Category Archive: Rheumatology

Mar 07

Cardiovascular safety of NSAIDs

Trelle S, et al. Cardiovascular safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: network meta-analysis. BMJ 2011; 342:c7086
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) appear to be associated with increased cardiovascular risks.

Jan 28

Glucosamine and/or chondroitin for osteoarthritis

Wandel S, et al. Effects of glucosamine, chondroitin, or placebo in patients with osteoarthritis of hip or knee: network meta-analysis. BMJ 2010;341:c4675
Glucosamine, chondroitin and their combination do not improve pain or reduce joint space loss in osteoarthritis of the hip or knee.

Jan 17

MLV-related virus in blood samples of patients with CFS

Lo S-C, et al. Detection of MLV-related virus gene sequences in blood of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and healthy blood donors. PNAS September 7, 2010 vol. 107 no. 36 15874-15879
There appears to be an association between chronic fatigue syndrome and murine leukaemia virus-related virus.

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