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Case Report: Development of RA in Transplanted Hands

June 28, 2017. 12:00 PM EST. Patient developed subacute bilateral hand pain and swelling one year after transplantation Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Review Spotlights Optimal Care of T2DM + Osteoporosis

June 26, 2017 Preferred T2DM meds are sulfonylureas, DPP-4is, GLP-1 receptor agonists

Carpal Tunnel Up With Increased Electronic Device Use

June 23, 2017 Especially for those who spend more than five hours a day on their devices, researchers say

Anti-TNF-α Rx Improves Sleep Quality in Ankylosing Spondylitis

June 23, 2017 Patients see reduction in PSQI scores, but no change in polysomnography parameters

Opioid Rx Too Often Given to Back Pain Patients With Depression

June 22, 2017 Researchers find these patients are also more likely to get higher doses of opioids

1991-2014 Saw Minimal Change in Health Spending Per State

June 22, 2017 Recession and recovery, implementation of health reform impacted health care coverage

Sharp Rise Among Women for Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

June 21, 2017 U.S. cases rose 75 percent for females versus 55 percent for males over a decade, researchers say

Guidelines Address Peri-Op Care in Rheumatic Disease

June 20, 2017 Guidelines address use of antirheumatic drugs for adults with RA, SpA, JIA, SLE undergoing THA/TKA

Yoga Noninferior to Physical Therapy in Chronic Low Back Pain

June 20, 2017 Nearly half of yoga group saw clinically meaningful improvement in pain and disability

Marital Status Among Factors Tied to Gout Rx Adherence

June 20, 2017 Belief about medicines, presence of comorbidity, being married positively influence meds adherence

Hydrotherapy Plus Conventional Drugs Beneficial in RA

June 19, 2017 Significant change in oxidative stress biomarkers and decrease in activities of antioxidant enzymes

Older Age Needn’t Be a Barrier to Herniated Disc Surgery

June 19, 2017 Seniors experience good outcomes after lumbar microdiscectomy, researchers report

Medical Students Lacking Proficiency in BP Measurements

June 12, 2017 Among 159 medical students, a mean of 4.1 elements out of 11 were performed properly

Vitamin B6 Linked to Increased Risk of Hip Fracture

June 12, 2017 But no significant link for vitamin B12 and risk of hip fracture during trial and extended follow-up

U.S. Leads in Income-Based Health Care Inequalities

June 08, 2017 More public tolerance for health care inequalities seen in United States than other countries

Venlafaxine Use Linked to Bone Turnover Markers in Older Adults

June 06, 2017 Increase in CTX and decrease in P1NP, consistent with accelerated bone loss with antidepressant tx