The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine Vol 28 No 10

Diagnosis and Management of Gout in 2011

October 18, 2011

Early and accurate gout diagnosis and disease management are essential. Making the clinical diagnosis takes into consideration the differential diagnosis supported by the use of clinical, serological, and diagnostic studies.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Current Diagnosis and Treatment Practices

October 18, 2011

New rheumatoid arthritis (RA) classification criteria were published in 2010. Although classification criteria are intended primarily for clinical trials, they may be used as diagnostic aids in clinical practice and may affect treatment strategies.

Combination Pharmacological Management of Fibromyalgia

October 17, 2011

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a complex disorder of chronic, widespread pain and tenderness usually accompanied by numerous other symptoms, including fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, nonrestorative sleep, depression, anxiety, and stiffness.

Managing Systemic Sclerosis and Its Complications

October 11, 2011

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.

Pulmonary Hypertension in a Patient With Adult-Onset Still Disease

October 10, 2011

Adult-onset Still disease (AOSD) is an inflammatory condition characterized by a sudden onset of spiking fever, arthralgia, a salmon-colored evanescent rash, leukocytosis, and an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and serum ferritin level.

Youth Sport Health and Safety Institute Kicks Off Campaign

October 08, 2011

The National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute has been created to provide comprehensive research, education, recommendations, guidelines, and policy to enhance the experience, development, health, and safety of children and adolescents involved in sports and physical activity.

Chondroitin Improves Hand Function in Patients With Osteoarthritis

October 07, 2011

Chondroitin sulfate significantly decreases pain and improves hand function in patients with hand osteoarthritis (OA), according to new research reported by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). The agent also improves grip strength and relieves morning stiffness.

Foot Orthoses Help Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

October 05, 2011

For persons with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), the combination of 3 of 4 predictors-poor footwear motion control properties, less usual pain, reduced ankle dorsiflexion range of motion, and reduced pain during a single-leg squat-increases the probability of showing marked improvement with foot orthoses