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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) - ... When this happens, the outcome is an inflammation characterized by heat, swelling, pain and redness that is JRA. The exact reason why the immune system commits that mistake is still unknown but the process apparently has two steps, as believed by researchers. The first step points that something in the genetic makeup of an individual influences JRA’s development. The next is a trigger for JRA’s development, usually an environmental factor like a virus or bacteria. Difference of Adult Rheumatoid Arthritis (Adult RA) from Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis The biggest difference of JRA from Adult RA is that people who suffer from JRA can actually outgrow the disease whereas lifelong symptoms ar...   [tags: autoimmune disease, juvenile idiopathic arthritis] 523 words
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Pharmacologic Therapies for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis - Rheumatoid Arthritis or RA is an autoimmune disease with an unknown etiology that affects one percent of the world's population. RA causes chronic inflammation and joint pain. Findings from physical examinations are the main way of clinically diagnosing RA. To this point, the exact cause of RA is still unknown. The signs of "swelling, bony erosions, and synovial thickening" (Gibofsky) show the hidden signs of inflammatory and autoimmune process. More complex signs of RA lead to synovial hyperplasia, bony erosion, and cartilage damage which generally affect 80% of people with RA within the first year of diagnosis....   [tags: health, medicine, arthritis]
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A Close Look at Rheumatoid Arthritis - ... FO contains two fatty acids with anti-inflammatory properties, Eicosapentaenoic (EPA), and docosahexaenoic (DHA). When consumed these two fatty acids suppress activation of the inflammatory mediator cascade (Calder& Yaqoob, 2009). Documented benefits of fish oil use in RA include decreased morning stiffness and joint pain and tenderness (Efthimiou &Kukar, 2009). According to Prirotta, 2010, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) recommends omega fatty acid supplement as an adjunctive treatment in the management of early-diagnosed RA....   [tags: mediated inflamatory process]
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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Planning Pregnancy - Rheumatoid Arthritis and Planning Pregnancy Having rheumatoid arthritis doesn’t mean you don’t have any chances to get pregnant or that the disease could have an adverse effect on your unborn child. In fact, 70 to 80 percent of women with rheumatoid arthritis have reported that they experienced improvement in symptoms during pregnancy. It may take longer time for women with rheumatoid arthritis to conceive but it doesn’t you don't have a chance to get pregnant. Here are several guidelines to help you overcome your fears and worries: Consideration before planning pregnancy Consulting your doctor is necessary before planning pregnancy....   [tags: symptoms, patient, medicine] 692 words
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The Definition of Rheumatoid Arthritis - Padilla, Byers- Connon, Lohman (2012) define Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as a progressive autoimmune disease with onset in young adulthood or midlife. RA initially presents with inflammation and pain in the metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal joints of the hands and eventually progresses to other organs. Signs and symptoms characteristic of RA include fatigue, loss of appetite, fever, deformities, overall achiness or stiffness that occurs on awakening, also indicates systemic involvement. The severity of the systemic symptoms usually matches the severity of joint involvement....   [tags: progressive autoimmune disease] 541 words
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Disorder - Arthritis is a descriptive term applied to more than 100 rheumatic disorders (Porth, 2011). Arthritis is a disease that affects the joints, the tissues which surround the joint and other connective tissues (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011). However, the pattern and severity of the symptoms can vary depending on the type of the disease. However, I would like to use this time to focus more on Rheumatoid Arthritis. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2011), rheumatic conditions are characterized by pain, stiffness, and swelling in or around one or more joints....   [tags: Rheumatic Disorder, Disease, Joints, Tissues]
