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Podcasts driving a revolution in rheumatology medical education

December 6, 2019
When journalist Ben Hammersley coined the word “podcast” in 2004, he was attempting to put a name to the phenomenon resulting from the…

Meeting News

Lorecivivint yields improved patient-reported outcome scores in knee OA

November 27, 2019
ATLANTA — A 0.07 mg intra-articular injection of lorecivivint, a Wnt pathway inhibitor, was associated with improvements in patient-reported…

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Romosozumab increases bone density across varying levels of renal function

November 22, 2019
ATLANTA — Romosozumab increases bone mineral density among patients with osteoporosis across different levels of renal function, according to a…

Meeting News

Pain, fatigue topped list of symptoms most important to patients with rheumatic disease

November 19, 2019
ATLANTA — A vast majority of patients with a cross-section of rheumatic diseases reported that pain, fatigue and mental health issues were…

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Opioids only modestly improve pain relief, function in OA, not QoL

November 18, 2019
ATLANTA — Among patients with osteoarthritis, opioids demonstrated only moderate benefit for pain and function, while contributing no notable…

Meeting NewsPerspective

ACR, Arthritis Foundation guidelines favor nondrug therapy over TENS, stem cells for OA

November 15, 2019
ATLANTA — Health care providers should avoid prescribing transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation or stem cell injections in favor of more…

In the Journals

Denosumab discontinuation increases risk for major osteoporotic, vertebral fractures

November 15, 2019
Older adults who discontinue denosumab are at greater risk for major osteoporotic fractures and multiple vertebral fractures than those who persist…

Meeting News

Exercise remains only nondrug intervention for OA as draft guidelines progress

November 13, 2019
ATLANTA — Exercise is the one nonpharmacological intervention for which there is a strong recommendation in hip, knee, and hand osteoarthritis…

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Great Debate tackles first-line anabolic therapy for glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis

November 13, 2019
ATLANTA — The 2019 iteration of the ACR/ARP Great Debate tackled the issue of whether anabolic therapies are appropriate for patients with…

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Opioid-related hospitalizations surge for rheumatic diseases, rise led by OA, fibromyalgia, RA

November 12, 2019
ATLANTA — The incidence of opioid-related hospitalizations among patients with musculoskeletal conditions increased markedly over the past 2…

Meeting News

More than 30% of PCPs fail to follow physical activity guidance for RA patients

November 12, 2019
ATLANTA — Nearly one-third of primary care providers who treat patients with arthritis failed to follow Exercise Is Medicine guidance for…

Meeting News

Methotrexate inhibits progressive joint damage in hand OA, fails to improve pain, function

November 10, 2019
ATLANTA — Methotrexate significantly reduced the progression of joint damage among patients with erosive hand osteoarthritis, but demonstrated…

Meeting News

Nearly 40% of patients with rheumatic diseases use marijuana for pain relief

November 10, 2019
ATLANTA — More than one-third of patients with rheumatic diseases reported using marijuana to relieve pain with minimal guidance from their…

In the Journals

Online training program helps patients with knee OA cope with pain

November 7, 2019
Patients with knee osteoarthritis who completed an online pain coping skills training program reported that the intervention was easy to follow and…

In the Journals

Psoriasis risk spikes with anti-TNF use in children with inflammatory diseases

November 6, 2019
Children with either inflammatory bowel disease, chronic noninfectious osteomyelitis or juvenile idiopathic arthritis developed psoriasis at an…

In the Journals

Amniotic suspension allograft may be an effective nonoperative treatment for knee OA

October 30, 2019
Amniotic suspension allograft may be an effective nonoperative treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, according to recently published results…

In the JournalsPerspective

Cancer, infection risk higher among patients treated with IL inhibitors

October 29, 2019
Rheumatology patients treated with interleukin inhibitors have an increased risk for serious infections, opportunistic infections and cancer…

In the Journals

High-dose statin therapy may heighten fracture risk

October 29, 2019
Individuals prescribed high-dose statin therapy to manage cardiovascular risk are more likely to receive a diagnosis of osteoporosis compared with…

In the JournalsPerspective

Physical therapy, lifestyle counseling underused in knee osteoarthritis

October 24, 2019
Physical therapy and lifestyle counseling are underused as prescriptions for pain medications, including narcotics, continue to increase for patients…

In the Journals

Social support linked to improved outcomes after joint replacement surgery

October 23, 2019
Social support appears to be a prognostic factor for some outcomes, including long-term beneficial impacts on certain WOMAC and Oxford Knee scores…