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Targeting Pain Catastrophyzing

A negative pain mindset - catastrophizing - undermines pain treatment effectiveness and facilitates structural brain changes that serve to maintain pain and distress.

Auricular Point Acupressure for Neck Pain

Auricular point acupressure may help relieve axial neck pain in patients who have undergone anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.

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Gout Risk and Serum Uric Acid

High serum uric acid levels are associated with a high risk of new-onset gout and gout recurrence, while lowering SUA levels can significantly reduce incident and recurrent gout.

Pregnant With Headache: CT vs MRI

MRI is ordered more often than CT for pregnant patients with headache, despite no significant difference in radiation risk.

Anti-CCP Plus Ultrasound for RA Diagnosis

High-frequency color Doppler ultrasonography combined with anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody testing may allow for earlier diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.

Evaluating RA Disease Progression With MRI

For every 5 patients with RAs displaying improved disease activity scores or remission by clinical criteria, 2 will exhibit disease progression on MRI.

Predicting Mortality in Gout

Patients with gout with a disease duration of less than 10 years have an increased risk for mortality.

Brachial Plexus Block Analgesia

Levobupivacaine and ropivacaine show similar analgesic effects postoperatively after brachial plexus block.

Targeting Hypertension for Gout Prevention

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is effective for prevention of gout.
Post-Surgical Pain

Perioperative Lidocaine Offers No Benefits in Patients Undergoing Spinal Fusion

Perioperative Lidocaine Offers No Benefits in Patients Undergoing Spinal Fusion

Perioperative lidocaine does not reduce morphine use in the first 24 hours after posterior arthrodesis and offers no measurable benefits.

Neuropathic Pain

Cibinetide for the Treatment of Sarcoidosis

Cibinetide for the Treatment of Sarcoidosis

Cibinetide, an innate repair receptor agonist, was shown to exert disease-modifying effects by reversing sarcoidosis-related nerve loss in the cornea and skin.

Arthritis

Novel Hyaluronan Injection Shows Superior Reduction in Osteoarthritis Knee Pain, Stiffness

Novel Hyaluronan Injection Shows Superior Reduction in Osteoarthritis Knee Pain, Stiffness

Novel viscous gel-based formulation of hyaluronan more effective in reducing pain and stiffness in patients with moderate knee osteoarthritis.

Post-Surgical Pain

Sciatic Nerve Block Plus Femoral Nerve Block May Provide Superior Pain Relief After Total Knee Arthroplasty

Sciatic Nerve Block Plus Femoral Nerve Block May Provide Superior Pain Relief After Total Knee Arthroplasty

The meta-analysis indicated that sciatic plus femoral nerve blocks provide analgesia superior to local infiltration combined with femoral nerve block at 24 and 48 hours following TKA.

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