• Serum Biomarker Panels for Lupus May Aid Diagnosis

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    New serum biomarker panels show promise for diagnosing systemic lupus erythematosus and for the differential diagnosis of other major rheumatic immune diseases, report researchers from China.
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  • Research into adipose-derived cellular therapy for OA shows promise

    1 month ago - By Healio

    KOLOA, Hawaii - Although it may be tempting to consider stem cell treatment in patients with painful knee osteoarthritis after a key proof-of-concept study showed mesenchymal stem cell injections improved knee OA symptoms, a presenter at Orthopedics Today Hawaii cautioned orthopedic surgeons to not jump on the stem cell bandwagon and claim such results can be achieved in all patients.
    Regarding stem cell use in osteoarthritic knees, or what Jason L. Dragoo, MD, said in his presentation he prefers to call OA cellular therapy, adipose tissue is proving to be an optimal source of progenitor
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