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Despite being the most common over-the-counter treatment for pain related to knee osteoarthritis (OA), acetaminophen was found inferior to other commonly used pain medications in a large network meta-analysis. Intra-articular (IA) treatments were superior to oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain relief in this study.
The occurrence of adverse events (AEs), including serious adverse events (SAEs), is more common in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) on biologic therapy than has been previously reported.
The 2012 American College of Rheumatology Guidelines for Management of Gout recommends xanthine oxidase inhibitor therapy with allopurinol or febuxostat as urate-lowering therapy (ULT) in the treatment of gout. By design, the guidelines do not address cost-effectiveness.
With data from the Humana commercial claims database, researchers evaluated the use and annual costs of biologic agents in the treatment of several autoimmune diseases.
Treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA) early in the course of the disease can lead to improved outcomes, according to a large study published online in Annals of Rheumatic Disease January 5, 2015.
Electronic medical records represent unfulfilled promise for identifying patients who are at elevated risk for osteoporosis and fragility fractures, according to a survey of the situation in Ontario, Canada.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is hoping that its December 4, 2014, final rule on pregnancy and breastfeeding labeling for prescription drugs and biological products will be helpful to patients and providers.
If your rheumatology practice is physician owned, I am willing to bet that staying independent is very important to both the doctors and managers. In short, you do not want to “work for the man” that runs the health system, hospital, or multispecialty group down the street.
People with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) even at early stages of PsA, but the traditional method of estimating risk using the Framingham risk score (FRS) appears to greatly understimate the true risk of CVD in this population.
Attended by a plurality of the membership, the 12th annual meeting of the Tennessee Rheumatology Society (TRS) fulfilled the society’s stated mission of increasing and propagating the understanding of rheumatic diseases among physicians engaged in the ongoing practice of rheumatology.
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