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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Early Detection and Treatment - This topic came up recently to me because my grandmother was diagnosed with it. She could barely walk and could not do many little things like get out of bed, and tie her shoes. Since my mom is a physical therapist she knew what to do, but I didn’t really know what it was or how to help her. Most of the things I knew about “arthritis” was that it affects your bones, but this was much more than that. I also didn’t realize that it was Rheumatoid Arthritis not just normal arthritis,they are different because Rheumatoid Arthritis has to do with your joints unlike regular arthritis that has to do with the wear and tear of your bones....   [tags: tissue, organ, joints]
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Immunological Derrangements Involved in Rheumatoid Arthritis - The course of disease in RA differs in a great way between patients. Some of the patients present with low grade disease which is easily controlled by therapy with one disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD). Other patients present with a rapidly progressive form of the disease with severe joints affaction with erosions. This form of the disease is therapy resistant which necessitate the use of the new biologically directed drugs against TNF-α. Pro-inflammatory cytokines such as TNF-α and IL-1β are regarded as key players in the pathogenesis of RA (20) Disease Activity Score in 28 Joints (DAS28) that is used in scoring for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ishighly indicated to be used as...   [tags: cells, genes, genetic polymorphism] 2405 words
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How Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Be Prevented or Delayed - ... This clearly makes genetics a major factor in the development of Rheumatoid Arthritis (Arnett & Assassi, 2012). The most clarity about the causes and hereditary nature of RA and specifically “the gene” mentioned in the research done by the American College of Rheumatology, is provided by research done by Dr Gregersen and his team at the North American Rheumatoid Arthritis Consortium (NARAC). They amassed a genetic database in excess of 1 000 people suffering from RA, as well as their siblings and extended family members....   [tags: autoimmune disorder, symptoms, hereditary, ] 2716 words
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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Causes, Treatments, and Future Cure -   Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that has direct involvement with the immune system. This disease is considered to be degenerative and currently the only thing that can be done is manage the painful symptoms and suppress the self targeting actions by using immune suppressing drugs. The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is mostly unknown but there is a high amount of evidence that there are genetic predispositions for the disease. This being said however there are also environmental factors to asses these include, bacteria, viruses, fungi and other environmental factors....   [tags: Medical Conditions]
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Improving Self-Care for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis - Introduction Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a heterogeneous autoimmune disease that is chronic and acute, most likely to affect women and those between 35-50 years of age. The process of RA begins as an inflammation episode in the synovium, causes it to thicken and become edematous. Synovial inflammation results in joints that are swollen, tender, and stiff. The patient with RA may manifest symptoms of pain, morning stiffness, fatigue, weight loss, anxiety, and depression. (Chen, & Wang, 2007) Self-care abilities are affected by the clinical manifestations related to the disease process of RA....   [tags: Nursing, Health Care]
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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) - JRA What exactly is JRA. Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA), or sometimes called juvenile chronic arthritis, is a disease that affects children causing joint inflamation which makes the joints stiff and painful. This Disease affects about one in one thousand children ages sixteen and younger. Doctors have also found that the more joints affected the more serious the disease and symptoms are less likely to go into full remission. There are three types of JRA and each type is based on the number of joints affected in the first six months of the active onset....   [tags: essays research papers] 1197 words
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Rheumatoid Arthritis - Rheumatoid Arthritis It began seven years ago when Sandra woke up and was getting out bed. She went to stand up and she felt this severe pain in both of her feet. When she looked at her feet they were swollen and bluish red and warm to the touch. She could not understand what was happening. At first she thought she might have frozen her feet. But as time went by she started to get lumps on the bottom of her feet so she went to see the doctor. The doctor did some tests and he diagnosed Sandra with having a disease called rheumatoid arthritis though it was a mild case at the time....   [tags: Papers] 1225 words
