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(OARSI2015) First results are now in for the Osteoarthritis Biomarkers Project, whose goal is to rationalize OA research by finding the best imaging and biochemical measures of progression.

Analysis of data from clinical trials as TB screening protocols changed shows the value of testing for tuberculosis when treating patients for rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis or spondyloarthropathies with certolizumab pegol.

New ACR/EULAR criteria for systemic sclerosis capture patients who present with Raynaud syndrome. Watch for those who have sclerodacytly or telangectasia.

PAs are overwhelmingly employed in clinical positions, yet there is also a great need for administrators with a PA-C credential.

(OARSI2015) Musculoskeletal signs predict which patients will do poorly after joint replacement surgery, but the Medicare agency does not include these in rating hospitals. The information could also be useful for surgeons and patients, says this investigator.

Making a few simple changes to your cash-handling procedures can potentially save your practice thousands of dollars.

Novel oral anticoagulant myths debunked

No monitoring necessary; don't use them before electrical cardioversion; and count them out for periprocedural use during AF ablation. Really?

QUIZ: What is your diagnosis based on these fetal echo images?

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