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RSNA: Corticosteroid Injections Appear to Worsen Knee Osteoarthritis

Corticosteroids linked to progression of knee OA based on whole-organ magnetic resonance imaging scores, KL grade

Antidepressants Have Small Benefit for Pain, Function in OA

However, total adverse events occur more often in patients receiving antidepressants versus placebo

RSNA: Lasting Benefit Seen for Hydrodissection in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Improvement in mean Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire persisted at weeks 12 and 24; lasting reduction seen in median nerve cross-sectional area

Acupuncture Helps Alleviate Back/Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy

Researchers find acupuncture has no observable severe adverse influences on newborns

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

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

ACR: Opioids Raise Risk for VTE in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

However, opioids and NSAIDs carry similar cardiovascular, mortality risks for RA patients

FDA: Patients Should Be Cautious When Using Online Pharmacies to Buy Meds

Red flags include pharmacies that do not require a doctor's prescription or have a licensed pharmacist to answer questions

FDA Oversight of Clinical Trials Described as ‘Grossly Inadequate’

Article describes inadequate oversight relating to development of COVID-19 vaccines and predating the pandemic

Multidimensional Factors Shaped Physician Stress During Pandemic

Physicians' perceptions of occupational stress at individual level were shaped by stressors within and across four levels

Acupuncture Reduces Aromatase Inhibitor-Related Joint Pain

Findings observed in women with early-stage breast cancer who were taking an aromatase inhibitor and had a score of 3 or higher on BPI-WP item