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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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Work Group Recommendations on Outcome Measures in Clinical Studies on Musculoskeletal Pain

Work Group Recommendations on Outcome Measures in Clinical Studies on Musculoskeletal Pain

A work group appointed by the Veterans Health Administration recommends the use of 2 scales with 8 items as core outcome measures to assess pain intensity and interference in studies examining chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Risk Factors Associated With Chronic Opioid Use in Musculoskeletal Pain

Risk Factors Associated With Chronic Opioid Use in Musculoskeletal Pain

The chronic use of opioids was found to be low in individuals with musculoskeletal pain, and to have decreased from 2008 to 2014.

Early Physical Therapy for Musculoskeletal Pain May Reduce Opioid Use

Early Physical Therapy for Musculoskeletal Pain May Reduce Opioid Use

Starting physical therapy early after a musculoskeletal pain diagnosis may be associated with reductions in long-term opioid use and amount of opioid use.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Reduces Pain, Fatigue in Fibromyalgia

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Reduces Pain, Fatigue in Fibromyalgia

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation administered during physical activity may effectively alleviate fibromyalgia-associated pain, fatigue, and disease impact in women.

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.

Operant Learning May Provide More Benefits Than Energy Conservation in Fibromyalgia

Operant Learning May Provide More Benefits Than Energy Conservation in Fibromyalgia

Operant learning may provide additional benefits compared with energy conservation in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.

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.

Arthritis Treatments: DMARDS and Other Immune Modulators

Dosing regimens of DMARDS and other immune modulators used in the treatment of arthritis.

Antirheumatic Indications for Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Antirheumatic Indications for Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Includes drugs indicated for different types of arthritis as well as the form and strength the medication is available in.