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Osteoarthritis-Associated Pain Not Relieved With Hydroxychloroquine

Osteoarthritis-Associated Pain Not Relieved With Hydroxychloroquine

Hydroxychloroquine was no more effective than placebo in reducing symptoms or radiographic progression in patients with moderate to severe hand pain and radiographic osteoarthritis.

Knee Pain in Osteoarthritis Associated With Long-Term Prefrailty, Frailty

Knee Pain in Osteoarthritis Associated With Long-Term Prefrailty, Frailty

Unilateral and bilateral knee pain may be associated with development of prefrailty and frailty over 6 years.

Short- vs Long-Acting Opioids for Osteoarthritis Pain

Short- vs Long-Acting Opioids for Osteoarthritis Pain

In addition to being safer and more cost-effective, short-acting opioids are comparable with long-acting opioids for pain management in patients with chronic osteoarthritis.

Vibrating Gloves Significantly Reduce Osteoarthritis-Related Hand Pain

Vibrating Gloves Significantly Reduce Osteoarthritis-Related Hand Pain

Gloves with small vibrating motors may safely reduce hand pain among women with osteoarthritis during and after use.

Durolane Approved for Treatment of Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

Durolane Approved for Treatment of Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

The FDA has approved Durolane for the treatment of pain associated with knee osteoarthritis, which relieved pain and restored function for up to 6 months in patients.

Paracetamol Superior to Placebo for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

Paracetamol Superior to Placebo for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

Extended-release paracetamol may have a greater analgesic effect than placebo in patients with osteoarthritic knee pain.

Is Hand Osteoarthritis Associated With BMI, Smoking, or Alcohol Consumption?

Is Hand Osteoarthritis Associated With BMI, Smoking, or Alcohol Consumption?

Researchers examined alcohol consumption, smoking status, and body mass index as variables impacting patients' risk of osteoarthritis development or progression.

Tocilizumab Linked to Anemia Marker Improvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tocilizumab Linked to Anemia Marker Improvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tocilizumab was associated with significant improvements in hemoglobin and hematocrit over 2 years of treatment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Pros and Cons of Early Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation

Pros and Cons of Early Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation

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.

Methotrexate Response in RA may be Predicted by Gene Expression

Methotrexate Response in RA may be Predicted by Gene Expression

Increased baseline gene expression in peripheral blood may be associated with improved clinical response to methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis.