated with arthritis can limit the range of motion of a particular joint and impair function ...
George Kollias (biologist)
George Kollias introduced a novel pathogenic principle to explain the cellular basis of TNF function in gut/joint axis diseases ... These studies offered a better understanding of the physiological function of TNF in health and disease and rationalized ... Further work in his lab provided insights into the function of TNF in host defense and the structure and function of secondary ... His research is highly cited for discovering disease pathways in animal models of chronic inflammation and autoimmunity (e.g. ...
Lowering the knee joint height was found to effectively increase the hip joint's lever arm, thereby increasing precision ... Prosthetic limbs provide support to the user and more advanced models attempt to mimic the function of the missing anatomy, ... The majority of cases are reportedly caused by vascular disease (54%) and trauma (45%). Lower-limb amputees are further ... Accordingly, the joint torques and general power of the intact side must increase as compared to an able-bodied individual. ...
Joint function is often not affected; however, a few other cases reported the subcutaneous infection transfect local muscle ... Although disease caused by this fungus is known to resolve spontaneously on its own although there are a number of treatments ... Although rarely, the agent can cause gastrointestinal disease which does not show specific vulnerable groups or risk factors. ... In addition, given the fact that Conidiobolus coronatus infection causes a similar disease as B. ranarum infection does, ...
... improving physical function, and slowing radiographic changes in joints." A more recent study demonstrated that compared to ... January 2014). "Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with etanercept with reference to disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs: ... the anti-IL-15 monoclonal antibody for treatment against diet nonresponsive celiac disease and refractory celiac disease. In ... a tumor necrosis factor blocker used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. Other products ...
Rotator cuff tear
Patients usually regain function in their shoulders, and experience less pain, following surgery. For some, however, the joint ... "Rotator Cuff Disease Symptoms, Causes, Treatment - What are symptoms of rotator cuff disease?". MedicineNet. 2012-09-14. ... "The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume. 87 Suppl 2 (suppl_2): 81-8. doi:10.2106/JBJS.E.00509. PMID 16326727.. ... Neer CS 2nd, Craig EV, Fukuda H (Dec 1983). "Cuff-tear arthropathy". J Bone Joint Surg Am. 65 (9): 1232-44. PMID 6654936.. CS1 ...
Radiocarpal Joint: Type, Function, Anatomy, Diagram, and Pain Causes
Learn about its different movements and parts, as well as what can cause pain in this joint. ... The radiocarpal joint is one of the two main joints that make up the wrist. ... Kienbocks disease. In this condition, the lunate bone loses its supply of blood, which causes the bone to die. This can lead ... The radiocarpal joint has many parts, including bones and ligaments, that help it function as one of the most used joints in ...
The Temporomandibular Joint: Structure, Function and Clinical Significance - Nova Science Publishers
The Temporomandibular Joint: Structure, Function and Clinical Significance extensively describes the temporomandibular joint ... Home / Shop / Imprints / Nova Medicine and Health / The Temporomandibular Joint: Structure, Function and Clinical Significance ... The temporomandibular joint is a specialized unit that performs multiple vital functions. The integrity and relationships of ... It is classified as ginglymoarthrodial joint or condyloid or ball and socket type of joint that forms between the condylar ...
Effect of Five Genetic Variants Associated with Lung Function on the Risk of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, and Their Joint...
Effect of Five Genetic Variants Associated with Lung Function on the Risk of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, and Their Joint ... Effect of Five Genetic Variants Associated with Lung Function on the Risk of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, and Their Joint ... Effect of Five Genetic Variants Associated with Lung Function on the Risk of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, and Their Joint ... From bug to drug: tick saliva could be key to treating heart disease ...
The Skeletal System: Structure, Function, and Diseases of the bones and joints of the bones and joints. - ppt download
publishing as Benjamin Cummings Parts of the skeletal system Bones (skeleton) Joints Cartilages Ligaments (bone to ... 1 The Skeletal System: Structure, Function, and Diseases of the bones and joints of the bones and joints ... The Skeletal System: Structure, Function, and Diseases of the bones and joints of the bones and joints.. Published byJakob ... Download ppt "The Skeletal System: Structure, Function, and Diseases of the bones and joints of the bones and joints." ...
Adult-onset Still's Disease (Ambulatory Care) - What You Need to Know
Care guide for Adult-onset Stills Disease (Ambulatory Care). Includes: possible causes, signs and symptoms, standard treatment ... help slow joint damage, and relieve pain and inflammation. DMARDs also help protect your joint function. ... Adult-onset Stills disease (AOSD). is a rare type of arthritis. It is a severe form of a disease called juvenile idiopathic ... Stiff, warm, and swollen joints, sometimes with red skin over the joints ...
Autoimmune Diseases | Encyclopedia.com
As the disease progresses, joint function diminishes sharply and deformities can occur, particularly the characteristic "swans ... As the disease progresses, joint function diminishes sharply and deformities occur, particularly the characteristic "swans ... As the disease progresses, joint function diminishes sharply and deformities occur. A particularly distinctive feature is the " ... Inflammatory bowel disease -Inflammation of the colon and rectum. Inflammatory bowel disease includes Celiac disease, Crohns ...
Motrin Oral : Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures, Warnings & Dosing - WebMD
Joint Damage causing Pain and Loss of Function. Joint Inflammatory Disease in Children and Young Adults ... The risk may be greater if you have heart disease or increased risk for heart disease (for example, due to smoking, family ... heart disease (such as previous heart attack), high blood pressure, liver disease, stroke, throat/stomach/intestinal problems ( ... Slideshow Things That Can Hurt Your Joints * Drugs &. Supplements Drugs & Supplements Drugs & Supplements Find & Review. * ...
Nabumetone Oral: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures, Warnings & Dosing - WebMD
joint damage causing pain and loss of function. *ankylosing spondylitis, a rheumatic disease causing pain and stiffness in ... joint inflammatory disease in children and young adults. * ... and joint function. Consult your doctor for specific ... heart disease (such as previous heart attack), high blood pressure, liver disease, stroke, stomach/intestinal/esophagus ... Problems are more likely to occur if you are dehydrated, have heart failure or kidney disease, are an older adult, or if you ...
