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Exploring the Clinical Implications of Cannabinoid Use in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Exploring the Clinical Implications of Cannabinoid Use in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Preliminary evidence has found an association between the cannabinoid system and other rheumatic conditions, but the studies have not provided conclusive results that could drive recommendations.

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Increased Opioid Prescribing Linked to Chronic Usage in Patients With RA

Increased Opioid Prescribing Linked to Chronic Usage in Patients With RA

A physician's baseline opioid prescribing rate was a strong predictor of a patient's future opioid use.

Psychological Flexibility Improves Resilience in Children With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Their Parents

Psychological Flexibility Improves Resilience in Children With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Their Parents

Psychological flexibility in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and in their parents may represent resilience factors for dealing with pain and disability associated with the condition.

Metabolic Syndrome May Be Associated With Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritic-Related Pain

Metabolic Syndrome May Be Associated With Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritic-Related Pain

Metabolic syndrome, and specifically the component of abdominal obesity, may be associated with pain intensity and number of painful sites in adults with radiographic knee osteoarthritis.

Physical Therapy, Surgery Provide Similar Pain Relief After Meniscal Tear With OA

Physical Therapy, Surgery Provide Similar Pain Relief After Meniscal Tear With OA

Patients generally experienced pain relief over 5 years regardless of whether they received physical therapy or arthroscopic partial menisectomy.

Numerical Rating Scale Preferred Patient-Reported Outcome Measure for RA

Numerical Rating Scale Preferred Patient-Reported Outcome Measure for RA

The numerical rating scale is the preferred patient-reported outcome measure for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

Many Patients With RA Experience Pain Related to Central Nervous System

Many Patients With RA Experience Pain Related to Central Nervous System

Centralized pain pathways may coexist with more established peripheral inflammation-driven pathways in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Effects of Statin Use on Pain Outcomes in Knee Osteoarthritis

Effects of Statin Use on Pain Outcomes in Knee Osteoarthritis

Individuals using statins over 5 years and those using atorvastatin reported a lower risk for future osteoarthritis-related knee pain.

Effects of Pain, Depression, and Insomnia on Health Care Use in Older Adults With Osteoarthritis

Effects of Pain, Depression, and Insomnia on Health Care Use in Older Adults With Osteoarthritis

The combined effects of pain with insomnia and pain with depression increased diverse types of health care use.

Radiographic Changes of Osteoarthritis Associated With Persistent Knee Pain

Radiographic Changes of Osteoarthritis Associated With Persistent Knee Pain

Researchers examined the correlation between knee pain and radiographic features of osteoarthritis.

Rheumatologist-Assessed vs Criteria for Inflammatory Back Pain in Psoriatic Arthritis

Rheumatologist-Assessed vs Criteria for Inflammatory Back Pain in Psoriatic Arthritis

Rheumatologist-assessed inflammatory back pain (IBP) or the criteria for IBP developed for ankylosing spondylitis might not perform well when determining axial involvement in psoriatic arthritis.