General Rheumatology

Urate-Lowering Therapy Reduces Non-Episodic Foot Pain in Patients Without Gout Diagnosis

Urate-Lowering Therapy Reduces Non-Episodic Foot Pain in Patients Without Gout Diagnosis

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Non-episodic foot pain in hyperuricemia was responsive to urate-lowering therapy.

Pain Profiling May Predict Response to NSAID Plus Paracetamol in Knee Osteoarthritis

Pain Profiling May Predict Response to NSAID Plus Paracetamol in Knee Osteoarthritis

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Mechanistic pain profiling may help predict response to treatment for knee osteoarthritis with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs plus paracetamol.

Four Pain Susceptibility Phenotypes Identified in Knee Osteoarthritis

Four Pain Susceptibility Phenotypes Identified in Knee Osteoarthritis

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Four pain susceptibility phenotypes were identified in patients who had or were at risk for knee osteoarthritis, as well as risk factors for the development of persistent knee pain.

Increased Opioid Prescribing Linked to Chronic Usage in Patients With RA

Increased Opioid Prescribing Linked to Chronic Usage in Patients With RA

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Pain Severity May Partly Mediate the Association Between Depression and Physical Performance in Knee OA

Pain Severity May Partly Mediate the Association Between Depression and Physical Performance in Knee OA

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Pain may partly mediate the observed association between physical performance and depressive symptoms in patients with radiographic knee osteoarthritis.

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

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

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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.

Replacing Sleep, Sedentary Behavior With Physical Activity Beneficial in Knee Osteoarthritis

Replacing Sleep, Sedentary Behavior With Physical Activity Beneficial in Knee Osteoarthritis

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Replacing at least 10 minutes a day of time spent sedentary, asleep, or in light physical activity with moderate physical activity may be associated with significant reductions in bodily pain interference and knee pain in adults at risk for osteoarthritis knee pain.

EULAR Releases 2018 Recommendations for the Management of Hand Osteoarthritis

EULAR Releases 2018 Recommendations for the Management of Hand Osteoarthritis

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EULAR has released updated guidelines for the management of hand osteoarthritis.

Gender Differences, Clinical Outcomes of Pain in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Gender Differences, Clinical Outcomes of Pain in Axial Spondyloarthritis

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The location and spread of pain in patients with axial spondyloarthritis was different between genders and was related to worse clinical status.

Inflammatory Back Pain and Neuropathic Pain May Affect Axial Spondyloarthritis Outcomes

Inflammatory Back Pain and Neuropathic Pain May Affect Axial Spondyloarthritis Outcomes

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Patients with axial spondyloarthritis who have inflammatory back pain or neuropathic pain may have higher pain intensity, pain interference, disease activity, and greater functional limitation compared with individuals with axial spondyloarthritis but without either comorbidity.

Hip Injury and "Giving Way" Associated With Pain Exacerbation in Hip Osteoarthritis

Hip Injury and "Giving Way" Associated With Pain Exacerbation in Hip Osteoarthritis

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Buckling of the hip joint, also referred to as "giving way," and hip injuries may be associated with hip pain worsening in patients with symptomatic hip osteoarthritis.

Positive Results for Novel Osteoarthritis Pain Treatment in Phase 3 Trial

Positive Results for Novel Osteoarthritis Pain Treatment in Phase 3 Trial

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Change in pain and physical function score from baseline were chosen as the co-primary endpoints.

Daily and Retrospective Pain Measurements Comparable in Hip Osteoarthritis

Daily and Retrospective Pain Measurements Comparable in Hip Osteoarthritis

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The reliability of retrospective and daily pain measurements was comparable among patients with hip osteoarthritis, except in individuals with severe intermittent pain for whom retrospective measurements may be less reliable.

Pain Catastrophizing Decreases in Rheumatoid Arthritis After DMARD Initiation

Pain Catastrophizing Decreases in Rheumatoid Arthritis After DMARD Initiation

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Pain catastrophizing decreases over time in patients with RA who respond to DMARD treatment.

Exploring the Clinical Implications of Cannabinoid Use in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Exploring the Clinical Implications of Cannabinoid Use in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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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.

DAS28 Patient-Reported Components Identify Fibromyalgia in Rheumatoid Arthritis

DAS28 Patient-Reported Components Identify Fibromyalgia in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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The assessment of patient-reported components of the DAS28 can be a useful way to identify patients with fibromyalgic RA.

Widespread Pain Common, Linked to Worse Patient-Reported Disease Activity in PsA

Widespread Pain Common, Linked to Worse Patient-Reported Disease Activity in PsA

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Widespread nonarthritic pain is linked to worse patient-reported and composite psoriatic arthritis activity measures.

Multiple Factors to Consider When Selecting NSAID for Arthritis

Multiple Factors to Consider When Selecting NSAID for Arthritis

Factors to be considered when choosing the correct nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for arthritis include effectiveness, concurrent health conditions, and frequency of use.

Radiofrequency Denervation Efficacious in Treating Thoracic Zygapophyseal Joint Pain

Radiofrequency Denervation Efficacious in Treating Thoracic Zygapophyseal Joint Pain

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Radiofrequency denervation, typically used to treat lumbar and cervical zygapophyseal joint pain, has shown efficacy in treating thoracic zygapophyseal joint pain.

Increased Rates of Opioid- and Injection Drug Use-Related Septic Knee Arthritis

Increased Rates of Opioid- and Injection Drug Use-Related Septic Knee Arthritis

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The percentage of patients with septic arthritis related to opioid or injection drug use was found to have increased from 2000 to 2013.

Efficacy, Safety of OnabotulinumtoxinA Assessed for Knee OA Treatment

Efficacy, Safety of OnabotulinumtoxinA Assessed for Knee OA Treatment

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Investigators sought to evaluate intra-articular onabotulinumtoxinA 400 U and 200 U in reducing symptoms of knee OA in patients with nociceptive pain.

Consensi Approved to Treat Hypertension and Osteoarthritis Pain

Consensi Approved to Treat Hypertension and Osteoarthritis Pain

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Consensi combines amlodipine besylate, a calcium-channel blocker (CCB), and celecoxib, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

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