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AAN: Hypersomnolence in Elderly Linked to Medical Conditions

March 02, 2020. 12:00 PM CST. Hypersomnolence linked to increased risk for developing diabetes, cancer, HTN three years later Read article

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Glucocorticoid Tapering Feasible for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

June 17, 2019 Findings observed in patients achieving low disease activity, remission while receiving tocilizumab

Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions

April 17, 2019 Hand hygiene compliance was 50.8 percent when health care workers moved from dirtier to cleaner tasks

ENDO: Recommendations Issued for Treating Osteoporosis

March 26, 2019 Pharmacological management recommended for postmenopausal women at high risk for fracture

Autoimmune Disorders May Up Risk for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

March 01, 2019 Hazard ratio for developing CTS significantly increased for Sjögren syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis

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