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Alternative Therapies for Arthritis

Location: http://www.nursingcenter.com/prodev/ce_article.asp?tid=451429

Although modern medicine has been successful in managing infection and saving victims of multiple trauma, healthcare providers have offered little relief to individuals with chronic diseases, such as arthritis. Many patients with arthritis are seeking help with disease management from alternative therapies. When used along with allopathic medicine, these therapies...
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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/466834

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a group of genetic connective tissue disorders that affects approximately 1 in 5,000 live births, including males and females of all racial and ethnic groups. The main characteristics of EDS are skin hyperextensibility, tissue fragility, and joint hypermobility. Diagnosis of EDS is often difficult due to...
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Management of early rheumatoid arthritis

Location: http://www.sign.ac.uk/guidelines/fulltext/48/index.html

SIGN Guideline Contents - Introduction, Diagnosis of early rheumatoid arthritis, Principles of treatment, Pharacological management, Role of the multidisciplinary team
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Osteonecrosis Death of Bone Cells

Location: http://www.nursingcenter.com/prodev/ce_article.asp?tid=596490

Osteonecrosis is a pathologic process resulting from direct and indirect injury to the bones' vascular supply. Varying microangiopathic entities cause the death of bone. Bone cell death subsequently causes loss of joint function, impaired mobility, and microfractures leading to collapse of the joints' articular surface. The pathogenesis of osteonecrosis is presented.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Location: http://www.medscape.com/resource/rheumarthritis

Medscape Resource Center Collections of Medscape's key clinical content, selected by the editors
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Treatment Options for Articular Cartilage Defects of the Knee

Location: http://www.nursingcenter.com/prodev/ce_article.asp?tid=613658

The treatment of symptomatic articular cartilage defects of the knee has evolved tremendously in the past decade. Previously, there were limited treatment options available to patients who suffered from either partial-thickness or full-thickness cartilage lesions. Because articular cartilage has a limited capacity for healing, patients were often treated symptomatically until...
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