Arthritis

Functional outcomes in septic arthritis after ultrasonography

Functional outcomes in septic arthritis after ultrasonography

Patients with septic arthritis with poor functional outcome who underwent ultrasonography showed decreased synovial thickness at 3 months.

Benefits of structured rehabilitation program for hand osteoarthritis

Benefits of structured rehabilitation program for hand osteoarthritis

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Patients benefit from non-pharmacological treatment in a structured arthritis rehabilitation program.

Consultation rates for symptoms related to inflammatory arthritis increase prior to diagnosis

Consultation rates for symptoms related to inflammatory arthritis increase prior to diagnosis

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Consultations for musculoskeletal symptoms and infections increase prior to an inflammatory arthritis diagnosis.

Multibiomarker disease activity predicts relapse in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Multibiomarker disease activity predicts relapse in rheumatoid arthritis patients

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Multibiomarker disease activity improved relapse prediction in RA patients who are in remission.

Patient personality may affect treatment adherence in rheumatoid arthritis

Patient personality may affect treatment adherence in rheumatoid arthritis

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Early and aggressive management of RA is urged by investigators.

Age as a determining factor in TNFi discontinuation in rheumatoid arthritis

Age as a determining factor in TNFi discontinuation in rheumatoid arthritis

It is critical to identify disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs for elderly patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Ultrasonography used to guide drug modification in arthritis

Ultrasonography used to guide drug modification in arthritis

Researchers found that ultrasonography of selected joints can improve clinical assessment.

Probiotics improve clinical, metabolic status in rheumatoid arthritis

Probiotics improve clinical, metabolic status in rheumatoid arthritis

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After 8 weeks, patients with rheumatoid arthritis who took probiotics showed improvements in disease activity and metabolic health.

Pain complexities in rheumatoid arthritis

Pain complexities in rheumatoid arthritis

Nearly 12% of patients in remission from RA still experience clinically significant pain.

High fatigue common in psoriatic arthritis

High fatigue common in psoriatic arthritis

Nearly 50% of patients with psoriatic arthritis report elevated levels of fatigue.

Overweight, obese patients have increased osteoarthritis risk

Overweight, obese patients have increased osteoarthritis risk

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The risk of developing hand, hip, and knee osteoarthritis is increased in people who are overweight or obese.

FDA approves Inflectra biosimilar for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis

FDA approves Inflectra biosimilar for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis

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The biosimilar has also been approved for Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and ankylosing spondylitis.

In rheumatoid arthritis, radiologic measures underrate ulnar deviation

In rheumatoid arthritis, radiologic measures underrate ulnar deviation

In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, there are disparities between radiologic and goniometric measurements of joint deviation.

Osteoarthritis: conservative treatment options

Osteoarthritis: conservative treatment options

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common problems encountered in primary care, and conservative treatment can improve patients' quality of life.

Green tea compound shows potential for rheumatoid arthritis

Green tea compound shows potential for rheumatoid arthritis

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A molecule found in green tea may block a protein that causes the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

A multidisciplinary approach to treating enteropathic spondyloarthritis

A multidisciplinary approach to treating enteropathic spondyloarthritis

A multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating enteropathic spondyloarthritis (ESpA) is the best way to ensure a patient gets comprehensive care.

Decrease in mortality for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Decrease in mortality for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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Due to improved treatment options, rheumatoid arthritis mortality rates have decreased since 2000.

DMARDs remain first choice of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis

DMARDs remain first choice of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis

Updated American College of Rheumatology recommendations suggest using first-line DMARDs in combination with biologic agents and nonbiologic DMARDs to achieve therapeutic efficacy in rheumatoid arthritis treatment.

Rheumatoid arthritis disease activity improvement with bariatric surgery

Rheumatoid arthritis disease activity improvement with bariatric surgery

Research has shown a positive correlation between bariatric surgery-associated weight loss and decreased rheumatoid arthritis disease activity.

Radiographs not reliable for detecting hip osteoarthritis

Radiographs not reliable for detecting hip osteoarthritis

In two osteoarthritis studies, radiographs correctly detected hip OA in only a fraction of patients.

Gap exists between patients, clinicians in osteoarthritis care

Gap exists between patients, clinicians in osteoarthritis care

For osteoarthritis care, complexity, dissonance, and prioritization are three barriers in clinician and patient communication.

Intra-articular injections
 for severe osteoarthritis


Intra-articular injections
 for severe osteoarthritis


For patients with severe osteoarthritis, dangling their legs can help with intra-articular injections.

Physical trauma increases psoriatic arthritis risk

Physical trauma increases psoriatic arthritis risk

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Psoriasis patients exposed to trauma have an increased risk for psoriatic arthritis.

Work disability more common with arthritis

Work disability more common with arthritis

Patients with chronic arthritis were 15.8% more likely to have work disability.

Methylsulfonylmethane may alleviate osteoarthritis burden

Methylsulfonylmethane may alleviate osteoarthritis burden

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Methylsulfonylmethane may help treat osteoarthritis and may eventually create a way to detect melanoma.

Mediterranean diet not associated with rheumatoid arthritis risk

Mediterranean diet not associated with rheumatoid arthritis risk

No significant association between Mediterranean diet and risk of rheumatoid arthritis in two large cohorts of U.S. women.

Consider Achilles arthropathy in asymptomatic patients with psoriasis

Consider Achilles arthropathy in asymptomatic patients with psoriasis

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The initial site of articular inflammation is where the Achilles tendon attaches to the bone.

Bee-venom therapy too risky for treating osteoarthritis, RA inflammation

Bee-venom therapy too risky for treating osteoarthritis, RA inflammation

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The risks of bee-venom therapy outweigh the potential benefits, and clinicians should discourage patients from this therapeutic method.

Psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis increases cardiovascular risk

Psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis increases cardiovascular risk

Cardiovascular risk is increased in patients with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Undiagnosed hypertension more likely in rheumatoid arthritis

Undiagnosed hypertension more likely in rheumatoid arthritis

Findings seen although patients with rheumatoid arthritis have more total visits

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