Rheumatology

Stem Cell Study Suggests Novel Mechanism of Action in Knee Osteoarthritis

Autologous bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are safe and efficacious in treating knee osteoarthritis (OA), and — in an apparently novel finding — they may reduce inflammation and modulate immune cells that contribute to the condition, Canadian researchers report.


Study Finds Maternal Rheumatoid Arthritis Raises Childhood Epilepsy Risk

Although it is established that the incidence of epilepsy is higher among individuals with autoimmune disorders — particularly those that directly affect the brain — a Danish study published in Neurology has specifically linked epilepsy risk among children to whether their mothers have rheumatoid arthritis (RA).