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Rheumatoid Arthritis - Rheumatoid Arthritis or (RA) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the joints and connective tissue. The result is inflammation that produces permanent damage in the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic syndrome that tends to be progressive and destructive as compared to Osteoarthritis or (OA), which is more of an age related disease caused by “wear and tear” of the joints. In contrast to (OA), rheumatoid arthritis is characterized by inflammation mostly of the joints, but is a general body disease....   [tags: essays research papers] 1092 words
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Rheumatoid Arthritis -      Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic syndrome that is characterized by inflammation of the peripheral joints, but it may also involve the lungs, heart, blood vessels, and eyes. The prevalence of this autoimmune disease is between 0.3% to 1.5% of the population in the United States (Feinberg, pp 815). It affects women two to three times more often than men, and the onset of RA is usually between 25 and 50 years of age, but it can occur at any age (Reed, pp 584). RA can be diagnosed by establishing the presence of persistent joint pain, swelling in a symmetric distribution, and prolonged morning stiffness....   [tags: essays research papers] 1742 words
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Rheumatoid Arthritis - Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease, primarily of the joints, with autoimmune features and a complex genetic component. INHERITANCE Occasional families show a considerable number of cases of this common disorder. A simple Mendelian mechanism could not be proved, however. Indeed, some (Burch et al., 1964) could not demonstrate significant familial aggregation. Lynn et al. (1995) conducted family studies and segregation analyses of RA based on consecutive patients with RA ascertained without regard to family history or known risk factors....   [tags: essays research papers] 1362 words
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Consequences of Steroids - Approximately one to three million people in the united states have used steroids (performance enhancing drugs) steroids are enhancement drugs that are used to increase performance in sports or to treat, cure or prevent health issues. These sports enhancements are a great tool to in to increase effectiveness in sport and everyday life, as well as maintaining a healthy life lifestyle. All forms of steroids should be available for public to buy over the counter in stores to help treat, cure, prevent health issues, and increase overall effective in everyday life style.Steroids can come in pills or injections that can ease the pain....   [tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psychosis]
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Ear Infection: Overview of Otitis Externa - Otitis externa, is one of the common types of ear infection. The other type of ear infection is otitis media. Both affect the Otolaryngology organ system. Otitis externa is also known as “swimmers ear” and affects the external ear canal. That is why it is called otitis externa, because the affect is to the external air canal. Otitis externa is called swimmers ear because swimmers develop this condition when water settles in the ear and mixes with the cerumen (ear wax). This combination is ideal for bacteria and fungus....   [tags: Otolaryngology organ system, Rheumatoid Arthritis]
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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Rheumtiod Arthritis - Jack is a playful 7 year old boy who is active on his baseball team and enjoys riding his bike after school. He looks and acts just like all the other kids, but Jack is living with Juvenile idiopathic arthritis or JIA. Diagnosed within just the last year, he has found that this disease can be controlled and his active lifestyle is not affected. At 26 years old, Jill finally talked to her doctor about her worsening joint pain and inflammation in her hands and wrists. Having noticed symptoms for the last few years, she was shocked to learn her symptoms were the result of an autoimmune disorder known as Rheumatoid Arthritis, or RA....   [tags: Rheumtiod Arthritis]
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Acupuncture Treatment for Arthritis - Acupuncture treatment for arthritis Word count: 883 Description: Acupuncture treatment for arthritis is an alternative therapy and makes use of needles for stimulation of specific points of the body. Acupuncture treatment for arthritis has been practiced since thousands of years. Keywords: Acupuncture for arthritis, acupuncture arthritis, acupuncture therapy, acupuncture pain, arthritis remedies, arthritis natural remedies, acupuncture rheumatoid arthritis, acupuncture and arthritis, acupuncture and rheumatoid arthritis, acupuncture healing....   [tags: Health Care] 1097 words
