New Osteoporosis Strategies Waiting in the Wings
(CCR 2015) A number of new osteoporosis treatments are on the near horizon, drawing on a new understanding of bone biology, as described by a speaker at the Clinical Congress of Rheumatology.
Vitamin D, PsA, and BMD
A new study suggests the importance of evaluating the vitamin D3 status and screening for comorbid conditions in patients with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.
Free For All: Rheumatology Textbook by Cush, Kavanaugh, and Stein
Three eminent rheumatologists have posted their comprehensive textbook of rheumatology online, open-access and free. They are calling it Rheumaknowledgy.
Good News for Community Rheumatologists: Your Own Research Grant
A Miami rheumatologist tells why he has donated $1 million to offer his colleagues in community practice the chance to pursue their own clinical theories.
Canadian Rheumatologists Create Their List of Tests to "Choose Wisely"
Antinuclear antibody testing and DEXA both appear on a new Canadian list of rheumatology tests to avoid and on a similar 2013 list from the American College of Rheumatology. There are interesting differences in the other 3 choices.
Fracture Prevention Drugs Seem to be a Safe Bet
New data boosts confidence in drug therapies for osteoporosis, but more research in older adults is required.
Latest Lowdown on Osteoporosis Treatments
A review article in the Medical Letter highlights appropriate use and limitations of bisphosphonates, denosumab, and other osteoporosis treatment, along with the associated costs.
Test Yourself on Osteoporosis Testing
A quiz in JAMA uses a case with discordant DXA results to discuss the options in assessment of hip fracture risk in osteoporosis, describing their advantages and drawbacks.
FDA Approves New Oral Drug for Type 1 Gaucher Disease
Eliglustat has a better safety profile than the existing approved oral drug for type 1 Gaucher disease, and is easier to take than enzyme replacement therapy.
80-Year-Old Woman With Hip Pain
Whatever is causing this woman’s hip pain, her x-ray film looks quite severe. The diagnosis was correct 40 years ago, but it couldn’t be treated effectively then. What’s the problem?