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VTE Risk Reduced With Partial Knee Replacement

June 18, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. But risk for five-year revision higher for those undergoing partial versus total knee replacement Read article

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Smoking Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia

December 10, 2018 In adjusted analysis, smoking tied to worse symptom severity, sleep problems, anxiety, depression

ACR: Walking Each Day May Cut Risk for TKA Over Five Years

October 22, 2018 Replacing 5 minutes of non-walking time with 5 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous walking beneficial

ACR: Ixekizumab Tops Placebo in Axial Spondyloarthritis

October 22, 2018 Significant improvements for patients with prior inadequate response, intolerance to TNFi

ACC: Febuxostat Noninferior to Allopurinol for Gout, CVD

March 12, 2018 Noninferior for rates of adverse cardiovascular events; tied to higher all-cause, cardiovascular mortality

AAOS: Stem Cell Tx for Knee OA Costs About $5,000 Per Injection

March 06, 2018 High cost, rapidly expanding use despite low-level evidence; mean marketed clinical efficacy of 82.2%

AAD: Ustekinumab Cuts Vascular Inflammation in Psoriasis

February 20, 2018 Reduction in total aortic vascular inflammation with ustekinumab versus increase with placebo

RSNA: Weight Loss Via Exercise Alone Not Protective for Knees

November 30, 2017 Lowest rates of increase in cartilage T2 for diet, diet and exercise weight loss groups

ACR: Consult Via Mobile App Cost-Saving for Rheumatology Patients

November 07, 2017 Online consultations with rheumatologists through SSDM could save 84.86 percent of patient costs

ACR: Successful Tapering of DMARDs in RA Explored

November 06, 2017 Low level of serum CRP at baseline linked to successful down-titration in multivariate analysis

ACR: Ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 Affects Outcomes in SLE

November 06, 2017 And low vitamin D linked to later total organ, renal damage in systemic lupus erythematosus patients

ACR: Opioids, SSRIs Tied to Higher Fracture Risk in RA

November 06, 2017 Increased risk of osteoporotic fracture with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, opioids of any strength

ACR: Temporary Cessation of MTX Ups Flu Shot Immunogenicity

November 06, 2017 Findings in patients with rheumatoid arthritis taking a stable dose of methotrexate

ACR: High Demand for CVD-Preventive Meds in IJD

November 15, 2016 High indication for medications, but initiation is infrequent in inflammatory joint disease cohort

ACR: Demand Exceeds Supply for Rheumatologists

November 14, 2016 By 2030, excess demand expected to be 138 percent more than supply, versus 36 percent currently

ACR: First-Line Rituximab May Improve Survival in RA-ILD

November 14, 2016 For RA patients with interstitial lung disease, rituximab linked to improved survival versus TNFi