In the Journals

Statins safe, efficacious in lowering LDL cholesterol in RA

April 22, 2019
A daily 40-mg regimen of atorvastatin is safe and produced a significantly greater reduction in LDL cholesterol than placebo among patients with…
FDA News

FDA approves generic Narcan nasal spray

April 22, 2019
The FDA recently approved the first generic nasal spray of the opioid overdose antidote Narcan for use in a community setting without medical…
In the Journals

Both partial meniscectomy, physical therapy linked with MRI-based progression in patients with meniscal tears, OA

April 22, 2019
Changes in MRI-based features progressed in patients with meniscal tears and osteoarthritis regardless of whether they underwent arthroscopic partial…
Origin Stories

What’s in a name? How Wegener’s granulomatosis became GPA

April 18, 2019
Simple logic would dictate that naming a disease after a physician with confirmed Nazi associations would be met with resistance in the medical…
Meeting News

3 ways to reduce burnout

April 18, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Data indicate that rates of physician burnout are declining, but it remains a significant issue for clinicians, a speaker at the…
In the JournalsPerspective

Dietary omega-3 fatty acids linked to lower risk of recurrent gout flare

April 18, 2019
The consumption of dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids via fish is associated with a lower risk for gout flares, whereas consuming omega-3s…
In the Journals

Vibration stimulation of external ear alleviates inflammation in RA

April 17, 2019
The application of a device that uses vibration to stimulate the cymba concha on the external ear can inhibit the production of TNF, IL-1 beta, and…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Transparency improves patient care, builds just culture

April 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — While strategies such as public reporting, transparency and using clinical decision support and electronic health records are…
In the Journals

Rheumatologists rarely prescribe contraception despite concern for reproductive care

April 17, 2019
Although rheumatologists feel responsible for providing some family planning and reproductive care for their patients, many feel apprehensive about…
In the Journals

Tocilizumab linked to lower cardiovascular risk than TNF inhibitors in RA

April 16, 2019
Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, tocilizumab was associated with a decreased risk for major adverse cardiovascular events, compared with TNF…
Meeting News

Rheumatologists should not 'ignore' immunogenicity, benefit of background therapies

April 16, 2019
CHICAGO — Rheumatologists would do well to expand their knowledge about immunogenicity and learn how to mitigate its effects, according to…
In the Journals

ACP recommends ways to strengthen ACA

April 15, 2019
In a new position paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine, the ACP offers seven comprehensive recommendations to improve the Patient…
In the Journals

Mortality, health care use higher in patients with both gout, chronic kidney disease

April 15, 2019
Rates of 5-year all-cause mortality and health care use are higher among patients with gout who also have chronic kidney disease, compared with those…
Meeting News

Things physicians need to know about medical marijuana

April 15, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — More than 150 years after the first medicinal use of marijuana was recorded, and there is still not an abundance of research…
In the Journals

Ultrasound-detected enthesitis common in patients with PsA, psoriasis

April 15, 2019
Enthesitis is common among patients with psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis, as well as individuals with fibromyalgia who undergo a clinical…
Meeting News

How to engage in ‘curbside consultations’

April 13, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Curbside consultations are “desirable and well-accepted when used appropriately” according to a discussion held at…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Physicians must nurture the engaged patient

April 13, 2019
VIENNA — In this exclusive video from the International Liver Congress 2019, Wayne Eskridge, founder and CEO of the Fatty Liver Foundation…
Meeting News

ACP leadership discusses advocacy, regulatory issues including ‘public health epidemic’ of gun violence

April 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Leaders of the American College of Physicians discussed a variety of topics related to public health policy that are “of…
In the JournalsPerspective

CNTX-4975 injection improves OA-associated knee pain

April 12, 2019
A single 1-mg injection of trans-capsaicin, a synthetic treatment based on the extract that gives chili peppers their signature spice, significantly…
Meeting News

When initial treatment for low back pain fails

April 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The opioid crisis has prompted many physicians to seek alternatives to treating low back pain, a condition thathas affected…