The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) released a formal position statement requesting that the DEA reschedule marijuana.
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In the future, hs-cTnT may be a possible risk marker upfront of treatment decisions, especially in patients combined with detected CMBs.
A categorization of kratom in Schedule I by the DEA would last for 2 years, with an option to extend it to 3, while the DEA and US Food and Drug Administration examine wh ether kratom has an accepted medical use and decide whether to make the Schedule I categorization permanent.
The relationship between PM and ALS could indicate a common pathophysiology.
The FDA has stated that the development of a low-cost, crowd-sourced mobile application may help increase the proper administration of naloxone by opioid users, their personal networks, and first responders to treat opioid overdose.
Researchers noted that very few patients are actually being prescribed buprenorphine compared with the limit of patients that each physician is allowed to treat.
New research has found that normality is a key patient-preferred treatment outcome in rheumatoid arthritis, suggesting that optimizing care to achieve these specific goals will improve quality of life.
Tight control of inflammation in RA may provide additional benefits for preventing the development of CKD.
Since many patients with RA report a lack of access to physical therapy and supervised exercises, one study investigated whether the Wii could be an efficacious option.
Combined with anticitrullinated proteinantibody (ACPA) testing, MBDA allowed prediction of relapse in more than 80% of the patients.
While colchicine may reduce risk of a second CV event in the general population, there is limited research on how colchicine may be used for control, treatment, or prevention.
Researchers sought to find the percentage of patients who will progress from nonradiographic axial SpA to radiographic axial SpA over time.
While these participants were at increased risk of RA based on positive family history, they were likely further away from developing classifiable RA than the participants in previous studies.
While the possibility that leflunomide might cause weight loss in RA has been debated for over a decade, no previous studies have examined weight changes as a continuous outcome in a large, real-world setting.
S aureus colonization was associated with particular SLE phenotypes.
While no association was found between previously reported risk factors of JIA, including exposure to smoking, infection early in life, or lack of breastfeeding, an association was found between JIA and premature birth.
A study recently examined the mechanisms behind the reduction in serum uric acid levels following weight loss in obese patients.
Inflated DAS28 may indicate significant psychological morbidity and related non-inflammatory pain, rather than true disease activity.
The proposal to remove pain from patient satisfaction scores may decrease the incentives for medical providers to prescribe unnecessary opioids as Medicare reimbursement rates were pegged to some of these metrics.
Biologic-experienced patients with RA used mechanical assistive devices at lower frequencies during 2010-2012 as compared to biologic-naive patients, suggesting that biologic use was associated with reduced disability.
Comparable improvements in patient-reported outcomes (pain, fatigue, ability to work, and performance of activities of daily living) were noted with abatacept and adalimumab in biologic-naive patients with active RA
The association between mixed proliferative lupus nephritis (MPLN), pure proliferative lupus nephritis (PPLN), and short-term renal outcomes was examined in new research.
Researchers have found several biomarkers that hold promise as predictors of pain and structural worsening of knee osteoarthritis
A high percentage of patients were not monitored according to prevailing recommendations.
The Lupus Interactive Navigator tool examined in this study offers a unique way to help patients self-manage SLE.
In this cohort of patients, hyponatremia was associated with increased ESR, CRP, and SLEDAI scores, which could be suggestive of the relationship between hyponatremia and degree of inflammation un SLE.
What could be behind worse patient reported outcomes in Hispanic, Spanish-speaking women with RA?
Recognizing dysphagia is important because it is associated with various clinical features that lead to an impaired quality of life and poor prognosis.
No differences were found between CV risk factor testing and management in RA and non-RA patients in the UK.
The validity of the Pediatric Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System short forms in accurately examining outcomes in childhood-onset systemic lupus ertheymatosus was studied.
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