Osteoarthritis

Knee Osteoarthritis: Intra-Articular Triamcinolone vs Saline Injection

Knee Osteoarthritis: Intra-Articular Triamcinolone vs Saline Injection

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Patients with knee osteoarthritis experienced significant cartilage volume loss when undergoing intra-articular triamcinolone injections.

Knee Pain Relief From Fiber, Chondroitin in Osteoarthritis

Knee Pain Relief From Fiber, Chondroitin in Osteoarthritis

There was a lower risk for osteoarthritis knee pain with chondroitin supplementation and higher intake of fiber.

Osteoarthritis Hand Pain May Be Improved With Vibrating Gloves

Osteoarthritis Hand Pain May Be Improved With Vibrating Gloves

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Vibrating gloves may reduce hand pain in women with hand osteoarthritis.

Superior Reduction in Osteoarthritis Knee Pain From Novel Hyaluronan Injection

Superior Reduction in Osteoarthritis Knee Pain From Novel Hyaluronan Injection

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A novel viscous gel-based formulation of hyaluronan was more effective in reducing pain and stiffness in patients with moderate knee osteoarthritis.

Arthroscopy Seldom Effective for Degenerative Knees

Arthroscopy Seldom Effective for Degenerative Knees

The widely used procedure won't help arthritic degeneration, according to a new recommendation.

Hand Osteoarthritis Will Affect 40% of People in US

Hand Osteoarthritis Will Affect 40% of People in US

Researchers found that obesity appears to raise the risk.

Weight Loss Reduces Knee Cartilage Degeneration In Patients at Risk for Osteoarthritis

Weight Loss Reduces Knee Cartilage Degeneration In Patients at Risk for Osteoarthritis

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Weight loss in patients at risk for osteoarthritis helped slow degeneration of knee cartilage over 48 months.

Popping Joints Associated With Knee Osteoarthritis

Popping Joints Associated With Knee Osteoarthritis

Subjective knee crepitus predicted incident subjective osteoarthritis longitudinally.

FDA Clears Radiofrequency Treatment for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

FDA Clears Radiofrequency Treatment for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

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The FDA has cleared Halyard Health's COOLIEF Radiofrequency Treatment for relief of chronic osteoarthritis knee pain.

Metal Sensitization After Arthroplasty More Likely for Women

Metal Sensitization After Arthroplasty More Likely for Women

Among patients reporting pain, women have greater severity of metal sensitization.

No Association Between Arthritis and Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults

No Association Between Arthritis and Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults

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Study examines data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) to identify any cross-sectional association between arthritis and cognitive impairment in older adults.

Preferred Treatment to Reduce GI Bleeding Risk With NSAIDS in OA, RA

Preferred Treatment to Reduce GI Bleeding Risk With NSAIDS in OA, RA

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Celecoxib plus a proton pump inhibitor reduces risk for recurrent upper gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with arthritis using NSAIDs who are at risk for cardiovascular, gastrointestinal events.

No Added Mobility Benefit to Inpatient PT Rehab Post-TKR for OA

No Added Mobility Benefit to Inpatient PT Rehab Post-TKR for OA

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Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative show that total knee replacement has minimal effects on quality of life among patients with knee osteoarthritis.

EULAR Releases Imaging Recommendations in Symptomatic Osteoarthritis

EULAR Releases Imaging Recommendations in Symptomatic Osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis clinical practice recommendations have just been released by EULAR.

Total Knee Replacement for Osteoarthritis: Benefits and Cost-Effectiveness

Total Knee Replacement for Osteoarthritis: Benefits and Cost-Effectiveness

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Cohort study using the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) database compares patient outcomes to evaluate the effectiveness of total knee replacement surgery for 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.

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