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Thumbs Down on Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

A systemic review and meta-analysis found no significant benefit to arthroscopic knee surgery. An editorialist asks, “In light of this evidence, why is arthroscopy still so common?

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Juvenile Arthritis

Antibiotics

Little is known about the etiology of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, but now a new study shows an association between antibiotic use and newly diagnosed cases of JIA.

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An international study shows that long-term treatment with abatacept is safe and effective in juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

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There’s an app in development that could make it easier -- even fun-- for young children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis to describe where and how much they hurt.

rheumatoid arthritis

In the second installment of a slide show based on an animated discussion by members of the rheumatology journal club (#rheumjc), partipants focus on the benefits, risks, and realities of tapering biologics in clinical practice.

rheumatoid arthritis

Slides present key points from a Twitter-based journal club, pondering a randomized study of tapering TNF inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis. Many questions about the study design. More ask about practices already in use (addressed in Part 2).

autoimmune disease pregnancy

In the third edition of #rheumjc, author (and Twitter regular) John Cush MD discusses a report from a summit on management of pregnancy and lactation in women with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

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