Strong thigh muscles tied to lower need for knee replacement, study finds
Dec 01, 2023
Here’s a reason to keep strength training: Maintaining strong thigh muscles may lower the risk of needing total knee replacement, a new study finds.
Clinical briefs for Thursday, Nov. 16
Nov 16, 2023
Study links military service with Alzheimer’s disease … Drug could “switch” memory protein in brain …Gene therapy for osteoarthritis looks good in trial … Nurses still need better support,...
Report: Arthritis higher in older veterans compared to nonveterans
Nov 13, 2023
About one-third of United States veterans were diagnosed with arthritis between 2017 and 2021, a new report shows. The condition is higher in older veterans compared to those who never served. The data...
Lower osteoarthritis risk, pain with strength training, study shows
Oct 25, 2023
Lifting weights and strength training lowered knee pain and osteoarthritis by about 20% in older adults, a new analysis published on Monday in Arthritis & Rheumatology found.
Oral NSAIDs, glucocorticoids seem effective for hand osteoarthritis
Sep 29, 2023
Oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NASIDs) and glucocorticoids seem to be effective for hand osteoarthritis (OA), according to a review published online Sept. 28 in RMD Open.
Clinical briefs for Monday, Sept. 11
Sep 11, 2023
Home palliative care boosts quality of life for people with heart failure … N95 mask fitting tests can wait three years instead of one … Hormone made during exercise may reduce Alzheimer’s plaques,...
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Aug. 8
Aug 08, 2023
The protein that safeguards joints from osteoarthritis … The link between gut cells and glaucoma damage … Warm weather linked to vision problems in older adults … Half of population may have a mental...
Steroid injections for knee pain may increase arthritis, studies find
Jan 05, 2023
Corticosteroid injections may speed arthritis progression when used to relieve arthritic knee pain.
In contrast, hyaluronic acid injections may be protective, investigators say.
BMI tied to pain in patients with hand osteoarthritis
Feb 23, 2022
Higher body mass index linked to greater severity of pain in hands, feet, knees/hips
Duloxetine does not alleviate pain in chronic osteoarthritis
Jan 06, 2022
No differences seen in WOMAC pain at three or 12 months with duloxetine added to usual care, or in subgroup with symptoms of centralized pain