Many nontraumatic low intensity complaints in the general population do not reach the threshold for consultation.
Circulating IgG4/IgG ASC percentages of greater than five percent are a more sensitive and reliable marker for disease activity in patients with IgG4-RD, researchers report.
Patients miss out when research in rheumatoid arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders stalls between laboratory and clinic.
Close to half (41%) of patients with Dupuytren contracture are not receiving prompt referral to a specialist, visiting their general practitioner (GP)/doctor almost 3 times before being referred, according to a Pfizer UK Limited survey of 700 GPs from 6 European countries.
Intermezzo (zolpidem tartrate sublingual tablets) has received FDA approval for use as needed to manage insomnia.
Systemic sclerosis (SSc), or scleroderma, is a chronic connective-tissue disease that has a multitude of clinical manifestations. These authors offer a guide to recognition and pathogenesis, as well as counsel about management.
Being overweight and reporting vigorous physical activity increase the risk of undergoing total joint replacement (TJR); severe osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common indicator for this procedure.
Patients who are to receive treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome prefer to collaborate with their physician in decision making about their medical or surgical care.
Familiarity with metatarsalgia, an array of disorders that cause pain to the forefoot, enhances the clinician's ability to make the proper diagnosis.
Accurate diagnosis of elastofibroma dorsi may be achieved with a proper clinical history, knowledge of the characteristic site of the lesion, and typical imaging findings to avoid unnecessary biopsy and surgery.