Arthritis

Increased Rates of Opioid- and Injection Drug Use-Related Septic Knee Arthritis

Increased Rates of Opioid- and Injection Drug Use-Related Septic Knee Arthritis

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The percentage of patients with septic arthritis related to opioid or injection drug use was found to have increased from 2000 to 2013.

Less Pain Post TKA With Addition of Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Less Pain Post TKA With Addition of Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Addition of an interspace between the popliteal artery and capsule of the posterior knee block and adductor canal block to periarticular injection is associated with less pain after total knee arthroplasty.

Apremilast Monotherapy Effective for DMARD-Naive Psoriatic Arthritis

Apremilast Monotherapy Effective for DMARD-Naive Psoriatic Arthritis

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The PALACE 4 trial found that apremilast monotherapy improved symptoms and was generally well-tolerated in DMARD-naive psoriatic arthritis.

Quality of Life in Rheumatoid Arthritis Improved With Filgotinib

Quality of Life in Rheumatoid Arthritis Improved With Filgotinib

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The results of 2 randomized controlled trials showed that filgotinib improved quality of life when given in combination with methotrexate or as monotherapy in rheumatoid arthritis.

Comorbid Fibromyalgia and Axial Spondyloarthritis: Response to TNF Blocker Therapy

Comorbid Fibromyalgia and Axial Spondyloarthritis: Response to TNF Blocker Therapy

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Researchers sought to confirm whether concomitant fibromyalgia has a negative effect on TNF blocker response.

Durolane Now Available to Treat Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

Durolane Now Available to Treat Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

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In clinical trials, treatment with Durolane resulted in greater reduction in Visual Analog Scale (VAS) pain scores at 3 and 6 months compared to Synvisc One (hylan G-F 20; Sanofi Genzyme).

Targeting Remission in Axial Spondyloarthritis With Pharmacological Treatment

Targeting Remission in Axial Spondyloarthritis With Pharmacological Treatment

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Although current guidelines define remission as the absence of clinical and laboratory evidence of significant inflammatory disease,the parameters against which axial spondyloarthritis is assessed to demonstrate clinical remission are unclear.

Factors Predicting Pain Outcomes After TKR for Knee Osteoarthritis

Factors Predicting Pain Outcomes After TKR for Knee Osteoarthritis

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In patients with knee osteoarthritis, high pain levels and low pressure pain thresholds at baseline predicted worse pain outcomes after total knee replacement surgery, but did not predict outcomes after nonsurgical interventions.

Arthritis Treatments: NSAIDs

NSAIDS (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) indicated for the treatment of arthritis chart.

Osteoarthritis-Associated Pain Not Relieved With Hydroxychloroquine

Osteoarthritis-Associated Pain Not Relieved With Hydroxychloroquine

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Hydroxychloroquine was no more effective than placebo in reducing symptoms or radiographic progression in patients with moderate to severe hand pain and radiographic osteoarthritis.

Examining the Effectiveness of Bisphosphonates for Knee Osteoarthritis

Examining the Effectiveness of Bisphosphonates for Knee Osteoarthritis

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Seven studies were included in a meta-analysis examining the potential benefit of bisphosphonate therapy in knee osteoarthritis.

Best Foods for Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis

Best Foods for Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis can be managed through diet to reduce inflammatory cytokine levels and protect against bone and joint destruction. We're sharing the best foods for managing rheumatoid arthritis.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Pain, Quality of Life Improved With Internet Intervention

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Pain, Quality of Life Improved With Internet Intervention

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Teenagers with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and their parents enjoyed participating in an internet-based intervention designed to improve accessibility and disease self-management.

Emerging Technology to Help Treat Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Emerging Technology to Help Treat Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

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Technological advances can be helpful in juvenile idiopathic arthritis and are particularly well suited to younger people in general, who are more comfortable with device technologies and more likely to adopt them.

Synovitis Detected by Ultrasound in Psoriatic Arthritis in Remission

Synovitis Detected by Ultrasound in Psoriatic Arthritis in Remission

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Underlying synovitis and enthesitis may go undetected in clinical findings, but can be detected by power Doppler ultrasounds.

Pros and Cons of Early Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation

Pros and Cons of Early Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation

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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.

Risk of Hip Arthoplasty in Men Increased with Dairy Product Consumption

Risk of Hip Arthoplasty in Men Increased with Dairy Product Consumption

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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

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

Early CVD Detection in Patients With RA: Expert Insight

Early CVD Detection in Patients With RA: Expert Insight

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Patients with RA have a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease, and cardiac magnetic resonance can help with early diagnosis.

Psoriatic Arthritis Improved With Etanercept Therapy

Psoriatic Arthritis Improved With Etanercept Therapy

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Etanercept therapy reduces clinical markers of disease activity in patients with psoriatic arthritis while stabilizing cardiovascular disease risk factors over a period of 5 years.

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

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

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

Physical Function in Knee Osteoarthritis Improved With Exercise Therapy

Physical Function in Knee Osteoarthritis Improved With Exercise Therapy

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Patients with knee osteoarthritis and severe comorbidities showed significant improvements in physical function shown by WOMAC and 6MWT scores after undergoing a tailored exercise program.

Positive Psychological Intervention Effective on Osteoarthritis

Positive Psychological Intervention Effective on Osteoarthritis

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Positive psychosocial interventions improved symptom severity, quality of life, and mood in Veteran Administration patients with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.

Mental Disorder Effects Due to Drug Treatments in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mental Disorder Effects Due to Drug Treatments in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Researchers concluded that the best positive dynamics of MD frequency occurred in the RA groups receiving antidepressant treatment in combination with DMARDs and biologics.

Ultrasound Superior to Radiography for Diagnosis of Hand Osteoarthritis

Ultrasound Superior to Radiography for Diagnosis of Hand Osteoarthritis

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Ultrasound examination of the hands can identify osteoarthritis in patients who do not fulfill ACR criteria by identifying osteophytes in the distribution and number required for diagnosis.

Chondroitin as Effective as Celecoxib for Knee Osteoarthritis

Chondroitin as Effective as Celecoxib for Knee Osteoarthritis

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Chondroitin sulfate was superior to placebo and proved equivalent to celecoxib for osteoarthritis of the knee.

A New Biomarker for Disease Activity in Psoriatic Arthritis?

A New Biomarker for Disease Activity in Psoriatic Arthritis?

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Serum amyloid A levels were found to significantly correlate with C-reactive protein levels in psoriatic arthritis.

Sirukumab Improves Depression in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sirukumab Improves Depression in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Peripheral anti-IL-6 cytokine treatment is associated with improvement in depressive symptoms in patients with RA.

Fiber, Chondroitin Regimen Leads to Knee Pain Relief in Osteoarthritis

Fiber, Chondroitin Regimen Leads to Knee Pain Relief in Osteoarthritis

Fiber and/or the dietary supplement chondroitin may help reduce knee pain from arthritis.

Treatment-Resistant Psoriatic Arthritis Improved by Ixekizumab

Treatment-Resistant Psoriatic Arthritis Improved by Ixekizumab

Ixekizumab benefits patients with treatment-resistant psoriatic arthritis when administered over a 2- or 4-week period.

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