RA patients assigned to yoga plus DMARD therapy also had a drop in depression symptoms.
Magnetic resonance spectroscopy may accurately identify painful lumbar disks in patients with chronic low back pain.
A treat-to-target strategy guided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) did not improve disease activity or reduce radiographic progression compared with a conventional treat-to-target strategy among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in clinical remission, according to data published in JAMA. Researchers conducted a 2-year, randomized, multicenter trial (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01656278) to determine whether an MRI-guided strategy improves outcomes among patients…
Slump stretching may be beneficial to individuals with low back pain — based on very low to moderate quality evidence — according to a meta-analysis published in Pain Medicine. Slump stretching is achieved when sitting in a slouched position (ie, with thoracic and lumbar flexion and a posterior pelvic tilt) and actively flexing one’s cervical spine as far…
Data show that current smoking status was inversely associated with primary Sjogren syndrome.
The ACR is urging CMS to adopt safeguards to protect Medicare Advantage beneficiaries from step therapy.
25(OH)D concentration increases with supplements, but no difference in BMD changes among 3 doses.
Hormone therapy in postmenopausal women may be protective against knee OA.
Fatigue and depressive symptoms had a negative effect on work stability in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.
Significant differences seen in patterns of medication, health care use across back pain trajectories.
Pulsed ultrasound treatment may represent an effective option for the treatment of stable rib fractures.
Researchers evaluated the efficacy and safety of anakinra for the treatment of acute gout flares.
The Psoriatic Arthritis Impact of Disease questionnaire was endorsed as a core outcome measure for psoriatic arthritis-specific health-related quality of life.
Regular and prolonged walking was found to be associated with a reduced the risk for low back pain in Koreans age >50.
Among OSA patients, risk for developing gout is highest 1 to 2 years after the index date.
Ongoing treatment with bisphosphonate therapy may not be needed to prevent future fractures in certain patients due to the sustained effect of the drug.
For women with fibromyalgia, comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder may contribute to blunted cardiovascular reactivity to stress.
Parkinson’s, osteoarthritis, rheumatic disease, heavy alcoholism linked to increased risk for readmission.
The American College of Rheumatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation have released 2018 joint recommendations for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis.
For opioid-naive patients, early physical therapy tied to less opioid use in shoulder, neck, knee, back pain.