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Gout Isn’t Always Easy to Prove: CT Scans Help Catch Cases Traditional Test Misses

Accurate diagnosis key because painful disease treated differently than other forms of arthritis ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 25, 2014 — Gout is on the rise among U.S. men and women, and this piercingly painful and most common form of inflammatory arthritis is turning out to be more complicated than had been [...]

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MAYO CLINIC RADIO

  Join us Saturday, Feb. 22, at 9 a.m. CT, when we talk about men’s health.  We’ll discuss heart health with Stephen Kopecky, M.D., and prostate health with Matthew Tollefson, M.D., and we’ll talk with Thomas Osborn, M.D. about gout, a form of arthritis that affects an estimated 6 million Americans each year. Another important area regarding men’s health is testosterone. [...]

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Men's Health: Mayo Clinic Radio

Miss the show? Here is the podcast: Mayo Clinic Radio Full Show 2-22-2014 Join us Saturday, Feb. 22, at 9 a.m. CT, when we talk about men’s health.  We’ll discuss heart health with Stephen Kopecky, M.D., and prostate health with Matthew Tollefson, M.D., and we’ll talk with Thomas Osborn, M.D. about gout, a form [...]

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Medical Experts for Media - Rheumatology

Eric Matteson, M.D. __________________________________________________________________ Eric Matteson, M.D., an expert in rheumatoid arthritis Chair, Rheumatology Department, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Author of more than 200 scientific articles Speaks English and German Media Experience: Interview experience with national print media, including ABC News and MedPage Today. To schedule an interview, call: Media Relations Consultant [...]

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Reemplazo del hombro alivia el dolor y mejora el movimiento en pacientes con artritis reumatoide, descubre estudio de Mayo

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — 13 de enero de 2014 — La artritis del hombro es un problema común en los pacientes con artritis reumatoide, cuyo dolor y problema para mover los brazos puede llegar a ser tan grave que realizar las tareas cotidianas y dormir resulta difícil. Cuando los medicamentos y [...]

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Mayo Study Finds Shoulder Replacement Eases Pain, Improves Motion in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Jan. 13, 2014 — Shoulder arthritis is a common problem for rheumatoid arthritis patients: pain and difficulty moving their arms can grow so severe that daily tasks and sleep become difficult.  If medication and physical therapy aren’t enough, shoulder replacement surgery is a common next step. [...]

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Osteoarthritis and You: Mayo Clinic Experts Offer Tips for Prevention, Coping

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Oct. 8, 2013  — Most everyone is bound to get osteoarthritis — if they live long enough. That old saying among arthritis experts is backed up by the numbers. The painful and often debilitating joint condition is the most common form of arthritis. It affects at least 27 million Americans, [...]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease: Mayo Clinic Studies Shed Light on Dangerous Connection

Early menopause is risk factor, research presented at American College of Rheumatology meeting shows SAN DIEGO — Oct. 26, 2013 — People with rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic inflammatory conditions are at higher risk of heart disease. Who is in the most danger, why and how best to prevent and detect cardiovascular complications are important questions [...]

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Young Fibromyalgia Patients Report Worse Symptoms Than Older Patients, Mayo Clinic Study Shows

Research is among several Mayo studies being presented at American College of Rheumatology meeting SAN DIEGO — It may seem counterintuitive, but young and middle-aged fibromyalgia patients report worse symptoms and poorer quality of life than older patients, a Mayo Clinic study shows. Fibromyalgia most often strikes women. It is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal [...]

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Mayo Clinic Creates Cardio-Rheumatology Clinic to Catch Heart Disease in Arthritis Patients Early

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Patients with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and other chronic forms of inflammatory arthritis can face life-threatening complications, and heart disease tops the list. People with such rheumatic diseases are twice as likely as the average person to develop heart problems. Catching heart disease early is critical. Mayo cardiologists and rheumatologists have joined forces to create the Mayo Clinic Cardio-Rheumatology [...]

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MAYO CLINIC RADIO

  On Saturday, Nov. 23, Jeffrey Thompson, M.D., will join us to discuss fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain in addition to fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. What are the symptoms? Is [...]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Can Get Gout Too, Mayo Clinic Study Finds

WASHINGTON — Refuting a belief long held by many physicians, a Mayo Clinic study found that rheumatoid arthritis patients also can get gout. The research is among several studies Mayo Clinic is presenting at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in Washington. Researchers also found that gut bacteria has [...]

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Infections in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: Mayo Clinic Study Finds Way to Pinpoint Risk

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 5, 2012.  Rheumatoid arthritis alone is painful and disabling, but it also puts patients at higher risk of death. The greater susceptibility to infections that accompanies the autoimmune disorder is one reason. Assessing the danger of infection a particular patient faces so it can be addressed [...]

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Chronic Exposure to Staph Bacteria May be Risk Factor for Lupus, Mayo Study Finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — August 8, 2012.  Chronic exposure to even small amounts of staph bacteria could be a risk factor for the chronic inflammatory disease lupus, Mayo Clinic research shows. Staph, short for Staphylococcus aureus, is a germ commonly found on the skin or in the nose, sometimes causing infections. [...]

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Mayo Clinic Lauded as One of Nation's Best Hospitals in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

ROCHESTER, Minn. — July 17, 2012.  Mayo Clinic ranked near the top of the 23rd U.S. News & World Report annual America's Best Hospital list, earning the No. 3 overall spot on its "Best Hospitals" list. Mayo Clinic in Rochester also was rated best in the nation in three clinical [...]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Takes High Toll in Unemployment, Early Death

ROCHESTER, Minn. — June 26, 2012.  In the realm of deadly and disabling diseases, conditions such as cancer and Alzheimer's seem to attract the most media attention. But there are others that take a similarly high toll, and rheumatoid arthritis is one of them, Mayo Clinic researchers say. It is [...]

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Ultrasounds Spot Heart Disease Early in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 31, 2012.  Special echocardiograms show promise for early detection of a potentially deadly complication in rheumatoid arthritis: heart disease, Mayo Clinic research shows. The findings were being presented at The European League Against Rheumatism annual meeting in Berlin. Rheumatoid arthritis patients are at higher risk of [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Standard Heart Disease Risk Tools Underrate Danger in Rheumatoid Arthritis

ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 21, 2012.  Heart disease risk assessment tools commonly used by physicians often underestimate the cardiovascular disease danger faced by rheumatoid arthritis patients, a Mayo Clinic study has found. Inflammation plays a key role in putting those with rheumatoid arthritis in greater jeopardy for heart disease, yet [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Obesity Epidemic Fueling Rise in Rheumatoid Arthritis Among Women

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Obesity and the painful autoimmune disorder rheumatoid arthritis are each becoming more common, raising a logical question: Could one have something to do with the other? For women, it appears there is a link, Mayo Clinic researchers say. They studied hundreds of patients and found a history [...]

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Lower GI Problems Plague Many With Rheumatoid Arthritis, Mayo Clinic Study Finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — April 3, 2012.  Add lower gastrointestinal (GI) problems such as ulcers, bleeding and perforations to the list of serious complications facing many rheumatoid arthritis patients. They are at greater risk for GI problems and gastrointestinal-related death than people without the disease, a Mayo Clinic study shows. Researchers [...]

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