Even a well-informed patient may sometimes throw your prescription in the trash. Here a young woman with lupus describes what sometimes prompts her simply to ignore her doctor's best advice about treatment.
A second biomarker panel shows promise in distinguishing osteoarthritis from rheumatoid arthritis early enough to prevent joint damage. This one relies partly on lack of antibody response to citrullinated proteins in early osteoarthritis.
(AAOS2015) Evidence from large insurance databases shows that knee replacement often quickly follows arthroscopy or injections. It would make (economic and clinical) sense to go straight to surgery, the researchers contend.