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Total knee replacement cost-effective for end-stage osteoarthritis even in severe obesity

A modeling study analyzed the long-term effects and costs of total knee replacement for patients who were ages 50 years or older and had end-stage knee osteoarthritis and a body mass index of 40 kg/m2 or greater.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/03/23/4.htm
23 Mar 2021

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2023/09/spotlight.htm
1 Sep 2023

Online yoga program improved physical function in patients with knee osteoarthritis

A 12-week unsupervised, home-based online yoga program improved physical function but not knee pain during walking compared with online education about osteoarthritis, an Australian randomized trial found.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/09/20/1.htm
20 Sep 2022

Osteoarthritis can ease with easy changes

An optimal regimen starting with nonpharmacologic measures can help patients achieve notable relief.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2021/05/osteoarthritis-can-ease-with-easy-changes.htm
1 May 2021

Telehealth options show benefit in treating effects of osteoarthritis

Recent randomized trials in patients with osteoarthritis showed that an app-based program was associated with some reduction in reported pain and that cognitive behavioral therapy by phone improved insomnia symptoms.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/03/02/4.htm
2 Mar 2021

Balancing benefits and harms of pain meds in older adults

Pain guidelines issued by medical societies call for nondrug therapies and exercise as primary recommendations for chronic pain.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2023/07/balancing-benefits-and-harms-of-pain-meds-in-older-adults.htm
1 Jul 2023

SGLT-2 inhibitors reduced gout flares in patients with diabetes, gout

New users of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors had about half the risk of an ED visit or hospitalization for a gout flare as matched patients taking dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors, a cohort analysis found.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2023/07/25/1.htm
25 Jul 2023

4 steps to managing osteoarthritis pain in the elderly

Weight loss and nutritional counseling should be the first step, while opioids are always and only a last resort.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2016/07/osteoarthritis.htm
1 Jul 2016

Long-term weight loss of at least 20% helps improve outcomes in overweight, obese patients with knee osteoarthritis

Overweight and obese adults with pain and radiographically confirmed knee osteoarthritis who had participated in the Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis study were characterized according to their weight loss over 18 months: less than 5%, at least 5%, at least 10%, and at least 20%.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2018/06/26/4.htm
26 Jun 2018

Colchicine linked to lower incidence of total knee, hip replacements in patients with chronic coronary artery disease

Compared to placebo, colchicine (0.5 mg once daily) was associated with a 31% lower incidence of total knee replacements and total hip replacements, an exploratory analysis of a randomized controlled trial found.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2023/05/30/1.htm
30 May 2023

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