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Small molecule alternative to biologic for psoriatic arthritis

NICE issues recommendations for use of Apremilast.

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Depression linked to increased risk for psoriatic arthritis in patients with psoriasis

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  • Clinical Essentials from Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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Glucocorticoids appear safe in early RA

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Sleeping longer may increase osteoporosis risk

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Pain
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Are there age-related changes in pain sensitivity?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis & Rheumatology
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Secukinumab offers no advantage over currently approved drugs for TNF-refractory RA patients

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New PHE guidance for preventing falls and fractures in elderly

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Poor bone health linked to cardiovascular disease

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Treating peripheral spondyloarthritis early could be a home run

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Wait for surgery is too long, says Royal College

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Children’s daily sugar intake equivalent to 20 chocolate chip biscuits

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30% of neonatal unit admissions may be unnecessary

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BMA survey: 42% of European GPs may leave UK

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Rise in A&E referrals from NHS 111 service

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One-off screening test cuts bowel cancer risk by third, study shows

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
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Denosumab outperforms alendronate for osteoporosis in men with prostate cancer

Better bone turnover markers and increased BMD were noted after 2 y.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Pain Res
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High prevalence of benzodiazepine use reported in chronic pain

Coadministration of opioids with benzodiazepine places patients at risk for multiple adverse events.

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  • Clinical Essentials from International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
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Predicting remission in newly-diagnosed RA patients

Sex and drinking matter, but smoking and rheumatoid factor do not.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Journal of the Formosan Medical Association
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An osteopenia prediction tool for women aged 40-55 y

Including serum ALP, a biomarker for bone turnover and fracture risk, boosted sensitivity.

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  • Clinical Essentials from The Lancet
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Sirukumab, an anti-IL-6 cytokine agent, helpful in phase 3 RA trial

SIRROUND-T found clinical improvements in anti-TNF-refractory RA patients.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Physician
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Chronic pain: urine drug testing may promote patient compliance with opioid therapy

Overdose deaths from prescription opioids are greater than those from cocaine and heroin combined.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Physician
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ASIPP: new opioid guidelines for chronic noncancer pain

The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians has issued updated opioid prescribing guidelines.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Journal of Investigative Dermatology
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Depression heightens risk for psoriatic arthritis in psoriasis patients

Depression is more than just a QoL issue for psoriasis patients.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
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Patients with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis at increased risk for depression

What is the strength of the association?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Semin Arthritis Rheum
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Rheumatic disease: 8-14% of patients have comorbid fibromyalgia

One of the first studies to assess the co-occurrence of fibromyalgia with rheumatic disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Journal of Bone and Mineral Research
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Elderly women not receiving osteoporosis-related services after first hip fracture

About 1 in 5 got recommended screening and treatment within a year.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Rheumatology International
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Certolizumab in RA: no response by 3 months may predict none at 1 year

Specific, early decrements in clinical scores offered 1-y treatment failure positive predictive value more than 90%.

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Mavrilimumab, a GM-CSF receptor inhibitor, beats placebo for RA at 12 and 24 wk

The EARTH EXPLORER 1 study presents evidence of efficacy for this novel biologic.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arch Phys Med Rehabil
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Frozen shoulder seen in majority of long-surviving type 1 diabetes patients

Adhesive capsulitis may arise from advanced glycation end-products with cross-linking properties.

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