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Taking Opioids Before Knee Surgery Could Raise Pain Later

12:00 PM EST. People who took the powerful painkillers pre-procedure had less pain relief later, study finds Read article

JOURNAL UPDATE

Poverty Affects Severity of Organ Damage Due to Lupus

7:00 PM EST. And, pregnancy complications higher among non-white patients with lupus

MONTHLY JOURNAL SUMMARY

April 2017 Briefing - Rheumatology

May 01, 2017. The Monthly Journal Summary is a single article covering the most important journal articles published in the previous 30 days.


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M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.'s avatarWrong-Site, Wrong-Procedure, and Wrong-Patient Surgery

M. Aroon Kamath, M.D..

The operating room is where, without doubt, many lives are saved and a multitude of destinies are altered. However, in today’s rapidly changing world, the number and complexity of surgical procedures are increasing dramatically. So is the number of surgical sub-specialties. The operating lists in…

Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatarMassive Recall of Tylenol in USA, UAE and Fiji

Tamer M. Fouad, M.D..

Johnson and Johnson is extending the voluntary recall of certain lots of OTC products in the Americas, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Fiji. This includes Tylenol, Motrin and St. Joseph’s aspirin.


Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatarRituximab drastically reduces efficacy of H1N1 vaccine in rheumatoid patients

Tamer M. Fouad, M.D..

Influenza vaccine not adversely affected by RA drug methotrexate.



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Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatar

Arthrocentesis (synovial fluid analysis)

By Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.

Arthrocentesis, with subsequent synovial fluid analysis, is used to determine the cause of arthritis in all cases presenting with joint effusion or…

DISCUSSION

Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.'s avatar

RE: Aspirin Use as Treatment in Colorectal Cancer: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

By Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.

Thank you for reading my article.  Interesting theory.  Lots of research is ongoing to figure out the many ways aspirin does it magic.

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