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Chikungunya: persistent joint manifestations mimic rheumatic conditions

Chikungunya and rheumatoid arthritis may present, manifest, and persist similarly.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoporosis International
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Low education may translate to low BMD in men

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatric Blood & Cancer
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The risk factors for low BMD in pediatric cancer survivors may not be what you think

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clinical Rheumatology
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Psoriatic arthritis: patients/doctors often out of synch with regard to disease control

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  • Clinical Essentials from Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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Glucocorticoids appear safe in early RA

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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After hip or knee replacement, younger patients far likelier to need eventual revision

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  • Clinical Essentials from Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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Treating peripheral spondyloarthritis early could be a home run

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  • Clinical Essentials from International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
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Predicting remission in newly-diagnosed RA patients

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  • Clinical Essentials from Journal of the Formosan Medical Association
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An osteopenia prediction tool for women aged 40-55 y

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Why are colorectal cancers on the rise in young people?

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Direct primary care could get boost with Republicans

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STAT News raises questions about genetic testing firm

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California could require doctors on probation to inform patients

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Study finds physicians' care similar to NPs, PAs in health centers

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  • Clinical Essentials from Semin Arthritis Rheum
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Rheumatic disease: 8-14% of patients have comorbid fibromyalgia

One of the first studies to assess the co-occurrence of fibromyalgia with rheumatic disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Medicine (Baltimore)
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Etanercept associated with reduced cancer risk in RA

Biologic-naïve patients had higher cancer rates in this large cohort study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from New England Journal of Medicine
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Baricitinib more effective than adalimumab or placebo in methotrexate-resistant RA

Favorable phase 3 results from the RA-BEAM trial of this oral Janus kinase inhibitor.

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  • Conference Essentials
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Spinal disorders elevated in IBD patients 20 years after diagnosis | ECCO

Patients with IBD often suffer from extraintestinal rheumatic manifestations.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Breast Cancer Res Treat
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Sleep in breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy improved by exercise

The study shows an association between radiotherapy and sleep problems.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Internal and Emergency Medicine
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Cancer a higher risk for those with rheumatic disease

At especially high risk: older men with polymyalgia rheumatica and ≥6 painful joints.

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  • Clinical Essentials from The Journal of Rheumatology
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Despite treatment advances, many with psoriatic arthritis not getting relief

Treatment options via biologic therapy have greatly improved for patients with PsA.

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  • Clinical Essentials from The Journal of Rheumatology
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Patients with psoriatic arthritis at higher risk for type 2 diabetes

Should patients with psoriatic arthritis be screened for type 2 diabetes?

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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: does methotrexate augment the efficacy intra-articular corticosteroids?
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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: does methotrexate augment the efficacy intra-articular corticosteroids?

Need for optimal therapeutic strategies for oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clinical Therapeutics
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Ibandronate in rheumatoid arthritis: potential bone protection for osteopenic women

The EMBRACE trial found gains in bone mineral density at 48 wk.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ
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Are US patients treated by foreign doctors less likely to die?

Study shows 5% lower 30-d mortality with care from foreign vs US-trained hospital internists.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Scand J Rheumato
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Influenza and pneumonia vaccination: what’s the issue in rheumatoid arthritis patients?

Patients with RA have increased risk for respiratory infections and related mortality.

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Axial spondyloarthritis: diagnosis and management
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Axial spondyloarthritis: diagnosis and management

New criteria for classification and for screening is important for early diagnosis and treatment

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Trop Med Hyg
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Peripheral joint involvement with musculoskeletal complaints prognostic for acute chikungunya

Include chikungunya in differential diagnosis of autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus.

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