Underlying synovitis and enthesitis may go undetected in clinical findings, but can be detected by power Doppler ultrasounds.
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.
Consuming more dairy product may raise the risk for total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis in men.
Diclofenac at 150 mg/day is the most effective NSAID for treating osteoarthritic pain and physical disability, while paracetamol had nearly no effect.
Patients with RA have a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease, and cardiac magnetic resonance can help with early diagnosis.
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.
Approximately 37% of US adults aged 60 years and older have been diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis, and the number is expected to rise.
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 psychosocial interventions improved symptom severity, quality of life, and mood in Veteran Administration patients with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.
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 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 sulfate was superior to placebo and proved equivalent to celecoxib for osteoarthritis of the knee.
Serum amyloid A levels were found to significantly correlate with C-reactive protein levels in psoriatic arthritis.
Peripheral anti-IL-6 cytokine treatment is associated with improvement in depressive symptoms in patients with RA.
Fiber and/or the dietary supplement chondroitin may help reduce knee pain from arthritis.
Ixekizumab benefits patients with treatment-resistant psoriatic arthritis when administered over a 2- or 4-week period.
Use of the JAK inhibitor peficitinib in combination with certain csDMARDs results in a dose-dependent ACR20 response rate in patients with RA over 12 weeks.
A quadriceps isometric contraction exercise method is effective for relieving pain in knee osteoarthritis.
Pain is far more common and widespread in ALS than previously suspected, and initial pain symptoms may predate the clinical onset of the disease's hallmark motor dysfunction by as much as 2 years.
One in four adults in America report an arthritis diagnosis, with the number of individuals disabled by the disease up 20% since 2002, according to a report from the CDC.
The FDA has approved 26-week treatment efficacy claims for Zimmer Biomet's knee osteoarthritis product.
There were higher levels of fatigue in psoriatic arthritis vs psoriasis, and fatigue scores were linked to depression.
Benefits included lasting reduction in pain interference and short-term decreases in pain and fatigue.
Celecoxib is comparable to naproxen and ibuprofen in cardiovascular safety for patients with arthritis at high risk for cardiovascular disease.
Compared with other opioids, oxycodone/naloxone may improve patients' ability to participate in physiotherapy.
Results showed a significant link between serum vitamin C concentrations and the prevalence of low back pain.
Odds of a suicide attempt were higher in arthritis patients experiencing chronic pain.
Case of postoperative acute gouty arthritis documented, secondary to hydrochlorothiazide use.
Fatigue ranks second only to pain in perceived importance.
OA is traditionally thought of as a slowly progressive disorder, but 3% to 4% of individuals at risk for OA develop it in less than 4 years and some in less than 12 months. Individuals who are older, overweight, and/or have a new knee injury are more likely to develop this accelerated form of knee OA
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