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The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine Vol 28 No 11

New Classification Criteria for RA

October 31, 2011

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a progressive immune-mediated disease involving the synovium that can culminate in joint destruction, significant functional impairment, and early mortality.

Iontophoretic Administration of Dexamethasone for Musculoskeletal Pain

October 29, 2011

Musculoskeletal pain is common. In one analysis, 33% of adults reported musculoskeletal pain from overuse as a chief complaint. Morbidity resulting from musculoskeletal pain contributes to 29% of lost workdays because of illness and is second only to cardiovascular disease in terms of economic burden

Guideline Helps Physicians Reduce Blood Clots After Hip and Knee Replacement

October 28, 2011

Although hip and knee arthroplasty often are successful in restoring function and minimizing pain in patients with osteoarthritis, venous thromboembolic disease-encompassing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE)

Athletes Outperform Nonathletes in Fast-Paced Tasks

October 26, 2011

Participation in athletic activities relates to superior street-crossing multitasking abilities. Differences between athletes and nonathletes in the processing of speed may underlie this difference.