Efficacy of Myalgesin™ to Support Joint Function in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis - Tabular View - ClinicalTrials.gov
Active peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, or inflammatory bowel disease.. *Gastrointestinal tract ... Efficacy of Myalgesin™ to Support Joint Function in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis. The safety and scientific validity of ... The study is based on the hypothesis that oral administrration of this botanical will support joint function in people with ... The Efficacy of Myalgesin™ for the Support of Joint Function in Patients With Osteoarthritis of the Knee - A Prospective ...
Films Media Group - Physical Therapy
Therapeutic Strategies for Degenerative Joint Disease: Overcoming Pain and Improving Function - A Lecture 391 min. In this ... It examines the use of pilates for Parkinsons disease, multiple sclerosis, geriatrics, total joint replacement, stroke ... Shane Malecha teaches the concepts of Degenerative Joint Disease in a way that makes a confusing and often overwhelming topic ... testing each joints motion in each direction. Once a restriction is discovered, this program shows how to increase joint range ...
Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative - Wikipedia
Zhu, Xiaofeng; Suk, Heung-Il; Shen, Dinggang (2014-10-15). "A novel matrix-similarity based loss function for joint regression ... Alzheimers disease related Worldwide ADNI : documents disease progression in a diverse range of racial and ethnic groups in ... Other diseases Parkinsons Progressive Markers Initiative: aims to identify biomarkers for Parkinsons disease progression and ... Rafii, Michael S. (2014-01-01). "Preclinical Alzheimers disease therapeutics". Journal of Alzheimers disease: JAD. 42 Suppl 4 ...
Eureka projects | EUREKA
Eureka projects | EUREKA
Investigation of structure-function relation of novel botanical extracts/ their use in treatment of joint disease ... Focused on the identification of new strategies for the treatment of common joint degenerative diseases (ostcoarthritis) using ... Research on effects of bio active components on cardiovas- cular diseases with emphasis on cellular energy metabolism ...
Not just loading and age: the dynamics of osteoarthritis, obesity and inflammation | The Medical Journal of Australia
Adipokines in the skeleton: influence on cartilage function and joint degenerative diseases. J Mol Endocrinol 2009; 43: 11-18. ... So what are the implications of these findings? For weight-bearing joints, as obesity affects joints through both mechanical ... from normal asymptomatic joints to symptomatic OA.1 This has made it possible to examine the effect of obesity on joints, and ... wear-and-tear disease of older age, and not an inflammatory disease, has been challenged. ...
Bipedalism | Encyclopedia.com
The conversion of the gorillas pattern of structure and function to that of humans involves changes of bones, joints, ... in the structure and function of the knee joint; and in the ankle, foot, and toes.. There are also other skeletal differences. ... and thence through the sacro-iliac joints (the joints between the sacrum and the left and right hip-bones).. Thirdly, ... See also evolution, human; joints; pelvis; skeleton; walking. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your ...
Staff Profile - Faculty of Medical Sciences - Newcastle University
OA is a common disease involving loss of normal joint function. It is painful, debilitating and impacts not only on the quality ... Genetic associations in peripheral joint osteoarthritis and spinal degenerative disease: a systematic review. Annals of the ... Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America 2002, 28(1), 95-109. * Loughlin J, Dowling B, Mustafa Z, Southam L, Chapman K. ... The form of the disease that we work on is the one that arises without an obvious cause, such as in the absence of a clear ...
Systems genetics identifies a role for Cacna2d1 regulation in elevated intraocular pressure and glaucoma susceptibility |...
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Yaws - NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)
Painful skin and bone nodules may impair joint function and mobility.. Stage 3 yaws may also produce different and distinct ... Rare Disease Database. 0-9• A• B• C• D• E• F• G• H• I• J• K• L• M• N• O• P• Q• R• S• T• U• V• W• X• Y• Z ... Leprosy is a progressive, chronic infectious disease caused by the bacteria, Mycobacterium leprae. This disease affects the ... The disease presents in three stages of which the first and second are easily treated. The third, however, may involve complex ...
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Crohn's disease - Wikipedia
The symptoms of arthritis include painful, warm, swollen, stiff joints, and loss of joint mobility or function. Crohns disease ... Graves disease and Crohns disease. Marks DJ, Segal AW (January 2008). "Innate immunity in inflammatory bowel disease: a ... This group of diseases is characterized by inflammation of one or more joints (arthritis) or muscle insertions (enthesitis). ... Crohns disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth ...
Chiropractic, quackery, and moral bankruptcy - White Coat Underground
First, manipulative therapy isnt to "cure" diseases or to "fix" subluxations, its to improve joint function. However, given ... Improve costovertebral joint BIOMECHANICAL function.. Connect costovertebral joint BIOMECHANICAL function to the ... So, the rationale for manipulative therapy in asthmatics? Improve costovertebral joint BIOMECHANICAL function. As most skeptics ... So, the rationale for manipulative therapy in asthmatics? Improve costovertebral joint BIOMECHANICAL function. ...
Joint Capsule Of The Thumb Anatomy, Function & Diagram | Body Maps
There are nine interphalangeal joints in each hand, two on each finger and one in the thumb. ... The joint capsule of the thumb is fibrous and durable, and allows for great mobility. ... Belly fat is the most harmful fat in your body, linked to many diseases. Here are 6 simple ways to lose belly fat that are ... The joint capsule of the thumb is fibrous and durable, and allows for great mobility. There are nine interphalangeal joints in ...
Reactive Arthritis | Johns Hopkins Medicine
Exercise to strengthen muscles and improve joint function. What are the complications of reactive arthritis?. The main symptoms ... Health Home Conditions and Diseases Arthritis Reactive Arthritis. Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Print. Arthritis What is ... Joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). A small sample of the synovial fluid is taken from a joint. Its tested to see if crystals, ... This can lead to joint damage.. When should I call my healthcare provider?. If your symptoms get worse or you have new symptoms ...
