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NSAIDs have little effect for spinal pain

NSAIDs have little effect for spinal pain

The researchers estimated that only 1 in 6 patients gained a benefit from taking NSAIDs.

Raynaud phenomenon: a cold-weather condition

A thorough work-up can differentiate between primary and secondary forms, mitigating progression of a more severe underlying disease.

Alternative strategies effective for diagnosing gout

Multidimensional algorithms may help clinicians make a provisional diagnosis of gout.

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

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

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

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 improved relapse prediction in RA patients who are in remission.

Patient personality may affect treatment adherence in rheumatoid arthritis

Early and aggressive management of RA is urged by investigators.

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

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

Opinion

Muscle pain in older adults may be polymyalgia rheumatica

Asking older patients about their muscle pain can help prevent undiagnosed polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis.

Detecting sleep abnormalities early helps reduce fibromyalgia risk

Patients with sleep abnormalities are three- to five- times more likely to develop chronic pain from fibromyalgia, research shows.

GI side effects of pain medication

What are the side effects of fentanyl?

Clinical Feature

Rheumatology Information Center Raynaud phenomenon: a cold-weather condition

Raynaud phenomenon: a cold-weather condition

A thorough work-up can differentiate between primary and secondary forms, mitigating progression of a more severe underlying disease.

Features 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.

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