Arthritis

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.

Dose-Dependent ACR20 Response Rates in RA With Peficitinib

Dose-Dependent ACR20 Response Rates in RA With Peficitinib

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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.

Quadriceps Exercise to Relieve Knee Osteoarthritis-Related Pain

Quadriceps Exercise to Relieve Knee Osteoarthritis-Related Pain

A quadriceps isometric contraction exercise method is effective for relieving pain in knee osteoarthritis.

Preclinical Pain as a Marker for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Preclinical Pain as a Marker for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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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.

CDC Report on Arthritis

CDC Report on Arthritis

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.

FDA Approves Knee OA Treatment for 26 Weeks

FDA Approves Knee OA Treatment for 26 Weeks

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The FDA has approved 26-week treatment efficacy claims for Zimmer Biomet's knee osteoarthritis product.

Fatigue May Predict Depression, Joint Involvement in Psoriatic Disease

Fatigue May Predict Depression, Joint Involvement in Psoriatic Disease

There were higher levels of fatigue in psoriatic arthritis vs psoriasis, and fatigue scores were linked to depression.

Chair Yoga Helps Manage Osteoarthritis Pain

Chair Yoga Helps Manage Osteoarthritis Pain

Benefits included lasting reduction in pain interference and short-term decreases in pain and fatigue.

Comparing Cardiovascular Risk of Arthritis Medications

Comparing Cardiovascular Risk of Arthritis Medications

Celecoxib is comparable to naproxen and ibuprofen in cardiovascular safety for patients with arthritis at high risk for cardiovascular disease.

Oxycodone/Naloxone Beneficial After Total Knee Replacement

Oxycodone/Naloxone Beneficial After Total Knee Replacement

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Compared with other opioids, oxycodone/naloxone may improve patients' ability to participate in physiotherapy.

Is There a Link Between Low Levels of Vitamin C and Back Pain?

Is There a Link Between Low Levels of Vitamin C and Back Pain?

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Results showed a significant link between serum vitamin C concentrations and the prevalence of low back pain.

Individuals With Arthritis and Chronic Pain at Higher Risk of Committing Suicide

Individuals With Arthritis and Chronic Pain at Higher Risk of Committing Suicide

Odds of a suicide attempt were higher in arthritis patients experiencing chronic pain.

Post-Op Gouty Arthritis Described in Patient Taking Thiazide

Post-Op Gouty Arthritis Described in Patient Taking Thiazide

Case of postoperative acute gouty arthritis documented, secondary to hydrochlorothiazide use.

Psoriatic Arthritis Linked to High Fatigue

Psoriatic Arthritis Linked to High Fatigue

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Fatigue ranks second only to pain in perceived importance.

Accelerated Knee OA: Lowering the Risk in Patients

Accelerated Knee OA: Lowering the Risk in Patients

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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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