ACIP Articles

Periodically we will update this page with Articles that we feel are important about various indications that we cover here at ACIP.

 

One Runner's Tips (from Guide2RA.com)

When the home remodeling consultant Jody C. awoke to excruciating pain in her feet five years ago, she ignored it, as she did her swollen, “sausage” fingers, which had taken on their puzzling shape six months earlier. Athletic and active, Jody ran five miles a day, and nothing was going to stop her from heading outdoors in her hometown of San Diego. “I went [out], and I nearly toppled over,” recalls Jody, 54. “I couldn’t put any pressure on my feet and I couldn’t walk.”Click to continuing reading....

 

Lupus- a Disease With a Lot of Symptoms, and Quite Difficult to Diagnose (Lupus Guide Online)

The skin, joints, blood, and kidneys are usually the parts of the body most affected by lupus. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease, and it is known that in the patients who have this autoimmune disorder, the immune system loses its ability to tell the difference between antigens and its own cells and tissues. There will be developed antibodies, and this will lead to immune complexes. These immune complexes build up in the tissues, and will bring inflammation, injury to tissues, and pain.

Systemic lupus erythematosus, the most common form of lupus can determine inflammation in the skin, muscles, joints, heart, lungs, kidneys, blood vessels and the nervous system. Most of the patients with lupus experience joint and/or muscle pain at some time during the course of their illness. Click to continue reading....

 
Why do I have gout? (The NYtimes)
If one night you wake with the feeling that a big toe has suddenly become a battlefield, and a peek under the covers reveals not This Little Piggy but an angry red monstrosity from some old horror movie, your first thought may be to seek help. You need an M.D., you’ll think. Maybe a CT scan or even an M.R.I. Click to continue reading...


 

Why More Women Have Osteoarthritis (Everyday Health Online)

By nature, women face a triple threat of risk factors when it comes to arthritis: biology, genetic predisposition, and hormones. Unfortunately, a lot of women have added a fourth risk factor to the mix — obesity.

Overall, women have osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, at much higher rates than men. Experts estimate that almost 27 million people in the United States have osteoarthritis, and that about 60 percent of them are women. Before age 55, more men tend to have osteoarthritis, but after age 55 the number of women with the condition far surpasses the number of men. Click to continue reading......


Bone Marrow Fat May Raise Osteoporosis Risk, Study Says (US News and World Report)

TUESDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- Excess fat in blood, muscle and the liver may increase the risk of osteoporosis, a new study suggests.

Researchers measured fat in more than 100 men and women, ageD 19 to 45, who were obese but otherwise healthy. Those with more liver and muscle fat had higher levels of fat in their bone marrow, the study found. Click to continue reading...