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Molecular Mimicry between Chikungunya Virus and Host Components: A Possible Mechanism for the Arthritic Manifestations

Chikungunya fever is caused by a arbovirus belonging to Family Togaviridae and Genus Alphavirus. CHIKV is positive sense RNA virus with about 11.8 kb long genome. The prevalence of CHIKV has increased globally. It caused massive outbreaks when…

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Yoga therapy better than exercise therapy in reducing disability from osteoarthritic knees

In a recent prospective, randomized controlled trial, participants at the Ebnezar Orthopedic Center, Bengaluru who were assigned hatha yoga therapy showed significantly higher improvement on all disability variables over exercise therapy as an adjunct to conventional physiotherapy for osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. The study involved 250 outpatients with OA… 

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Statins may slow knee OA, but no effect seen at the hip

Statin use may slow the progression of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee but does not appear to affect the rate of OA progression in the hip, according to a recently published prospective observational study. For the analysis, x-rays of the hip and knee were examined at baseline and again an… 

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