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When Elbow Pain May Mean Arthritis | Arthritis Foundation
Learn about the diseases that can affect the back. ... From joint inflammation and cartilage loss, these conditions ... The result can be joint pain, swelling, inflammation and loss of function. The elbow is commonly affected in people with RA. ... This disease tends to affect similar joints on both sides of the body. That means if one elbow is affected the other likely ... Dermatomyositis is an inflammatory muscle disease. Symptoms can include muscle pain and weakness, joint pain, skin rash, ...
GERD carbohydrate compositions - Brown, Roger Wayne
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Bone and joint diseases | Università degli Studi di Milano Statale
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- Retrospective observational study of 86 patients with a mean age of 37 years underwent either TKW (n = 70) or PDS treatment (n = 16) of Rockwood grade III AC joint injuries. (biomedcentral.com)
- While there is widespread agreement that non-operative treatment is recommended for grade I and II lesions, there is still an ongoing controversy about treatment of grade III AC joint separations according to Rockwood, especially for patients with high demands regarding the shoulder function [ 2 - 11 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
- Hence the aim of the present study was to compare the functional outcome over the years of two frequently performed surgical procedures following acute Rockwood grade III AC joint injuries in patients with high demands regarding shoulder function: the temporary fixation of the AC joint using rigid Kirschner wires (TKW) and the non-rigid fixation with an absorbable polydioxansulfate (PDS) sling. (biomedcentral.com)
- K-wire therapy resulted in significantly better functional results expressed by Constant score (88 ± 10 vs. 73 ± 18), ASES rating scale (29 ± 3 vs. 25 ± 5), SPADI (3 ± 9 vs. 9 ± 13), XSMFA-D function (13 ± 2 vs. 14 ± 3), XSMFA-D impairment (4 ± 1 vs. 6 ± 2) and pain score (1 ± 1 vs. 2 ± 2). (biomedcentral.com)
- The treatment of acute acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries depends mainly on the type of the dislocation and patient demands. (biomedcentral.com)
- Approximately 9-12% of injuries to the shoulder girdle involve the acromioclavicular (AC) joint, mostly in young adults, especially in the young athletic patient population. (biomedcentral.com)
- Performing activities that repeatedly place stress, such as hitting a tennis ball, on the wrist can cause irritation and inflammation at the joint, leading to pain. (healthline.com)
- 40 Bursitis Inflammation of the Bursa (fluid filled sac surrounding the joint). (slideplayer.com)
- This means your immune system makes too much inflammation and attacks its own healthy tissues, such as your joints and muscles. (drugs.com)
- Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) help slow joint damage, and relieve pain and inflammation. (drugs.com)
- The findings that increased fat mass is associated with early through to late OA, independent of obesity, suggest that the effect of obesity on the joint may be via metabolically driven inflammation. (mja.com.au)
- Such damage sets up a vicious cycle of further joint damage through both inflammation and loading. (mja.com.au)
- Asthma is a disease of the airways in the lungs, characterized by spasm of the breathing passages, and by inflammation leading to chronic obstruction and damage to the lungs. (scienceblogs.com)
- Reactive arthritis may cause arthritis symptoms, such as joint pain and inflammation. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- The result can be joint pain, swelling, inflammation and loss of function. (arthritis.org)
- There are two main ways that rheumatoid arthritis announces itself when it first begins: small joint inflammation and systemic, flu-like symptoms. (everydayhealth.com)
- This inflammation is why people with RA experience pain, heat, and swelling early in the disease process, although certain patients can have swelling without pain. (everydayhealth.com)
- A certain percentage of patients may also experience inflammation in the joints of the knees, elbows, and hips. (everydayhealth.com)
- A small portion of patients may have flu-like symptoms before or along with joint pain and inflammation. (everydayhealth.com)
- If RA is suspected, doctors will do blood tests looking at inflammatory markers (like C-reactive protein) and imaging to confirm an RA diagnosis and rule out other conditions that also involve inflammation of the synovial lining (such as psoriatic arthritis , tuberculosis , lupus, or Lyme disease ). (everydayhealth.com)
- 2. Eat a Healthy, Balanced Diet to reduce inflammation in joints. (benzinga.com)
- The crystal deposits cause inflammation of the affected joint, and in severe cases it leads to cartilage rupture. (news-medical.net)
- It is caused by antibodies that bind to foreign substances and invade the joints, causing inflammation. (vetinfo.com)
- It is most common in dogs with inflammatory bowel disease, mammary tumors or liver inflammation or in dogs undergoing specific treatments (phenobarbital, pen-i-cillin and trimethoprin-sulfa). (vetinfo.com)
- Reduced inflammation also helps improve joint function. (reference.com)
- RA is actually a systemic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and can damage many systems of the body (including the heart, lungs, eyes and digestive system) but is most known for causing a painful, joint-deforming arthritis. (obesityaction.org)
- the inflammation of RA can cause damage to the joints. (scribd.com)
- A Healthy Joint2 A Joint Affected by RA 2 Inflammation Cartilage damage Bone loss Who Gets RA?1. (scribd.com)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by chronic inflammation throughout the body, particularly in diarthrodial joints [ 1 , 2 ], and inflammatory cell infiltration, including activated CD4+ T cells in peripheral blood [ 3 ]. (hindawi.com)
- Objective To investigate the effect of massive weight loss on (1) knee pain and disability, (2) low-grade inflammation and metabolic status and (3) joint biomarkers in obese patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). (bmj.com)
- Conclusion Massive weight loss improves pain and function and decreases low-grade inflammation. (bmj.com)
- The observation that obesity is also a risk factor for OA of non-weightbearing joints such as the hand 5 has suggested that the link between overweight and OA might also occur through systemic inflammation. (bmj.com)
- Effective treatments are available for those with severe disease, including acute kidney disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung inflammation and gastrointestinal problems. (rheumatology.org)
- Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease affecting the skin and other organs of the body, meaning that the body's immune system is causing inflammation and other abnormalities in these tissues. (rheumatology.org)
- Sacroiliac joint pain may be a result of osteoarthritis, stress fractures, infection, trauma or inflammation, explains NYU Langone Medical Center. (reference.com)
- Rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is an autoimmune and inflammatory disease, which means that your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake, causing inflammation (painful swelling) in the affected parts of the body. (cdc.gov)
