Tick-related ailments are difficult to diagnose, and patients often have non-specific symptoms.
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Older adults with high serum uric acid levels might be at increased risk of developing vascular or mixed dementia.
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging can detect structural and functional cardiovascular abnormalities in the very early preclinical stage.
A novel viscous gel-based formulation of hyaluronan was more effective in reducing pain and stiffness in patients with moderate knee osteoarthritis.
In this expert interview, Sasha Bernatsky, MD, PhD, and Michelle Petri, MD, MPH, discuss the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in SLE.
ICER found TIMs to be efficacious overall but did not find them to be cost-effective.
Study examines cohort of consecutive patients treated with 3D neural targeting spinal cord stimulation vs patients previously treated with a traditional SCS device.
Similar efficacy, superior safety of nonparticulate vs particulate corticosteroids for alleviating radicular pain.
Study assesses long-term outcomes associated with Churg-Strauss syndrome and provides insights on how to better care for these patients.
Alterations in central pain processing may contribute to pain in patients with RA.
Milnacipran is considered to be an SNRI with balanced norepinephrine and serotonin ratio.
Takayasu arteritis (TA) can manifest in childhood and the symptoms may be overlooked, leading to delay in diagnosis and poor outcomes. A study that included 40 children with TA provides insights on the diagnosis and treatment of this rare and potentially life-threatening condition.
Study of synovial expression of carboxypeptidase B and its substrates reveals complex proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory effects of this pathway and highlights potential targets for future treatment.
Studies have suggested that stem cells might offer a way to inhibit chronic pain by modulating neuroinflammation, potentially providing a more complete and definitive strategy for treating neuropathic pain.
Researchers have developed a new self-reported pain scale utilizing more detailed descriptions of patient activity patterns
Findings highlight the role of behavioral expressions of illness and distress in understanding the impact of patient catastrophizing.
NPSLE is difficult to diagnose and its risk factors remain unclear. A recently published meta-analysis has found several autoantibodies that might facilitate diagnosis and identification of at-risk patients.
Intestinal pseudo-obstruction has been considered a rare complication of SLE, but the condition has not been well defined, with most information coming from case reports.
A recent study published in The Journal of Rheumatology found that patients with AS have an increased risk of developing certain depressive disorders following their diagnosis.
Measurement of anti-citrullinated peptide antibodies to predict erosive rheumatoid arthritis was examined in a study of adult patients with early disease.
Female sex, older age, physical activity limitations, and the lack of an established physical activity routine at baseline can predict an inability to maintain high levels of physical activity over time.
In this randomized trial, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy improved pain and dysfunction in patients with knee osteoarthritis, suggesting that such treatment is a plausible option for managing chronic pain in patients with this condition.
Women with RA in general are at elevated risk of cervical dysplasia. Compared with biologic-naive patients, women treated with TNF inhibitors demonstrate increased risk of cervical cancer.
OA affects over 20 million Americans and is most prevalent among the elderly, causing potentially debilitating symptoms of muscle weakness, pain, and joint stiffness.