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Giant Cell Arteritis Occurs at Similar Rate in Blacks, Whites

August 09, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. Biopsy-proven GCA occurs more often in women versus men, but not in white versus black patients Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Burnout Symptoms May Up Racial Bias Among Resident Physicians

July 31, 2019 Residents with burnout had greater explicit racial bias, implicit racial bias scores after adjustment

National Norms Developed for Assessing Medical School Empathy

July 30, 2019 Any raw score on the Jefferson Score of Empathy can be converted to percentile rank

Minor Changes in BMD Seen With Tenofovir PrEP in Short Term

July 25, 2019 Those at high risk for fracture who plan prolonged PrEP use may wish to consider alternative strategies

Cancer Risks Examined in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

July 24, 2019 Increased incidences found for lymphoma, lung cancer (in male patients), and cervical cancer

Initial Sustained Remission Common in Rheumatoid Arthritis

July 22, 2019 Male sex, early RA, treatment-naive, shorter time to remission tied to greater likelihood of remission

FRAX Score Underestimates Risk for Fracture in Multiple Sclerosis

July 19, 2019 Multiple sclerosis is a risk factor for major osteoporotic fracture independent of FRAX score

Safety Practice Violations ID’d in Septic Arthritis Outbreak

July 18, 2019 Multiple breaches included inadequate hygiene, unsafe injection practices, poor cleaning, disinfection

About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm

July 18, 2019 Pooled prevalence of preventable patient harm was 6 percent; 12 percent was severe, led to death

Opioids Commonly Prescribed in Emergency Department for Gout

July 15, 2019 Diabetes, polyarticular gout, prior opioid use tied to increased risk for opioid prescription at discharge

Tool Uses Spine X-Rays to Assess Response to Osteoporosis Tx

July 15, 2019 Bone structure value determined by software tool significantly correlated with bone mineral density

Serious Misdiagnosis-Related Harms Mostly Due to ‘Big Three’

July 12, 2019 Vascular events, infections, cancers account for 74.1 percent of high-severity misdiagnosis-related harms

Health Care Professionals Exhibit Gender Bias

July 11, 2019 Biases associate men with careers and surgery and women with family and family medicine

Elderly-Onset Rheumatoid Arthritis Ups Bone Erosion Risk

July 11, 2019 Even two years of clinical remission does not protect against bone erosions

In-Hospital Maternal Mortality Down in Pregnancies With Lupus

July 09, 2019 Mortality decrease greater in systemic lupus erythematosus pregnancies than in non-SLE pregnancies

Adults With Cerebral Palsy at Higher Risk for Osteoporosis

July 09, 2019 U.K. study also shows association between CP and osteoarthritis when adjusting for other factors