Monday, 24 April 2017

Arthritis Risk in psoriasis

       Five percent of patients with psoriasis are affected by an inflammatory arthritis in some form. Men and women are affected with equal frequency. Psoriatic skin disease may pre-date the onset of arthritis (70% of cases), present coincident with arthritis (15% of cases), or follow the onset of arthritis (15% of cases).

       Characteristic, but not necessarily pathognomonic, features of psoriatic arthritis include nail involvement (pitting, separation from the nail bed known as “onycholysis”, and yellow discoloration known as the “oil drop” sign); dactylitis (“sausage digits”); inflammation at the sites of ligamentous and tendonous insertion (“enthesopathy”); and absence of rheumatoid factor.

       There are five clinical patterns of psoriatic arthritis, which may evolve and are not necessarily mutually exclusive:

       Symmetrical polyarticular (30-50% of cases)

       Asymmetrical oligoarticular (30-50% of cases)

       Distal interphalangeal joint involvement (25% of cases)

       Arthritis mutilans (characterized by resorption of the phalangeal bones) (5% of cases)

       Axial arthritis (includes both sacro-iliitis which may be asymmetric & spondylitis)

Friday, 31 March 2017

Osteoporosis, a major economic burden

There were an estimated 9.0 million osteoporotic fractures in the year 2000 of which 1.6 million were hip fractures, 1.7 million forearm fractures and 1.4 million were clinical vertebral fractures. High number of osteoporotic fractures occurred in Europe (34.8%). Present survey depicts that Osteoporosis is estimated to affect 200 million women worldwide. About 1/10 of women aged 60, 1/5 of women aged 70, 2/5 of women aged 80 and 2/3 of women aged 90. Approximately twenty two million women and five and a half million men in the European Union had osteoporosis in 2010. In the United States about 8 million women and one to 2 million men had osteoporosis in 2010. This causes a large economic burden on the healthcare system due to costs of treatment, long-term disability, and loss of productivity in the working population. The European Union spends thirty seven billion euros per year in healthcare costs related to osteoporosis, and the USA spends an estimated nineteen billion US dollars annually for related healthcare costs. For more details P.S: 

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Osteoporosis 2017

About Conference

Pulsus invites you to attend “International Conference on Osteoporosis, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders ” that is to be held during September 21-22, 2017 at Madrid, Spain providing an international platform for physicians, rheumatologists, young researchers, students, physiatrists, orthopedists, and geriatricians to share the information and scientific progress in treating osteoporosis and musculoskeletal disorders.
Osteoporosis is estimated to have an effect on two hundred million women worldwide - about ten percent of women aged sixty, twenty percent of women aged seventy, forty percent of women aged eighty and thirty three percent of women aged ninety. It is estimated that the residual lifetime risk of experiencing an osteoporotic fracture in men over the age of fifty is up to twenty seven. Osteoarthritis is irreversible, thereby difficult to cure. The genetic contribution to susceptibility of rheumatoid arthritis is estimated to be 60%. Recognizing the importance of this issue, Pulsus group is set to arrange a conference on osteoporosis and musculoskeletal disorders during September 28-29, 2017 at Madrid, Spain planning to increase awareness of the diseases with relation to current standing and future burden of the diseases on world population. This conference additionally provides a worldwide platform for physicians, rheumatologists, young researchers, students, physiatrists, orthopedists, and geriatricians to share the information and scientific progress in treatments.

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