medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. Baseline Joint Symmetry Predicts RA Treatment Success. In early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) the most important single predictor of achieving an absolute or a relative patient-perceived pain improvement (PPSI) after 6 months of treatment is baseline symmetrical arthritis.
  2. How Good Is Healthcare for Kids? Depends on Your ZIP Code. Instead ...

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medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. Ankylosing Spondylitis: More Than Just the Spine. Extra-articular disease manifestations that can have substantial impact on quality of life are common among patients with ankylosing spondylitis.
  2. Does Flu Vaccine Reduce Kids' ED Visits? The CDC recently announced it expects a more severe flu season this year, but a study ...

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medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. Family Hx Still Independent Risk Factor for RA. The familial risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cannot be explained fully by established genetic and environmental RA risk factors, so family history remains an independent risk factor for RA.
  2. Who Is Getting ACA Insurance -- And Who Isn't. A story on ...

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medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. Duplication Error May Make Giants. A duplication in a short stretch of the X chromosome may be responsible for a specific type of gigantism seen in children.
  2. Lab Work Moves More Quickly to Clinical Setting. A second investigational drug in the isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) inhibitor class has demonstrated activity ...

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medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. Men on ADT Skipping Out on Bisphosphonates. Few men in Canada receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer have simultaneous bisphosphonate treatment to prevent fractures.
  2. What Every ED Should Have. The emergency department (ED) is one of the highest risk areas of any institution. Both the fast-paced environment ...

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medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. SIPS: The New Kid on the Bariatric Block. Duodenal switch is an effective procedure for weight loss, but it currently accounts for less than 5% of all bariatric surgeries due to concerns about technical difficulty, nutritional deficiency, and frequent bowel movements.
  2. Mild Stenosis Linked to Death in Diabetes. Even ...

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medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. Medicare Tightens Non-Emergency Ambulance Use. Seniors living in three states will need prior approval from Medicare before they can get an ambulance to take them to cancer or dialysis treatments.
  2. NSAID Effective for RA Symptoms, Celebrex Easier on Stomach. Pelubiprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is related structurally ...

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medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. CDC: HIV Remains Uncontrolled for Most Patients. Only three Americans in 10 with HIV had the virus under control in a 2011 snapshot of the epidemic, the CDC is reporting.
  2. Atherosclerosis a Signal for Brain Drain? Asymptomatic atherosclerosis could be a warning sign for cognitive impairment risk.

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medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. USPSTF: Routine Vitamin D Screening Unsupported. There is not enough evidence that vitamin D screening is beneficial in routine practice and therefore it can't be recommended, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
  2. SLE Patients See Good Outcomes in Blood Cancers. Risk of hematologic malignancy may be increased ...

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medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. FDA Advisers Tackle Epidural Steroid Shots. An FDA advisory committee is meeting Monday and Tuesday to discuss adverse neurologic effects following the use of epidural steroid injections for pain management.
  2. FDA Stiffens Warning on Power Morcellators. The FDA has warned against using power morcellators during hysterectomy or treatment of ...

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