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GI Safety Compared for NSAIDs in Patients With Arthritis

GI Safety Compared for NSAIDs in Patients With Arthritis

The randomized, double-blind, controlled trial (N=24,081) included patients with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis who required chronic NSAID treatment.

Intramuscular Triamcinolone Acetate Injection for OA Hip Pain

Intramuscular Triamcinolone Acetate Injection for OA Hip Pain

In patients with painful hip osteoarthritis, an intramuscular glucocorticoid injection may effectively alleviate hip pain in the short-term.

Quality of Life in Rheumatoid Arthritis Improved With Filgotinib

Quality of Life in Rheumatoid Arthritis Improved With Filgotinib

The results of 2 randomized controlled trials showed that filgotinib improved quality of life when given in combination with methotrexate or as monotherapy in rheumatoid arthritis.

Bariatric Surgery Lessens Knee OA Pain More in Certain Patients

Bariatric Surgery Lessens Knee OA Pain More in Certain Patients

Laparoscopic gastric band surgery is associated with more improvement in knee osteoarthritis in younger patients and those without prior knee injury.

Subcutaneous vs Intravenous Tanezumab for Knee, Hip Osteoarthritis

Subcutaneous vs Intravenous Tanezumab for Knee, Hip Osteoarthritis

Intravenous and subcutaneous administration of tanezumab may provide similar analgesia and tolerability in patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis.

Geniculate Artery Embolization Promising in Knee Osteoarthritis

Geniculate Artery Embolization Promising in Knee Osteoarthritis

Improvement in pain at one month; decrease in global WOMAC score in eight patients after GAE

Durolane Now Available to Treat Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

Durolane Now Available to Treat Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

In clinical trials, treatment with Durolane resulted in greater reduction in Visual Analog Scale (VAS) pain scores at 3 and 6 months compared to Synvisc One (hylan G-F 20; Sanofi Genzyme).

Predicting Best Outcomes of Intra-Articular Hyaluronic Acid Treatment in Knee OA

Predicting Best Outcomes of Intra-Articular Hyaluronic Acid Treatment in Knee OA

Patients with knee osteoarthritis who can best benefit from treatment with intra-articular hyaluronic acid injections include patients with high levels of knee pain, younger individuals, persons with a high body mass index, and individuals with less severe structural damage.

Glucosamine vs Ibuprofen for Painful Temporomandibular Joint Osteoarthritis

Glucosamine vs Ibuprofen for Painful Temporomandibular Joint Osteoarthritis

The effects of glucosamine supplements in the treatment of patients with painful temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis were not superior to the effects of ibuprofen taken 2 to 3 times per day.

Factors Predicting Pain Outcomes After TKR for Knee Osteoarthritis

Factors Predicting Pain Outcomes After TKR for Knee Osteoarthritis

In patients with knee osteoarthritis, high pain levels and low pressure pain thresholds at baseline predicted worse pain outcomes after total knee replacement surgery, but did not predict outcomes after nonsurgical interventions.