Articles related to ARTHRITIS
The Culprit in axSpA: Structural Damage or Disease Activity?
New research indicates that in axSpA patients, disease activity and physical function are more critical to global functioning than structural damage or spinal mobility. A shift in treatment focus may be necessary for optimal patient care.
Rheumatology October 4th 2023
13 Common Symptoms of Gout
With the resurgence of gout in individuals over 30, it’s important to recognize its primary triggers and symptoms for early diagnosis and management, ensuring this treatable form of arthritis doesn’t lead to long-term damage in patients.
Family Medicine/General Practice July 27th 2023
Invisible Symptom: The Heavy Toll of Fatigue in Inflammatory Arthritis
Exploring the multidimensional nature of fatigue in inflammatory arthritis patients uncovers the urgent need for a tailored, comprehensive approach in its management. Discover how an understanding of the complex interplay between physical, emotional, cognitive, and lifestyle factors can inform more effective patient care.
Internal Medicine June 28th 2023
FDA Repeats Warnings on Unproven Arthritis Treatments
Artri King and other products with a similar name were the subject of an FDA analysis that exposed hidden drug ingredients, including corticosteroids (diclofenac and dexamethasone). The FDA sent warning letters to Amazon, Walmart, and Latin Foods Market on October 28, 2022, for distributing various Artri and/or Ortiga unapproved and misbranded drug products. Some of these products may still be available on the market. These products have already been voluntarily recalled by Walmart and Latin Foods Market.
Family Medicine/General Practice November 16th 2022
Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Knee Arthritis Ineffective, Surgery for Meniscal Tears Noninferior to PT, Studies Find
The knee arthritis meta-analysis reviewed 169 trials involving 21,163 patients, with the evidence demonstrating viscosupplementation is associated with a clinically irrelevant reduction in pain intensity and with an increased risk of serious adverse events compared with placebo. For the meniscus study, the commentary may sum it up best: “Multiple studies, including several with sham surgeries as a control have shown repeatedly over the previous 2 decades that surgery is not superior to physical therapy, yet the issue and use of surgery persist.”
Family Medicine/General Practice July 19th 2022