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Different Types of Arthritis - ... The hard crystals are a buildup of too much uric acid in your blood. Most of the time, having uric acid it isn’t harmful to the body but once you get too much is when the crystals can form. With the crystals formed, it can cause serious pain in your big toe. It also causes swelling and redness. Being overweight or drinking too much alcohol can be a reason for gout to develop. It has also been proven that eating purines, which is in meat and fish, can also increase your chances on getting gout....   [tags: osteoarthrtis, gout, proriatic]
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The Dangers of Arthritis - Introduction There are more than 115 different types of arthritis. Some are very serious and hold the potential for severe disability and deformity, if left untreated. Others may generate only mild discomfort, which may be totally controlled with relative ease. Myths and misconceptions thrive everywhere. Despite the continued efforts of medical professionals, and The Arthritis Society, a large proportion of the population still believes that arthritis is nothing more that aches and pains, is never dangerous or fatal, is something only old people get , is caused by the weather, or is a disease for witch nothing can be done....   [tags: essays research papers] 1560 words
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Wrist Arthritis - Commonly, wrist arthritis affects people over the age of 45. However people at an early age with sprained or broken wrist can also be affected. To understand about wrist arthritis, one should know the anatomy of the wrist. Anatomy of wrist The wrist comprises a sequence of joints responsible for various movements of the wrist and hand. These movements may be side by side, forward and backward, and rotational movements. In the forearm, is the Radio-ulna joint formed by the Radius and Ulna bones. Radio-carpal joint is the joint formed between the small bones of the wrist and the forearm....   [tags: Health Care ] 1145 words
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Arthritis Is Not Part of the Normal Aging Process - Individuals living with symptoms of Arthritis are plagued with daily reminders of the limitations and lifestyle changes needed to cope with the associated pain. The psychological impact of arthritis is disabling. Pain takes away the defining passion of some individuals. Arthritis is a chronic illness that for some adults comes at the expense of living life to the fullest, remaining confident and competitive. It means the race to the finish line was first which progressed their symptoms to ultimately winning arthritis the pain that will continue to add a minute to their run time and it can be defeating....   [tags: joint inflammation, rheumatism]
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Four Alternative Modalities to Help With Arthritis - Can Alternative Modalities Help With Arthritis. Many people have heard of the term Arthritis, and know it as a very painful disease—although a medical definition of Arthritis is: “a group of more than one hundred inflammatory diseases that damage joints and their surrounding structures, resulting in symptomatic pain, disability, and system wide inflammation.” (Rogers, 2010). Simply stated, it is a disorder in which the joints swell and cause pain due to disease to that joint or group of joints. This in turn can cause the restricted use and/or stiffness of the joint or area--which can make things worse....   [tags: injury, obesity, inflammatory diseases]
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Arthritis - Osteoarthritis is a degenerative arthritis, a condition in which joint cartilage degenerates or breaks down. New tissue, which grows at the ends of bones, now has no cartilage cap to control it. Instead, this new bone forms into strange lips and spurs that grind and grate and get in the way of movement of the joint. Osteoarthritis is common in older people after years of wear-and-tear that thin the cartilage and the bones. Osteoarthritis can also result from diseases in which there is softening of the bone, like Paget's disease in which the long bones of the body curve like a bow, or osteoporosis with its bowing of the shoulder called "dowager's hump," or other bone degeneration....   [tags: essays research papers] 1631 words
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Arthritis - Arthritis As we grow older our bodies begin to degenerate, and stop working. There are many different kinds of diseases that we are subject to as we age, cancers, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, and many others. All have a negative affect on our lives, making it difficult to function. Arthritis is the second leading chronic disease in the United States. Arthritis occurs when the body incorrectly identifies its own tissue as foreign matter and attacks it. Arthritis includes a set of more than eighty autoimmune diseases....   [tags: Papers] 1071 words
