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.
(VIDEO) The fourth "Sounding Out Arthritis" video demonstrates how to use ultrasound to distinguish gout from pseudogout, with a demonstration of probe placement and narrated ultrasound images and videos.
(VIDEO) First, a live demonstration of ultrasound probe placement to examine the Achilles tendon for enthesitis. Then, a narrated series of still slides and films showing normal and abnormal views from the ultrasound monitor.