Tag: arthritis (degenerative)

Virtual EULAR Congress Aims for Patient-Inclusive Programming

Although clinicians and researchers dominate attendance at medical conferences, patients have always been welcome at many such meetings. The movement of most conferences to an...

IM, IA Steroid Injections Prove Noninferior in Knee OA

Intramuscular injections of glucocorticoids have efficacy similar to that of intra-articular injections in reducing pain in knee osteoarthritis but without the concerns about joint infection...

At-Home, Remotely Supervised Brain Stimulation Offers Pain Relief

Transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS), performed at home but supervised remotely, is feasible and effective in managing osteoarthritis (OA) pain in older adults, new research shows....

Kidney Injury Common With Antibiotic Spacers

A large study has revealed that acute kidney injury (AKI) is a relatively common occurrence in patients treated for periprosthetic joint infections after total knee...

Older Heavier People May Be ‘Superspreaders’ of COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. People with higher body mass index (BMI) and older age are...

Little Help, Possible Harm of Antidepressants for Pain

Antidepressants are of little help and may possibly be harmful in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain, new research suggests. Results of a systematic review and...

Radiofrequency Ablation Blocks Hip, Shoulder Arthritis Pain

Osteoarthritis patients report significant pain relief after treatment with cooled radiofrequency ablation, a new technique that “stuns” sensory nerves in shoulder and hip joints to...

Real Acupuncture Beat Sham for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

Electro-acupuncture resulted in significant improvement in pain and function, compared with sham acupuncture, in a randomized trial of more than 400 adults with knee OA....

Warfarin Use Linked to Knee and Hip Replacement in OA Patients

Patients who take the vitamin K antagonist warfarin to prevent thromboembolic events are significantly more likely to require knee or hip replacement surgery — a...

$2.3 Million NIH Grant for Exercise-After-Injury Research

A research team at the University of California, Davis has been awarded a $2.3 million grant to try to answer a basic question about osteoarthritis after...