Thoracic Manifestations in Connective Tissue Disease: A Review

Thoracic manifestations are common in connective tissue disease, also called collagen vascular disease.

Noninferiority of Celecoxib to Ibuprofen & Naproxen for CV Events: Understanding Implications of the PRECISION Trial

Numerically fewer Antiplatelet Trialists Collaboration composite outcome events occurred with celecoxib treatment than with naproxen and ibuprofen. PRECISION lead investigator Dr Steven Nissen discusses clinical ...

The Impact of Obesity on Arthritis Outcomes

Obesity may affect risk of developing osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and it has been linked with increased disease activity and adverse clinical outcomes.

Review of the Evidence Behind Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is being used by clinicians to treat patients with symptomatic or post-traumatic osteoarthritis. While basic science and preclinical data support some ...

Conservative Management Options for Osteoarthritis

Conservative treatment options include weight loss, physical therapy, activity modification, drugs, orthotics, and intra-articular injections.

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Sarcopenic Obesity in Osteoarthritis vs Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sarcopenic Obesity in Osteoarthritis vs Rheumatoid Arthritis

Individuals with osteoarthritis may exhibit a higher prevalence of sarcopenic obesity, compared with patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Online Consultation System Benefits Rheumatic Disease Management

Online Consultation System Benefits Rheumatic Disease Management

The SSDM series of applications is cost-effective for patients of rheumatologists.

Improved Function, Pain in Hand Osteoarthritis With Pregabalin

Improved Function, Pain in Hand Osteoarthritis With Pregabalin

In patients with hand osteoarthritis, pregabalin was shown to improve hand pain.

Wnt Pathway Inhibition Alleviates Symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis

Wnt Pathway Inhibition Alleviates Symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis

Inhibition of the Wnt pathway with the small molecule SM04690 was shown to improve pain and maintain or improve radiographic outcomes in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

THA, TKA Patients Increase Use of Multimodal Approaches for Postoperative Pain

THA, TKA Patients Increase Use of Multimodal Approaches for Postoperative Pain

In patients undergoing THA or TKA, the use of multimodal approaches for postoperative pain is increasing.

FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to Osteoarthritis Drug

FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to Osteoarthritis Drug

The FDA has granted fast track designation to MIV-711.

Arthroscopy for Degenerative Knee Disease: Expert Panel Guideline

Arthroscopy for Degenerative Knee Disease: Expert Panel Guideline

Experts strongly advise against the use of arthroscopic knee surgery compared with conservative management in nearly all patients with degenerative knee disease.

Decreased Opioid Use for Postoperative Pain in Total Hip, Knee Arthroplasty

Decreased Opioid Use for Postoperative Pain in Total Hip, Knee Arthroplasty

Opioid use for postoperative pain from TKA or THA has decreased.

Vibrating Gloves to Reduce Pain in Women With Osteoarthritis

Vibrating Gloves to Reduce Pain in Women With Osteoarthritis

Vibrating gloves may reduce hand pain in women with OA.

Liposomal Bupivacaine Lessens Pain Following Shoulder Arthroplasty

Liposomal Bupivacaine Lessens Pain Following Shoulder Arthroplasty

Liposomal bupivacaine showed better pain relief for patients undergoing shoulder arthroplasty.