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Physical Activity Predicts Disability in Older Adults

August 18, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. Findings based on a study using accelerometer-measured physical activity Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Specialist Access No Better With Adoption of Access Standards

August 15, 2017 No notable improvement in timely access to specialty services following implementation of standards

Fecal Calprotectin Is Best Marker for Discriminating Pediatric IBD

August 15, 2017 Blood markers, fecal calprotectin aid discrimination between pediatric patients with, without IBD

Sonography May Aid Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Knee Arthritis

August 14, 2017 Study compared sonography against surface anatomy-guided hyaluronic acid injection

Ultrasound Findings Correlate With Inflammatory Myopathies

August 11, 2017 While there is not a single ultrasound pattern, findings tied to disease activity

Work Exposure to Noxious Fumes May Up Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

August 10, 2017 Among men, bricklayers and concrete workers, electrical and electronic workers have increased risk

Hip Bone Mineral Density Tied to Knee Cartilage Defects

August 08, 2017 Bone density also tied to bone marrow lesions among those with knee osteoarthritis

Guidance Provided for Preventing Practice Billing Errors

August 07, 2017 Practices should have a compliance plan and policy and someone responsible for enforcing it

Review Suggests Benefits of Aerobic Exercise in Fibromyalgia

August 03, 2017 Improvements in HRQOL, pain, fatigue, physical function; no lasting impact on HRQOL, fatigue

Revenue Exceeds Expenditures for Many ABMS Member Boards

August 02, 2017 Change in net balance of American Board of Medical Specialties member boards grew from 2003 to 2013

U.S. Doctors Still Writing Too Many Opioid Prescriptions

August 01, 2017 Nearly 92 million Americans used legitimately prescribed opioids in 2015, survey shows

Comprehensive Initiative Has Positive Impact on Opioid Rx

August 01, 2017 Reductions in all tracked outcomes, including 95% drop in brand name opioid-acetaminophen products

Outbreak of Septic Arthritis Described in New Jersey

July 31, 2017 Forty-one cases of septic arthritis linked to intra-articular injections administered at same practice

Gene Expression May Predict Response to Methotrexate in RA

July 28, 2017 Correlations for p21, caspase 3, and RUNX2 with the change in disease activity score of 28 joints

2016 Saw Increase in Number of Physicians Since 2010 Census

July 27, 2017 Increase in actively licensed U.S. physician-to-population ratio from 2010 to 2016

Tocilizumab Effective for Treatment of Giant-Cell Arteritis

July 27, 2017 Longer follow-up called for to determine the durability of remission and safety