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RA: what to try next for RA patients when 1 biologic has failed?

Evidence for trying a second one.

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Do VIP patients get better care?

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Tributes paid to doctors who rushed to save lives during London terrorist attack

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  • Clinical Essentials from Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
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PUFA supplementation linked to lower analgesic intake in psoriatic arthritis

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  • Clinical Essentials from Curr Osteoporos Rep
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Lessons from the Dubbo Osteoporosis Epidemiology Study

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Rheum Dis
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Escalating allopurinol dosage in gout patients lowers urate safely

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NSAIDs may not be as good as paracetamol+codeine for pain

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  • Univadis Medical News
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Less independent elders more prone to falls

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Research & Therapy
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Stopping adalimumab associated with high rates of low disease activity in RA

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Professional & Business

  • International Medical Press

£2bn for social care ‘not solution to the crisis’

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Less than half of women breastfeed after 2 months

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RCGP: Millions should be reassured by pill study

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Alzheimer’s test needs more research, says charity

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Baby teeth removals rise by a quarter

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Cut to pharmacies’ subsidy faces High Court challenge

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European junior doctors group issues warning on Brexit
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European junior doctors group issues warning on Brexit

The European Junior Doctors Permanent Working Group warns that the UK's departure from the EU will have “profound repercussions for the medical profession".

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Knee osteoarthritis: high prevalence of low-value interventions | AAOS
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Knee osteoarthritis: high prevalence of low-value interventions | AAOS

Practice guideline recommended treatments -- PT, NSAIDs, and tramadol -- represented just 11% of the total costs.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Bone Miner Res
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Vigorous activity linked to stronger bones in adolescence

Greater bone volume and area were also seen in the most active adolescents.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Care Res
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Rheumatoid arthritis: HBV testing rates rising, but remain low

A longitudinal assessment of DMARD-associated testing patterns in the US and Taiwan.

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Google’s kidney injury deal should serve as a “cautionary tale for health care”
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Google’s kidney injury deal should serve as a “cautionary tale for health care”

The collaboration allowed Google to access 1.6 million identifiable patient records that included information about HIV status, drug overdoses and abortions.

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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GPs in Accident and Emergency, will it work?

New budget scheme to tackle hospital overcrowding

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neuromuscul Disord
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Myasthenia gravis: study shows variable course during pregnancy

Myasthenia gravis is often associated with obstetric complications.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoporos Int
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Femoral neck osteoporosis appears to be rising in US adults

Earlier study had noted plateau in a hip fracture rate decline.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Acad Dermatol
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Large study links psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis to osteoporosis and fractures

Do psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis constitute a risk for bone health?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Curr Med Res Opin
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Osteoporosis patients face increased heart failure risk

The difference was modest but significant.

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“Red flags” noted for spinal condition
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“Red flags” noted for spinal condition

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has warned GPs, particularly those working out of hours, about the importance of diagnosing cauda equina syndrome promptly...

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Rheumatol
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Fibromyalgia: placebo has moderate effect size

A meta-analysis of 124 randomized controlled trials.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Heart Assoc
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BMD and HF are linked in some men, but not in women

Race as well as sex appears to play a role in the association.

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Low back pain: does clinical presentation differ in elderly patients?

Study compares initial presentation of older adults and younger adults with low back pain.

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