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EULAR's New Look at Spondyloarthritis

What imaging method should you use to monitor disease activity in axial spondyloarthritis? What's the best technology to identify peripheral spondyloarthritis? The European Union League Against Arthritis has offered detailed recommendations for imaging the entire spectrum of disease.

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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.

(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.

(OARSI2015) A randomized trial has shown that 6 months of treatment with hydroxychloroquine does not provide better relief for hand osteoarthritis than placebo.

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(OARSI2015) What advice about exercise is prudent for your patients with knee osteoarthritis? Speakers in Seattle offered a few simple suggestions, based on the latest research.

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.

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