Genes Could Be the Answer to Pain Prediction

Genes Could Be the Answer to Pain Prediction

Rheumatology February 29, 2016 at 2:18 PM 0 comments

INFLUENCE of osteoarthritis genetics may be key to pain sensitivity, according to a recent study following 122 patients with knee osteoarthritis. The research builds on the results of previous work focussing on two genes, COMT and OPRM1, and whether specific alleles within these genes affect pain sensitivity in patients acrossRead More

Pain Persists in Treated Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Pain Persists in Treated Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Rheumatology February 29, 2016 at 2:16 PM 0 comments

NEW research has revealed that pain persists in >50% of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with methotrexate for 3 months, even in those who demonstrated a ‘good clinical response’. The research, led by Dr Jon Lampa, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, undertook a population-based study using a cohort of 1,241 patientsRead More

The E. Coli Anchor: The Achilles Heel of Urinary Tract Infections

The E. Coli Anchor: The Achilles Heel of Urinary Tract Infections

Urology February 22, 2016 at 9:01 AM 0 comments

NEW vaccines could soon be developed to combat urinary tract infections (UTI), following research that has provided a detailed view of a spring-like shock absorber used by the most common bacteria of UTIs to remain attached to the urinary tract lining. It is estimated that up to 50% of womenRead More

Prostate Cancer Discovery May Lead to New Cancer Treatment

Prostate Cancer Discovery May Lead to New Cancer Treatment

Urology February 22, 2016 at 9:00 AM 0 comments

AN EXCITING discovery highlighting a link between two prostate cancer treatments has provided the basis for a potential new therapy. In addition, this finding may have implications for other kinds of cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in European males and the third most common cancer in EuropeRead More