No overall difference in concussion recovery time for male and female college athletes

Philadelphia, January 26, 2021 – Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania found female and male collegiate athletes take approximately the same amount of time to recover from a concussion, with subtle differences in recovery time depending on the type of sports being played and the division level of the […]

Designer cytokine makes paralyzed mice walk again

The researchers published their report in the Journal Nature Communications from 15 January 2021. When the communication breaks down Spinal cord injuries caused by sports or traffic accidents often result in permanent disabilities such as paraplegia. This is caused by damage to nerve fibers, so-called axons, which carry information from the brain to the muscles […]

Hydroxychloroquine blood levels predict clotting risk in patients with lupus

The antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine is frequently prescribed to treat symptoms of the autoimmune disease lupus. In addition to decreasing disease flares, the drug can also prevent blood clots, which are a major problem in individuals with lupus. A new study in Arthritis & Rheumatology shows that monitoring patients’ blood levels of hydroxychloroquine can predict their […]

Forearm fractures may signal intimate partner violence

IMAGE: X-ray shows fracture to the ulna bone of the forearm. view more  Credit: Radiological Society of North America OAK BROOK, Ill. – Up to one-third of adult women who sustain a non-displaced fracture to the ulna bone of the forearm may be victims of intimate partner violence, according to a study being presented at the […]

Records from six growth studies analyzed to provide milestone data

IMAGE: Richard Sherwood, PhD, professor and Vice Chair of Research of pathology and anatomical sciences and professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Missouri School of Medicine view more  Credit: Justin Kelley For the first time ever, craniofacial growth in children can be studied comprehensively using data from six historic adolescent growth studies. Researchers from […]

Analysis reveals high burden of musculoskeletal disorders across the globe

Musculoskeletal disorders–which affect muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and joints–can severely affect individuals’ physical and mental health, and they’re especially prevalent among aging adults. Although many researchers are studying these conditions and their rates in different regions of the world, no study to date has provided an overview of the burden of all musculoskeletal disorders. Investigators […]

Different outcomes by race/ethnicity among patients with COVID-19 and rheumatic disease

Among U.S. patients with rheumatic disease and COVID-19, racial/ethnic minorities had higher risks of needing to be hospitalized and put on ventilators. The findings come from an analysis published in Arthritis & Rheumatology. The analysis included data on all U.S. patients with rheumatic disease and COVID-19 entered into the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance physician registry […]