Radiofrequency treatment is an effective option for treating refractory chronic knee, hip, and shoulder joint pain associated with osteoarthritis.
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.
Study uses data from the Framingham Offspring Cohort to investigate possible relationships between knee osteoarthritis and components of the metabolic syndrome.
An international team of researchers collected data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative to determine the effect of knee osteoarthritis on development of hypertension.
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.
Researchers find that patients discharged home after hip or knee arthroplasty recover as well and sometimes better than inpatient rehabilitation.
Research shows no significant difference for total knee arthroplasty outcomes after inpatient vs home-based rehabilitation.
Patients who made informed treatment decisions show significant increase in quality of life after orthopedic surgery.
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.
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.
Research letter examines statistics from a single private insurance plan from 2011 to 2015.
Research comes from meta-analysis of 25 population-based studies on 5 major forms of arthritis.
Randomized trial evaluates improvements in pain and function using internet-based in-home exercise and pain-coping skills training.
The regulator expects a decision on the new drug application by early autumn.
Study followed patients with knee osteoarthritis for 6 months to evaluate improvement in joint pain.
The FDA has given its approval for 26-week treatment efficacy claims for Zimmer Biomet's knee osteoarthritis product.
Researchers look for diagnostic alternative to blood samples for diagnosing specific inflammatory arthritis conditions.
High-inflammation diets were associated with greater bone density loss in a recent observational study.
Researchers examined whether or not the weather truly affects episodes of acute low back pain.
A retrospective cohort study found 1 in 5 non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) adverse drug reactions is a hypersensitivity reaction.
Similar efficacy, superior safety of nonparticulate vs particulate corticosteroids for alleviating radicular pain.
Intra-articular corticosteroid injections for knee osteoarthritis may improve pain and physical function for up to 6 weeks.
No differences in Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index scores from baseline to 12 months were found with a telephone-based osteoarthritis intervention.
Transforaminal approach to the treatment of cervical radicular pain presents risks.
Study evaluates the use of chondroitin sulfate vs. celecoxib for knee osteoarthritis.
Results of nearly 4000 major lower extremity joint replacements were assessed for cost and quality of care.
Research suggests that, despite previous assumptions, running might slow development of osteoarthritis.
Patients report lasting reduction in pain interference and short-term decreases in pain and fatigue.
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.
Researchers examined the effect of glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate therapy on cartilage loss in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
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