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Estimates of the prevalence of arthritis and other rheumatic conditions in the United States. Part I.
This report provides the best available prevalence estimates for the US prevalence of arthritis overall, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, the spondylarthritides, systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, and Sjögren's syndrome.
Factors associated with patients who leave acute-care hospitals against medical advice.
Hospital- and patient-related factors associated with discharge against medical advice (termed self-discharge) after emergency admission to acute-care hospitals were examined and both hospital and patient characteristics were associated with these decisions.
Social support, knowledge, and self-efficacy as correlates of osteoporosis preventive behaviors among preadolescent females.
A model based on Bandura's social cognitive theory to predict healthy lifestyle behaviors for the prevention of osteoporosis is developed and suggested for primary prevention interventions such as parent and peer involvement, health education, and problem-solving training.
Analgesic Usage for Low Back Pain: Impact on Health Care Costs and Service Use
Patients with LBP with and without neurologic involvement and those with acquired lumbar spine structural disorders had similar patterns of analgesic use: those with congenital structural disorders were less likely to use analgesics; andThose with psychogenic pain and LBP related to orthopedic devices were more likely toUse opioids.
Gout in ambulatory care settings in the United States.
Asian ethnicity is associated with higher number of visits for gout, but a lower frequency of allopurinol treatment, while the majority of patients with gout are seen by generalist physicians.
Incidence of systemic lupus erythematosus. Race and gender differences.
The authors' rates clearly confirm previous reports of an excess incidence of SLE among females compared with males and among African-Americans compared with whites, and advocate their use to facilitate comparisons across studies.
Variability in the attainment of functional milestones during the acute care admission after total joint replacement.
Examination of patients' progress in attaining specific functional milestones is a unique approach to outcome assessment that emphasizes the physical therapy aspect of postsurgical rehabilitation.
Sedentary Behavior and Physical Function: Objective Evidence From the Osteoarthritis Initiative
Investigate the relationship between sedentary behavior and physical function in adults with knee osteoarthritis (OA), controlling for moderate–vigorous physical activity (MVPA) levels.
Epidemiology of osteoarthritis: literature update
  • E. Vina, C. Kwoh
  • Medicine
    Current opinion in rheumatology
  • 1 December 2017
This review highlights recent studies of osteoarthritis epidemiology, including research on prevalence, disease impact, and potential risk factors, which may allow us to develop innovative strategies and novel therapies for preventing new disease onset and minimizing disease progression.
Racial/ethnic differences in surgical outcomes in veterans following knee or hip arthroplasty.
It is indicated that, after adjustment, black patients have significantly higher rates of infection-related and non-infection-related complications following knee arthroplasty, compared with white patients, and adjusted rates of infected patients are higher in Hispanic patients than in white patients.