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Arthritis - Arthritis is a general term for approximately 100 diseases that produce either INFLAMMATION of connective tissues, particularly in joints, or noninflammatory degeneration of these tissues. The word means "joint inflammation," but because other structures are also affected, the diseases are often called connective tissue diseases. The terms rheumatism and rheumatic diseases are also used. Besides conditions so named, the diseases include gout, lupus erythematosus, ankylosing spondylitis, degenerative joint disease, and many others, among them the more recently identified LYME DISEASE....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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arthritis - Arthritis. Arthritis is a disease that in some way effects everyone. Whether you have arthritis or not, chances are, you know someone who does and can see the effect it has on them. There are some common misconceptions about arthritis, types of arthritis, and the causes. There are in fact some different types of the disease that most people don’t know about. One type of arthritis is osteoarthritis. It is a degenerative arthritis (a condition in which joint cartilage breaks down)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Psoriasis and Arthritis: Two Conditions, One Disease - Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are two symptoms of a single disease caused by an overactive immune system attacking the skin and joints of the affected individual. The “t-cells” or white blood cells that fight infection within your body are also the cause of psoriasis. Psoriasis is characterized by red patches of inflamed skin with a build-up of silvery-white colored dead skin or scale. Psoriatic arthritis is similar to rheumatoid arthritis as it is an inflammation of the joints. This inflammation can cause pain, stiffness, and even disfigurement....   [tags: overactive immune system attacking skin & joints]
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Lyme Disease Lyme Arthritis - Lyme Disease Lyme Arthritis Lyme disease is a tick-transmitted inflammatory disorder characterized by an early focal skin lesion, and subsequently a growing red area on the skin (erythema chronicum migrans or ECM). The disorder may be followed weeks later by neurological, heart or joint abnormalities. Symptomatology The first symptom of Lyme disease is a skin lesion. Known as erythema chronicum migrans, or ECM, this usually begins as a red discoloration (macule) or as an elevated round spot (papule)....   [tags: Health Medicine]
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The Applications of Meloxicam: A Nonsteroidal Anti-Flammatory Drug - INTRODUCTION Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-flammatory drug (NSAIDs) which are a group of drugs to treat pain and/or inflammation. It is an only prescription drug and is available for individuals who have tenderness, swelling and pain caused by the inflammation of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. Meloxicam functions by inhibiting the effect of chemicals called cyclo-oxygenase (COX) enzymes which are used to make prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are the chemicals that cause pain and inflammation, known as inflammation mediators....   [tags: arthritis, spondylitis]
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Effects of the Administration of Etoricoxib Using Nanotechnology for the Treatment of Arthritis in Mice - Effect of the administration of etoricoxib using nanotechnology for the treatment of experimental arthritis in a mouse model 1: Summary Inflammation is a basic yetcomplex process that protects the body by eliminating both the causes and consequences of injury, such as microbes, toxins, and necrotic cells. Therefore, plasma proteins, circulating cells, and tissue phagocytes(the body’s defenders against foreign invaders) must be recruited to the extravascular space in order to rid the organism of these factors(Kumar et al.,2010)....   [tags: anti-inflammatory, delivery, research study] 1536 words
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Etoricoxib a Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug Used in Beachdale Surgery - ... 3) Acute Gouty Arthritis: Given orally 120mg daily. The dose should not exceed 120 mg. Mechanism NSAIDs work commonly by blocking the action of cyclooxygenase isoenzymes (COX-1, COX-2). This consequently blocks the production of prostaglandins which are responsible for inflammation9. The COX-2 isoenzyme is the particular enzyme that produces prostaglandins, which cause inflammation. On the other hand, COX-1 isoenzymes do not produce these inflammatory prostaglandins, but have various other effects....   [tags: arcoxia1, arthritis, disease] 1493 words
