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Sounding Out Achilles Tendinopathy

The third video in Dr. Paul DeMarco's series "Sounding Out Arthritis" shows how to image enthesitis of the Achilles tendon, including narrated images and videos of scans from actual patients.

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Movantik (naloxegol), taken once daily, blocks opioid receptors in the gut but does not cross the blood-brain barrier to affect opioid analgesia. It is expected to be available sometime in the first half of 2015.

Chronic fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis is common, has been compared to that in cancer, and is not resolved by treating inflammation. But there are ways to assess and address it.

Reanalyzing randomized trials by different methods, including one about scleroderma and another involving fibrositis, has changed their conclusions. The authors of this analysis argue for more openness when reporting trial data.

Allowing physicians to use their own judgment in gradually reducing TNF-blocker doses for their patients with ankylosing spondylitis proved both safe and cost-effective in a Czech study.

Joshua Baker MD

(AUDIO) Rheumatoid arthritis patients with low or normal body mass index have a greater risk of progression on X-ray or MRI, according to a large study.

osteoarthritis

Topical diclofenac and acetaminophen are the best bets for osteoarthritis pain, concludes a review in Medical Letter. Hyaluronic acid scores a moderately favorable vote.

The B-cell depleter tabalumab proved effective in a long-term trial, but only after its maker had stopped development for rheumatoid arthritis.

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