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Non-Operative Treatments Relieve Leg Pain Only Briefly
Epidural steroid injections and gabapentin lower pain scores and boost functional capacity, but differences between the two modalities are small and results are transitory.
Free For All: Rheumatology Textbook by Cush, Kavanaugh, and Stein
Three eminent rheumatologists have posted their comprehensive textbook of rheumatology online, open-access and free. They are calling it Rheumaknowledgy.
Good News for Community Rheumatologists: Your Own Research Grant
A Miami rheumatologist tells why he has donated $1 million to offer his colleagues in community practice the chance to pursue their own clinical theories.
Managing Chronic Pain in Older Adults, In Brief and At Length
A detailed review in the British Medical Journal recommends tools for pain measurement and assesses the latest evidence about treatments.
Which Older Patients Most Risk Liver Toxicity From MTX?
A large study of veterans reveals factors that predict which people starting methotrexate for rheumatic diseases after the age of 65 will quickly begin to show signs of liver damage.
Knee OA Doubles Frailty Risk After Age 60
Knee osteoarthritis can trigger a series of clinical problems that set patients on the road to early frailty, especially if both knees are involved. It's prudent for their physicians to be on high alert for it.
80-Year-Old Woman With Hip Pain
Whatever is causing this woman’s hip pain, her x-ray film looks quite severe. The diagnosis was correct 40 years ago, but it couldn’t be treated effectively then. What’s the problem?
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