The percentage of patients with septic arthritis related to opioid or injection drug use was found to have increased from 2000 to 2013.
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.
The PALACE 4 trial found that apremilast monotherapy improved symptoms and was generally well-tolerated in DMARD-naive psoriatic arthritis.
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.
Researchers sought to confirm whether concomitant fibromyalgia has a negative effect on TNF blocker response.
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).
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.
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.
NSAIDS (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) indicated for the treatment of arthritis chart.
Hydroxychloroquine was no more effective than placebo in reducing symptoms or radiographic progression in patients with moderate to severe hand pain and radiographic osteoarthritis.
Seven studies were included in a meta-analysis examining the potential benefit of bisphosphonate therapy in knee osteoarthritis.
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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.
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.
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.
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