Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019


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05 Oct 2018 News Vitamin D Fails to Improve Bone Health
03 Oct 2018 News Zolendronic Acid Benefits Elder Women with Osteopenia
03 Oct 2018 Social RCT Extended vs flexed knee positioning for arthrocentesis in 55 knees (20 vs 35) - Extended knee was 2X better in Syn fluid yield (16.9 vs 5.9 ml) and more succcessful at dx fluid aspiration (99% vs 77%). Mechanical compression equaled out these results.
02 Oct 2018 Social Population study of 16,362 adults >55yrs, shows that hip and knee osteoarthritis associated with an increased risk of Diabetes (2 knees = HR 1.16 [95% CI 1.04, 1.29]; 2 OA hips = HR 1.25 [1.08, 1.44]); nearly half related to inability to ambulate
28 Sep 2018 News Neuropathic Like Knee Pain
25 Sep 2018 News Knee Arthroscopic Surgeries on the Decline
24 Sep 2018 News Fractures May Lead to Systemic Bone Loss
21 Sep 2018 News Maastricht Study Links Dairy Intake to Osteoarthritis
18 Sep 2018 Social Seropositivity (RF, CCP, or anti-CarP antibodies) is seldom seen in Hand OA and Erosive OA (~<7%) and when present did not predict Erosions, Xray damage or CRP levels
13 Sep 2018 Social 10 yr study of 581 gout vs 598 OA pts shows gout with a lower risk of colorectal cancer (0.8% vs 3.7%). Other studies have shown increased overall Cancer risk in gout
07 Sep 2018 News Osteoarthritis and the Risk of Mortality
03 Sep 2018 Social RheumNow Wk in Review on paternal DMARD effects, Contraceptives, OA & depression-insomnia & storing your biologics or listen on iTUNES or here
29 Aug 2018 Social Osteoarthritis and Psoriatic arthritis differ from RA by affecting DIP and PIP joints with medial or lateral IP subluxations. In RA the finger deformities are dorsal-ventral
29 Aug 2018 News 2018 EULAR Recommendations for Hand Osteoarthritis Care
25 Aug 2018 Social RheumNow Week in Review – How Not to Treat Hand OA (8.24.18) | Listen to the podcast on iTunes, stitcher or here> RheumNow - Rheumatology News & Information
24 Aug 2018 Social AC&R paper shows that Older Obese pts w/ Knee OA who lose >20% weight, after 18 mos had 37% less pain, 36% better function and significantly better health-related quality of life (P = .006).
23 Aug 2018 Social Subanalysis of 221 pts in MeTeOR study shows persistent and extensive effusion‐synovitis Knee Osteoarthritis (with meniscal tears) is associated with greater degrees of cartilage loss over 18 mos.
21 Aug 2018 Social PLEASE- stop trying Plaquenil, DMARDs, biologics in Hand OA - they dont work!!. My best regimen is: simple analgesics (acetaminophen 1950 mg qd) plus 2.5 mg prednisone, hand OT, and painful PIP/DIP immobilization with 2inch Cohesive tape x 14days
15 Aug 2018 News Persistent Osteoporosis Drug Use Pays Off
09 Aug 2018 News Fractures Augment 10 Year Mortality Risks