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DOACs may affect lupus anticoagulant assay results

There is a risk of overestimating lupus anticoagulant positivity.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Institute for Clinical and Economic Review
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Anabolic agents for osteoporosis not clearly better than zoledronic acid: ICER analysis

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Apher
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Myasthenia gravis: admission for plasma exchange can lead to anemia

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  • Vitals
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Joint and Bone Disease Vitals for June 2017

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Rheum Dis
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Anti-CCP antibodies in RA predict carotid plaque

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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

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Rheumatol
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RA: elderly patients are getting a lot of opioid prescriptions

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)
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RA: fish-eating patients might do better

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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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Professional Essentials

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NPs filling gaps left by physician shortage

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FDA may decrease adverse effects warnings in drug ads

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  • US Professional News
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Do physician-owned hospitals raise or lower costs?

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  • US Professional News
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Nearly all medical residents reside in urban areas

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  • US Professional News
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MBA offers physicians business savvy

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Oklahoma DO charged with murder for opioid deaths

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Densitom
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Osteoporosis in celiac disease: FRAX score has high negative predictive value

A low score might save patients bone scans.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Nutrition
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RA pain: ω-3 PUFAs show some benefit

Results of a systematic review.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Autoimmun
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Seasonal factors in autoimmune disease: a review

Onset, relapses, and activity can vary considerably from winter to summer.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Medicine (Baltimore)
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Vitamin D supplements in rheumatic disease: equivocal results in meta-analysis

It's associated with lower anti-dsDNA in lupus, but other evidence is spotty.

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Chikungunya: data lacking on treatment of severe, postacute to chronic manifestations

Despite its prevalence globally, evidence-based recommendations for treating severe, chronic Chikungunya manifestations are lacking.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Sleep Med
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OSA often cured by bariatric surgery

An estimated 60%-83% of obese individuals also have OSA.

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Pancreatitis can lead to osteoporosis

Just 3 episodes raise the risk nearly 5-fold.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ Open
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RA: omega-3 fatty acid-rich diet before DMARD initiation may help

Higher dietary intake the year before correlated with better 3-mo treatment response.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Semin Arthritis Rheum
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Missing the diagnosis in autoantibody-negative RA patients

Relying solely on 2010 ACR/EULAR criteria may be a bad idea in these patients.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Celecoxib for RA: mixed results from a Cochrane review

Dubious clinical benefit vs placebo or other NSAIDs.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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Evidence grows for an immune pathogenesis in Parkinson disease

A genome-wide association study has identified 17 novel genetic loci shared between Parkinson disease and 7 common autoimmune diseases.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Rheumatol Int
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RA maintenance: biologic plus methotrexate better than methotrexate alone

Continuing etanercept past induction into maintenance brings frequent clinical benefits.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)
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Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis: new guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology

An update to the 2010 guidelines addresses prevention and treatment.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Rheum Dis
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Sedentary time drops by 2 hours in RA patients after counseling + text messages

Patient-reported outcomes also significantly improved.

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