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  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoarthritis Cartilage
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Cryoneurolysis safe and modestly effective in knee osteoarthritis

Significant improvements in pain, but not QoL, in this RCT.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoporos Int
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TB linked to markedly higher osteoporosis risk

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Osteoporosis prevention: Feedback to younger women associated with long-term improvement | WCO

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  • Clinical Essentials from Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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Sarilumab vs adalimumab: head-to-head comparison for RA patients off methotrexate

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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RA: what to try next for RA patients when 1 biologic has failed?

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Children with worms no less likely to develop autoimmune disease

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  • Clinical Essentials from Rheumatol Int
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Arthritis and cognitive impairment: no link found in large study

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  • Clinical Essentials from Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
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PUFA supplementation linked to lower analgesic intake in psoriatic arthritis

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  • Clinical Essentials from Curr Osteoporos Rep
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Lessons from the Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology Study

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Professional Essentials

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Is salt behind my midnight bathroom trips?

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Patients Will Be Asking: Can I be awake for my surgery?

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Is my nut allergy real?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Open Access Rheumatol
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Brand-name infliximab (Remicade) better than biosimilar in small study

Similar safety outcomes and modest rise in pain and CRP in inflammatory arthritis.

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Weaponisation of health care in Syria
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Weaponisation of health care in Syria

A strategy of using violence to restrict or deny access to health care as a weapon of war

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Transl Med
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Chronic fatigue syndrome: activin B may aid diagnosis

A novel biomarker for chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Health Promot Perspect
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Probiotic capsules did not lower lipids in RA patients

Patients were not hyperlipidemic at baseline, though.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Res Ther
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Risk factors for RA and spondyloarthritis flare in pregnancy

Stopping medication may raise the risk.

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  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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Sciatica: no relief from pregabalin

Pregabalin is effective for other types of neuropathic pain, but falls short for sciatica.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle
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Muscular increase and central obesity improvement after IL-6 blockade in RA

1 y of tocilizumab was accompanied by metabolic improvements and lean weight gain.

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Knee osteoarthritis: high prevalence of low-value interventions | AAOS
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Knee osteoarthritis: high prevalence of low-value interventions | AAOS

Practice guideline recommended treatments -- PT, NSAIDs, and tramadol -- represented just 11% of the total costs.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Bone Miner Res
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Vigorous activity linked to stronger bones in adolescence

Greater bone volume and area were also seen in the most active adolescents.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Rheum Dis
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Escalating allopurinol dosage in gout patients lowers urate safely

Renal function was preserved and adverse event rates comparable with renally-dosed allopurinol.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Care Res
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Rheumatoid arthritis: HBV testing rates rising, but remain low

A longitudinal assessment of DMARD-associated testing patterns in the US and Taiwan.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Acad Dermatol
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Large study links psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis to osteoporosis and fractures

Do psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis constitute a risk for bone health?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoporos Int
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Femoral neck osteoporosis appears to be rising in US adults

Earlier study had noted plateau in a hip fracture rate decline.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neuromuscul Disord
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Myasthenia gravis: study shows variable course during pregnancy

Myasthenia gravis is often associated with obstetric complications.

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