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Rheumatology General

Conference Highlights: ASE 2012

Aug 09, 2012

New research was presented at ASE 2012, the American Society of Echocardiography’s 23rd Annual Scientific Sessions, from June 30 to July 3 in Maryland. The features below highlight just some of the ...

New Guidelines on Osteoporosis in Men

Jun 22, 2012

This week, the Endocrine Society issued guidelines on managing osteoporosis in men. Published in the June 1, 2012 issue of Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the guidelines recommend ...

The Effects of Weight on Disc Degeneration

Apr 16, 2012

Chinese research indicates that there appears to be a significant association between the presence, extent, and global severity of disc degeneration and BMI. In adults with disc degeneration, BMI was ...

Rheumatoid Arthritis & Physical Activity

Apr 05, 2012

Researchers from Chicago have found that too few adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) appear to be physically active. The study showed that 42% of adults with RA in the analysis were inactive...

The Changing Tide of Knee Arthroscopy in the U.S.

Oct 25, 2011

CDC data show that knee arthroscopy is one of the most frequently performed ambulatory orthopedic procedures in the United States. The surgery is now primarily used for the removal of loose bodies, de...

Screening Recommendations for Osteoporosis

Oct 10, 2011

Over half of all postmenopausal women will develop a fracture related to osteoporosis during their lifetime, including 15% who will suffer hip fractures. Although fewer men than women develop osteopor...

Top 10 Drug Markups in the Gray Market

Aug 23, 2011

On average, drugs in short supply are being marked up by 650% on the gray market, according to an analysis released last week by the Premier Healthcare Alliance. Drugs in short supply have led to a cr...

Guidelines for Managing Patients With Shoulder Arthritis

May 23, 2011

According to data from the CDC, more than 51 million Americans have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis, and the estimated annual cost for medical care of arthritis and joint pain was $281.5 bi...

Reducing the Pain of Fibromyalgia

Dec 28, 2010

The chronic pain syndrome of fibromyalgia afflicts nearly 2% of women and a smaller proportion of men, and is both enigmatic and controversial. Many patients with fibromyalgia are misinformed and told...

Conference Highlights: ACR 2010 Annual Scientific Sessions

Dec 14, 2010

The 2010 Scientific Sessions of the American College of Rheumatology, or ACR, was held from November 7 to 11 in Atlanta. The features below highlight just some of the studies that emerged from the mee...