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

Incidence, Risk Factors for Psoriatic Arthritis in Patients With Psoriasis

Incidence, Risk Factors for Psoriatic Arthritis in Patients With Psoriasis

Variables linked to PsA development include severe psoriasis, low level of education, retinoid use.

Should CVD Risk Assessment Algorithms for RA Be Updated?

Should CVD Risk Assessment Algorithms for RA Be Updated?

A new study published suggests that it may be time to produce new algorithms for assessing cardiovascular disease risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

FDA Approves Inflectra, a Biosimilar Version of Remicade

FDA Approves Inflectra, a Biosimilar Version of Remicade

For adults with Crohn's, rheumatoid arthritis, or psoriasis.

Can Foot Synovitis in RA Help Predict Unstable Long-Term Remission?

Can Foot Synovitis in RA Help Predict Unstable Long-Term Remission?

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Foot synovitis may predict patients who are at higher risk of unstable RA remission.

Study: Baricitinib Superior to Placebo in Refractory RA

Study: Baricitinib Superior to Placebo in Refractory RA

Findings based on patients with previous inadequate response to biologics.

Can Tocilizumab Treat RA After Non-TNFi Failure?

Can Tocilizumab Treat RA After Non-TNFi Failure?

Better efficacy for tocilizumab versus abatacept and rituximab in patients with first non-TNFi failure.

Is Acetaminophen the Best Choice for Arthritis Pain?

Is Acetaminophen the Best Choice for Arthritis Pain?

Prescription diclofenac a more effective choice for short-term pain relief, researchers say.

Vitamin D May Not Benefit Knee Osteoarthritis

Vitamin D May Not Benefit Knee Osteoarthritis

Supplements didn't slow disease progression or ease pain, even in patients with low levels of vitamin D.

What is the Most Effective NSAID to Relieve Knee OA Pain?

What is the Most Effective NSAID to Relieve Knee OA Pain?

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A team of researchers from Switzerland studied the efficacy of different formulations and doses of NSAIDs on osteoarthritis pain by conducting a network meta-analysis.

Analgesics Plus Exercise Therapy Feasible for Knee OA

Analgesics Plus Exercise Therapy Feasible for Knee OA

Seventy-eight percent of patients could participate in exercise protocol after analgesic use.

PTSD Symptomatology Associated With Increased Risk of RA

PTSD Symptomatology Associated With Increased Risk of RA

In prospective cohort study of women, elevated risk for rheumatoid arthritis is independent of smoking.

Care Gaps Identified in Patients With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Care Gaps Identified in Patients With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Care gaps relate to patient characteristics, including demographics, disease-related characteristics.

Single-Bundle, Double-Bundle ACL Techniques May Produce Similar Outcomes

Single-Bundle, Double-Bundle ACL Techniques May Produce Similar Outcomes

No significant difference in subjective or objective outcomes for single-, double-bundle techniques.

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