Rheumatology News Archive
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.
But link between fiber intake and knee osteoarthritis was significant in only 1of 2 studies.
In adjusted analysis, smoking tied to worse symptom severity, sleep problems, anxiety, depression.
To investigate the association between hormone therapy and carpal tunnel syndrome risk, researchers conducted a secondary analysis of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) hormone therapy trials.
Data show that myocardial inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis is related to disease activity and may contribute to increased risk for heart failure.
Many components of diet have been implicated as possible risk factors for RA, with varying degrees of evidence.
At 24 weeks, improvements seen in pain, function for osteoarthritis patients who did patellar mobilization.
Individuals with chronic spinal pain, particularly those who are overweight or obese, may be less likely to recover from this condition if both their parents also have chronic spinal pain.
A 53-year-old obese man with a history of diabetes and hypertension presents with migratory bilateral ankle pain that is worse on the left side.
Data identified both clinical and employment factors that may predict poor work outcomes in patients with axial spondyloarthritis.
The addition of third-party insurance companies in the shared decision-making process complicated efficiency in terms of participants' decisions as well as timely treatment.
Bone erosions more frequent in those older at early RA onset even if they had clinical remission.
Functional disability progressed more rapidly in postmenopausal compared with premenopausal women with rheumatoid arthritis.
About 1 in 3 adults with prediabetes has arthritis, and half of those with both conditions are physically inactive and/or obese.
An expert panel evaluated 23 separate statements related to the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of gout.
Patients with gout who did not reach a serum uric acid level below 6 mg/dL had a 2.4-fold increased risk for death.
Experts at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting discuss whether hydroxychloroquine dosing should be more than 5 mg/kg in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
In a British study, nurse-led care emphasizing patient education and engagement significantly improved the proportion of gout sufferers who achieved target serum urate levels.
Data from the CDC show that the prevalence of anxiety and depression is higher among adults with arthritis compared with the general population.
For patients with chronic sciatica, gabapentin is superior to pregabalin, with fewer and less severe adverse events.
A recent systematic review found that nurse-led care is effective, acceptable, and safe in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Linked to small increase in mortality; at 2 years, 31% of dose escalators achieved serum urate goal.
MRIs show rheumatoid arthritis patients have neurobiologic features observed in fibromyalgia.
The combined effects of pain with insomnia and pain with depression increased diverse types of health care use.
Association only significant among men and only in seropositive rheumatoid arthritis.
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.
All determinants also associated with bone mineral density, which showed causal effect on fracture.
EULAR has released updated guidelines for the management of hand osteoarthritis.
Most mobile apps directed toward individuals with rheumatoid arthritis do not provide a comprehensive experience.
Integrating graded in vivo exposure into the management of chronic lower back pain may result in improved treatment efficacy and reduced pain-related fear.
Spinal manipulative therapy plus exercise more effective than exercise alone over 1-year period.
Differences exist in race and gender in patients with chronic lower back pain, especially in pain sensitivity and severity due to aftersensations from mechanical punctuate pain and deep muscle hyperalgesia.
But in past 3 decades, decrease in late mortality seen among those who underwent BMT in childhood.
A rheumatologist and orthopedic surgeon provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the perioperative management of antirheumatic medications in patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery.
There is a lack of evidence supporting the benefits of combination drug therapy over monotherapy for the management of low back pain and sciatica.
The European League Against Rheumatism has issued their 2018 recommendations for physical activity in patients with inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Investigators examined the effect of consuming a Mediterranean-style diet for 1 year on inflammatory response and bone health in the elderly.
Radiofrequency denervation, typically used to treat lumbar and cervical zygapophyseal joint pain, has shown efficacy in treating thoracic zygapophyseal joint pain.
Siblings of patients with rheumatoid arthritis appear to have an increased risk for acute coronary syndrome, which suggests there is a shared susceptibility between the 2 conditions.
The phase 3 SUMMIT-07 trial assessed the safety, efficacy, and tolerability of a new mu-opioid receptor agonist analgesic in adults with moderate to severe chronic lower back pain.
Postmenopausal women have little awareness of osteoporotic fracture risk and poor understanding that a fragility fracture may be indicative of osteoporosis and that it increases future fracture risk.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use mediated a substantial amount of cardiovascular disease risk in osteoarthritis.
Patients with migraine may exhibit higher prevalence of restless leg syndrome, fibromyalgia, and depressive symptoms compared with individuals not experiencing migraines.
