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Arthritis Patients Needing to Shelter in Place Require More Support

July 13, 2020. 12:00 PM CDT. Survey finds many experiencing increased symptoms, less physical activity, emotional issues Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Inhibition of Sclerostin May Increase Cardiovascular Risk

June 25, 2020 SOST genetic variants linked to lower risk for fracture and osteoporosis but higher risk for MI, major CV AEs

COVID-19 Hospitalization Up With Prednisone in Rheumatic Disease

June 23, 2020 No correlation seen for DMARD alone or in combination with biologics, Janus Kinase inhibitors, NSAIDs

Risk Factors for Suicide ID’d in Health Care Professionals

June 11, 2020 Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry, job problems, legal problems, physical health problems increase risk

Skin Psoriasis, Somatic Comorbidity Up Psychiatric Illness

June 08, 2020 Risk increased for patients with psoriasis with somatic comorbidity, but no synergistic association seen

Pneumonia Risk Down With Nitrogen-Containing Bisphosphonates

June 05, 2020 Reductions in risk for pneumonia and pneumonia mortality seen among patients with hip fracture

Genetic Data May Up Diagnostic Efficiency for Rheumatic Disease

May 28, 2020 Genetic Probability tool (G-PROB) calculates probability for diagnosis based on genetic risk scores

Links Found Between Leaders of Medical Associations, Industry

May 28, 2020 Most leaders have ties to industry; considerable variation seen among 10 medical associations in U.S.

9.5 Percent Uninsured in U.S. From January Through June 2019

May 28, 2020 Overall, 13.7 percent of adults aged 18 to 64, 4.4 percent of children aged 0 to 17 were uninsured

Only One in Four U.S. Hospitals With ICUs Have Tele-ICU Services

May 27, 2020 Wide regional variation seen for availability of telehealth outpatient visits, tele-ICU services

Biomechanical Footwear May Aid Knee Osteoarthritis Outcomes

May 22, 2020 While significant improvement seen across pain, function, stiffness scores, clinical impact remains uncertain

Melanoma Risk From Biologic Therapy Remains Uncertain

May 21, 2020 Systematic literature review and meta-analysis reveal link to increased risk cannot be ruled out

ACR Updates Guideline for Management of Gout

May 21, 2020 ULT strongly recommended for tophaceous gout, radiographic damage due to gout, gout flares

Spending on Primary Care Continues to Lag in the U.S.

May 19, 2020 Authors say increasing investment in primary care could slow future health care spending growth

Burden of Osteoarthritis Increasing in Most Countries

May 13, 2020 1990 to 2017 saw jump of 9.3 and 8.2 percent in age-standardized point prevalence, annual incidence

Anakinra May Reduce Systemic Inflammation in COVID-19

May 11, 2020 At 21 days, survival was 90 percent in anakinra group versus 56 percent in standard treatment group