Pain Management

Increased Rates of Opioid- and Injection Drug Use-Related Septic Knee Arthritis

Increased Rates of Opioid- and Injection Drug Use-Related Septic Knee Arthritis

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The percentage of patients with septic arthritis related to opioid or injection drug use was found to have increased from 2000 to 2013.

Zoledronic Acid May Not Improve Knee Osteoarthritis-Related Pain, Function Long-Term

Zoledronic Acid May Not Improve Knee Osteoarthritis-Related Pain, Function Long-Term

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Zoledronic acid did not significantly reduce knee pain or bone marrow lesion size overall in patients with knee osteoarthritis over 24 months.

Tofacitinib May Effectively Alleviate Pain in RA, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Tofacitinib May Effectively Alleviate Pain in RA, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Tofacitinib may provide a fast and prolonged analgesic effect in patients with rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis who are unresponsive to csDMARD or to TNFi, as well as in individuals with ankylosing spondylitis.

Initial High Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Depression

Initial High Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Depression

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Investigators sought to determine whether initial high disease activity or changes in disease activity contribute to the development of persistent depression among patients with early rheumatoid arthritis.

Anesthetic-Loaded Bone Cements May Accelerate Post-Reconstruction Recovery

Anesthetic-Loaded Bone Cements May Accelerate Post-Reconstruction Recovery

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Calcium phosphate cement loaded with bupivacaine vs ropivacaine may accelerate functional recovery after bone reconstruction surgery and maintain bone-filling properties.

Benefit of Liposomal Bupivacaine for Pain in TKA Questioned

Benefit of Liposomal Bupivacaine for Pain in TKA Questioned

Liposomal bupivacaine use in patients undergoing TKA is not associated with clinically meaningful reductions in inpatient opioid use.

Vertebroplasty Comparable With Placebo for Acute Vertebral Compression Fractures

Vertebroplasty Comparable With Placebo for Acute Vertebral Compression Fractures

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Percutaneous vertebroplasty for acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures may not provide analgesic benefits superior to a sham procedure.

Regional Anesthesia Tied to Lower Opioid Use in TKA, THA

Regional Anesthesia Tied to Lower Opioid Use in TKA, THA

Regional anesthesia is associated with a lower opioid consumption in both knee and hip replacement surgeries, compared to general anesthesia.

Education Plus Exercise, Single Corticosteroid Injection Effective in Long Term for Gluteal Tendinopathy

Education Plus Exercise, Single Corticosteroid Injection Effective in Long Term for Gluteal Tendinopathy

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Education combined with exercise as well as a single corticosteroid injection may be more effective than a wait-and-see approach for alleviating gluteal tendinopathy-associated pain.

Gluteal Loading Exercise May Not Improve Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Gluteal Loading Exercise May Not Improve Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

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Adding an exercise regimen to a comprehensive educational program for the management of greater trochanteric pain syndrome may not bring significant benefit.

Pain, Cognitive Dysfunction in SLE Mediated by Sleep Disturbance, Depression

Pain, Cognitive Dysfunction in SLE Mediated by Sleep Disturbance, Depression

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The relationship between pain and cognitive dysfunction was explained by sleep disturbance and depressive symptoms.

Factors Associated With Neuropathic Pain in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Factors Associated With Neuropathic Pain in Ankylosing Spondylitis

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A number of factors that include age, the presence of enthesitis, and depressive symptoms may be associated with neuropathic pain in ankylosing spondylitis.

Influence of Psychosocial, Sociodemographic Factors on Knee Osteoarthritis-Associated Pain

Influence of Psychosocial, Sociodemographic Factors on Knee Osteoarthritis-Associated Pain

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A set of psychosocial and sociodemographic factors may be associated with pain levels in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Periarticular Injection vs Psoas Block for THA-Associated Postoperative Pain

Periarticular Injection vs Psoas Block for THA-Associated Postoperative Pain

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Intraoperative periarticular local anesthetic infiltration and psoas compartment block may provide comparable analgesia after total hip arthroplasty.

Less Pain After TKA With Addition of Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Less Pain After TKA With Addition of Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Addition of an interspace between the popliteal artery and capsule of the posterior knee block and adductor canal block to periarticular injection is associated with less pain after TKA.