Moderate consumption of alcohol is associated with increased radiological progression in women with early RA.
Adding corticosteroids to epidural lidocaine injections does not improve patient-reported pain or function at 12 months.
Ethnicity and hypertension have an association with incident gout that is not fully explained by differences in serum urate.
Improvements in low back pain intensity and disability among active-duty military personnel
Grip strength is strongly and inversely associated with all-cause mortality and incidence of and mortality from cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, COPD, all cancer, and subtypes of cancer, with associations being modestly stronger in the younger age groups.
The ACR/ ARHP created a rheumatology curriculum outline that can be used to create more efficient integration of NPs and PAs into rheumatology practice.
A 72-year-old Japanese woman with a 40-year history of lupus nephritis presented with leg edema that had lasted for several weeks.
Lower numeric rating scale pain scores on ambulation on postoperative days zero, one, and two
Tai chi interventions may be more effective at treating fibromyalgia than aerobic exercise.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to monitor brain activity in patients with osteoarthritis who were administered either genuine or placebo electroacupuncture.
Preliminary clinical trial results show more heart-related deaths occur in patients taking febuxostat compared to allopurinol.
The USPSTF has updated its recommendations on osteoporosis screening and testing in women and men.
The researchers found that four weeks after treatment there was significant improvement in Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire scores.
Early antiretroviral therapy initiation may increase the rate of bone loss in HIV patients.
The DASH diet could offer a dietary strategy that may help prevent gout and its comorbidities in high-risk patients with hyperuricemia.
Researchers used FRAX scores to examine the association of mental disorders and related medication use with osteoporotic fracture risk in clinical practice.
The gap between supply and demand in the rheumatology workforce is expected to widen substantially by 2030.
The FDA has cleared Halyard Health's COOLIEF Radiofrequency Treatment for relief of chronic osteoarthritis knee pain.
Herpes zoster was linked to an increased stroke risk in first 90 days among patients with an autoimmune disease.
The researchers estimated that only 1 in 6 patients gained a benefit from taking NSAIDs.
A thorough work-up can differentiate between primary and secondary forms, mitigating progression of a more severe underlying disease.
Multidimensional algorithms may help clinicians make a provisional diagnosis of gout.
Patients with septic arthritis with poor functional outcome who underwent ultrasonography showed decreased synovial thickness at 3 months.
Patients benefit from non-pharmacological treatment in a structured arthritis rehabilitation program.
Consultations for musculoskeletal symptoms and infections increase prior to an inflammatory arthritis diagnosis.
The researchers found that patients who received the injection had significantly lower intensity of pain at six weeks and at three months compared with patients who didn't.
Multibiomarker disease activity improved relapse prediction in RA patients who are in remission.
Early and aggressive management of RA is urged by investigators.
It is critical to identify disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs for elderly patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Researchers found that ultrasonography of selected joints can improve clinical assessment.
No difference was recorded between patients treated with lidocaine plus amitriptyline versus patients treated with acetaminophen and tramadol.
For patients with chronic low back pain, opioids may provide some short-term relief but are unlikely to be effective within recommended doses.
Researchers found no serious adverse events related to treatment with cannabinoids.
Glucocorticoid therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis has been linked to elevated risk of diabetes.
After 8 weeks, patients with rheumatoid arthritis who took probiotics showed improvements in disease activity and metabolic health.
Nearly 12% of patients in remission from RA still experience clinically significant pain.
Nearly 50% of patients with psoriatic arthritis report elevated levels of fatigue.
The risk of developing hand, hip, and knee osteoarthritis is increased in people who are overweight or obese.
The biosimilar has also been approved for Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and ankylosing spondylitis.
In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, there are disparities between radiologic and goniometric measurements of joint deviation.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavior therapy may be useful to improve chronic low back pain.
A molecule found in green tea may block a protein that causes the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
A multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating enteropathic spondyloarthritis (ESpA) is the best way to ensure a patient gets comprehensive care.
RA patients treated with biologics have exhibited either clinical remission or low disease activity on follow-up visits.
Cardiovascular deaths have significantly decreased among people with rheumatoid arthritis.
Due to improved treatment options, rheumatoid arthritis mortality rates have decreased since 2000.
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.
Research has shown a positive correlation between bariatric surgery-associated weight loss and decreased rheumatoid arthritis disease activity.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are treated at practices with NPs and PAs exhibited lower disease activity over 2 years.