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Expert Q&A: Effects of Collaborative Care Models on Patient Satisfaction in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Expert Q&A: Effects of Collaborative Care Models on Patient Satisfaction in Rheumatoid Arthritis

John M. Davis III, MD, MS, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Jennifer Gorman, MD, MPH, from The Polyclinic in Seattle, Washington, discuss the evolving collaborative care therapy model in RA.

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

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

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

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

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

Pain, Cognitive Dysfunction in SLE Mediated by Sleep Disturbance, Depression

Pain, Cognitive Dysfunction in SLE Mediated by Sleep Disturbance, Depression

The relationship between pain and cognitive dysfunction was explained by sleep disturbance and depressive symptoms.

Illness Perceptions Mediate Back Pain, Quality of Life in Early Axial Spondyloarthritis

Illness Perceptions Mediate Back Pain, Quality of Life in Early Axial Spondyloarthritis

Illness perceptions are important in the relationship between back pain and health-related quality of life in patients suspected of axial spondyloarthritis.

Risks Associated With Co-Administration of Aspirin and Other NSAIDs

Risks Associated With Co-Administration of Aspirin and Other NSAIDs

In patients with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis who are at higher risk for cardiovascular events, celecoxib may be safer compared with naproxen or ibuprofen when these drugs are taken alone or in combination with aspirin.

Depressive Symptoms Predict Future Pain, Disability in Adolescent JIA

Depressive Symptoms Predict Future Pain, Disability in Adolescent JIA

Baseline depressive symptoms were associated with pain and disability in adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Influence of Psychosocial, Sociodemographic Factors on Knee Osteoarthritis-Associated Pain

Influence of Psychosocial, Sociodemographic Factors on Knee Osteoarthritis-Associated Pain

A set of psychosocial and sociodemographic factors may be associated with pain levels in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Zilretta Benefits 'Real-World' Patients With Knee OA, Says Study

Zilretta Benefits 'Real-World' Patients With Knee OA, Says Study

Patients who received a repeat Zilretta injection experienced a 64% improvement in Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC)-A (pain), a 66% improvement in WOMAC-B (stiffness), a 64% improvement on WOMAC-C (function), and improvement represented by a doubling of the KOOS Quality of Life subscale score by Week 4.

Guidelines for Biosimilar Use for Treatment of Rheumatologic Diseases

Guidelines for Biosimilar Use for Treatment of Rheumatologic Diseases

Consensus recommendations on the use of biosimilars for the treatment of patients with rheumatologic diseases were recently published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.