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Statins Safe, Effective in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

April 19, 2019. 7:00 PM CDT. However, cardiovascular event rates are low, do not require a primary prevention strategy for all patients Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

New Scale Helps Identify More Serious Cases of Mononucleosis

April 15, 2019 Scale identifies college students at increased risk for corticosteroid Rx, chronic fatigue syndrome

ACR Issues Position Statements on Drug Pricing, Step Therapy

April 12, 2019 Statements emphasize need for safe, convenient, affordable access to rheumatology treatments

Colchicine May Improve Obesity-Induced Inflammation

April 12, 2019 Pilot study did not show better insulin sensitivity but showed trend toward metabolic improvements

Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers’ Satisfaction

April 11, 2019 Being responsible for at least five tasks linked to desire to change career for moms in procedural specialties

Inflammatory Arthritis Linked to Sexual Dysfunction

April 11, 2019 Themes of impaired sexual function, compromised intimate relationships ID'd in studies of IA patients

No Benefit Seen With Rituximab for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

April 05, 2019 B-cell depletion using several rituximab infusions over 12 months not linked to clinical improvement

Most Osteoporosis Guidelines Do Not Discuss Patient Choices

April 04, 2019 When patient beliefs, values, preferences are cited, they are not usually supported by evidence

Doctors Unclear on Legal Obligations in Caring for Patients With Disability

April 01, 2019 Doctors report having little formal training, have incorrect understanding of care for patients with disability

Patients With Worse RA Symptoms More Likely to Cut Alcohol Intake

March 29, 2019 No evidence found that alcohol use has beneficial effect in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine

March 28, 2019 Physicians with five or more malpractice claims more than twice as likely to go into solo practice

Higher Disease Burden for OA Than RA After Six Months

March 27, 2019 Similar disease burden seen at presentation for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications

March 18, 2019 Overall, 92.8 percent of oral solid medications contain at least one potential allergen

Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017

March 15, 2019 Early-career physicians most susceptible to burnout; late-career physicians less vulnerable

Knee Pain Not Tied to Activity Levels in Knee Osteoarthritis

March 14, 2019 Neither inverted KOOS-pain nor P4 pain scale tied to physical activity

CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health

March 13, 2019 Most health measures remained stable from 2017; percent of adults who have been tested for HIV increased