Science Translational Medicine has published results of a Canadian study of low back pain (LBP) suggests that pain control by anti-inflammatory treatments might have negative effects on pain duration and may be counterproductive for long-term pain outcomes.Read Article
Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.com. Bad news for digitial ulcers in Systemic sclerosis, Readmissions in Lupus and Thrombocytopenia in APL patients.
Risk factors for readmission among 132,400 #SLE hospitalizatiions included
Prevention of knee and hip osteoarthritis would obviate considerable disability and future surgery. We may be one step closer according to a prospective European GWAS study showing polygenic risk scores (PRSs) significantly associated with higher risks for knee and hip OA joint replacementRead Article
A new review article from CreakyJoints finds that there has been limited progress in understanding the potential of cannabis based therapies for the treatment of pain associated with rheumatic conditions in the past five years because of a lack of standardization of clinical research andRead Article
The efficacy of ultrasound guided intra-articular hip injection of corticosteroid in adult hip osteoarthritis (HOA) was shown to be effective when added to conventional current treatment. But was this a clinically meaningful outcome?Read Article
Held on April 19, 2022, Tuesday Night Rheumatology: Controversies in PsA, featured a lively and informative panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Jack Cush.
The PsA Expert panelists included:
- Dr. Dafna Gladman, Toronton
- Dr. Joseph Merola, Boston
- Dr. Peter
Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal articles from the past week and discusses the use of fibroscan in RA, steroid hip injections in OA and famous quotes from a famous cardiologist.
CorEvitas Registry study of173 Axial #PsA pts showed 6 mos of bDMARD/tsDMARD resulted
A single ultrasound guided intra-articular hip corticosteroid injection can be quite effective in patients with hip osteoarthritis (OA).Read Article
In patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, intra-articular injections of steroids did not increase rates of either disease progression or subsequent knee replacement surgery, researchers said.
Among more than 560 OA patients in a long-running French cohort, 6.0% of thoseRead Article
A retrospective cohort study from Kaiser Permanente Southern California intramuscular vaccination given between 2016 and 2017 shows a small but significant increase in shoulder conditions, reported as an adverse event (AE) following intramuscular vaccination in the deltoid muscle.