- Arthritis means redness and swelling (inflammation) of a joint. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- The inflammation may affect all of the joints. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- It causes periods of inflammation and damage in joints, tendons, and organs. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- This is a form of arthritis in children that causes inflammation and joint stiffness. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- A major goal of treatment is to induce remission -- defined as no or low inflammation or no signs of active disease, according to the Arthritis Foundation. (medicinenet.com)
- Rest reduces active joint inflammation and pain and fights fatigue. (empowher.com)
- Arthritis means joint inflammation, but the term is used to describe around 200 conditions that affect joints, the tissues that surround the joint, and other connective tissue. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Periodontal disease occurs when plaque (the biofilm with bacteria) is inadequately removed, and destructive inflammation results, affecting the soft and hard tissues (bone) supporting the teeth. (asaging.org)
- All these diseases are immune-mediated, and all are expressions of inflammation in connective tissues. (celiac.com)
- Inflammation damages joints and surrounding tissues resulting in loss of function and deformities. (celiac.com)
- Eating a food, either an unusual food eaten for the first time or sometimes a regular food eaten in excess usually brings on the joint inflammation. (celiac.com)
- Psoriatic arthritis is a form of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and is characterized by chronic joint inflammation and swelling, as well as an increased risk for asymptomatic eye inflammation. (chop.edu)
- A diagnostic test that does not involve radiation and allows your physician to assess for active/ongoing inflammation in the affected joints. (chop.edu)
- This test can be done in the clinic by your rheumatologist to assess for inflammation of the joints and the tendon insertions. (chop.edu)
- This test does not work well to assess for inflammation of the joints of the lower back or spine. (chop.edu)
- Persistent inflammation and associated joint damage may play a critical role in causing impairment in joint function in RA. (drugs.com)
- If rheumatoid arthritis isn't treated early or isn't well controlled, the inflammation in your joints could lead to significant and permanent damage. (www.nhs.uk)
- Numerous pathophysiologic mechanisms, including inflammation (multinucleated giant cells), response to antecedent trauma, repeated hemorrhage into the joint (hemosiderin), and disorders of lipid metabolism (xanthoma cells), have been proposed. (medscape.com)
- Joint inflammation affects about 80% of the world's population and most having reported suffering from arthritis-related ailments at least once in their lifetime. (jointhealthmagazine.com)
- Joint inflammation is your body's natural defense to protect itself against invading diseases that could damage cells, cause irritations, and distribute dangerous pathogens that could ultimately deteriorate health. (jointhealthmagazine.com)
- The word 'inflammation', derived from the Latin alternative 'inflammo', which means to 'set fire', and that is exactly the sensation most patients feel when suffering from arthritis joint-pain. (jointhealthmagazine.com)
- Inflammation affects all areas of the body, including the joints, which is a sign that something harmful is wrong with the body. (jointhealthmagazine.com)
- Make sure to properly get diagnosed by a qualified healthcare professional who will administer a physical exam to test the joints, X-ray to analyze the joints, and blood tests that will help the doctor to check and see if you have an ailment causing the arthritis-related joint inflammation . (jointhealthmagazine.com)
- Scientists have found that inflammation is one of the key factors in heart disease. (jointhealthmagazine.com)
- The goals of treatment are to reduce inflammation and pain, and stop progressive disease. (sciencebasedmedicine.org)
- Arthritis literally means joint inflammation which can affect joints in any part of the body. (streetdirectory.com)
- Immune cells cause inflammation in the inner lining of the joint, called the synovium. (nih.gov)
- This inflammation becomes chronic, and the synovium thickens due to an increase of cells, production of proteins, and other factors in the joint, which can lead to pain, redness, and warmth. (nih.gov)
- In some people, RA starts with mild or moderate inflammation affecting just a few joints. (nih.gov)
- Arthritis is a joint disorder featuring inflammation. (emedicinehealth.com)
- Arthritis literally means inflammation of one or more joints. (emedicinehealth.com)
- Inflammation of the joints from arthritis is characterized by joint stiffness, swelling, redness, and warmth. (emedicinehealth.com)
- Certain forms of arthritis can also be associated with pain and inflammation of tendons surrounding joints. (emedicinehealth.com)
- Arthritis happens when inflammation affects joint functioning. (aurorahealthcare.org)
- RA is a type of rheumatic or inflammatory disease , a disease that causes pain and inflammation of joints and muscles and even internal organs such as the heart. (medbroadcast.com)
- Some types of juvenile idiopathic arthritis can cause serious complications, such as growth problems, joint damage and eye inflammation. (mayoclinic.org)
- Treatment focuses on controlling pain and inflammation, improving function, and preventing joint damage. (mayoclinic.org)
- The disease was named after gastroenterologist Burrill Bernard Crohn, who, in 1932, together with two other colleagues at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, described a series of patients with inflammation of the terminal ileum of the small intestine, the area most commonly affected by the illness. (wikipedia.org)
- Arthritis occurs when the tissues that protect your joints break down, leading to swelling, pain, and decreased range of motion. (healthline.com)
- It is a severe form of a disease called juvenile idiopathic arthritis. (drugs.com)
- Arthritis is when joints become inflamed and painful. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Get more information about treatment goals for inflammatory arthritis, which includes both pain management and the prevention of joint and organ damage. (arthritis.org)
- Having a chronic disease like arthritis affects many aspects of daily living and can cause stress. (arthritis.org)
- Juvenile arthritis is the term used to a group of diseases that affect children and teens age 16 or younger. (arthritis.org)
- Oligoarticular JIA causes arthritis in four or fewer joints, typically in the knees, ankles, elbows. (arthritis.org)
- Psoriatic arthritis is form of arthritis accompanied by the skin disease psoriasis. (arthritis.org)
- Arthritis is not just a disease affecting the elderly. (benzinga.com)
- Hundreds of thousands of children live with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. (benzinga.com)
- It is similar to arthritis, but it affects more joints at the same time and is generally associated with autoimmune diseases. (vetinfo.com)
- In support of this hypothesis, the administration of neutralising anti-TNFα antibody, or of compounds shown to suppress TNFα production, has been efficacious in a wide range of preclinical inflammatory disease animal models, including experimental allergic encephalomyelitis, inflammatory bowel disease, adjuvant arthritis, and collagen-induced arthritis (CIA). (bmj.com)
