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Pharma-grade chondroitin sulfate vs celecoxib for knee OA: they both work

Results from the EMA-compliant CONCEPT trial.

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FDA approves tocilizumab for giant cell arteritis

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Res Ther
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Cardiovascular risk in spondyloarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis

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Lupus nephritis: stem cells unhelpful in small trial

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Rapid response to golimumab in JIA, but then advantage over placebo disappears

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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Switching from infliximab to biosimilar may be safe and effective

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Adding rheumatologist to MDT improves diagnosis of ILD | ATS

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Rheum
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Getting rheumatologists to treat RA to target

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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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Professional Essentials

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Some physicians reluctant to "choose wisely"

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Florida man, 20, accused of practicing medicine and naturopathy without a license

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Groups fight suit against medical examiner

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Salary offers to primary care physicians up 11% in 2016

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  • Patients Will Be Asking

Is Instagram driving my kid nuts?

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Should I eat chocolate for my heart?

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New in Rheumatology

  • Clinical Essentials from Arch Phys Med Rehabil
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Mindful KOA patients do better

Higher mindfulness predicted higher clinical scores after exercise program.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review: evidence too weak to support methadone for neuropathic pain

Only 3 studies met eligibility criteria.

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

Results from the POINT (Prevalence of Osteoporosis in INTernal medicine) study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Calcif Tissue Int
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Risk factors for vertebral fracture in lupus

Disease duration and lower hip BMD were important predictors.

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Anti-citrullinated peptide antibodies a bad sign for RA patients in remission

Their presence predicts radiographic progression.

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

Authors looked for cartilage loss on MRI and found it.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Reprod Toxicol
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Maternal glucocorticoids during pregnancy: no downstream effects on prepubertal children

Normal body composition, no excess risk for adult-disease determinants in the PARA study.

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

Decreased seroprotection found for H1N1 strain, but not others.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Br J Nutr
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RA: lower inflammatory markers and improved symptoms with synbiotics

Significant improvements after 8 wk in this randomized double-blind trial.

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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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Pain and Opioid Abuse Vitals for May 2017
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Pain and Opioid Abuse Vitals for May 2017

Persistent opioid use after surgery | Treating neonatal abstinence syndrome | Low back pain and spinal manipulative therapy | Orthotics and chiropractic for low back pain.

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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 Semin Arthritis Rheum
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CCP serology doesn’t affect RA patients’ response to tocilizumab

Despite tocilizumab’s mechanism of action.

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

It is recommended that RA patients be vaccinated against seasonal influenza before starting MTX, however most are already receiving MTX.

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