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ACR: Genicular Nerve Block Offers Short-Term Pain Relief for Knee OA

November 23, 2022. 3:07 PM CST.

Improvements seen in pain scores for patients receiving genicular nerve block at two, four, eight, and 12 weeks

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OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

ASA: Green Light Therapy for Pain-Related Anxiety Studied in Fibromyalgia

November 01, 2022

Small study suggests green light therapy might reduce anxiety in patients with fibromyalgia who are taking opioids for chronic pain


Incident Cardiovascular Disease Risk Up With Autoimmune Disease

September 16, 2022

Risk increased progressively with the number of autoimmune diseases present and with younger age


Rheumatology Practice at or Above Prepandemic Levels

May 25, 2022

Financial health of community rheumatology practices and patient referrals same or better, while telemedicine visits remain part of practice


ACR: Certain Serious Infections Down for Psoriatic Arthritis Patients

November 10, 2021

Hospital discharges for psoriatic arthritis patients with sepsis, skin and soft tissue infections, and UTIs down from 2012 to 2017 in the U.S.


ACR: COVID-19 Vaccine Not Tied to Severe Rheumatic Disease Flares

November 10, 2021

Seropositivity lags after vaccination in those with rheumatic diseases but improves after second dose


ACR: Cycling JAK Inhibitors Feasible for Difficult-to-Treat RA

November 09, 2021

One-year outcomes similar for cycling JAK inhibitors versus switching to a biologic drug


COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns ID’d in Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis Patients

October 07, 2021

Patient hesitancy stems from concerns about the safety of the vaccine and whether the vaccine would aggravate their underlying condition


Pharmacies Often Not Notified of Discontinued Rx

September 29, 2021

Interventions, including phoning pharmacies and enabling CancelRX in electronic medical records, may reduce risk for medication safety events


Hand Dermatitis Currently Prevalent in Health Care Workers

May 12, 2021

Prevalence of hand dermatitis 92.6 percent in health care workers, 68.7 percent for general population


Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

September 25, 2020 RA linked to increased risk for developing diabetes; association remained in sensitivity analysis

AAN: Hypersomnolence in Elderly Linked to Medical Conditions

March 02, 2020 Hypersomnolence linked to increased risk for developing diabetes, cancer, HTN three years later

ACR: Few Serious Infections Seen in Infants Exposed to non-TNFis, Tofacitinib

November 13, 2019 Findings observed for offspring of mothers receiving tofacitinib, non-TNFis for inflammatory disease

ACR: Age at Psoriasis Onset Sets Course for Psoriatic Arthritis

November 12, 2019 Pustular psoriasis linked to arthritis onset two years earlier; increased delay seen for plaque psoriasis

ACR: Opioids Offer Only Minor Pain Relief in Osteoarthritis

November 12, 2019 Opioids have no impact on QoL or depression; smaller benefits seen for pain for strong versus weak opioids

VTE Risk Reduced With Partial Knee Replacement

June 18, 2019 But risk for five-year revision higher for those undergoing partial versus total knee replacement