- Psuedogout, also referred to as calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease, or CPDD, is a form of arthritis caused by crystal deposits in joints. (reference.com)
- Gout is a form of arthritis characterized by severe pain, tenderness and redness in the joints, according to Mayo Clinic. (reference.com)
- Gout is a form of arthritis characterized by sudden and sometimes severe bouts of pain as well as redness or warmth in the joints, according to WebMD. (reference.com)
- If you are overweight and suffer from arthritis, even small amounts of weight-loss may significantly improve the health and function of your joints. (obesityaction.org)
- A form of arthritis in which the immune system attacks the tissues of the joints. (scribd.com)
- When severe enough, joint replacements are often done to eleviate the arthritis joint, primarily the hips, knees and shoulders. (healthboards.com)
- Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases are common conditions that cause pain, swelling, and limited movement. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- There are more than 100 different arthritis diseases. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases are more common in women than men. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- A joint that has been damaged by an injury is more likely to develop arthritis at some point. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Reactive arthritis can affect joints after an infection. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- The disease is three times more common in women, and typically begins between ages 30 and 60, the Arthritis Foundation reported. (medicinenet.com)
- When treating arthritis, tocilizumab is referred to as a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD). (netdoctor.co.uk)
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 54.4 million adults in the United States have received a diagnosis of some form of arthritis. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Physical activity has a positive effect on arthritis and can improve pain, function, and mental health . (medicalnewstoday.com)
- These treatments are also applied to inflammatory types of arthritis, such as RA, along with anti-inflammatory medications such as corticosteroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), and a relatively new class of drugs known as biologics. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, and cancer are responsible for 70 percent of U.S. deaths (CDC, 2016a). (asaging.org)
- Diet revision may be helpful in reducing the activity of inflammatory arthritis and in some instances may halt the progression of the disease. (celiac.com)
- Arthritis is often associated with inflammatory bowel disease. (celiac.com)
- Children with psoriatic arthritis often have an elevated CRP and/or ESR at diagnosis or with continued disease activity. (chop.edu)
- Manifestations of arthritis may vary, usually reflecting the stage and severity of the disease. (streetdirectory.com)
- In 2003, the total cost of arthritis along with other rheumatic diseases topped $128 billion. (healio.com)
- Arthritis is frequently accompanied by joint pain . (emedicinehealth.com)
- Arthritis is classified as one of the rheumatic diseases. (emedicinehealth.com)
- Excess weight predisposes to many types of arthritis due to added wear and tear on the joints. (emedicinehealth.com)
- Infection: Many infections can attack the joints and cause arthritis. (emedicinehealth.com)
- What Is the Connection Between Arthritis & Lyme Disease? (aurorahealthcare.org)
- When there is a delay in treatment, the bacteria may settle into the joints, leading to a special type of arthritis. (aurorahealthcare.org)
- In fact, 6 out of 10 people who do not receive timely treatment for Lyme disease develop arthritis . (aurorahealthcare.org)
- At Aurora Health Care, our experts quickly and accurately diagnose arthritis after Lyme disease using blood tests and a physical exam. (aurorahealthcare.org)
- At, Aurora Health Care, our team of more than 80 orthopedic specialists has years of experience and training caring for people with joint pain and other problems, like arthritis. (aurorahealthcare.org)
- But we also offer advanced treatments, including arthroscopy, for stubborn arthritis joint pain that just won't quit. (aurorahealthcare.org)
- Our arthritis and joint pain experts use blood tests and a physical exam to accurately diagnose arthritis after Lyme disease. (aurorahealthcare.org)
- Psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory form of arthritis that attacks joints all over the body, is the perfect storm of degenerative diseases. (healthcentral.com)
- In about 15 percent of cases, psoriatic arthritis affects the interphalangeal joints, or the first joints on your fingers or toes after your nailbeds. (healthcentral.com)
- Psoriatic arthritis doesn't just occur in the small joints. (healthcentral.com)
- Juvenile idiopathic arthritis can affect one joint or many. (mayoclinic.org)
- National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. (mayoclinic.org)
- https://www.rheumatology.org/I-Am-A/Patient-Caregiver/Diseases-Conditions/Juvenile-Arthritis. (mayoclinic.org)
- Gene variants influence an individual's likelihood of developing glaucoma, the rate of disease progression, and how a patient responds to treatment. (nature.com)
- Main outcome measures The primary endpoint was the proportion of patients with a combination between 16 and 24 months of clinical remission, no swollen joints, and non-progression of radiographic joint damage. (bmj.com)
- Furthermore, disease-related brain regions underlying the AD progression could be found out on the basis of the amount of discriminative information. (frontiersin.org)
- It is highly desirable to predict the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD) of patients [e.g., to predict conversion of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to AD], especially longitudinal prediction of AD is important for its early diagnosis. (frontiersin.org)
- and patients experience tremendous cognitive decline throughout progression of the AD disease. (frontiersin.org)
- Diagnosed at the age of one, Keenan has undergone a bone marrow transplant in 1997 to slow down the progression of the disease, and has had multiple surgeries, including surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. (medpagetoday.com)
- Newer biologic treatments have been developed that are believed to modify disease progression. (healio.com)
- Current nonoperative treatments are primarily palliative and unable to slow or reverse disease progression. (healio.com)
- These agents can retard or prevent disease progression and, thus, joint destruction and subsequent loss of function. (medscape.com)
- Occurs when the immune system attacks and destroys the tissues that line bone joints and cartilage. (encyclopedia.com)
- 1 Increased fat mass is also associated with faster loss of knee cartilage and an increased likelihood of joint replacement. (mja.com.au)
- The joints are covered in cartilage, which cushions the joints from one another, and the synovial lining between joints nourishes both the cartilage and bones. (everydayhealth.com)
- Calcium pyrophosphate deposition (CPDD) disease is characterized by the accumulation of calcium crystals in the cartilage tissues of the joints. (news-medical.net)
