Pain Management

Knee Pain May Be Predictive of Structural Progression in Patients With OA

Knee Pain May Be Predictive of Structural Progression in Patients With OA

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Knee pain predicted accelerated cartilage volume loss and increased risk for incident radiographic osteoarthritis.

Increasing TENS Stimulation Intensity May Benefit Women With Fibromyalgia

Increasing TENS Stimulation Intensity May Benefit Women With Fibromyalgia

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Increases in stimulation intensity for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation may benefit women with fibromyalgia-related pain, particularly older women and women with anxiety.

Pain Profiling May Predict Response to NSAID Plus Paracetamol in Knee Osteoarthritis

Pain Profiling May Predict Response to NSAID Plus Paracetamol in Knee Osteoarthritis

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Mechanistic pain profiling may help predict response to treatment for knee osteoarthritis with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs plus paracetamol.

Four Pain Susceptibility Phenotypes Identified in Knee Osteoarthritis

Four Pain Susceptibility Phenotypes Identified in Knee Osteoarthritis

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Four pain susceptibility phenotypes were identified in patients who had or were at risk for knee osteoarthritis, as well as risk factors for the development of persistent knee pain.

Operant Learning May Provide More Benefits Than Energy Conservation in Fibromyalgia

Operant Learning May Provide More Benefits Than Energy Conservation in Fibromyalgia

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Operant learning may provide additional benefits compared with energy conservation in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.

Central Risk Factors May Contribute to Neuropathic-Like Knee Pain

Central Risk Factors May Contribute to Neuropathic-Like Knee Pain

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Neuropathic-like knee pain may be driven by central risk factors that include depression, anxiety, and pain catastrophizing.

What Do Clinicians Do in Response to Aberrant Urine Drug Test Results?

What Do Clinicians Do in Response to Aberrant Urine Drug Test Results?

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After an aberrant urine drug test result in patients on opioid therapy, the majority of clinicians were found to change opioid dosing or enact another strategy to reduce opioid-related risks.

Benefits of a Pain and Stress Management Program for the Management of Chronic Pain

Benefits of a Pain and Stress Management Program for the Management of Chronic Pain

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A "Pain and Stress Management" program for the management of chronic pain, was found to be effective in alleviating pain, diminishing stress, promoting self-management of pain, and ameliorating general well-being.

Opioid Use High in Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Opioid Use High in Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Patients with SLE who experienced high pain levels and had a visit to the emergency department the previous year were more likely to use opioids.

Internet-Delivered Exposure Therapy Cost-Effective for Patients With Fibromyalgia

Internet-Delivered Exposure Therapy Cost-Effective for Patients With Fibromyalgia

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In a randomized control trial, researchers found that internet-delivered exposure therapy was more cost-effective for patients with fibromyalgia than a waitlist control, which did not involve any treatment during the experimental phase of the study.

Utility of Repeated Sacroiliac Joint MRI in Chronic Back Pain, Suspected axSpA

Utility of Repeated Sacroiliac Joint MRI in Chronic Back Pain, Suspected axSpA

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Findings suggest that repeating MRI of the sacroiliac joints after 3 months or 1 year in patients with chronic back pain and suspected axial spondyloarthritis was not useful.

Inflammatory Back Pain Resolves in Many Patients

Inflammatory Back Pain Resolves in Many Patients

Inflammatory back pain often resolves, while in 30% of patients it progresses to spondyloarthritis within 10 years.

Pain Severity May Partly Mediate the Association Between Depression and Physical Performance in Knee OA

Pain Severity May Partly Mediate the Association Between Depression and Physical Performance in Knee OA

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Pain may partly mediate the observed association between physical performance and depressive symptoms in patients with radiographic knee osteoarthritis.

Rheumatologist-Assessed vs Criteria for Inflammatory Back Pain in Psoriatic Arthritis

Rheumatologist-Assessed vs Criteria for Inflammatory Back Pain in Psoriatic Arthritis

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Rheumatologist-assessed inflammatory back pain (IBP) or the criteria for IBP developed for ankylosing spondylitis might not perform well when determining axial involvement in psoriatic arthritis.

Effects of Statin Use on Pain Outcomes in Knee Osteoarthritis

Effects of Statin Use on Pain Outcomes in Knee Osteoarthritis

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Individuals using statins over 5 years and those using atorvastatin reported a lower risk for future osteoarthritis-related knee pain.

