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Gender Differences in Axial Spondyloarthritis: Comparing Disease Burden and Treatment

Gender Differences in Axial Spondyloarthritis: Comparing Disease Burden and Treatment

An improved understanding of the gender differences in axial spondyloarthritis can improve disease treatment and reduce disease burden.

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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

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

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

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.

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.