Osteoarthritis

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.

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.

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.

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.

First-in-Class Chronic Pain Drug Candidate Fast Tracked

First-in-Class Chronic Pain Drug Candidate Fast Tracked

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Tanezumab is a NGF inhibitor and is a first-in-class agent to receive Fast Track approval.

Lower Cartilage Degeneration With Weight Loss in OA

Lower Cartilage Degeneration With Weight Loss in OA

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MRI was utilized to assessed cartilage degeneration in patients who lost weight over a 48-month period.

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Effective for Knee OA Pain

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Effective for Knee OA Pain

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Transcranial direct current stimulation can effectively alleviate osteoarthritis-related knee pain.

Imaging Recommendations by EULAR for Symptomatic Osteoarthritis

Imaging Recommendations by EULAR for Symptomatic Osteoarthritis

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The first evidence-based recommendations on the use of imaging in osteoarthritis clinical practice have been released by the European League Against Rheumatism.

Knee Osteoarthritis in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis and Disease Activity Evaluation

Knee Osteoarthritis in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis and Disease Activity Evaluation

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DAS28 were found to be significantly higher at baseline and at 12-month follow-up in a group of patients (n=9) with knee osteoarthritis.

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.

Developing Biomarkers for Inflammatory Arthritis

Developing Biomarkers for Inflammatory Arthritis

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Urinary proteomics may help identify biomarkers that can distinguish between different types of inflammatory arthritis.

Bridging Gaps in Patient Access to Rheumatologists With Telemedicine

Bridging Gaps in Patient Access to Rheumatologists With Telemedicine

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Telerheumatology can improve healthcare access, patient outcomes, and costs

Intake of Dietary Fiber Associated with Knee Pain in OA

Intake of Dietary Fiber Associated with Knee Pain in OA

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Higher intake of dietary fiber is linked with reduced knee pain in older adults with knee osteoarthritis.

Distinct Sets of Genes are Activated in Post-Surgical and Chronic Pain Conditions

Distinct Sets of Genes are Activated in Post-Surgical and Chronic Pain Conditions

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Distinct phases exist in acute vs persistent pain in a mouse model of OA.

Self-Screening Tests to Identify Anxiety in Rheumatic Disease

Self-Screening Tests to Identify Anxiety in Rheumatic Disease

"The use of a self-applied screening tool can help clinicians to properly detect depression and anxiety associated with diverse rheumatic diseases."

Reduced Opioid Requirements When Comorbid OA, Hypertension Treated With Beta-Blockers

Reduced Opioid Requirements When Comorbid OA, Hypertension Treated With Beta-Blockers

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The anti-nociceptive effect of beta-adrenergic blockade is associated with decreased joint pain and reduced opioid requirements in patients with symptomatic large joint osteoarthritis and hypertension.

Obesity and Arthritis Outcomes

Obesity and Arthritis Outcomes

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Even slight reductions in body weight can improve pain and mobility in patients with arthritis.

Association Between Cortical Thickness and Pain Duration

Association Between Cortical Thickness and Pain Duration

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Knee OA was associated with cortical thinning in brain regions not typically associated with pain processing.

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.

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.

AMSSM Recommends Viscosupplementation for Knee Osteoarthritis

AMSSM Recommends Viscosupplementation for Knee Osteoarthritis

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Patients treated with viscosupplementation had a 15% and 11% greater chance of achieving OARSI responder status than did those treated with intra-articular corticosteroids and placebo, respectively.

Is Knee Osteoarthritis More Prevalent in Female Minorities?

Is Knee Osteoarthritis More Prevalent in Female Minorities?

Recently revealed research outlines how knee osteoarthritis is more prevalent in female minorities.

Can Obese Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis Benefit From A New Home-Based Device?

Can Obese Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis Benefit From A New Home-Based Device?

Biomechanical device tied to improvement in all gait parameters at three, 12 months.

Panel Backs Medical Marijuana for Migraine in Illinois

Panel Backs Medical Marijuana for Migraine in Illinois

The Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board, however, rejected cannabis as a treatment for anxiety.

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