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Loss of Vioxx Leads to Increased Pain For Arthritis Sufferers - Loss of Vioxx Leads to Increased Pain For Arthritis Sufferers The consequences of Kevin Swearingen’s two-story fall in 1988 were more diverse and long term than expected. The 41-year-old construction worker sustained a spinal injury that left him with arthritis on the inside of his spinal column causing him pain, frustration, and depression. “After I recovered [from the fall] I had to keep working, but at a much lower pay scale since going back to construction work was impossible,” Swearingen said....   [tags: Interviews Prescription Drugs Papers] 2136 words
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Health Care Interview - C.G. is a close family friend of Nicole Castro. Nicole’s mother grew up with C.G. and although they are not biologically related, they are close. Nicole’s family is their closest support system besides their immediate family as the rest of their family lives in Prince George, British Columbia. C.G. lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with her husband and daughter. C.G. is close with her immediate family and relies on them for support. However, both her daughter and her husband are also living with chronic medicals condition making the family dynamic complex....   [tags: healthcare, arthritis, daily life] 1786 words
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Arthritis and The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Arthritis is a joint disorder where a joint is an area of the body where two different bones meet (National). Over the years, there have been many machines that have been created to help people with disabilities to help them in life. The developers of the project for Envision Discover Design Invent Execute also known as E.D.D.I.E., have developed a hand pedal for a bass drum for patients that have arthritis as the law of physics were needed to do so. People with arthritis are protected by the American with a Disability Act (ADA)....   [tags: Arthritis]
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The Impact on Arthritis in Canada - Introduction What is Arthritis. Arthritis is inflammation of a joint bringing such symptoms as chronic joint pain, stiffness, and swelling. The Arthritis Society states that approximately 4.6 million Canadians are currently living with arthritis; by 2036 this number will increase to 7.5 million (1 in 5). Health care costs and loss of productivity amount to $33 billion, by the year 2031 this number is expected to double. (The Arthritis Society, 2014). According to Aging in Contemporary Canada, arthritis and rheumatism is the most common chronic health problem of Canadian seniors affecting 47%....   [tags: Arthritis Research Paper]
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Ear Infection: Otitis Externa - External otitis is an infection of the skin covering the outer ear and ear canal. It is also known as swimmers ear. It is most often a bacterial infection caused by the streptococcus, staphylococcus, or pseudomonas bacteria. Acute external otitis is usually caused by excessive water (usually from water sports), trapped in the external ear canal by cerumen. This trapped moisture can cause the skin in the ear canal to become a breeding ground for bacteria. As always, any cuts or abrasions can leave the any part of the body, including the ear canal, susceptible to bacteria and infections....   [tags: pseudomonas bacteria, diabetis mellitus]
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Treating Osteopathy Arthritis with Acupunture - Table 1: Literature search details Databases Searched Keywords and MeSH Headings Number of Hits Number of relevant articles PubMed NCBI Osteopathy, arthritis, knee 8801 50 PubMed NCBI CAM, knee, osteopathy 342 35 PubMed NCBI Acupuncture, osteoarthritis, knee 310 12 PubMed NCBI Randomized controlled trial, knee, osteoarthritis, acupuncture 141 10 As a weight-bearing joint, the knee may develop osteoarthritis over time due to “wear and tear”. This happens when the knee’s joint cartilage degrades and the bone underneath starts to deteriorate, causing pain, stiffness, swelling and compromised function of the joint....   [tags: alternative treatment to knee problems]
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Meloxicam, a Prescription Only Drug for Arthritis - INTRODUCTION In this essay I will be writing about Meloxicam which is a prescription only drug. I will dedicate a section for the contraindication and cautions, a section for metabolism and elimination and a section for the interactions of Meloxicam with other drugs. The formula for Meloxicam is C14H13N3O4S2. This drug is a long acting Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID). It is used in order to treat arthritis, by decreasing the stiffness, inflammation (swelling) and soreness of the sufferer’s joints....   [tags: non-steroidal-anti-inflamatory-drug]
