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1 Sep 2023
New users of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors had about half the risk of an ED visit or hospitalization for a gout flare as matched patients taking dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors, a cohort analysis found.
25 Jul 2023
A modeling study analyzed the long-term effects and costs of total knee replacement for patients who were ages 50 years or older and had end-stage knee osteoarthritis and a body mass index of 40 kg/m2 or greater.
23 Mar 2021
Pain guidelines issued by medical societies call for nondrug therapies and exercise as primary recommendations for chronic pain.
1 Jul 2023
Colchicine linked to lower incidence of total knee, hip replacements in patients with chronic coronary artery disease
Compared to placebo, colchicine (0.5 mg once daily) was associated with a 31% lower incidence of total knee replacements and total hip replacements, an exploratory analysis of a randomized controlled trial found.
30 May 2023
An optimal regimen starting with nonpharmacologic measures can help patients achieve notable relief.
1 May 2021
A 12-week unsupervised, home-based online yoga program improved physical function but not knee pain during walking compared with online education about osteoarthritis, an Australian randomized trial found.
20 Sep 2022
Recent randomized trials in patients with osteoarthritis showed that an app-based program was associated with some reduction in reported pain and that cognitive behavioral therapy by phone improved insomnia symptoms.
2 Mar 2021
This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
1 Jun 2023
Long-term weight loss of at least 20% helps improve outcomes in overweight, obese patients with knee osteoarthritis
Overweight and obese adults with pain and radiographically confirmed knee osteoarthritis who had participated in the Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis study were characterized according to their weight loss over 18 months: less than 5%, at least 5%, at least 10%, and at least 20%.
26 Jun 2018