Osteoarthritis

How Effective is RF Denervation for Symptomatic Knee OA?

How Effective is RF Denervation for Symptomatic Knee OA?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

FDA Approves Expanded Efficacy of Knee Osteoarthritis Pain Treatment

FDA Approves Expanded Efficacy of Knee Osteoarthritis Pain Treatment

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The FDA has given its approval for 26-week treatment efficacy claims for Zimmer Biomet's knee osteoarthritis product.

Urinary Proteomic Biomarkers May Help Differentiate Inflammatory Arthritis

Urinary Proteomic Biomarkers May Help Differentiate Inflammatory Arthritis

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Researchers look for diagnostic alternative to blood samples for diagnosing specific inflammatory arthritis conditions.

High-Inflammation Diets May Increase Fracture Risk in Women

High-Inflammation Diets May Increase Fracture Risk in Women

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High-inflammation diets were associated with greater bone density loss in a recent observational study.

Lower Back Pain Episodes Not Influenced by Weather Conditions

Lower Back Pain Episodes Not Influenced by Weather Conditions

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Researchers examined whether or not the weather truly affects episodes of acute low back pain.

Risk Factors For NSAID Hypersensitivity Reaction Identified

Risk Factors For NSAID Hypersensitivity Reaction Identified

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A retrospective cohort study found 1 in 5 non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) adverse drug reactions is a hypersensitivity reaction.

Comparative Efficacy of Particulate, Nonparticulate Corticosteroids for Epidural Injection

Comparative Efficacy of Particulate, Nonparticulate Corticosteroids for Epidural Injection

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Similar efficacy, superior safety of nonparticulate vs particulate corticosteroids for alleviating radicular pain.

Intra-Articular Corticosteroids Provide Short-Term Pain Relief for Knee Osteoarthritis

Intra-Articular Corticosteroids Provide Short-Term Pain Relief for Knee Osteoarthritis

Intra-articular corticosteroid injections for knee osteoarthritis may improve pain and physical function for up to 6 weeks.

WOMAC Scores Not Improved By Telephone-Based OA Intervention

WOMAC Scores Not Improved By Telephone-Based OA Intervention

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No differences in Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index scores from baseline to 12 months were found with a telephone-based osteoarthritis intervention.

Targeted Steroid Injection Via Epidural Catheter vs Standard C7-T1 Approach

Targeted Steroid Injection Via Epidural Catheter vs Standard C7-T1 Approach

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Transforaminal approach to the treatment of cervical radicular pain presents risks.

Chondroitin More Effective than Celecoxib in Delaying Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis

Chondroitin More Effective than Celecoxib in Delaying Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis

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Study evaluates the use of chondroitin sulfate vs. celecoxib for knee osteoarthritis.

Joint Replacement Costs With Medicare Bundled Payment Models

Joint Replacement Costs With Medicare Bundled Payment Models

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Results of nearly 4000 major lower extremity joint replacements were assessed for cost and quality of care.

Running May Lower Inflammation in Knee Joints

Running May Lower Inflammation in Knee Joints

Research suggests that, despite previous assumptions, running might slow development of osteoarthritis.

Chair Yoga Helps Manage Osteoarthritis Pain in Older Adults

Chair Yoga Helps Manage Osteoarthritis Pain in Older Adults

Patients report lasting reduction in pain interference and short-term decreases in pain and fatigue.

Impact of Modifiable Psychological Factors on TKA for OA

Impact of Modifiable Psychological Factors on TKA for OA

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Research finds that expectations about pain are out of line with reality and contribute to decisions that delay total knee arthroplasty in patients who may need it the most.

Glucosamine and Chondroitin Limit Cartilage Loss in Knee OA

Glucosamine and Chondroitin Limit Cartilage Loss in Knee OA

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Researchers examined the effect of glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate therapy on cartilage loss in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

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