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Vibrating Gloves Significantly Reduce Osteoarthritis-Related Hand Pain

Vibrating Gloves Significantly Reduce Osteoarthritis-Related Hand Pain

Gloves with small vibrating motors may safely reduce hand pain among women with osteoarthritis during and after use.

Durolane Approved for Treatment of Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

Durolane Approved for Treatment of Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

The FDA has approved Durolane for the treatment of pain associated with knee osteoarthritis, which relieved pain and restored function for up to 6 months in patients.

Paracetamol Superior to Placebo for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

Paracetamol Superior to Placebo for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

Extended-release paracetamol may have a greater analgesic effect than placebo in patients with osteoarthritic knee pain.

Is Hand Osteoarthritis Associated With BMI, Smoking, or Alcohol Consumption?

Is Hand Osteoarthritis Associated With BMI, Smoking, or Alcohol Consumption?

Researchers examined alcohol consumption, smoking status, and body mass index as variables impacting patients' risk of osteoarthritis development or progression.

Tocilizumab Linked to Anemia Marker Improvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tocilizumab Linked to Anemia Marker Improvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tocilizumab was associated with significant improvements in hemoglobin and hematocrit over 2 years of treatment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Pros and Cons of Early Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation

Pros and Cons of Early Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation

Patients with HIV who underwent immediate ART saw significant decreases in bone mineral density; however, the benefits of beginning ART early outweigh the outcomes related to decreased BMD.

Methotrexate Response in RA may be Predicted by Gene Expression

Methotrexate Response in RA may be Predicted by Gene Expression

Increased baseline gene expression in peripheral blood may be associated with improved clinical response to methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis.

Risk of Hip Arthoplasty in Men Increased with Dairy Product Consumption

Risk of Hip Arthoplasty in Men Increased with Dairy Product Consumption

Consuming more dairy product may raise the risk for total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis in men.

Diclofenac is the Most Effective NSAID in Reducing Osteoarthritic Pain

Diclofenac is the Most Effective NSAID in Reducing Osteoarthritic Pain

Diclofenac at 150 mg/day is the most effective NSAID for treating osteoarthritic pain and physical disability, while paracetamol had nearly no effect.

Mobility Barriers' Impact on Daily Life of Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

Mobility Barriers' Impact on Daily Life of Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

Approximately 37% of US adults aged 60 years and older have been diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis, and the number is expected to rise.