Navigation Links
Treat Mind, Body in RA Patients: Study
Date:8/13/2009

Rheumatoid arthritis pain subsided when depression and inflammation were addressed

THURSDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Treating both depression and inflammation can reduce severe pain in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Japanese researchers say.

They studied 218 RA patients who provided information about their pain levels, depression symptoms, year of RA onset, smoking and drinking habits and socioeconomic demographics. The researchers collected blood samples from the patients to measure levels of CRP, a protein produced by the liver. Levels of CRP rise during periods of acute inflammation. RA treatments often focus on reducing inflammation.

The study found that inflammation and depression each independently increased the likelihood of severe pain. The combined effects of high CRP levels and depression predicted severe pain even more strongly.

"Results of our research demonstrate the potential for clinicians to improve pain control by addressing their patients' psychological symptoms in addition to conducting anti-inflammatory therapy," study leader Dr. Masayo Kojima said in a news release.

The findings suggest that psychotherapy and/or psychotropic medication might be a priority for RA patients who experience severe pain without elevated levels of CRP.

"A clinical approach that takes into account both the body and the mind could have benefits and could enable optimal pain control," the researchers at Nagoya City University and Nagoya University Graduate Schools of Medicine said in a news release.

The study appears in the August issue of the journal Arthritis Care & Research.

Another report in the same issue found that RA patients with depressed spouses suffered worse disease progression over the one year studied. The Canadian study included 133 married RA patients.

