Data from the CDC show that the prevalence of anxiety and depression is higher among adults with arthritis compared with the general population.
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.
The combined effects of pain with insomnia and pain with depression increased diverse types of health care use.
MRIs show rheumatoid arthritis patients have neurobiologic features observed in fibromyalgia.
Association only significant among men and only in seropositive rheumatoid arthritis.
EULAR has released updated guidelines for the management of hand osteoarthritis.
Medicare bundled payments for lower extremity joint replacements results in fewer discharges to post-acute care facilitiesSeptember 05, 2018
Medicare patients randomized to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement bundle payment model were less likely to be discharged to a post-acute care facility.
Most mobile apps directed toward individuals with rheumatoid arthritis do not provide a comprehensive experience.
A rheumatologist and orthopedic surgeon provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the perioperative management of antirheumatic medications in patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery.
But in past 3 decades, decrease in late mortality seen among those who underwent BMT in childhood.
The European League Against Rheumatism has issued their 2018 recommendations for physical activity in patients with inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lower numeric rating scale pain scores on ambulation on postoperative days zero, one, and two
Inhibiting mitochondrial responses after intra-articular fracture slows progression of posttraumatic osteoarthritisApril 13, 2018
Intra-articular fractures often lead to posttraumatic osteoarthritis through mechanisms that involve mitochondria.
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.
A 69-year-old man with no prior medical history presents over the course of several months with new-onset nonspecific joint pain and swelling without evidence of erosions.
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.