Combining Hyaluronic Acid With Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections for Primary Knee Osteoarthritis

Combining Hyaluronic Acid With Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections for Primary Knee Osteoarthritis

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Hyaluronic acid therapy may be more effective when supplemented with intra-articular platelet-rich plasma injections vs alone in treating primary knee osteoarthritis.

Effects of Pain, Depression, and Insomnia on Health Care Use in Older Adults With Osteoarthritis

Effects of Pain, Depression, and Insomnia on Health Care Use in Older Adults With Osteoarthritis

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The combined effects of pain with insomnia and pain with depression increased diverse types of health care use.

Decreased Pain May Mediate Effects of Soft Knee Brace on Activity Limitations in Knee OA

Decreased Pain May Mediate Effects of Soft Knee Brace on Activity Limitations in Knee OA

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A decrease of pain and a decrease of dynamic knee instability mediated the effect of wearing a soft knee brace on reduction of activity limitations.

Inflammatory Back Pain and Neuropathic Pain May Affect Axial Spondyloarthritis Outcomes

Inflammatory Back Pain and Neuropathic Pain May Affect Axial Spondyloarthritis Outcomes

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Patients with axial spondyloarthritis who have inflammatory back pain or neuropathic pain may have higher pain intensity, pain interference, disease activity, and greater functional limitation compared with individuals with axial spondyloarthritis but without either comorbidity.

Opioid Use in Osteoarthritis Linked to Worse Pain Interference, Functioning

Opioid Use in Osteoarthritis Linked to Worse Pain Interference, Functioning

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In patients with osteoarthritis, chronic pain is a primary symptom that may limit daily activities and impair function.

Radiographic Changes of Osteoarthritis Associated With Persistent Knee Pain

Radiographic Changes of Osteoarthritis Associated With Persistent Knee Pain

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Researchers examined the correlation between knee pain and radiographic features of osteoarthritis.

Hip Injury and "Giving Way" Associated With Pain Exacerbation in Hip Osteoarthritis

Hip Injury and "Giving Way" Associated With Pain Exacerbation in Hip Osteoarthritis

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Buckling of the hip joint, also referred to as "giving way," and hip injuries may be associated with hip pain worsening in patients with symptomatic hip osteoarthritis.

Pain Scores After Total Knee Arthroplasty May Predict Chronic Opioid Use

Pain Scores After Total Knee Arthroplasty May Predict Chronic Opioid Use

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Acute postoperative pain scores were found to be associated with chronic opioid use after total knee arthroplasty in patients taking opioid medications prior to intervention.

Knee Load Associated With Increased Walking Pain in Osteoarthritis

Knee Load Associated With Increased Walking Pain in Osteoarthritis

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Researchers examine the association between the knee adduction moment and increased knee pain during walking in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Widespread Pain Common, Linked to Worse Patient-Reported Disease Activity in PsA

Widespread Pain Common, Linked to Worse Patient-Reported Disease Activity in PsA

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Widespread nonarthritic pain is linked to worse patient-reported and composite psoriatic arthritis activity measures.

Endocannabinoids May Be Elevated in Women With Fibromyalgia

Endocannabinoids May Be Elevated in Women With Fibromyalgia

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Women with fibromyalgia were found to have elevated levels of endocannabinoidome lipid mediators.

Higher PainDETECT Scores, Neuropathic Pain Preoperatively May Increase Risk for Chronic Pain Post-TKR

Higher PainDETECT Scores, Neuropathic Pain Preoperatively May Increase Risk for Chronic Pain Post-TKR

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Individuals with knee osteoarthritis who have indicators of high vs low/no levels of neuropathic pain may be at elevated risk for chronic pain after total knee replacement surgery.

Positive Phase 3 Results for Novel OA Pain Treatment Tanezumab

Positive Phase 3 Results for Novel OA Pain Treatment Tanezumab

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Pfizer and Lilly announced positive results from a study evaluating tanezumab, an investigational humanized monoclonal antibody, for the treatment of OA pain.

Multiple Factors to Consider When Selecting NSAIDs for Arthritis

Multiple Factors to Consider When Selecting NSAIDs for Arthritis

Factors to be considered when choosing the correct NSAID for arthritis include effectiveness, concurrent health conditions, and frequency of use.

Psychosocial Interventions May Improve Outcomes in Orthopedic Surgery

Psychosocial Interventions May Improve Outcomes in Orthopedic Surgery

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Psychosocial interventions such as patient education and relaxation techniques may help reduce pain after orthopedic surgery and improve quality of clinical care.

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