Study Explores CBD for Pain, Sleep in Hand Osteoarthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis
Investigators supplemented a slim body of existing research on CBD for pain management.
Low Rate of Disease Flare Following Recombinant Zoster Vaccine in Immune Mediated Inflammatory Diseases
Patients with immune mediated inflammatory diseases are at an increased risk of herpes zoster, but research on the risk of possible vaccine-related flares following vaccination with the recombinant zoster vaccine is limited.
Medication Beliefs, Adherence Rates in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Differ by Race
Non-White patients were more likely to express beliefs that medications are both harmful and overused, leading to a decrease in medication adherence.
Influenza Vaccine Coverage Low in RA, But Key in Preventing Severe Disease
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis should be encouraged to receive their yearly flu vaccine.
Patient Biosimilar Knowledge is Limited, But Multiswitching Does Not Negatively Impact Care
Patients require more information on biosimilars, but the number of switches a patient experience does not negatively impact their satisfaction with care.
Socioeconomic Disadvantage Linked With Potentially Inappropriate Opioid Prescriptions
Patients who lived in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas were more likely to have potentially inappropriate opioid prescriptions, compared with other types of potentially inappropriate medications.
Pharmacist-Led Intervention Aids in Successful Approach to Opioid Tapering
Pharmacists are a key part of the multidisciplinary approach that health care providers should take when tapering patients off opioid therapy.
In Rheumatoid Arthritis, Resistance to Changing Medications Has Decreased Over Time
Fewer patients today are likely to express an unwillingness to change their RA medications compared with patients 15 years ago, survey results showed.
DMARD Use in RA May Lead to Decreased Risk of Long-Term Opioid Use
A poster presentation at ACR Convergence 2021 compared risk factors for long-term opioid use among DMARD and non-DMARD users.
COVID-19 Vaccine Generally Safe, Well-Tolerated in Rheumatic, Musculoskeletal Diseases
The vaccine’s safety, tolerability, and efficacy was discussed across multiple abstracts presented at ACR Convergence 2021.
Study Examines Impact of Medical Cannabis on Pain Intensity, Well-being in Fibromyalgia
Patients with fibromyalgia are turning to medical cannabis to improve sleep problems and other negative effects, according to a poster presentation at ACR Convergence 2021, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting.
Medical Educational Videos on YouTube Are Better Quality Than 4 Years Ago, Study Finds
The study, presented at ACR Convergence 2021, evaluated how methotrexate self-injection education videos on YouTube have evolved over time.
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