Rheumatologic Pain

Pain as a PRO Deserves a Second Look

November 09, 2016

Doctors may want to reconsider how patient reported outcomes are measured, researchers suggest.

Lessons Learned: Reconsidering Patient Reported Outcomes

November 09, 2016

In this slideshow, we highlight takeaways from a recently published study in Arthritis Care & Research that re-evaluates the importance of pain in patient reported outcomes (PROs).

ACR 2016 Preview: Pain Management

November 04, 2016

Which is safer? Slow release morphine or slow release oxycodone? In this slideshow, we highlight this and other studies due to be presented at ACR 2016, Nov. 11-16, Washington, D.C.

Hypermobility: A Condition, Not a Diagnosis

August 09, 2016

Rheumatology nurses play an important role in identifying patients who may have hypermobility, a condition marked by painful joints capable of a long range of motion, says Dr. Rodney Grahame who spoke at RNS16.

IM Journal Names Top Rheumatology Reports of 2014

May 13, 2015

Top reports chosen by Annals of Internal Medicine include several on biologics for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, and mechanisms for lupus and scleroderma.

Sensitization Playing Central Role in Quest for OA Pain Relief

May 06, 2015

(OARSI2015) Researchers can now describe how osteoarthritis patients may become sensitized to feel pain beyond the affected joint. Different brain areas are triggered than in fibromyalgia, and biochemical studies offer clues to new kinds of pain relief.

Epidural Steroid Safety Advice Focuses on Imaging

April 24, 2015

A multidisciplinary group has issued guidelines for lowering the risk of neurological injuries tied to injections for short-term relief of radicular pain.

Oral Painkillers, Steroid Shots Disappoint for Knee, Back Pain

April 20, 2015

Two new analyses throw cold water on the usefulness of acetaminophen for osteoarthritis or back pain, and of steroid shots for knee osteoarthritis.

Stepped-Care Plan Relieves Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Randomized Trial

March 16, 2015

Backed by an analgesic treatment algorithm, a strategy for care of chronic spine and joint pain can be implemented in any practice.

Good News for Community Rheumatologists: Your Own Research Grant

March 11, 2015

A Miami rheumatologist tells why he has donated $1 million to offer his colleagues in community practice the chance to pursue their own clinical theories.