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Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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Adams confirmed as surgeon general

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Practices exempted from MIPS could miss out

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  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoarthr Cartil
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Meta-analysis shows bisphosphonates ineffective for osteoarthritis

Despite showing some initial promise, this drug class may not be helpful for patients with osteoarthritis.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Reprod Immunol
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Lupus: risk factors for pregnancy complications identified

Results of a small study.

  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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Many drugs, not just antibiotics, alter gut flora

Proton pump inhibitors, metformin among those linked to concerning changes.

  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Res Ther
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Ankylosing spondylitis: proper site to measure BMD loss identified

Patients with AS are more likely to suffer osteoporosis.

  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoporos Int
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Women with osteoporosis often have lung problems, as well

Study finds association between lower BMD and reduced pulmonary function.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Arthroplasty
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Obese patients have different analgesic needs following joint arthroplasty

Even if they’ve received liposomal bupivacaine.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Rheumatol
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Osteoarthritis injection may affect metabolism in diabetes

Be cautious when prescribing this treatment.

  • Clinical Essentials from FDA
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Osteoarthritis: FDA urges patients to discontinue flavocoxid use immediately

Patients are at risk for liver and lung disease.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Bisphosphonates effective in Paget’s disease, according to Cochrane review

However, the overall quality of evidence is low.

Joint and Bone Disease Vitals for December 2017
  • Vitals
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Joint and Bone Disease Vitals for December 2017

Febuxostat for gout gets FDA safety communication | Best opioid prescribing approach for OA.

  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoporos Int
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Do antiosteoporosis medications lead to venous thromboembolism?

Results of a cohort study.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Bone Miner Res
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Milk might not prevent fractures after all

Cohort study suggests recommending more fruits, vegetables, and fermented milk products.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Alemtuzumab tops interferon-beta-1a for relapsing-remitting MS

A Cochrane meta-analysis of 3 randomized controlled trials.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Med Dir Assoc
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Does progressive resistance exercise help after hip fracture surgery?

Results of a meta-analysis