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The Treatments of Tomorrow for Osteoarthritis - Arthritis in general is an intriguing topic because my close families have suffered through the symptoms that arthritis is associated with from swelling of the joints to degradation of the cartilage affecting the bone. Since there are several types of arthritis, the main focus of this research will be osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is characterized by the reduction of cartilage in the joints (Zamli and Sharif 159-166). This is a widespread disease affecting almost 27 million of adults in the United States (Lawrence, Felson, and et al 26-35)....   [tags: Arthritis, Description]
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Discussion on Otitis Externa - In discussing otitis externa, the diagnosis can be explained by misdiagnosis. Some patients are diabetic immunocompromised with severe pain in the ear should have necrotizing OE excluded by an otolaryngologist. Otitis externa is an inflammation or infection of the external auditory canal, the auricle, or both. It is a common disease that can be found in all age groups. OE usually represents an acute bacterial infection of the skin of the ear canal (most commonly attributable to Pseudomonas aeruginosa or staphylococcus aureus, but can also be caused by other bacteria, viruses, or a fungal infection....   [tags: diabetic patients, diabetis mellitus]
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A Study Investigating Pregnancy Outcome in Women with Visual Impairment - To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study investigating pregnancy outcome in women with visual impairment. Blindness can be the result of different etiologies, including an autoimmune disease (optic neuritis, uveitis, and vasculitis). These diseases are often treated with steroids and anti-metabolic agents, medication that can affect the woman and the fetus. In our study, after investigating all visual impairment etiologies, 19.4% of all pregnancies could be related to autoimmune etiology....   [tags: autoimmune, visual impairment, pregnancy] 677 words
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Growth and Uses of Yucca Shidigera - YUCCA SCHIDIGERA Coral Piña   Yucca Schidigera commonly known as Adam’s Needle Yucca is a plant, member of the agavaceae family. Also known as Mojave yucca, Spanish bayonet, and Spanish dagger due to its “sharp dagger-like leaves” (Montgomery, 2010). North America and Central America are place of origin to Yucca Schidigera (van Wyk & Wink, 2004), currently one can find Yucca plant in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. In order for the plant to grow healthy it must be on a rocky desert slope; full of sun and soil that provides good drainage (Montgomery, 2010)....   [tags: arthritis, soap, food]
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Use of Gold Complexes to Treat Cancer - INTRODUCTION During recent years, platinum based drugs have been considered as a hallmark of cancer chemotherapy due to its considerable success in the treatment of a wide variety of cancer types. The most significant and commonly used form of platinum based drugs is cisplatin. Although treatment with cisplatin has found success on many occasions, its broad mode of action and overuse has led to toxic side effects in patients as well as increasing drug resistance in some tumor cells.1 For those reasons combined, scientists have redirected their investigation into other metal based drugs in attempt to find potential alternatives that can overcome cisplatin resistance and lessen the severity of...   [tags: Gold Compounds, AntiCancer]
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Tests on the Medical Effectivness of Phlomis Younghusbandii Mukerjee - ... Good dose-dependent effects were obtained in most of these tests, except in the hot plate test and the acetic acid-induced Evans blue leakage test. These findings suggested that the aqueous extract of P. Younghusbandii, abundance with iridoid glycosides and phenylethanoid glycosides, has significant antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities. Keywords:Phlomis Younghusbandii Mukerjee; Iridoid glycoside; phenylethanoid glycosides; Antinociceptive activity; Anti-inflammatory activity Abbreviations: AEPY, Aqueous extract of Phlomis Younghusbandii Mukerjee HPLC, High performance liquid chromatography; LD50, Median lethal dose; ERP, Edema Ratio Phlomis YounghusbandiiMukerjee is a pere...   [tags: anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, phenylethanoid] 516 words
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Diet and Nutrition for Ankylosing Spondylitis - Healthy eating is an important part in taking control not only of your health but also your life. One must be aware that whatever food you're taking inside your body can either improve or aggravate your overall health. For those suffering Ankylosing Spondylitis, having a healthy diet can help immensely not only in relieving the symptoms such as pain and stiffness but also slowing the progression of the disease. Ankylosing Spondylitis is a type of chronic arthritis that affects parts of the spine, including muscles, ligaments and bones....   [tags: diet, arthritis, nutrition, healthy] 638 words
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