Bone Marrow Swelling: Spondyloarthritis or Healthy Athlete?
MRI of the sacral spine may help determine which patients are in need of rheumatologic care.
Opioid Use for Osteoarthritis Is Prevalent
A large percentage of patients with advanced knee, hip, or spine OA take opioids for their chronic pain.
Juvenile Onset Arthritis Raises Pregnancy Risks
The risk of pregnancy-related complications is further increased when juvenile arthritis persists into adulthood.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked with COPD Hospitalization
The risk is nearly twice as high as in the general population, and women are at significantly higher risk.
Tofacitinib is Effective in Psoriatic Arthritis
This agent was superior to placebo in patients who had not responded to or could not take a conventional DMARD.
Digital Coaching Enhances Rheumatoid Arthritis Outcomes
This tool may be used to reduce stressors, improve well-being, and decrease symptoms.
Fibromyalgia Tied to Chronic Migraines
The frequency is significantly higher than in patients with chronic tension-type headaches and the symptoms are more severe.
New Pain Management Strategies Spelled Out
National initiatives are designed to provide education, advance research, solve the opioid crisis, and help patients.
Break From Methotrexate Boosts Flu Shot Efficacy in RA
With a drug holiday, patients with rheumatoid arthritis could improve their response to influenza vaccinations without increasing disease activity.
In RA, No Added Second Malignancy Risk With Biologics
Some physicians have shown reluctance to use these agents for patients who have rheumatoid arthritis and a previous cancer diagnosis.
University of Michigan rheumatologist Daniel Clauw, M.D., on the potential benefits and risks of using cannabinoids to treat chronic pain. (©JanMika/Shutterstock.com)