Arthritis

 
Arthritis in Older Adults: Patient Thoughts on Symptoms, Management, & Clinician Counseling
September 14, 2022

New findings from a national survey shed light on patient attitudes and experiences with arthritis and joint pain.

Two-thirds of Older Adults with Arthritis Use OTC Treatments, yet Many Do not Consult with Clinician about Medication Risks
September 12, 2022

Findings from the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging highlight the need for clinicians to raise the topic of joint pain with their older patients.

Whose Acute Low Back Pain will Become Chronic?
April 01, 2021

A new study on conversion of acute to chronic low back pain identifies clinician behavior as well as patient characteristics that increase that risk.

Pain Management in Acute Gout: NSAIDs or COX-2 Inhibitors?
February 25, 2021

A recent meta-analysis assessed comparative clinical efficacy of NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors. Try these 7 questions on the findings - does your clinical experience match?

Two Cannabis Researchers Discuss their Studies on Pain and the Realm of Cannabinoid Investigation
February 19, 2021

Cannabis researchers Drs Carrie Cuttler and Rebecca Craft discuss their findings, their labs at WSU, their new research, and what makes this kind of research a challenge.

Analysis of Cannabis for Pain: Is Tolerance an Issue?
February 15, 2021

Authors of 2 large cannabis-user database analyses discuss the possible reasons for observed dose increase over time by individuals using inhaled cannabis for pain relief.

Cannabis, Pain Relief, and the Sexes: Differential Benefit Explored
February 12, 2021

In animal models, pain relief from cannabis has been found to be greater in females; new research on pain relief from inhaled cannabis in regular users found something different.

Impact of Inhaled Cannabis for Acute Pain: Analysis of a Unique Data Set
February 11, 2021

Research on pain relief from use of medical cannabis poses myriad challenges. Veteran researchers discuss 2 new studies based on a deep well of user data.

Pain Management for Osteoarthritis: Guideline Toplines
February 10, 2021

Get a topline review of OA pain management recommendations from the Osteoarthritis Research Society International and the American College of Rheumatology/Arthritis Foundation.

Antidepressants for Back Pain and OA Pain: Study Finds Room for Re-evaluation
February 04, 2021

Antidepressants, although guideline-recommended and widely prescribed for common pain conditions, may not be as effective as perceived. Author of a new meta-analysis explains.