Musculoskeletal Hits Top 10 in Primary Care Visits
For key facts and figures about musculoskeletal disorders, perhaps a surprise as the fourth leading diagnostic category in primary care, see the pages that follow.
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.
Bisphosphonates, teriparatide, vitamin D, calcium, raloxifene, vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty: here’s the latest on osteoporosis.
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.
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