Conservative management in a patient with massive rotator cuff tear and rheumatoid arthritis.

CONCLUSION: Pain education in combination with exercise therapy was effective for improving pain and function in a full-thickness tear of Supraspinatus and Infraspinatus tendon in a patient also suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. PMID: 31356189 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: OUD-hospitalizations increased in all 5 musculoskeletal diseases studied, but the rate of increase differed. Awareness of these OUD-hospitalization trends in 5 musculoskeletal diseases among providers, policy-makers and patients is important. Development and implementation of interventions, policies and practices to potentially reduce OUD-associated impact in people with rheumatic diseases is needed. PMID: 33004531 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
Digital media&downloads Pain Relief Caused by SARS-CoV-2 Infection May Help Explain COVID-19 Spread New research shows SARS-CoV-2 promotes pain relief when it infects cells through a common protein receptor, neuropilin-1. The finding gives scientists a novel target for non-opioid pain therapeutics, while also offering an explanation for the unrelenting spread of COVID-19. Stacy Pigott Today University of Arizona Health SciencesKhanna_Raj_klh3067.jpg Doctoral student Lisa Boinon prepares buffers while Rajesh Khanna looks on. (Photo: Kris Hanning/University of Arizona Health Sciences)HealthCollege of Medicine - Tuc...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: research
We examined 16 review articles and 11 randomized controlled trials published in the last 5  years on the clinical efficacy of acupuncture in adults with CMP conditions. The available evidence suggests that acupuncture does have short-term pain relief benefits for patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain and is a safe and reasonable referral option. Acupunct ure may also have a beneficial role for fibromyalgia. However, the available evidence does not support the use of acupuncture for treating hip osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.SummaryThe majority of studies concluded the superi...
Source: Current Rheumatology Reports - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Authors: Zhang H, Wang P, Zhang X, Zhao W, Ren H, Hu Z Abstract Symptomatic degenerative disc disease (DDD) is considered the leading cause of chronic lower back pain (LBP). As one of the main features of intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD), vascular ingrowth plays a crucial role in the progression of LBP. Stromal cell‑derived factor 1 (SDF1) and its receptor C‑X‑C receptor 4 (CXCR4) were reported to be overexpressed in the degenerated intervertebral discs, suggesting that they may be involved in the pathogenesis of IDD. Moreover, SDF1 has been identified to induce neovascularization in rheumatoid art...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
Conclusions Noninflammatory complaints can be observed in about 50% of RA patients on remission. These complaints were more common in elderly patients with old-age disease onset. Therefore, while evaluating and treating this patient population, noninflammatory complaints and disease-specific parameters should be considered carefully in order to fully improve the clinical outcomes.
Source: JCR: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
This week, at the end of an online poetry class, our on-screen instructor asked, “Why do you write?” Then, she added:  “In writing, what is your greater purpose?” Now, I’ve been writing for myself and for publication since the mid 1970s. And, over the years, as I teach or lead narrative writing workshops, I’m sure I’ve posed that why-do-you-write question to my own writing students. But, shame on me, I had never really posed the question to myself.  Truthfully, for the rest of that day, as I tended to my usual work and deadlines, the instructor’s question niggled at...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Creativity Habits Personal Self-Help benefits of writing Journaling Source Type: blogs
: Targeting chemokines or chemokine receptors is a promising treatment strategy for diseases with chronic inflammation such as rheumatoid arthritis and discogenic pain. Identifying specific molecules and determining their effectiveness in animal models are the first steps in developing these treatments. Macrophage markers have been detected in the intervertebral disc tissues of patients with disc degenerative disease and discogenic pain and in different animal models. Macrophage recruitment into the disc may play a role in initiation of inflammation and if unresolved may lead to chronic inflammation and subsequent back pain.
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionAntibodies to 3 UH ‐axSpA peptides could provide a novel tool for the diagnosis of a subset of axSpA patients.
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: FULL LENGTH Source Type: research
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect the spine; however, the epidemiology of lumbar lesions and/or low back pain (LBP) in RA patients has not been well-studied.
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research
In this report, we describe a case of IgG4-related spinal pachymeningitis in a middle-age male who presented initially with neck pain and  rheumatoid arthritis-like symptoms and later on developed both right upper and lower limb weakness. He was found to had pachymeningeal thickening on a cervical magnetic resonance image (MRI) and elevated serum IgG4 levels. He was treated with glucocorticoids and rituximab, which led to a significantly positive radiological response. PMID: 32518934 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research
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