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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Data suggest that gentler, thoughtful approach helps boost patient outcomes
Monday, November 24, 2014
Millions of Americans bought health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act in the past year and physicians may be reluctant to accept these patients.
Friday, November 21, 2014
The effects of trials to improve medication adherence are inconsistent, with few studies of the highest quality demonstrating improvement in both adherence and clinical outcome, according to a review published online Nov. 20 in The Cochrane Library.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
By HCPLive staff
Study results show good outcomes for hip replacement in patients under age 35 diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis who have failed to respond to previous treatment.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
By HCPLive staff
Study results show that patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and who are either significantly underweight or overweight/obese have lower sustained remission rates compared with their normal weight counterparts.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
By Richard Robinson
Intra-articular injection of two widely used plant and mineral extract-based formulations provide long-lasting pain relief in patients with moderate to severe pain from knee osteoarthritis, according to the first-ever double-blind trial of the treatments.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
By Richard Robinson
A “biosimilar” form of etanercept is clinically equivalent to the branded form for rheumatoid arthritis, according to data presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
By Richard Robinson
A blood test may offer a reliable way to identify rheumatoid arthritis patients who are unlikely to respond to anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors, speeding treatment with other drugs and lowering costs.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Dermatologists and rheumatologists often refer to one another, and in an article published in the November issue of The Rheumatologist, dermatologists present seven tips for rheumatologists to improve this collaboration.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
By Adam Hochron
As hospitals around the country deal with the newly instituted readmission penalties many are having to look at how they will handle providing the same level of care without some of the money they counted on in the past.
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