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Ibuprofen may be a ‘reasonable option’ for analgesia after hip replacement

Hip replacement

Patients who are treated with ibuprofen alone experience comparable pain control in the first day after hip replacement to those give acetaminophen plus ibuprofen, findings from the PANSAID trial suggest.

18-02-2019 | Rheumatology | News | Article

No benefit of prolonged abatacept cessation before joint replacement in RA patients

Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis undergoing elective joint replacement, stopping intravenous abatacept treatment for more than one dosing interval prior to surgery may not result in better postoperative outcomes than a shorter length of discontinuation, researchers report.

15-02-2019 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Longevity of hip, knee replacements in OA patients estimated

Two meta-analyses published in The Lancet provide estimates for how long hip and knee replacements are likely to last in patients with osteoarthritis.

14-02-2019 | Rheumatology | News | Article

No improvement in RA outcomes with SMS-enhanced monitoring

A Finnish trial has shown no significant improvement in the outcomes of patients with early rheumatoid arthritis who are monitored using an automated text message-enhanced approach versus the standard approach.

13-02-2019 | Rheumatology | News | Article

VTE risk elevated in patients with ankylosing spondylitis

Patients with ankylosing spondylitis have a significantly increased risk for venous thromboembolism compared with the general population, with the risk apparently highest in the first year after diagnosis, study findings indicate.

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