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Psoriatic? Osteoarthritis? Do You Know the Difference?

Failure to distinguish the very similar early symptoms "is not a reflection of poor clinical acumen,” say these authors, “but rather a failure to appreciate that the pathological process overlaps." The differences are ....

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Positioning of the probe is "three-quarters of the battle" in diagnosing synovitis of the wrist or hand, says Dr. DeMarco in this video. But gel technique and pressure are crucial to gaining accurate clinical information from ultrasound imaging of this condition.

Can you guess what proportion of patients in private rheumatology practices can't follow instructions for taking methotrexate? The authors of this study offer some suggestions to improve adherence.

(ACR2014) Here RheumatologyNetwork Editorial Board member Roy Altman MD offers revelations from the conference about osteoarthritis. Click on the hyperlinked abstract titles to read the full details for each.

(ACR2014) Top picks from RheumatologyNetwork Editorial Board members. Nancy Lane MD liked a mouse study that inquires why so many arthritis patients continue to experience pain despite rheumatology's success at conquering inflammation.

(ACR2014) (VIDEO) In patients with knee osteoarthritis, which contributes more to the risk of central sensitization of pain: inflammation or injury? Dr. Tuhina Neogi reveals the answer in this video interview.

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.

What does living with a chronic rheumatic disease do to your sex life and masculine identity? Few people (including doctors) ever inquire, but these researchers did.

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