Arthritis Care diabetes hand pain
Another association that doesn't make sensebut here it is anyway nextâ€¦ Erosive Hand OA May Be Associated With Diabetes.Nancy Walsh writing in Medpage Today reported that according to a study published in thejournal Arthritis Care Research, â€œdiabetes was strongly associated with hand pain andjoint tenderness in patients with erosive hand osteoarthritis (OA).â€� The 530patientanalysis revealed that â€œpain as measured on the AustralianCanadian (AUSCAN) hand painscale was associated with diabetes among patients who had one or more joints with central erosionsdetected radiographically.â€� In addition, there was â€œa strong association betweendiabetes and the number of hand joints that
were tender on palpation, but again only inpatients with erosive disease. Comment: Well there it isâ€¦ not sure whatto make of it.
Medication diabetes medicines cause arthritis
Could your diabetes medicine be causing yourarthritisé Next DPP4 Inhibitors for Diabetes Can Cause SevereJoint Pain, FDA Says Robert Lowes writing for Medscape reporteddipeptidyl peptidase4 (DPP4) inhibitors for type 2 diabetes may cause joint pain sointense it is disabling, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned today.Fortunately, the pain goes away, usually in less than a month, once patients stop takingthe medicine. The agency said it identified 33 cases ofsevere joint pains associated with DPP4 inhibitors from October 16, 2006, through December 31,2013, in its FDA Adverse Event Reporting System
database. Twentyeight of the cases involvedsitagliptin (Januvia, Merck Co, Inc). Sitagliptin accounts for more than 80% of all DPP4 prescriptionsin the country, according to a spokesperson for Merck.Saxagliptin (Onglyza, AstraZeneca), linagliptin (Tradjenta, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals),alogliptin (Nesina, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company), and vildagliptin, which is not marketedin the United States, accounted for the rest of the 33 cases.Comment: Wowâ€¦ I didn't know that.