Total ankle replacement (TAR) and ankle fusion (AF) or arthrodesis both improve the Manchester–Oxford Foot Questionnaire walking/standing (MOXFQ-W/S) domain scores in patients with end-stage ankle osteoarthritis at 52 weeks after surgery, reports a study. The two surgical treatments also show similar clinical scores and number of harms.
Patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) usually complain of fatigue, which is less frequently diagnosed by many physicians, reports a study. Severe fatigue may lead to poorer physical functioning, work productivity, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL).
Patients with moderate-to-severe systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) appear to fare well with anifrolumab, with a recent study showing that the drug has an acceptable long-term safety profile and helps maintain reductions in disease activity and glucocorticoid usage.
A wearable activity tracker used to boost physical activity has fallen short of reducing flares and improving performance or quality of life (QoL) of patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA), results of a randomized control trial have shown.