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Thumbs Down on Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

A systemic review and meta-analysis found no significant benefit to arthroscopic knee surgery. An editorialist asks, “In light of this evidence, why is arthroscopy still so common?

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The majority of pregnant patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have favorable pregnancy outcomes, with few experiencing severe flares.

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Study shows that the inflammatory process associated with systemic lupus erythematosus may contribute to MetS over time.

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Plaque psoriasis. (Tanya Munger, MSN and Robert Bales, MD, MPH)

Guselkumab, a selective antagonist of IL-23, went head to head with adalimumab in a year-long phase 2 trial of 293 patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. A quick synopsis of the results here.

Pyoderma gangrenosum. (David Effron, MD and Alex Green, DO)

A case report describes the use of anakinra in a patient with psoriatic arthritis in whom pyoderma gangrenosum developed. The ulcer had not responded to any other therapies.

Heliotrope rash in dermatomyositis

Hard, mobile, painless subcutaneous nodules developed in this woman who had had dermatomyositis for 20 years. The calcifications progressed during treatment with infliximab.

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This is the latest sortie in the war between over- and under-treatment of osteoporosis.

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