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Best On Osteoarthritis From the ACR Annual Meeting

Surgery. Shots. Supplements. What's new for patients with osteoarthritis? Read RheumNet Editorial Board member Roy Altman MD's favorite presentations on the subject from ACR2014.

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A new meta-analysis deems intra-articular hyaluronic acid considerably more effective than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for knee arthritis pain. An expert on osteoarthritis ponders the implications.

Early treatment is clearly better in RA, but there has not been agreement about the optimal time frame. A new study clarifies the issue.

A Canadian rheumatology research consortium shuts down, leaving behind a long list of reasons to change the way new-drug trials are conducted and managed.

(VIDEO) A Baylor rheumatologist has comforting news about osteoarthritis for your patients who are (or used to be) joggers.

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.

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