- Polyarthritis destroys the cartilage lining of the joints. (vetinfo.com)
- One such type is actually regrowing your own cartilage outside of your body and then putting it back into the joint that is affected. (healthboards.com)
- Stage 3: The inflamed cells release enzymes that may digest bone and cartilage, often causing the involved joint to lose its shape and alignment, more pain, and loss of movement. (healthboards.com)
- Change in levels of joint biomarkers with weight loss suggests a structural effect on cartilage. (bmj.com)
- It destroys the coating on the ends of bones (cartilage) and narrows the joint space. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Expansion of the pannus induces bone erosion and cartilage thinning, leading to loss of joint function. (jimmunol.org)
- Pannus destroys cartilage and erodes the bone and the consequence is loss of articular surfaces and joint motion. (streetdirectory.com)
- The mucopolysaccharidoses are a group of inherited metabolic diseases caused by the absence or malfunctioning of certain enzymes needed to break down glycosaminoglycans - long chains of sugar carbohydrates in each of our cells that help build bone, cartilage, tendons, corneas, skin, and connective tissue. (medpagetoday.com)
- As RA progresses, the thickened and inflamed synovium pushes further into the joint and destroys the cartilage and bone within the joint. (nih.gov)
- They are similar in that they have a tendency to affect the joints, muscles, ligaments, cartilage, and tendons, and many have the potential to affect internal body areas as well. (emedicinehealth.com)
- 7 Thus the old paradigm of OA being a degenerative, wear-and-tear disease of older age, and not an inflammatory disease, has been challenged. (mja.com.au)
- Polyarthritis is an inflammatory disease affecting the dog's joints. (vetinfo.com)
- This is an inflammatory disease of the joint linings. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- It is because of our joints that we can move our bodies in ways that allow us to do everything from walk, to write, to turn our heads - so when joints become damaged or diseased, daily life can become painful and challenging. (obesityaction.org)
- other joints may be painful and swollen due to RA. (scribd.com)
- It is in fact characterized by mild to extreme pain, your joint feeling hot and possibly even looking red, swelling and of course painful movement or even lose of use. (healthboards.com)
- In this procedure, a needle is inserted next to a nerve near your painful joint. (arthritis.org)
- Inflamed joints can be very painful, she noted. (medicinenet.com)
- Splints applied to painful joints may reduce pain and swelling. (empowher.com)
- can ease the difficulties of living with a chronic, painful disease. (empowher.com)
- Rubbing these on the skin over a painful joint can modulate pain signals from the joint and lessen pain. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Severity ranges from mildly painful, chronic activity to drastic, disabling disease. (celiac.com)
- Typically, a dramatic, acute, and painful swelling develops in one or more joints asymmetrically. (celiac.com)
- It may also contribute to the increased risk of cardiovascular disease seen in those with OA. (mja.com.au)
- Attention will be dedicated also to the numerous comorbidities shared by immune-mediated diseases, including cardiovascular disease and reproductive defects. (unimi.it)
- People with increased risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol . (netdoctor.co.uk)
- It is also linked to early cardiovascular disease and death. (empowher.com)
Connective tissue d2
- Of note, clinical immunology is largely overlapping with rheumatology and manifests some peculiar interests such as immune deficiencies and shared grounds such as connective tissue diseases. (unimi.it)
- Twins and family members of those with scleroderma or other autoimmune connective tissue diseases, such as lupus, may have a slightly higher risk of getting scleroderma. (rheumatology.org)
- What causes pain in the radiocarpal joint? (healthline.com)
- Ice helps relieve joint pain and reduces swelling. (drugs.com)
- Heat helps relieve joint and muscle pain. (drugs.com)
- Once a restriction is discovered, this program shows how to increase joint range and decrease pain by applying four different techniques. (films.com)
- 1 This has made it possible to examine the effect of obesity on joints, and to untangle the issue of whether obesity causes OA or whether OA-related pain causes obesity through modification of lifestyle behaviours and consequent weight gain. (mja.com.au)
- In the majority of patients, this swelling and pain is symmetrical, meaning the same joints are affected on both sides of the body. (everydayhealth.com)
- RA typically does not affect the lower back, though a person may experience back pain if they are having difficulty moving other joints or walking, says Manno. (everydayhealth.com)
- 1. Exercise Regularly to reduce pain, improve joint function, and delay the onset of disability. (benzinga.com)
- Regular exercise can reduce joint pain and improve mobility, reducing stress associated with increased flare-ups and improving quality of life. (benzinga.com)
- Polyarthritis causes great pain in your dog, and therefore, it is important to monitor him and take him to the veterinarian for a checkup when you suspect joint problems. (vetinfo.com)
- Polyarthritis causes serious joint pain and interferes with normal movement. (vetinfo.com)
- Here we discuss about radicular pain, facet joint pain, sacro-iliac pain, pain related to lumbar stenosis, discogenic pain. (chiro.org)
- It causes joints to swell and can result in pain.3 million Americans suffer from RA. (scribd.com)
- 1 Joint pain and swelling may happen slowly and may occur over weeks or months. (scribd.com)
- Can you use gelatin to ease joint pain? (reference.com)
- Some researchers believe the collagen in gelatin acts as the joint pain relief ingredient. (reference.com)
- What are the causes of sacroiliac joint pain? (reference.com)
- What are the causes of body joint pain? (reference.com)
- How do you prevent knee joint pain? (reference.com)
- Injecting corticosteroids directly into joints with OA can decrease pain. (arthritis.org)
- Although you will try other pain-relief methods first, surgery is very effective and improves function. (arthritis.org)
- Topical pain relievers are most suitable when just a few joints are affected (a few knuckles on your hand rather than your entire back and hips, for example). (verywellhealth.com)
- Treatment aims to control pain, minimize joint damage, and improve or maintain quality of life. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- The clinical observation is that wheat ingestion is followed within hours by increased joint swelling and pain. (celiac.com)
- These programs are designed to relieve pain and prevent further impairment of musculoskeletal functions. (selfgrowth.com)
- Educating the patient as to how to prevent chances of reoccurrence of diseases or pain in the future. (selfgrowth.com)
- Pain, loss of function, and eventual joint destruction may result. (medscape.com)
- As the available pharmacist, I get a lot of questions about joint pain. (sciencebasedmedicine.org)
- The latest supplement trend for joint pain may be collagen. (sciencebasedmedicine.org)
- Scientifically proven to reduce joint pain. (sciencebasedmedicine.org)
