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In this slideshow, we highlight newly released treatment recommendations for rheumatic disease patients undergoing total hip or total knee arthroplasty.

Canadian researchers explain how the Physicians Global Assessment used often for clinical decision-making may help pinpoint 1-year remission in early rheumatoid arthritis.

Radiologists noticed an asymptomatic mass in the right hip of a patient who had presented with left hip pain. She denied any trauma. What's going on?

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.

Rituximab is safe and effective in some Primary Sjӧgren's syndrome patients, according to Italian investigators who compared the drug head-to-head with conventional antirheumatic therapy.

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.

ACR2013: A new study from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden suggests that hormone therapy may reduce the risk for ACPA-positive rheumatoid arthritis.

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.

Researchers found a more than tripled risk of ASDs and VSDs in children born to SLE mothers in a study reported at the recent annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology.

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