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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How Effective is RF Denervation for Symptomatic Knee OA?

How Effective is RF Denervation for Symptomatic Knee OA?

Radiofrequency treatment is an effective option for treating refractory chronic knee, hip, and shoulder joint pain associated with osteoarthritis.

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 4/14/17

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 4/14/17

This week, a phase III trial for investigational drug voclosporin for lupus nephritis treatment was approved, prolonged insomnia may lead to less robust bone formation — causing osteoporosis and bone fractures — and researchers found that women who drink a moderate amount of alcohol daily have a reduced risk of developing systemic lupus erythmatosus.

No Association Between Knee Osteoarthritis and Metabolic Syndrome

No Association Between Knee Osteoarthritis and Metabolic Syndrome

Study uses data from the Framingham Offspring Cohort to investigate possible relationships between knee osteoarthritis and components of the metabolic syndrome.

Knee Osteoarthritis May Increase Hypertension Risk

Knee Osteoarthritis May Increase Hypertension Risk

An international team of researchers collected data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative to determine the effect of knee osteoarthritis on development of hypertension.

Knee Osteoarthritis in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis May Affect Disease Activity Evaluation

Knee Osteoarthritis in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis May Affect Disease Activity Evaluation

A small study from Romania evaluated whether the presence of osteoarthritis had an effect on the parameters used to evaluate disease activity in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis.

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.