A 48-year-old woman with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis presents with this solitary, rapidly expanding and very painful (analog scale 9 out of 10) ulcer on the pretibial surface of her leg. Can you choose the correct diagnosis from the differentials?
Lower odds of cardiovascular disease found after arthroplasty for knee or hip OA, and an explanation of statistical techniques that make this observational data "persuasive," but not conclusive. Also new in the non-rheumatology journals: Support for minimally invasive spacers in lumbar spinal stenosis.
Why are gout patients seeking treatment from their healthcare providers at three times the rate they were in the later 20th century? Researchers suggest that better disease awareness and an aging population may hold the answers.
New in the non-rheumatology journals: An analysis of multiple chronic pain guidelines highlights some common ground for managing opioid therapy. Also, a comparison of two surgical approaches to treating lumbar spinal stenosis.