Separate newly published assessments describe hyaluronic acid injections and debridement after meniscectomy of scant clinical value for longstanding relief of knee pain, whatever small statistical significance may turn up in some studies.
(VIDEO) Another dictum from medical school gives way to medical research: Clicking, popping, and locking are not useful for diagnosis and prognosis of suspected meniscal tear in patients over 45. Harvard's Dr. Jeffrey Katz reveals signs that actually are informative in this age group.
(VIDEO) Researchers in Norway used data from an observational study of patients with swollen joints to see how many with early signs of rheumatoid arthritis recovered without any treatment at all, and how quickly.
(VIDEO) With rising attention to anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) in RA classification, what is the current significance of rheumatoid factor? Rheumatologist Josef Smolen tells how he and others at the Medical University of Vienna addressed the question.
(ACR Pediatrics 2014) How will the hundreds of new genetic biomarkers being found in rheumatology help us to untangle the web of complex diseases? In a brief podcast, a specialist in both rheumatology and genetics discusses recent and future progress.
More than a third of patients aren't taking DMARDs as guidelines unanimously recommend. Rheumatologist Richard Martin MD reveals insights from new research about why some patients resist the idea, and what you can do to help.
(AUDIO) Depression that complicates chronic inflammatory illness is not just a reaction to the symptoms, says internist/psychiatrist Andrew Cutler. Mediators of inflammation alter neurotransmitters, allowing new approaches that treat both conditions.