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High Burden of Depression, Anxiety Reported Among Adults With Arthritis

High Burden of Depression, Anxiety Reported Among Adults With Arthritis

Data from the CDC show that the prevalence of anxiety and depression is higher among adults with arthritis compared with the general population.

Gabapentin Superior to Pregabalin for Chronic Sciatica

For patients with chronic sciatica, gabapentin is superior to pregabalin, with fewer and less severe adverse events.

Expanding Healthcare Access With Nurse-Led Care in Rheumatoid Arthritis

A recent systematic review found that nurse-led care is effective, acceptable, and safe in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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

Expanding Healthcare Access With Nurse-Led Care in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Expanding Healthcare Access With Nurse-Led Care in Rheumatoid Arthritis

A recent systematic review found that nurse-led care is effective, acceptable, and safe in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Stat Consult: Chronic Low Back Pain

Stat Consult: Chronic Low Back Pain

Chronic low back pain (LBP) defined as persistent or fluctuating musculoskeletal pain of lower back and lumbar spine lasting >3 months.

Slideshows

Image of the Week: Fever and Swollen, Erythematous Nodules in the Fingers

Image of the Week: Fever and Swollen, Erythematous Nodules in the Fingers

A 70-year-old man with a history of hypertension presents with fever and painful nodules in the joints of his fingers. ...

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