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The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine Vol 28 No 7

New Diabetic Nerve Pain Treatment Guideline

July 08, 2011

A new guideline on the most effective treatments for patients with diabetic nerve pain-The Evidence Based Guideline: Treatment of Painful Diabetic Neuropathy-was released by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) in collaboration with the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electro-diagnostic Medicine and the American Academy of Neurology

Chronic Pain Management Alternatives Show Promise

July 08, 2011

A variety of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies show promise for contributing to pain management, according to research presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society (APS), held recently in Austin, Texas.

RA in the News at EULAR

July 07, 2011

Use of the newer biologic agents in the treatment of patients who have arthritis does not increase their risk of cancer, according to data presented at the 2011 Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), held recently in London.

New Juvenile Arthritis Questionnaire Shows Promise

July 07, 2011

The Juvenile Arthritis Multidimensional Assessment Report (JAMAR), a new multidimensional questionnaire for assessment of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, combines the traditional patient-reported outcomes (PRO) used in clinical evaluation with other PRO.

Osteoporosis Diagnosis With Hounsfield Units?

July 07, 2011

Regional cancellous bone mineral density (BMD) can be approximated from Hounsfield units (HU) measured on CT examinations using automatic exposure control; this information is reliable and follows a predictable pattern with increasing age.

Rheumatoid Factor Variation Complicates RA Criteria

July 07, 2011

Uniform application of the 2010 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism criteria for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is hampered by difficulty in defining a high rheumatoid factor (RF) level because of the variation in RF levels obtained with the use of different methods.

Interprofessional Learning Boosts Primary Care Arthritis Management

July 07, 2011

Interprofessional learning may be effective for dissemination of guidelines for the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). Such a method has the potential to improve the delivery of arthritis care.

Persistent Headache in a Patient With RA

June 30, 2011

A 45-year-old Hispanic male physician, a nonsmoker, presented with crippling, nonerosive, seropositive, symmetrical polyarticular arthritis that involved his wrists, hands, elbows, knees, and feet.

Imaging for Elastofibroma Dorsi Diagnosis

June 30, 2011

Accurate diagnosis of elastofibroma dorsi may be achieved with a proper clinical history, knowledge of the characteristic site of the lesion, and typical imaging findings to avoid unnecessary biopsy and surgery.

Latent Tuberculosis Infection in RA: The Disease and the Diagnosis

June 28, 2011

Reactivation of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) has emerged as a problem in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Anti–tumor necrosis factor α therapy is strongly associated with reactivation of tuberculosis (TB) in patients with RA.