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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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New ACP guideline on pharmacologic treatments to prevent fracture in low BMD or osteoporosis

Also endorsed by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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Statin-related myalgia, weakness appears when patients, physicians are unblinded

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Rheum Dis
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Influenza vaccination in rheumatoid arthritis: hold the methotrexate?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Bone
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Vertebral fractures routinely missed or misdiagnosed on X-ray

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  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoporos Int
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Longer oral contraceptive duration, fewer fractures

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  • Vitals
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Joint and Bone Disease Vitals for May 2017

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)
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OA of hip or knee contributes to difficulty walking

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA
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Injected steroids for symptomatic knee OA: same pain, more damage vs saline

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  • Clinical Essentials from Curr Med Res Opin
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Meta-analysis: does RA reduce efficacy of influenza vaccination?

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Physician gets $5.4 million for whistleblowing

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  • US Professional News

Alabama internist dies climbing Mount Everest

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SC physicians unhappy about new volume-based compensation

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  • US Professional News

California considers limits on pharma gifts

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Are swimming pools just chlorinated cesspools of filth?

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Should I be worried about Chagas disease?

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  • Clinical Essentials from RMD Open
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Ultrasound aids prognostication in undifferentiated arthritis

Grey scale synovitis a key harbinger of progression to RA.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Rheum Dis
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Ninefold higher stroke risk for RA patients after serious adverse event

And other findings on stroke risk from the RABBIT study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord
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Better than steroids? A randomized controlled trial in knee osteoarthritis

Intraarticular sodium bicarbonate + calcium gluconate beat methylprednisolone.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Rheumatol
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Risk of symptomatic hand osteoarthritis sky-high over a lifetime

Nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men will develop it, according to study estimates.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Care Res
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“Noisy knees” a risk factor for osteoarthritis

Self-reported crepitus may portend painful knee within as little as a year.

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  • Clinical Essentials from European Heart Journal
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Venous thromboembolism risk elevated in 3 chronic inflammatory diseases

RA, PsA, and psoriasis patients are at higher risk.

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Sleep quality linked to musculoskeletal health

The relationship is positive and appears stronger in women.

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Mesenchymal stem cells effective for osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis

Significant 2-y improvements in visual analogue and other subjective scales.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Metabolism
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Vitamin K + vitamin D + calcium may equal better BMD

Vitamin K is a key brake on osteoclast formation, but how that plays out clinically is still unclear.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Clin Nutr
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Dietary protein's effects on bone remain unclear

Protein may be protective in some situations, but overall data are lacking.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Musculoskeletal Care
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Rheumatologists screening few RA patients for cardiovascular risk

Treatment and referral rates are even lower.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arch Osteoporos
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Osteoporosis: NOGG updates clinical guidelines

The UK’s definitive update.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Rheumatol
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RA declining as cause of death in 31 countries

WHO data also demonstrate narrowing disparities among countries.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Rheumatol
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RA: 20-y data support early treatment

Early treatment has lasting effects.

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