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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FDA Approves Durolane to Treat Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

FDA Approves Durolane to Treat Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

The FDA has approved Durolane for treatinf pain from knee OA.

Pain Management Medication Approved by FDA in 2016-2017

Pain Management Medication Approved by FDA in 2016-2017

New drugs indicated for central nervous system and gastrointestinal disorders, infection, cancer treatment, and diabetes were reviewed.

Association of Hand OA With BMI, Smoking, and Alcohol Consumption

Association of Hand OA With BMI, Smoking, and Alcohol Consumption

Researchers examined smoking status, alcohol consumption, and body mass index as variables impacting patients' risk of osteoarthritis development or progression.

Ozone Effective for Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

Ozone Effective for Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

In patients with knee OA, intra-articular ozone may provide pain relief, functional improvement, and gains of QoL.

Enhanced Analgesia With Addition of Sciatic Block to Continuous Femoral Block Post-THA

Enhanced Analgesia With Addition of Sciatic Block to Continuous Femoral Block Post-THA

Pain is reduced after total hip arthroplasty by adding a sciatic nerve block to a continuous femoral nerve block.

Online Risk Calculator Proves Beneficial in Estimating Risks for Knee OA

Online Risk Calculator Proves Beneficial in Estimating Risks for Knee OA

Patients using a personalized risk calculator were guided to a more accurate perception of their knee OA risk.

Electrotherapy, Acupuncture Beneficial for Total Knee Arthroplasty Pain

Electrotherapy, Acupuncture Beneficial for Total Knee Arthroplasty Pain

Electrotherapy and acupuncture may benefit pain management after total knee arthroplasty.

Sonography May Aid Hyaluronic Acid Injections in Knee Arthritis

Sonography May Aid Hyaluronic Acid Injections in Knee Arthritis

Better results may come from sonography-guided hyaluronic acid injection rather than surface anatomy-guided injection in knee arthritis patients.

Fracture Risk Predictor Declines Nearly Twice as Quickly in HIV-infected Women Vs Men

Fracture Risk Predictor Declines Nearly Twice as Quickly in HIV-infected Women Vs Men

Bone density at the hip declined twice as quickly in HIV-infected eomen vs men.

Reducing Osteoarthritic Pain: Diclofenac the Most Effective NSAID

Reducing Osteoarthritic Pain: Diclofenac the Most Effective NSAID

Diclofenac used at the maximum dos of 150 mg/day was shown to be the most effective NSAID for the treatment of osteoarthritis.

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