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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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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.

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

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

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

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

Inflammatory Back Pain and Neuropathic Pain May Affect Axial Spondyloarthritis Outcomes

Inflammatory Back Pain and Neuropathic Pain May Affect Axial Spondyloarthritis Outcomes

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.

Gender Differences, Clinical Outcomes of Pain in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Gender Differences, Clinical Outcomes of Pain in Axial Spondyloarthritis

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