Femoral Nerve Block Alone or in Combination With Sciatic Nerve Block for TKA: A Meta-Analysis

Femoral Nerve Block Alone or in Combination With Sciatic Nerve Block for TKA: A Meta-Analysis

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Sciatic nerve block may represent an effective complement to femoral nerve block for total knee arthroplasty.

Intramuscular Triamcinolone Acetate Injection for OA Hip Pain

Intramuscular Triamcinolone Acetate Injection for OA Hip Pain

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In patients with painful hip osteoarthritis, an intramuscular glucocorticoid injection may effectively alleviate hip pain in the short-term.

Corticosteroids May Be an Effective Alternative to NSAIDs in Acute Gout Pain

Corticosteroids May Be an Effective Alternative to NSAIDs in Acute Gout Pain

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Corticosteroids appear to be a reasonable alternative to NSAIDs for the treatment of acute pain as a result of gout.

Multimodal Analgesia After Knee, Hip Arthroplasty and Perioperative Outcomes

Multimodal Analgesia After Knee, Hip Arthroplasty and Perioperative Outcomes

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Multimodal analgesia after hip or knee arthroplasty may be associated with fewer complications and reduced opioid prescriptions and hospital length of stay, compared with unimodal analgesia.

Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Hip Pain in Osteoarthritis: Reviewing the Evidence

Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Hip Pain in Osteoarthritis: Reviewing the Evidence

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The available evidence suggests that radiofrequency ablation is a feasible treatment option for chronic hip pain associated with degenerative diseases.

Subcutaneous vs Intravenous Tanezumab for Knee, Hip Osteoarthritis

Subcutaneous vs Intravenous Tanezumab for Knee, Hip Osteoarthritis

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Intravenous and subcutaneous administration of tanezumab may provide similar analgesia and tolerability in patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis.

Catastrophizing, Fibromyalgia, and the Cognitive Modulation of Pain

Catastrophizing, Fibromyalgia, and the Cognitive Modulation of Pain

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Pain catastrophizing may be associated with a reduced ability to effectively distract the mind from pain in patients with fibromyalgia.

Bariatric Surgery Lessens Knee OA Pain More in Certain Patients

Bariatric Surgery Lessens Knee OA Pain More in Certain Patients

Laparoscopic gastric band surgery is associated with more improvement in knee osteoarthritis in younger patients and in patients without prior knee injury.

Opioids vs Nonopioid Medications for Chronic Back, Knee, and Hip Osteoarthritis Pain

Opioids vs Nonopioid Medications for Chronic Back, Knee, and Hip Osteoarthritis Pain

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Opioids and nonopioid analgesics were found to provide similar improvements in pain-related function in patients with chronic back pain or knee or hip OA pain.

Examining Progression From Inflammatory Back Pain to Spondyloarthritis

Examining Progression From Inflammatory Back Pain to Spondyloarthritis

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Less than one-third of patients with new-onset inflammatory back pain were found to progress to spondyloarthritis during a 13-year period, while most resolved to inflammatory back pain.

Painful Temporomandibular Joint Osteoarthritis: Glucosamine Supplements vs Ibuprofen

Painful Temporomandibular Joint Osteoarthritis: Glucosamine Supplements vs Ibuprofen

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The effects of glucosamine supplements were not superior to the effects of ibuprofen in the treatment of patients with temporomandibular joint OA.

RNA Blood Test Available to Identify Fibromyalgia

RNA Blood Test Available to Identify Fibromyalgia

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IQuity has released a blood test called IsolateFibromyalgia, which uses RNA data to identify fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Pain, Fatigue May Be Improved With Acupuncture

Fibromyalgia Pain, Fatigue May Be Improved With Acupuncture

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A group acupuncture program may be beneficial for women with fibromyalgia.

Efficacy of Colchicine for the Reduction of Symptoms in Knee Osteoarthritis

Efficacy of Colchicine for the Reduction of Symptoms in Knee Osteoarthritis

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Researchers sought to investigate the effectiveness of colchicine on pain and function in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.

Pain Outcomes in Knee Osteoarthritis: Total Knee Replacement vs Nonsurgical Interventions

Pain Outcomes in Knee Osteoarthritis: Total Knee Replacement vs Nonsurgical Interventions

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Low pressure pain thresholds at baseline predicted worse pain outcomes after total knee replacement surgery, but did not predict outcomes after nonsurgical interventions.

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