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United; coupled together in interest; shared between two or more persons; not solitary in interest or action but acting together or in unison. A combined, undivided effort or undertaking involving two or more individuals. Produced by or involving the concurring action of two or more; united in or possessing a common relation, action, or interest. To share common rights, duties, and liabilities.

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adj., adv. referring to property, rights or obligations which are united, undivided and shared by two or more persons or entities. Thus, a joint property held by both cannot be effectively transferred unless all owners join in the transaction. If a creditor sues to collect a joint debt, he/she must include all the debtors in the lawsuit, unless the debt is specifically "joint and several," meaning anyone of the debtors may be individually liable. Therefore, care must be taken in drafting deeds, sales agreements, promissory notes, joint venture agreements, and other documents. A joint tenancy is treated specially, since it includes the right of the survivor to get the entire property when the other dies (right of survivorship). (See: joint tenancy, joint and several, joint venture, tenancy in common)

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JOINT. United, not separate; as, joint action, or one which is brought by several persons acting together; joint bond, a bond given by two or more obligors.

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From the clinical and radiological observation, it was concluded as case of Degenerative Joint Disease of carpal joint.
Major Finding: Patients with inflammatory rheumatic joint diseases who paticipated in a 10-session mindfulness-based group intervention experienced significant mean treatment effects in several outcomes at post treatment and at 12 months, including psychological distress (-4.7 and -3 J, respectively), self-efficacy pain (8.2 and 9.1), and self-efficacy symptoms (8.8 and 13.1).
We found that CRP is a sensitive marker of inflammatory processes, but it lacks specificity for joint diseases, as does SAA.
But when it comes to complex orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions, the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Center for Children's four divisions and an array of physicians work together to come up with the most effective, individualized treatment options for their patients.
"Some risk factors are controllable and some are not," explains Stanley Wallach, MD, clinical professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine and co-director of the Osteoporosis Center at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York.
Underwritten by the New York City Chapter's Janet Pearce Nursing Fellowship Program, the first annual MS Nurse Orientation Program was held on October 18 and 19 at New York University School of Medicine's Hospital for Joint Diseases.
Furthermore, the combined research unit will support the company's strategy to expand our research portfolio beyond bone diseases into joint diseases," said Herjan J.
These earlier results led scientists to believe that, over time, runners' knees may develop arthritis or other degenerative joint diseases.
The evolution of the Hospital for Joint Diseases during this period included an affiliation with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, which was replaced by an affiliation with New York University School of Medicine and then followed by a complete merger with NYU Langone Health and the recent renaming of our institution as the "NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital."
Osteoarthritis is now one of the most common joint diseases in canines, affecting approximately one out of every five dogs in the United States1.
Inflammatory joint diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis are the result of cartilage damage and loss.
Patients with inflammatory joint diseases who took part in a 10-session mindfulness-based group intervention had significant lessening of psychological distress and improvement in self-efficacy, emotional processing, and overall well-being at 6 and 12 months, results from a randomized controlled trial show.

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