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  • Clinical Essentials from Rheumatology (Oxford)
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Gout can be successfully managed in primary care

No specialist needed for gout management.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Intern Med
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Higher risk of death is linked to hip fracture for many years afterward

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Rheum Dis
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Fracture risk higher in psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis

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  • Clinical Essentials from Aging Dis
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Low normal TSH linked to osteoporosis in older women

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)
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Rheumatoid arthritis: seropositive RA linked to earlier menopause

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  • Clinical Essentials from Annals of Internal Medicine
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Knee and hip osteoarthritis interventions no better than usual care

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  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoporos Int
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Osteoporosis: adherence to teriparatide treatment in real world linked to fewer fractures

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  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoporos Int
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Osteoporosis: among injectables, better adherence with denosumab

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  • Clinical Essentials from Acta Orthop
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Arthroplasty deaths linked to comorbidities

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Professional Essentials

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Will running relieve my joint pain?

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Can I get tested for HPV?

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Online reviews of providers are here to stay

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New Medicare payment models: 359,000 clinicians are now participating

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FDA releases draft guidance on how drugmakers can share off-label information with physicians

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  • US Professional News

US needs more black physicians: commentary

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Pain
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Chronic opioid therapy: how do patients get started?

24% of patients report taking opioids for indications other than intended.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Acta Anaesthesiol Scand
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Systematic review: cannabinoid medications fail to relieve acute pain

Data suggest no benefit over placebo, lack of synergy or additive effect with opioids.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Nat Rev Rheumatol
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Osteoarthritis: leptin has many roles in rheumatic conditions

Understanding how leptin leptin works may lead to new options for inflammatory diseases.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Overview of Cochrane reviews: physical activity may reduce chronic pain severity

The overall quality of evidence is low.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Care & Research
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Younger age, higher BMI among risk factors for enthesitis in psoriatic arthritis

Little is known about the clinical presentation of enthesitis in PsA.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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Cochrane Review: yoga may reduce pain, disability from chronic low back pain

Nearly 20% of yoga users say their use was for back pain.

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  • Clinical Essentials from AIDS
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In AIDS, ART therapy but not disease status is linked to bone loss

AIDS treatment is linked to loss of bone density.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoporos Int
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In mild knee OA, high-impact exercise is a safe way to strengthen bone

High-impact exercise benefits postmenopausal women with mild knee OA.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Sci Transl Med
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Rheumatoid arthritis: strong evidence of links to periodontal disease bacterium, A. actinomycetemcomitans

From periodontitis to rheumatoid arthritis, a new culprit.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Endocrinol Metab
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Insulin resistance in younger men linked to smaller bone size

A mechanism linking insulin resistance to bone geometry might help explain elevated fracture risk in T2DM.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Nutrients
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Marine oil supplements curb pain of rheumatoid, but not osteoarthritis

A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Musculoskeletal Care
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Survey finds natural health products for RA are used by many

Rheumatologists should be prepared to consult about commonly used natural health products.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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PsA associated with increased prevalence/severity of coronary atherosclerosis

First large controlled cohort study points to CV burden of PsA.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Bone
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Osteoporosis: NHANES data favored for T score determination

The choice of healthy comparator populations can affect T scores.

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