Musculoskeletal Pain

Ketoprofen Safe, Effective Pain Management for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ketoprofen Safe, Effective Pain Management for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Ketoprofen was found to be effective in relieving moderate to severe pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

New Opioid Analgesic NKTR-181 Safe, Efficacious for Low Back Pain

New Opioid Analgesic NKTR-181 Safe, Efficacious for Low Back Pain

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NKTR-181 was found to be safe and effective in patients with low back pain.

Muscle Spasm Medications

Muscle spasm treatment chart with dosing regimens for muscle relaxants and other medications.

Arthritis Treatments: DMARDS and Other Immune Modulators

Dosing regimens of DMARDS and other immune modulators used in the treatment of arthritis.

Vitamin D Deficiency and Chronic Tension-Type Headache

Vitamin D Deficiency and Chronic Tension-Type Headache

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A relationship may be present between serum vitamin D levels and chronic tension-type headaches.

Viewing Photographs Reduces Pain Ratings in Patients With Chronic Pain

Viewing Photographs Reduces Pain Ratings in Patients With Chronic Pain

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Viewing photographs can decrease pain intensity in patients with chronic pain.

Osteoporosis Medications

Osteoporosis treatment and prevention doses including recommended calcium and vitamin D supplemental doses.

Opioids vs NSAIDs Following Motor Vehicle Collision

Opioids vs NSAIDs Following Motor Vehicle Collision

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Opioids prescribed for pain following a motor vehicle collision do not reduce the likelihood of developing persistent pain.

Severe Arthritis Complaints & Medical Marijuana Use

Severe Arthritis Complaints & Medical Marijuana Use

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This low rate of use in rheumatology patients is in stark contrast to the high rates of severe arthritis frequently reported by medicinal marijuana users.

Treating Migraine in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder Could Curb Muscle Pain

Treating Migraine in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder Could Curb Muscle Pain

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"Clinicians should not ignore migraine when treating MS/P in patients with MDD."

CDC: Patients With Musculoskeletal Pain Use Complementary Health

CDC: Patients With Musculoskeletal Pain Use Complementary Health

The use of any complementary health approach for any reasons was significantly higher for those with vs those without a musculoskeletal pain disorder (41.6 vs 24.1%).

Biomarker Profiles Improve RA Relapse Predictions During DMARD Taper

Biomarker Profiles Improve RA Relapse Predictions During DMARD Taper

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MBDA scores combined with ACPA testing allowed researchers to predict RA relapse in more than 80% of patients.

Efficacy of Transdermal Analgesic in Reducing Pain Scores, Opioid Use

Efficacy of Transdermal Analgesic in Reducing Pain Scores, Opioid Use

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Preliminary results suggest that this transdermal analgesic is efficacious in reducing opioid use and pain scores in patients experiencing chronic neuropathy and musculoskeletal pain.

Biosimilar Drug Erelzi Approved by FDA for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Biosimilar Drug Erelzi Approved by FDA for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Erelzi, a biosimilar for Enbrel, treats rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.

Medical Marijuana Laws May Reduce Medicare Prescription Use, Spending

Medical Marijuana Laws May Reduce Medicare Prescription Use, Spending

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In states where marijuana is legalized for medicinal purposes, Medicare's prescription drug benefit program has lowered its spending due to reduced prescription drug use.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy and Sports-Related Injuries

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy and Sports-Related Injuries

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Despite lack of FDA approval, PRP therapy is gaining unproven acceptance as treatment for sports-related injuries.

CDC Hosts Zika Action Plan Summit

CDC Hosts Zika Action Plan Summit

Virus expected to become active in some parts of the southern United States in early summer.

Time of Zika's Arrival in the Americas

Time of Zika's Arrival in the Americas

Findings suggest one person carried the virus to the region in 2013.

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.

Combination Anticonvulsant-Antidepressant Tx Superior to Monotherapy in FM

Combination Anticonvulsant-Antidepressant Tx Superior to Monotherapy in FM

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A combination of the anticonvulsant pregabalin and the antidepressant duloxetine may help improve pain relief, physical function, and overall quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia (FM).

Pain Pharmacotherapy Changes For RA During Pregnancy

Pain Pharmacotherapy Changes For RA During Pregnancy

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The pregnant patient with rheumatoid arthritis may need to have pain medication changed due to potential effects on the fetus.

Serotonin Plays Fundamental Role in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Serotonin Plays Fundamental Role in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Serotonin shows it plays a fundamental role in RA through regulation of the Th17/T-regulatory cell balance.

Low Load Exercises With Partial Vascular Occlusion Effective for OA Knee Pain

Low Load Exercises With Partial Vascular Occlusion Effective for OA Knee Pain

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Combining partial vascular occlusion (PVO) with low to moderate-intensity resistance exercise training may be a way for patients with knee OA to participate in quadriceps strengthening.

Myofascial Triggerpoint Release: Can Massage Help Chronic Shoulder Pain?

Myofascial Triggerpoint Release: Can Massage Help Chronic Shoulder Pain?

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Manual technique provides long-lasting pain relief and improves muscle function.

Zika: Is it Tied to Meningoencephalitis?

Zika: Is it Tied to Meningoencephalitis?

Case described in elderly cruise ship patient.

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.

Knee Replacements Performed at High-Volume Hospitals Could Save Billions Annually

Knee Replacements Performed at High-Volume Hospitals Could Save Billions Annually

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A new study suggests that if patients scheduled for knee replacement surgery were directed to hospitals classified as high-volume for the procedure, the US healthcare system could benefit financially for the next 15 years.

Rethinking Strong Opioids for Noncancer Pain

Rethinking Strong Opioids for Noncancer Pain

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Are we overestimating the efficacy of step III analgesics?

Is Zika Virus Associated With Guillain-Barré Syndrome?

Is Zika Virus Associated With Guillain-Barré Syndrome?

Most patients diagnosed with Guillain-Barr during Zika outbreak have Zika virus IgM

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