The program did not significantly reduce pain, but did improve key measures of pain coping and perceived ability to manage pain in African American patients with osteoarthritis.
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Older individuals with vs without chronic low back pain may have lower skeletal muscle mass.
Dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid-rich fish consumption, when adjusted for total purine intake, was associated with lower risk for recurrent gout flares.
CNTX-4975 provided dose-dependent improvement in pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Statin therapy initiated up to 5 years following total hip or knee arthroplasty may reduce the risk for arthroplasty revision.
Patients with juvenile mixed connective tissue disease had impaired left and right ventricular function compared with matched controls after a median of 15 years disease duration.
Anti-TNF-α agents have the same efficacy as ustekinumab, secukinumab, and ixekizumab in terms of dactylitis and enthesitis resolution.
In patients with early rheumatoid arthritis, a 2-component 28-joint disease activity score showed closer association with inflammation and structural damage than the original score.
Researchers examined predictors of remission and low disease activity state in systemic lupus erythematosus.
Investigators examined the associations between ultrasound changes in entheses and clinical characteristics in patients with psoriatic arthritis.
Pregnant women with psoriatic arthritis generally experienced a reduction in disease activity during pregnancy and flared postpartum.
Long-term follow-up data show that many adult patients with JIA have active disease with low remission rates.
Researchers sought to compare the sensitivities of ACR and SLICC classification criteria in childhood-onset SLE.
The majority of systemic therapies used to treat PsA were found to be safe and effective in a systematic review.
In comparison with computed tomography, data showed that the volume-interpolated breathhold examination MRI technique is more sensitive than T1-weighted MRI for detecting structural damage in axial spondyloarthritis.
Both individual-level and country-level socioeconomic health inequalities exist among patients with spondyloarthritis.
Daily use of a high-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (hfTENS) device may reduce pain and improve function in patients with chronic low back pain.
Investigators sought to determine the prevalence of the OMERACT ultrasound lesions of gout in people with asymptomatic hyperuricemia.
A 34-year-old man with a history of ankylosing spondylitis presented to the hospital complaining of fever, cough, malaise, and widespread vesicular rash.
Investigators examined the discriminant capacity of the Lupus Low Disease Activity State in a post-hoc analysis of belimumab data in systemic lupus erythematosus.
Half of patients with axial symptoms also experienced peripheral manifestations of spondyloarthritis.
A lymphoma diagnosis was associated with focal lung lesions or maximum parotid gland uptake on PET-CT in primary Sjogren syndrome.
Color Doppler ultrasound may represent an appropriate tool for the diagnosis of sacroiliitis in patients presenting with inflammatory back pain.
Investigators examined right ventricular function and pulmonary arterial compliance at rest and during exercise in patients with systemic sclerosis with normal or mildly elevated mean pulmonary artery pressures, or with manifest pulmonary hypertension.
Investigators examined the relationship between metacarpal bone mineral density, as assessed by digital x-ray radiogrammetry, and clinical remission and ACR70 response in patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with certolizumab pegol.
Omalizumab was well tolerated in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, and was associated with improvement in disease activity.
Results from a meta-analysis show that denosumab improved bone mineral density significantly more than bisphosphonates at the lumbar spine, total hip, and femoral neck.
Patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis demonstrated evidence of dysbiosis and reduced diversity in the gut microbiome.
Local infiltration analgesia was found to have an efficacy comparable with that of conventional interscalene nerve block for the management of pain during the early postoperative period following total shoulder arthroplasty.
Researchers examined the role of epitope spreading in established systemic lupus erythematosus.