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No Benefit for MRI-Guided Treat-to-Target Strategy in Rheumatoid Arthritis

No Benefit for MRI-Guided Treat-to-Target Strategy in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Data do not support the use of an MRI-guided treat-to-target strategy for treating patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Slump Stretching May Be Beneficial in Low Back Pain

Slump stretching may be beneficial to individuals with low back pain, based on very low to moderate quality evidence.

Smoking Status Inversely Linked to Primary Sjogren Syndrome

Data show that current smoking status was inversely associated with primary Sjogren syndrome.

Opinion

Muscle pain in older adults may be polymyalgia rheumatica

Asking older patients about their muscle pain can help prevent undiagnosed polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis.

Detecting sleep abnormalities early helps reduce fibromyalgia risk

Patients with sleep abnormalities are three- to five- times more likely to develop chronic pain from fibromyalgia, research shows.

GI side effects of pain medication

What are the side effects of fentanyl?

Clinical Feature

Managing Bisphosphonate Drug Holidays in Patients With Osteoporosis

Managing Bisphosphonate Drug Holidays in Patients With Osteoporosis

Ongoing treatment with bisphosphonate therapy may not be needed to prevent future fractures in certain patients due to the sustained effect of the drug.

Managing Psoriatic Arthritis: Updated 2018 Recommendations From ACR/NPF

Managing Psoriatic Arthritis: Updated 2018 Recommendations From ACR/NPF

The American College of Rheumatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation have released 2018 joint recommendations for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis.

Slideshows

Image of the Week: Fever and Swollen, Erythematous Nodules in the Fingers

Image of the Week: Fever and Swollen, Erythematous Nodules in the Fingers

A 70-year-old man with a history of hypertension presents with fever and painful nodules in the joints of his fingers. ...

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