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Here Dr. DeMarco shows how to guide an injection of the hip using ultrasound. The trick is training yourself to identify the femoral neck and head and the trochanter, and then rotating the sensor to reveal the orientation of that particular joint, beneath all that tissue.

New rheumatology-focused electronic health record systems make recording patient assessments easier. However, there's still plenty of room for improvement

For the first time, we know which genes are altered by treatments for psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and how. One study compares etanercept and methotrexate. Another looks at how infliximab works in PsA and rheumatoid arthritis, showing conclusively that the two conditions are different.

Just as a rising tide lifts all boats, the American College of Rheumatology's aptly named new registry should boost overall outcomes in rheumatic disease, if enough clinicians join. A rheumatologist with informatics credentials hopes its ease of use (and benefits) will encourage wide adoption.

More careful patient selection is making knee replacement ever safer, judging from data in a huge British registry. But the analysis may generate an unfair bias favoring total over partial replacement.

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British clinicians share their experience with the management of airway stenosis in granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Treatment succeeds, but recurrence is common.

Patients with early lupus nephritis show definite signs of deficient bone remodeling in a study that includes bone biopsies. They also have low vitamin D levels compared to healthy controls.

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