- There's no other supplement with convincing evidence for any type joint pain. (sciencebasedmedicine.org)
- Conversely, these two have very different causes, risk factors, and effects on the body yet they share a common symptom of persistent joint pain. (streetdirectory.com)
- Neurological complications may include damage to neurons (which send and receive signals throughout the body) as well as pain and impaired motor function. (medpagetoday.com)
- Many patients resort to total joint replacement to improve function and reduce pain. (healio.com)
- This can lead to more pain and joint damage, and problems using the affected joint. (nih.gov)
- Joint pain at rest and when moving, along with tenderness, swelling, and warmth of the joint. (nih.gov)
- Joint pain is referred to as arthralgia. (emedicinehealth.com)
- Find out more about injections for joint pain . (aurorahealthcare.org)
- When left untreated, RA may result in joint swelling and damage and pain severe enough to affect your ability to work or perform everyday tasks like dressing and cooking. (medbroadcast.com)
- I have joint pain. (medbroadcast.com)
- This article is about the syndrome with joint pain. (wikipedia.org)
- The most important feature is pain, followed by restricted mandibular movement, and noises from the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) during jaw movement. (wikipedia.org)
- While your child might not complain of joint pain, you may notice that he or she limps - especially first thing in the morning or after a nap. (mayoclinic.org)
- Abdominal pain may be the initial symptom of Crohn's disease usually in the lower right area. (wikipedia.org)
- Provide a general approach to the diagnosis, management, and treatment of patients with a rheumatological, immunological, or allergic disease. (unimi.it)
- The close resemblance of CPPD disease to other forms of joint diseases makes the process of differential diagnosis a challenging task. (news-medical.net)
- An increasing number of medical researchers are recognizing that the combination of disease diagnosis in biomedicine and pattern classification in TCM is essential for clinical practice. (hindawi.com)
- This combination yields an accurate diagnosis and maps out the extent of disease for the surgeon prior to treatment. (medscape.com)
- Diagnosis is based on a number of findings including biopsy and appearance of the bowel wall, medical imaging and description of the disease. (wikipedia.org)
American College of R3
- Atlanta, Aug. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This September, Sports Broadcaster Terry Bradshaw is teaming up once again with the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) to share important information about rheumatic diseases in a new public service announcement (PSA) airing nationwide this fall. (benzinga.com)
- Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month and the patient pledge are sponsored by Simple Tasks, a public awareness campaign from the American College of Rheumatology. (benzinga.com)
- The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is the nation's leading advocacy organization for the rheumatology care community, representing more than 7,200 U.S. rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals who are committed to improving healthcare for Americans living with rheumatic diseases. (benzinga.com)
- Smoking, use of moist snuff, and risk of chronic inflammatory diseases. (medscape.com)
- With its first approval for RA in 1998, ENBREL has 2.5 million patient-years of collective clinical experience, and we continue to gain important knowledge about these conditions and the potential benefits of treating patients with certain chronic inflammatory diseases. (drugs.com)
Affects the joints2
- Early signs of RA typically start in the small joints of the fingers. (everydayhealth.com)
- including the small joints in the wrists and hands. (scribd.com)
- This condition causes uric acid crystals to build up in small joints, such as the big toe. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- It can affect the shoulders, hips, ribs, and the small joints of the hands and feet. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- The diffuse form typically involves the large joints (see the first 2 images below), while the localized form typically occurs around the small joints of the hands and feet (see the last 2 images below). (medscape.com)
- The disease occurs throughout the body, although some joints may be more affected than others. (encyclopedia.com)
- When linear scleroderma occurs on the face and forehead, it is called en coup de sabre . (rheumatology.org)
- Since it is usually asymptomatic in the beginning of the infection and disease typically manifests later in life, silent transmission occurs, which is associated with sexual relations, breastfeeding, and blood transfusions. (asm.org)
- Bowel obstruction also commonly occurs and those with the disease are at greater risk of bowel cancer. (wikipedia.org)
- Baseline functional capacity class 1 to 3, in which class 1 is complete ability to carry out usual activities without handicap,class 2 is ability to adequately conduct usual activities despite handicap of discomfort or limited mobility of one or more joints,and class 3 is limited ability to carry out usual activities. (clinicaltrials.gov)
- The joint capsule of the thumb is fibrous and durable, and allows for great mobility. (healthline.com)
- It also preserves joint mobility. (empowher.com)
- Pseudogout can be differentiated from gout by examining the specific crystals deposited in the inflamed joints. (news-medical.net)
- CPDD is referred to as psuedogout because it is similar to gout in that both conditions are caused by crystal deposits that form in joints, although the type of crystals differ, according to Mayo Clinic. (reference.com)
- What is gout disease? (reference.com)
- Gout is caused by the buildup of crystals in the joints. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Bradshaw shares tips in the PSA for managing rheumatic disease and encourages fellow rheumatic disease patients to take the ACR's pledge to live well with their disease. (benzinga.com)
- I've also committed to my health by taking the American College of Rheumatology's pledge to live well with rheumatic disease - and you should, too! (benzinga.com)
- 5. Advocate for My Care by staying informed about the policy issues jeopardizing access to rheumatic disease care and taking action when needed. (benzinga.com)
- Taking an active role in your healthcare can significantly improve quality of life when living with rheumatic disease," said David Daikh, MD, PhD, President of the ACR. (benzinga.com)
- I encourage all individuals who live with a rheumatic disease to take the pledge, discuss appropriate exercises with your rheumatology provider, and make a commitment to live well. (benzinga.com)
- To learn more about rheumatic diseases and Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month, visit RDAM.org . (benzinga.com)
- The American College of Rheumatology's (ACR) Simple Tasks™ campaign aims to raise awareness about rheumatic diseases and their impact, highlight the healthcare policy issues that affect patients' ability to access high-quality care, and provide education and resources to rheumatology patients to help them live well with rheumatic disease. (benzinga.com)
- Abnormalities of the gastrointestinal tract are commonly found in rheumatic disease. (celiac.com)
