New Gout drug approved by FDA!


Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  December 22, 2015:  FDA has approved AstraZeneca’s (AZN) new drug for Gout named Zurampic, but requires AstraZeneca to conduct a post-marketing study on its effect on kidneys and cardiovascular systems. The drug would also need to have a boxed warning about the risks of Kidney failure. Gout is a form of arthritis caused by the […]

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Why your heart deserves a little more attention!

RA and Heart Protection

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  Most RA patients are well aware of its typical symptoms, characterized by swelling and pain in the smaller joints, like knuckles, etc. Chronic inflammation present in RA not only impacts the synovial joints, but several research studies have now shown a link between RA and increased risk for cardiovascular problems like atrial fibrillation (i.e. […]

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Are you aware of the postoperative complications of the spine surgery?


Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  The occurrence of complications after spine surgery is unavoidable. The frequency of the postoperative complications varies person to person. According to the “European Spine Journal”, the complications after spine surgery mostly depend on the underlying pathology and the procedure. Some other factors like technical failure, unexpected body response, or anatomical variation […]

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Cervical herniated disc: Suffering from neck, shoulder and arm pain?

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Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  Are you suffering from neck, shoulder or arm pain frequently? If yes, you should have an immediate check up with your doctor, because it may be related to your cervical (intervertebral disc) spine. Our cervical spine is made up of first 7 vertebrae present between the head and the chest. So, […]

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Postoperative Complications and Care of ACL Reconstructions


Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  Anterior cruciate ligament tear or damage is a common injury in young athletes and people who actively use the knees. Arthroscopic reconstruction of ACL is a popular surgical technique to repair the torn ACL. It is reported that patients undergoing this procedure are benefitted with 85-90% satisfaction with the restoration of […]

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Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and its treatments


Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  What is ACL ligament? The ligament that is present in the center of our knee is called as anterior cruciate ligament or ACL. Four major ligaments hold the knee together, and the ACL is one among them. The ACL is damaged when it is twisted or injured. It is the site for one […]

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Injectable gel can help repair damaged cartilage in osteoarthritis

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Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  Osteoarthritis is one of the common endemic diseases of India, affecting a large population above the age of 60 years. It is a degenerative condition of bone that occurs as a result of aging and causes wear and tear of the bone. It is a type of arthritis, which is also known […]

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