CDC: Prevalence of Arthritis 22.8 Percent in U.S. Adults in 2017

WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 -- The prevalence of arthritis was 22.8 percent in U.S. adults in 2017, with statewide variation in prevalence and in the prevalence of severe joint pain and physical inactivity among those with arthritis, according to...
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As physicians, many of our daily practices involve administration of substances that are shrouded in mystery. Certain medications, specifically opioids, have been part of tragic news stories, and have turned young children into orphans, happy spouses into widows and widowers, and once-aspirational youth into memories. The CDC reports that on average, 130 people die each day from an opioid overdose. With such harrowing statistics, why take opioids in the first place? Well, if used appropriately, opioids can significantly improve pain with relatively tolerable side effects. A short-term course of opioids (typically 3 to 7 da...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Addiction Pain Management Source Type: blogs
Authors: Cvetanovich GL, Waterman BR, Verma NN, Romeo AA Abstract When evaluating patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears, orthopaedic surgeons have an increasingly wide array of surgical options, including both established techniques and emerging technologies. However, significant variability exists in the clinical evaluation and surgical indications in this subset, and definitions for pseudoparalysis and tear irreparability are inconsistent. In older patients with symptomatic rotator cuff arthropathy and relatively sedentary demands, the reverse total shoulder arthroplasty has been established as the preferr...
Source: The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Am Acad Orthop Surg Source Type: research
Authors: Sions JM, Crippen DC, Hicks GE, Alroumi AM, Manal TJ, Pohlig RT Abstract Study design: Cross-sectional study. Background: Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) is an effective tool for stimulating multifidus muscle contractions. Ultrasound imaging (USI) is valid and reliable for quantifying multifidus activity represented by percent thickness change from a resting to contracted state. Thus, USI may be used to help determine optimal NMES intensity. Objectives: To explore NMES intensity effects on multifidus thickening in adults with chronic low back pain (CLBP). Methods: Sixty patients wit...
Source: Clinical Medicine Insights: Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord Source Type: research
Conclusions: In this pilot, randomised controlled trial, NMES was well tolerated by patients following ankle sprain and demonstrated statistically significant improvements in oedema reduction as measured by fluid displacement. No other changes were observed. Further work will need to confirm the clinical significance and effect on longer term recovery post-ankle sprain. PMID: 31205428 [PubMed]
Source: Clinical Medicine Insights: Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord Source Type: research
  Americans consume the equivalent of 300 loaves of bread each year (representing enormous exposure to the amylopectin A carbohydrate that behaves like sugar or worse). They also consume 200 pounds of sugar. It is not uncommon for sugar alone to comprise a quarter of all calories taken in over the course of the day—some of it out in the open, some of it hidden. To understand the adverse effects of sugars—sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup, and other fructose-rich sweeteners, such as agave, honey, and maple syrup—we need to understand two phenomena: 1. Insulin resistance 2 Glycation. Insulin Resistanc...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Anti-aging BLOOD SUGAR Diabetes Dr. Davis Undoctored arthritis dementia grain-free grains health heart disease insulin joint pain weight gain Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs
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Source: The Back Letter - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Articles Source Type: research
eri Preparations from the dried tubers of Harpagophytum procumbens (Burch.) DC ex Meisn, commonly known as devil’s claw, are mainly used in modern medicine to relieve joint pain and inflammation in patients suffering from rheumatic and arthritic disorders. This paper describes for the first time the chemical profile of a commercial spagyric tincture (named 019) prepared from the roots of the plant. For comparison purposes, a commercial not-spagyric devil’s claw tincture (NST) was also analyzed. Chemical investigation of the content of specialized metabolites in the three samples indicated that harpa...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
ConclusionFasinumab provided improvements in OA pain and function, even in those benefitting little from previous analgesic. The observed “benefit to risk” relationship favors further clinical development to explore the lowest doses of fasinumab.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Full Length Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Flares occur frequently even in patients with low disease activity. Independent of home-based or clinically guided care, making a medication change and having less severe pain during a flare were associated with better flare outcomes. Of interest, the decision to change medications was frequently made without clinical advice. Future directions might address how best to intervene when patients experience flares and whether patient initiated medication changes have adverse outcomes. PMID: 31203222 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: J Rheumatol - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Chronic refractory gout patients not achieving protocol-defined persistent urate lowering still achieve significant clinical benefits with pegloticase treatment, suggesting that transient reduction in serum urate may result in sustained clinical benefit. PMID: 31203212 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: J Rheumatol - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
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