"Our findings highlight the key role played by the spouse in disease course of ind
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Centers of Excellence Awards Presented to Over 100 Nursing Facilities as Nursing Facilities Reach the Tipping Point in Treating Pressure Ulcers
2. Interventional radiology treatment for uterine fibroids: Safe, nonsurgical option
3. Interventional Radiology Treatment for Uterine Fibroids: Safe, Nonsurgical Option
4. TrueVision Teams with Ophthalmologists to Help Cure World Blindness for Treatable Cataracts -- Debut of 3D Training Video for Manual, Small-Incision Cataract Surgery
5. EVEREST Data Demonstrates Acute Reduction of Mitral Regurgitation Without Procedural Mortality in Patients Treated With the MitraClip(R) Therapy
6. OcumatRx Announces Promising Clinical Trial Results for Implant with Potential to Permanently Treat Glaucoma
7. Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS.PK) Completes IP Ownership Filings With U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
8. New Fertility Treatment Option Now Available for Cancer Patients
9. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation Announces Six Grants to Further Treatment for Brain Aneurysms
10. Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) exclusive agent and partner of NCPC
11. New groundbreaking treatment for oxygen-deprived newborns
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Treat Mind, Body in RA Patients: Study
(Date:11/23/2014)... For the coming special Friday, Tidebuy, a ... great promotion for many products, especially the beautiful colored ... best choice with amazing discounts, up to 90% off. ... It is easy to buy colored wedding dresses in ... is also famous for delicate craftsmanship, elegant style and ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... November 23, 2014 Nearly 260 ... attacks, strokes, deep vein thrombosis and other serious ... federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) underway in the Northern ... , Court documents updated on November 17th by ... show the filing of 259 lawsuits against the ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... TX (PRWEB) November 23, 2014 ... market such as its significance, programs and manufacturing ... and Chinese suppliers major market gamers in information. ... information, item specifications, prospective, manufacturing value, and 2009-2014 ... research, the evaluation symbolizes the globally and Chinese ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... AngelWeddingDress.com has recently updated its online store, offering ... “If you are looking for gorgeous beach wedding dresses ... Here you can enjoy 70% off discounts and all ... big marriage ceremony is the most important dream of ... is uppermost priority. Ophelia, one of customers, said, “I ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... OH (PRWEB) November 23, 2014 Syngenta ... LLC on behalf of farmers and agribusinesses that have ... attempts to commercialize Agrisure Viptera and Agrisure Duracade, ... not been approved for sale in China. According to ... China to virtually ban U.S. corn imports. Because China ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Beautiful Wedding Dresses Available at Popular B2C Company Tidebuy 2Health News:Testosterone Lawsuits Approach 260 in Illinois Federal Court Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Testosterone Lawsuits Approach 260 in Illinois Federal Court Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Femoral Stems Industry 2014 Analysis & 2019 Forecasts for Global and Chinese Region in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Femoral Stems Industry 2014 Analysis & 2019 Forecasts for Global and Chinese Region in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Femoral Stems Industry 2014 Analysis & 2019 Forecasts for Global and Chinese Region in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 4Health News:Beach Wedding Dresses Added to Outstanding Online Dress Company AngelWeddingDress.com 2Health News:Syngenta Lawsuits Being Investigated by Wright & Schulte LLC, Following China’s Rejection of Corn Shipments Tainted with Unapproved GMO Seed 2Health News:Syngenta Lawsuits Being Investigated by Wright & Schulte LLC, Following China’s Rejection of Corn Shipments Tainted with Unapproved GMO Seed 3
... CA The 2011 Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO of ... Foundation (AAO-HNSF), the largest meeting of ear, nose, and throat ... San Francisco, CA. Featuring more than 386 scientific research ... attendees, the annual meeting is a unique opportunity for journalists ...
... in a major trial that ended in 2003 is still ... in both groups have been taking statins ever since. ASCOT, ... statin was so effective at preventing heart attacks and strokes, ... the most significant difference between the groups is a reduction ...
... SATURDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- As another school ... down with books and other supplies can lead to ... from time to time. They often carry much more ... and other unnecessary items," Dr. Joshua Hyman, director of ...
... , FRIDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Rising cigarette ... sharp drop in smoking that occurred among black youth between ... early 1970s, smoking rates among black and white youth were ... However, the drop was much sharper among black youth. By ...
... THURSDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- A new scoring system might ... how much time they have left so they can prepare for ... in Palliative Care Study (PiPS) predictor model, the scoring system plugs ... or months a person with advanced cancer most likely has to ...
... a patient is leaked? What social and work consequences might ... importance of regulating health data protection. Mr Unai Aberasturi, a ... made a study of what the Spanish Statute Law on ... drawing the conclusion that, normally, this is left open to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:2011 AAO-HNSF poster presentations 2Health News:2011 AAO-HNSF poster presentations 3Health News:2011 AAO-HNSF poster presentations 4Health News:2011 AAO-HNSF poster presentations 5Health News:2011 AAO-HNSF poster presentations 6Health News:2011 AAO-HNSF poster presentations 7Health News:2011 AAO-HNSF poster presentations 8Health News:2011 AAO-HNSF poster presentations 9Health News:2011 AAO-HNSF poster presentations 10Health News:2011 AAO-HNSF poster presentations 11Health News:2011 AAO-HNSF poster presentations 12Health News:2011 AAO-HNSF poster presentations 13Health News:2011 AAO-HNSF poster presentations 14Health News:2011 AAO-HNSF poster presentations 15Health News:2011 AAO-HNSF poster presentations 16Health News:2011 AAO-HNSF poster presentations 17Health News:2011 AAO-HNSF poster presentations 18Health News:2011 AAO-HNSF poster presentations 19Health News:2011 AAO-HNSF poster presentations 20Health News:2011 AAO-HNSF poster presentations 21Health News:Statins reduce deaths from infection and respiratory illness, 8 years on from trial 2Health News:Expense May Be Causing Fewer Young Blacks to Smoke 2Health News:Scoring System May Tell the Dying How Long They Have to Live 2Health News:As regards protection of health data, law trails behind reality 2Health News:As regards protection of health data, law trails behind reality 3
(Date:11/21/2014)... N.Y. , Nov. 21, 2014  Cardinal Health, ... world,s largest health care services companies, and Henry Schein, ... provider of health care products and services to office-based ... the companies have entered into a long-term strategic agreement ... product offerings to office-based medical practices.  This strategic agreement ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: CMN ) ... Officer, will be presenting at the 26 th Annual ... in New York . The formal presentation ... ET. In addition, Mr. Krakauer and Jorgen B. Hansen ... meetings during the day. An audio webcast ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Calif. , Nov. 20, 2014  The ... at the 2014 AAGL Global Congress demonstrates continued ... insert designed to provide bowel control. One of the ... Associate Professor and Division Chief of Urogynecology and ... Carolina, won an Award for Best Written Abstract ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cardinal Health And Henry Schein Enter Into Long-Term Strategic Agreement To Serve Physician Offices 2Cardinal Health And Henry Schein Enter Into Long-Term Strategic Agreement To Serve Physician Offices 3Cardinal Health And Henry Schein Enter Into Long-Term Strategic Agreement To Serve Physician Offices 4Cardinal Health And Henry Schein Enter Into Long-Term Strategic Agreement To Serve Physician Offices 5LIFE Study Prominently Featured at Minimally Invasive Gynecology Conference 2LIFE Study Prominently Featured at Minimally Invasive Gynecology Conference 3
... 2, 2011 Bionovo, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNVI ), ... safe and effective treatments for women,s health and cancer, today ... clinical trial of their lead drug candidate for postmenopausal symptoms, ... community at the 13th Annual World Congress on Menopause in ...
... 2011 / PRNewswire / -- Cadence Pharmaceuticals, ... focused on in-licensing, developing and commercializing proprietary products principally ... the company,s President and CEO Ted Schroeder will present ... at 1:30pm Eastern Time (10:30am Pacific Time) during the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Bionovo to Present the Clinical Promise of Menerba (MF101) for Postmenopausal Vasomotor Symptoms at World Congress on Menopause 2Bionovo to Present the Clinical Promise of Menerba (MF101) for Postmenopausal Vasomotor Symptoms at World Congress on Menopause 3Bionovo to Present the Clinical Promise of Menerba (MF101) for Postmenopausal Vasomotor Symptoms at World Congress on Menopause 4
... low cost Incubators. Bench top incubators ... incubation results. Aluminum lined chamber provides ... I104025 incubators contain removable perforated floor ... decontamination. Thermometer port on top of ...
Binocular indirect ophthalmic lenses. Small pupil diagnosis & treatment....
Binocular indirect ophthalmic lenses. General diagnosis & treatment....
Binocular indirect ophthalmic lenses. Ultra-High resolutions viewing of posterior pole....
Medicine Products: