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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AAOS: Home Recovery After Joint Arthroplasty Better than Inpatient Care

AAOS: Home Recovery After Joint Arthroplasty Better than Inpatient Care

Researchers find that patients discharged home after hip or knee arthroplasty recover as well and sometimes better than inpatient rehabilitation.

Inpatient Rehab After Total Knee Arthroplasty Proves Ineffective

Inpatient Rehab After Total Knee Arthroplasty Proves Ineffective

Research shows no significant difference for total knee arthroplasty outcomes after inpatient vs home-based rehabilitation.

Quality of Life Improves Among Well-Informed Patients After Orthopedic Surgery

Quality of Life Improves Among Well-Informed Patients After Orthopedic Surgery

Patients who made informed treatment decisions show significant increase in quality of life after orthopedic surgery.

SSRI Use Linked to Improved Knee and Hip Replacement Outcomes

SSRI Use Linked to Improved Knee and Hip Replacement Outcomes

Researchers reviewed medical records from >20,000 patients who underwent total knee and hip replacements to examine SSRI use, surgery complications, revisions, and associated mortality.

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 3/3/17

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 3/3/17

Connecticut considers rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia for medical marijuana treatment, while Lyme disease-carrying deer ticks continue to invade Michigan. All this and more in this week's edition.

Some Hospitals May Be Overcharging for Hip and Knee Replacements

Some Hospitals May Be Overcharging for Hip and Knee Replacements

Research letter examines statistics from a single private insurance plan from 2011 to 2015.

Arthritis and Incident Myocardial Infarction Risk

Arthritis and Incident Myocardial Infarction Risk

Research comes from meta-analysis of 25 population-based studies on 5 major forms of arthritis.

Chronic Knee Pain Reduced Via Internet-Delivered Home Exercise Therapy

Chronic Knee Pain Reduced Via Internet-Delivered Home Exercise Therapy

Randomized trial evaluates improvements in pain and function using internet-based in-home exercise and pain-coping skills training.

Novel OA Intra-articular Corticosteroid Formulation Accepted for FDA Review

Novel OA Intra-articular Corticosteroid Formulation Accepted for FDA Review

The regulator expects a decision on the new drug application by early autumn.

Combination Chondroitin and Glucosamine for Knee Osteoarthritis Inferior to Placebo

Combination Chondroitin and Glucosamine for Knee Osteoarthritis Inferior to Placebo

Study followed patients with knee osteoarthritis for 6 months to evaluate improvement in joint pain.