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 ....


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.

Tailored exercises are effective in retraining and restoring hand function in rheumatoid arthritis.

Many RA patients specifically want help from their rheumatology teams in coping with pain and fatigue, new studies show. The issue important in disability most often goes unaddressed.

Neither needle nor laser acupuncture demonstrate a clinical benefit over placebo in older patients with moderate or severe chronic knee pain.


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 background risk of cancer in JIA is at least double that in the general population. But a new review finds that such cases are rare, and not linked solely to biologics used to treat the condition.


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