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Opioid Rx Too Often Given to Back Pain Patients With Depression

June 22, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. Researchers find these patients are also more likely to get higher doses of opioids Read article


Marital Status Among Factors Tied to Gout Rx Adherence

June 20, 2017 Belief about medicines, presence of comorbidity, being married positively influence meds adherence

Hydrotherapy Plus Conventional Drugs Beneficial in RA

June 19, 2017 Significant change in oxidative stress biomarkers and decrease in activities of antioxidant enzymes

Certain Criteria May Be Better Than Others in RA Assessment

June 16, 2017 More residual disease seen for patients in remission as per DAS-28-CRP versus SDAI, CDAI criteria

Prevalence of Antiphospholipid Syndrome Up for Roma SLE

June 14, 2017 Roma systemic lupus erythematosus patients also have significantly higher prevalence of abortions

Olive Oil, Ibuprofen May Have Synergistic Effects

June 13, 2017 Synergistic analgesic, anti-pyretic, anti-inflammatory effects seen in animal model

Medical Students Lacking Proficiency in BP Measurements

June 12, 2017 Among 159 medical students, a mean of 4.1 elements out of 11 were performed properly

U.S. Leads in Income-Based Health Care Inequalities

June 08, 2017 More public tolerance for health care inequalities seen in United States than other countries

Positive Clinical Effects Seen for Placebos Without Deception

June 06, 2017 Findings based on five studies involving patients with IBS, depression, allergic rhinitis, back pain, ADHD

Cool Water Works As Well As Hot for Ridding Hands of Germs

June 02, 2017 Time spent scrubbing hands with soap more important that water temperature

MTHFR A1298C Polymorphism Not Linked to MTX Outcomes in RA

June 02, 2017 No significant link for MTHFR gene A1298C polymorphism with methotrexate efficacy, toxicity

Excess Weight Increases Costs Across Health Care Settings

June 01, 2017 Percentage increases in costs associated with obesity were highest for medications, higher for women

Quadriceps Exercise Relieves Pain in Knee Osteoarthritis

June 01, 2017 Quadriceps isometric contraction exercise method effective for pain relief, knee joint function

Severe Cutaneous Adverse Effect From Tocilizumab Described

May 31, 2017 Diffuse, persistent, pruritic maculopapular rash developed 10 days after tocilizumab treatment

CDC: Prevalence of Arthritis 31.8% in Most Rural Areas of U.S.

May 31, 2017 About half of those with arthritis in rural and urban areas have arthritis-attributable activity limitation

Social Psychology May Help With Physician Error Disclosure

May 30, 2017 Deliberate practice, together with lessons from social psychology, can implement change in error disclosure