Arthritis

Common Name(s)

Arthritis

Arthritis is the inflammation of a joint (the point where two bones fit together). There are many types of arthritis and each one has its own cause and symptoms. Typically, all forms of arthritis are associated with symptoms that include pain, stiffness, swelling, redness, and decreased range of motion in the joint that usually gets worse with age. Severe arthritis that affects the hands and arms may make it difficult to do daily tasks while arthritis that affects the knees or ankles may make it difficult to walk or stand. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Osteoarthritis is caused by the breakdown of the hard tissue that covers and protects the ends of bones (cartilage). Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes the body’s immune system to attack the lining of joints (synovium).

Risk factors for arthritis include a family history of arthritis, increasing age, previous joint injury, obesity and gender, as women are more likely than men to develop RA. Causes of other forms of arthritis include a build up of uric acid crystals in the joint, infections, or underlying disease, such as psoriasis or lupus. Your doctor may use a physical exam, imaging, lab tests and video assessment of your joints to diagnosis arthritis. Imaging can include an X-ray and an MRI to get a detailed look at the joint and cartilage. Doctors may also perform arthroscopy, which uses a small video camera inserted into a small cut near the affected joint to obtain images of the affected area. Although there is no cure for arthritis, there are treatments that help reduce symptoms. These include pain medications, therapy and surgery. If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with arthritis, talk with a doctor to determine the best treatment plan.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Arthritis" for support, advocacy or research.

International Scleroderma Network

Our mission is to provide stellar worldwide research, support, education and awareness for scleroderma and related illnesses.

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2010

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US Pain Foundation

US Pain Foundation is created by people with pain for people with pain. As a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving those who live with pain conditions and their care providers, U.S. Pain Foundation exists to help individuals find resources and inspiration.
Our mission is simple: to educate, connect, inform, advocate and empower those living with pain. In addition we work to educate the public on pain issues and to raise awareness on pain in America. We recognize and validate the 100 million Americans who battle pain every day by offering positive programs that empower and ed

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Arthritis" for support, advocacy or research.

International Scleroderma Network

Our mission is to provide stellar worldwide research, support, education and awareness for scleroderma and related illnesses.

http://www.sclero.org/

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2010

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US Pain Foundation

US Pain Foundation is created by people with pain for people with pain. As a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving those who live with pain conditions and their care providers, U.S. Pain Foundation exists to help individuals find resources and inspiration.
Our mission is simple: to educate, connect, inform, advocate and empower those living with pain. In addition we work to educate the public on pain issues and to raise awareness on pain in America. We recognize and validate the 100 million Americans who battle pain every day by offering positive programs that empower and ed

http://www.uspainfoundation.org

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Arthritis" returned 15716 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis managed in the new millennium: one year outcomes of an inception cohort of Australian children.
 

Author(s): Georgina Tiller, Joanne Buckle, Roger Allen, Jane Munro, Peter Gowdie, Angela Cox, Jonathan Akikusa

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The advent of new treatments for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) has prompted interest in systematically studying the outcomes of patients treated in the 'modern era'. Such data provide both benchmarks for assessing local outcomes and important information for use in counselling ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The association between TNF-α 238A/G and 308A/G polymorphisms and juvenile idiopathic arthritis: An updated PRISMA-compliant meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Xing-Yan Li, Chun-Hua Liang, Virginia Parkman, Zheng-Tao Lv

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Oct;97(43):e12883.

 

A previous meta-analysis concluded that TNF-α 238A/G and TNF-α 308A/G polymorphisms were not associated with the risk of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in the overall population or Caucasian subjects. With the publication of a fair number of studies on the association between ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Self-management needs of Irish adolescents with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA): how can a Canadian web-based programme meet these needs?
 

Author(s): Grace O'Sullivan, Siobhán O'Higgins, Line Caes, Sophia Saetes, Brian E McGuire, Jennifer Stinson

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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) affects over 1000 children and adolescents in Ireland, potentially impacting health-related quality-of-life. Accessible self-management strategies, including Internet-based interventions, can support adolescents in Ireland where specialist rheumatology ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Arthritis" returned 1957 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Use of steroid and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: Systematic review protocol.
 

Author(s): Mariana Del Grossi Moura, Luciane Cruz Lopes, Marcus Tolentino Silva, Sílvio Barberato-Filho, Rogério Heládio Lopes Motta, Cristiane de Cássia Bergamaschi

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Oct;97(41):e12658.

 

Rheumatoid arthritis affects 1% of the world's population and its current treatment options are costly. There are not enough studies that evaluated the efficacy and safety of anti-inflammatory drugs medications used to reduce rheumatoid arthritis's symptoms. This study will evaluate ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Dutch juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients, carers and clinicians create a research agenda together following the James Lind Alliance method: a study protocol.
 

Author(s): Casper G Schoemaker, Wineke Armbrust, Joost F Swart, Sebastiaan J Vastert, Jorg van Loosdregt, Anouk Verwoerd, Caroline Whiting, Katherine Cowan, Wendy Olsder, Els Versluis, Rens van Vliet, Marlous J Fernhout, Sanne L Bookelman, Jeannette Cappon, J Merlijn van den Berg, Ellen Schatorjé, Petra C E Hissink Muller, Sylvia Kamphuis, Joke de Boer, Otto T H M Lelieveld, Janjaap van der Net, Karin R Jongsma, Annemiek van Rensen, Christine Dedding, Nico M Wulffraat

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Research on Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) should support patients, caregivers/parents (carers) and clinicians to make important decisions in the consulting room and eventually to improve the lives of patients with JIA. Thus far these end-users of JIA-research have rarely been ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Bone quality, and the combination and penetration of cement-bone interface: A comparative micro-CT study of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
 

Author(s): Yuanzheng Song, Fahao Zhu, Feng Lin, Feng Zhang, Shuaigong Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(35):e11987.

 

To compare the microstructure, bone quality, and the combination and penetration of cement-bone interface in tissue specimens from patients with osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).A total of 80 femoral condyle tissue specimens from 20 OA patients (40 condyles) and 20 ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

CPMC Early Undifferentiated Arthritis Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Arthritis

 

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2018

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INCMNSZ - Rheumatoid Arthritis Cohort
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Early Rheumatoid Arthritis; Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

Last Updated: 9 Jan 2018

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A Nutrition Intervention for Arthritis -3 (WCCR-ARTH3)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2018

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