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No clear link between weather and MSK symptoms

EurekAlert!
Feb 22, 2024

There is a longstanding belief that changes in weather conditions, such as impending rain or temperature, can trigger or worsen muscle and joint pain but Australian researchers have found no clear pattern between the two.



The research found that high temperatures and low humidity may

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Could Weight-Loss Drug Improve Hip Replacement Outcomes? The antidiabetic/weight-loss drug semaglutide either does or does not help patients undergoing THA avoid complications and other poor outcomes, according to 2 retrospective studies presented here. https://t.co/bB2E4T2aiI https://t.co/EWVcQ01GuL
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Feb 16, 2024
Greek study finds 251/1264 #RA pts (20%) had difficult to treat RA (D2T). D2T Predictors were Younger age, fibromyalgia, OA, no change in DAS28-ESR in 1st 6mos b/ts-DMARD Rx. Mental-/pain-/metabolic-Dz contributed to LT worsening https://t.co/A5bfth79L2 https://t.co/f5AOvFW9Yu
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Feb 03, 2024
Is non-alcoholic fatty liver dz assoc w/ osteoarthritis? Study of 2633 pts - 317 (12.8%) w/ OA& 1140 NAFLD(41.5%); NAFLD was positively correlated with OA (OR = 1.72; 1.26–2.34). https://t.co/whWX2XIu3d https://t.co/sGXQYSFcH3
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Feb 01, 2024
Diet and Osteoarthritis Pain Knee osteoarthritis (OA) pain was worse with a pro-inflammatory diet, an observational study suggested. https://t.co/GHSd9SzNav https://t.co/MiCj9gE4Kj
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Jan 31, 2024

Aging Brain Increases Pain in Older Women

EurekAlert!
Jan 31, 2024

A new study has found that the brain system enabling us to inhibit our own pain changes with age, and that gender-based differences in those changes may lead females to be more sensitive to moderate pain than males as older adults.

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Outcomes of Acute, Subacute and Persistent Low Back Pain

EurekAlert!
Jan 30, 2024

Low back pain is a major cause of disability around the globe, with more than 570 million people affected. In the United States alone, health care spending on low back pain was $134.5 billion between 1996 and 2016, and costs are increasing.



"The good news is that most episodes of back

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Diet and Osteoarthritis Pain

MedPage Today
Jan 29, 2024

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) pain was worse with a pro-inflammatory diet, an observational study suggested.



Scores on a proprietary "Dietary Inflammatory Index" (DII) were significantly associated with standard knee pain scores among patients over nearly 11 years of follow-up (β=0.21, 95

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Sodium Channels, Carbemazepine and Osteoarthritis Progression A study published in Nature suggests that therapies affecting sodium channels could be employed to treat osteoarthritis. https://t.co/hmzKsgb3gA https://t.co/WVgk8nD4ne
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Jan 22, 2024
2023 EULAR Non-pharmacological Management of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis: 2023 update EULAR has published the 2023 updated recommendations for the optimal non-pharmacological management of hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA). https://t.co/OjmdAnRWtl https://t.co/gfWYopEgtt
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Jan 21, 2024

2023 EULAR Non-pharmacological Management of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis: 2023 update

Jan 16, 2024

EULAR has published the 2023 updated recommendations for the optimal non-pharmacological management of hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA).



Non-pharmacological treatments for OA are as important and impactful at improving pain, function and quality of life in OA. These EULAR

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Sodium Channels, Carbemazepine and Osteoarthritis Progression

Jan 15, 2024

A study published in Nature suggests that therapies affecting sodium channels could be employed to treat osteoarthritis.



Osteoarthritis (OA) affects 528 million people worldwide and yet there are no uniformly effective treatments - other than joint replacement.  The ideal therapeutic

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Heritability of Osteoarthritis A Swedish study examine the genetic contribution to various rheumatic/musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) and showed that osteoarthritis (OA) had a large heritability compared with other RMDs. https://t.co/KbQDQ1mB53 https://t.co/opLrlRit2W
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Jan 14, 2024
Curcumin therapy for knee osteoarthritis Curcumin is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat arthritis and is presumed to have analgesic and antiinflammatory effects that may benefit those with osteoarthritis, particularly KOA. https://t.co/a8JscOOhmz https://t.co/j1htFQkfnD
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Jan 13, 2024
Black, Asian, and Hispanic Military Members w/OA Treated Differently Black, Asian, and Hispanic members of the U.S. Armed Forces were less likely than their white peers to undergo knee replacement surgeries post OA diagnosis, military researchers found. https://t.co/Kzj4XyCmZt https://t.co/TwBAtn9Dwr
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Jan 11, 2024

Black, Asian, and Hispanic Military Members with OA Treated Differently

MedPage Today
Jan 09, 2024

Black, Asian, and Hispanic members of the U.S. Armed Forces were far less likely than their white comrades to undergo knee replacement surgeries after being diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA), military researchers found.

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Heritability of Osteoarthritis

Jan 08, 2024

A Swedish study examine the genetic contribution to various rheumatic/musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) and showed that osteoarthritis (OA) had a large heritability compared with other RMDs.

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GNSC-001 gene therapy w/ a recombinant adeno-assoc. viral vector expressing IL-1Ra, to block IL-1. GNSC-001 now in a phase Ib, 50 pt, 10 center USA trial to assess its efficacy in Knee OA. Given as single injx in the affected joint; results in late 2024 https://t.co/jW9FHlGyC2 https://t.co/Dbv15Flqlv

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Jan 05, 2024

New Year's Resolutions (1.5.2024)

Jan 05, 2024

Dr. Jack Cush imparts his new New Year's Resolutions for 2024 and also reviews the news and journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.com.

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Curcumin therapy for knee osteoarthritis

Jan 03, 2024

Curcumin is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat arthritis and is presumed to have analgesic and antiinflammatory effects that may benefit those with osteoarthritis, particularly knee osteoarthritis (KOA).



A network metanalysis was performed to gauge the efficacy and

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Sarcopenia Linked to Smoking in Osteoarthritis

Jan 02, 2024

Sarcopenia commonly has been linked to aging and arthritis and contributes significantly to quality of life and outcomes, but the association between sarcopenia and OA has not been well established.



Sarcopenia is an age-linked, skeletal muscle disorder leading to low muscle strength

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Could Methotrexate Work in Hand Osteoarthritis? Lancet reports the results of the METHODS study from Australia where hand osteoarthritis (HOA) patients benefitted from 6 months of methotrexate (MTX) - as long as there was MRI synovitis! https://t.co/TnvhGUiWuw https://t.co/FfnC63nBSa
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Dec 31, 2023

RheumNow Podcast – Bill of Rights (12.15.2023)

Dec 15, 2023

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.com. Two major reports on fatigue and fibromyalgia misfired, and "ankylosing spondylitis" is sent to the Rheumatology dead word cemetery. 

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Arthritis & Rheumatology has published a new study that suggests knee or hip osteoarthritis patients who are overweight or obese may have less premature death if slow to moderate rate of weight loss results from anti-obesity medications. https://t.co/eSwcybRmX5 https://t.co/xEzMwIvAsK
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Dec 08, 2023