State-Specific Prevalence and Characteristics of Frequent Mental Distress and History of #Depression Diagnosis Among Adults with #Arthritis— United States, 2017

..Persons with arthritis have unique challenges because the interplay between anxiety, depression, and chronic pain is cyclical, with each having the potential to exacerbate the others. What is added by this report? In 2017, frequent mental distress and history of depression were commonly reported by adults with arthritis in all states, with clustering of high prevalence of frequent mental distress in Appalachian and southern states. … Continue reading State-Specific Prevalence and Characteristics of Frequent Mental Distress and History of #Depression Diagnosis Among Adults with #Arthritis— United States, 2017

Efficacy and tolerability of #duloxetine in patients with knee #osteoarthritis: a meta‐analysis of randomised controlled trials

..Duloxetine achieved significant reductions in primary outcomes including Brief Pain Inventory 24‐h average pain score (weighted mean difference (WMD) = −0.74, 95% confidence interval (CI) = −0.92 to −0.57), weekly mean of the 24‐h average pain score (WMD = −0.76, 95% CI = −0.96 to −0.56), WOMAC stiffness score (WMD = −0.47, 95% CI = −0.60 to −0.34) and WOMAC physical function score (WMD = … Continue reading Efficacy and tolerability of #duloxetine in patients with knee #osteoarthritis: a meta‐analysis of randomised controlled trials

Results of a 6-week treatment with 10 mg prednisolone in patients with hand #osteoarthritis (HOPE): a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial

..The mean change between baseline and week 6 on VAS-reported finger pain was −21·5 (SD 21·7) in the prednisolone group and −5·2 (24·3) in the placebo group, with a mean between-group difference (of prednisolone vs placebo) of −16·5 (95% CI −26·1 to −6·9; p=0·0007). The number of non-serious adverse events was similar between the groups. Five serious adverse events were reported during our study: one … Continue reading Results of a 6-week treatment with 10 mg prednisolone in patients with hand #osteoarthritis (HOPE): a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial

Effect of Intra-Articular #Sprifermin vs Placebo on Femorotibial Joint Cartilage Thickness in Patients With #Osteoarthritis

..Among participants with symptomatic radiographic knee osteoarthritis, the intra-articular administration of 100 μg of sprifermin every 6 or 12 months vs placebo resulted in an improvement in total femorotibial joint cartilage thickness after 2 years that was statistically significant, but of uncertain clinical importance; there was no significant difference for 30 μg of sprifermin every 6 or 12 months vs placebo. Durability of response also … Continue reading Effect of Intra-Articular #Sprifermin vs Placebo on Femorotibial Joint Cartilage Thickness in Patients With #Osteoarthritis