Osteoarthritis

Sarcopenic Obesity in Osteoarthritis vs Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sarcopenic Obesity in Osteoarthritis vs Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Individuals with osteoarthritis may exhibit a higher prevalence of sarcopenic obesity, compared with patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Online Consultation System Benefits Rheumatic Disease Management

Online Consultation System Benefits Rheumatic Disease Management

The SSDM series of applications is cost-effective for patients of rheumatologists.

Thoracic Manifestations in Connective Tissue Disease: A Review

Thoracic Manifestations in Connective Tissue Disease: A Review

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Thoracic manifestations are common in connective tissue disease, also called collagen vascular disease.

Improved Function, Pain in Hand Osteoarthritis With Pregabalin

Improved Function, Pain in Hand Osteoarthritis With Pregabalin

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In patients with hand osteoarthritis, pregabalin was shown to improve hand pain.

Wnt Pathway Inhibition Alleviates Symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis

Wnt Pathway Inhibition Alleviates Symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis

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Inhibition of the Wnt pathway with the small molecule SM04690 was shown to improve pain and maintain or improve radiographic outcomes in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

THA, TKA Patients Increase Use of Multimodal Approaches for Postoperative Pain

THA, TKA Patients Increase Use of Multimodal Approaches for Postoperative Pain

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In patients undergoing THA or TKA, the use of multimodal approaches for postoperative pain is increasing.

FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to Osteoarthritis Drug

FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to Osteoarthritis Drug

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The FDA has granted fast track designation to MIV-711.

Arthroscopy for Degenerative Knee Disease: Expert Panel Guideline

Arthroscopy for Degenerative Knee Disease: Expert Panel Guideline

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Experts strongly advise against the use of arthroscopic knee surgery compared with conservative management in nearly all patients with degenerative knee disease.

Decreased Opioid Use for Postoperative Pain in Total Hip, Knee Arthroplasty

Decreased Opioid Use for Postoperative Pain in Total Hip, Knee Arthroplasty

Opioid use for postoperative pain from TKA or THA has decreased.

Vibrating Gloves to Reduce Pain in Women With Osteoarthritis

Vibrating Gloves to Reduce Pain in Women With Osteoarthritis

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Vibrating gloves may reduce hand pain in women with OA.

Liposomal Bupivacaine Lessens Pain Following Shoulder Arthroplasty

Liposomal Bupivacaine Lessens Pain Following Shoulder Arthroplasty

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Liposomal bupivacaine showed better pain relief for patients undergoing shoulder arthroplasty.

Total Hip, Knee Arthroplasty Pain Relieved by IV Corticosteroids

Total Hip, Knee Arthroplasty Pain Relieved by IV Corticosteroids

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Perioperative intravenous is associated with a reduction in opioid use in patients undergoing total knee or hip arthroplasty.

Total Hip Arthroplasty Readmission Influenced by Behavioral Comorbidities

Total Hip Arthroplasty Readmission Influenced by Behavioral Comorbidities

Factors associated with 30-day readmission resulting in RTT, including comorbidities likely to affect patient behavior are common for patients under THA.

Acupuncture Improves Pain and Reduces Opioid Use After Knee Surgery

Acupuncture Improves Pain and Reduces Opioid Use After Knee Surgery

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Opioid consumption after knee arthroplasty was reduced by electrotherapy and acupuncture.

Effusion-Synovitis and Joint Structural Abnormalities in Patients with Knee OA

Effusion-Synovitis and Joint Structural Abnormalities in Patients with Knee OA

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In patients with established osteoarthritis (OA), synovial inflammation may result from joint structural abnormalities.

Patients With Osteoarthritic Knee Pain Benefit From Paracetamol

Patients With Osteoarthritic Knee Pain Benefit From Paracetamol

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In patients with knee osteoarthritic pain, extended-release paracetamol may have a greater analgesic effect than placebo.

FDA Approves Durolane to Treat Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

FDA Approves Durolane to Treat Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

Hip Arthroplasty Risk in Men Higher With Increased Dairy Product Consumption

Hip Arthroplasty Risk in Men Higher With Increased Dairy Product Consumption

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Hip osteoarthritis risk may be increased by a higher rate of dairy product consumption.

Modified Exercise Improves Physical Function in Knee Osteoarthritis

Modified Exercise Improves Physical Function in Knee Osteoarthritis

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Patients in the intervention group saw improvements in WOMAC and 6MWT scores after participating in adapted exercise programs.

Mobility Barriers' Impact on Daily Life of Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

Mobility Barriers' Impact on Daily Life of Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

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Barriers to mobility within communities may lead to "participation restriction" in elderly with knee osteoarthritis.

Use of Opioid Prior to TKA Associated With Worse Post-Op Pain

Use of Opioid Prior to TKA Associated With Worse Post-Op Pain

Researchers suggest that limiting opioid prescriptions might optimize benefits of TKA.

Chondroitin Sulfate Effective for Knee Osteoarthritis

Chondroitin Sulfate Effective for Knee Osteoarthritis

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Prescription-grade chondroitin sulfate is as efficacious as celecoxib in reducing pain and improving function in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

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