- The inflammatory mechanisms may also contribute to some of the obesity-related risk for non-weight-bearing joints. (mja.com.au)
- The joints of the body that hold us up when we stand and carry the mass of our body are called "weight bearing joints. (obesityaction.org)
- The primary weight bearing joints are the ankles, knees and hips. (obesityaction.org)
- For this reason, the more you weigh, the more stress on your weight-bearing joints, the more likely you are to develop OA. (obesityaction.org)
- The module of rheumatology, clinical immunology, and allergy tackles the approach to patients with an inflammatory, immune, allergic disease through a multidisciplinary approach based on history, physical examination, laboratory tests, and imaging. (unimi.it)
- In this paper, we propose a joint learning method for predicting clinical scores of patients using multiple longitudinal prediction models for various future time points. (frontiersin.org)
- Our experimental results based on the Alzheimer's disease neuroimaging initiative (ADNI) database shows that our method achieves considerable improvement over competing methods in predicting multiple clinical scores. (frontiersin.org)
- Disease activity was monitored using clinical indexes and by histological examination. (jimmunol.org)
- Anti-VEGF-RI reduced the intensity of clinical manifestations and, based on qualitative and semiquantitative histological analyses, prevented joint damage. (jimmunol.org)
- Results also showed that 86 percent of patients achieved Disease Activity Score (DAS) 28 low disease activity and 67 percent achieved DAS28 clinical remission with continuous treatment with ENBREL plus MTX. (drugs.com)
- In the short term, neither drug increased the serum creatinine level, the clinical standard for estimating renal function. (acpjc.org)
- Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) is a multisite study that aims to improve clinical trials for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). (wikipedia.org)
- After obtaining informed consent, participants undergo a series of initial tests that are repeated at intervals over subsequent years (Table 2): a clinical evaluation to assess overall health and relevant history such as education neuropsychological tests to assess aspects of brain function affected by AD such as memory, executive function, and the ability to perform activities of daily living. (wikipedia.org)
- Research on clinical infectious diseases and outbreak investigations. (uib.no)
- 2017. Comprehensive analysis of prevalence, epidemiologic characteristics, and clinical characteristics of monoinfection and coinfection in diarrheal diseases in children in Tanzania. (uib.no)
- Asporin is found primarily in regions surrounding skeletal tissue and is up-regulated in disease states. (eurekaselect.com)
- It is well recognised that body fat is not an inert structure but rather a highly metabolically active tissue that produces inflammatory molecules, including cytokines and adipokines, that have been shown to damage joints. (mja.com.au)
- The individual is carrying 20 kg of metabolically active tissue that is not only overloading the joint, but also producing inflammatory molecules resulting in a more vulnerable joint being loaded. (mja.com.au)
- Scleroderma is a chronic disease that causes the skin to become thick and hard, a buildup of scar tissue, and damage to internal organs such as the heart and blood vessels, lungs, stomach and kidneys. (rheumatology.org)
- In a joint with RA, the lining of the joint becomes inflamed, causing damage to joint tissue. (cdc.gov)
- This autoimmune disease causes thickening and hardening of the skin and other connective tissue in the body. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- The joint meetings on "Obesity and Adipose Tissue Biology" and "Diabetes: Emerging Concepts in Metabolic Signaling and Disease" are aimed to foster cross-talk between these research areas. (keystonesymposia.org)
- The mechanisms of food allergy link abnormal Gastrointestinal Tract (GIT) function with immune attacks on connective tissue. (celiac.com)
- Plain radiographs demonstrate signs similar to joint effusion or soft-tissue swelling. (medscape.com)
- Computed tomography (CT) scans demonstrate a hyperdense soft-tissue mass in the joint or tendon sheath. (medscape.com)
- Arthroscopy uses small incisions and sophisticated instruments to repair or remove damaged joint tissue. (aurorahealthcare.org)
- Patients with abnormal kidney or liver function or major comorbidities were excluded. (bmj.com)
- This test checks for kidney disease. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- Moderate to severely decreased kidney function. (netdoctor.co.uk)
- Effects on kidney function were measured through repeated urine and blood sampling, changes in body weight, and cumulative urine volume. (acpjc.org)
- Her work is investigating the effectiveness of therapies for improving the lives of people with kidney disease and how treatments can be delivered to address profound inequity based on ethnicity and socioeconomic opportunity. (otago.ac.nz)
Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative2
- We validated our method in multiple binary classifications using Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative dataset. (frontiersin.org)
- The Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) began in 2004 under the leadership of Dr. Michael W. Weiner, funded as a private - public partnership with $27 million contributed by 20 companies and two foundations through the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and $40 million from the NIA. (wikipedia.org)
- Several studies have examined the effect of body composition, particularly fat mass, on joint health. (mja.com.au)
- When the human being stands or walks in the upright position, the axis of the body mass passes from the joint at the base of the cranium, close to the vertebral column , through the hip joints, and down the lower limbs to meet the ground between the feet. (encyclopedia.com)
- Belly fat is the most harmful fat in your body, linked to many diseases. (healthline.com)
- It's important not to wait to treat even if only one joint on one side of the body is affected," notes Rebecca Manno, MD , a rheumatologist and assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. (everydayhealth.com)
- Overall, body weight is significantly connected to the health of your joints. (obesityaction.org)
- The effects of scleroderma vary widely and range from minor to life-threatening, depending on how widespread the disease is and which parts of the body are affected. (rheumatology.org)
- The start of the autoimmune process may happen in other areas of the body, but the impact of the immune malfunction settles in the joints. (nih.gov)
- A joint functions to allow movement of the body parts it connects. (emedicinehealth.com)
- Science shows us just how important collagen is to the natural structure and function of the body. (wellnessresources.com)
- The function of fatty pads depends upon the fact that fat is liquid in a living body and that, therefore, a mass of fat cells is easily deformable. (britannica.com)
- Cognitive function, measured using a contextual fear-conditioning test, also varied between strains, although cognitive impairment did not correlate with amyloid pathology. (alzforum.org)
- TNF has also been implicated in the pathology of some neoplastic diseases, infections and autoimmune disorders. (google.com)