In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in rheumatology. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

In the Journals

Physiotherapists only moderately confident in assessing fall risk in OA

July 1, 2019
Physiotherapists reported only moderate confidence in assessing fall risk and providing fall-prevention care for patients with osteoarthritis, and…
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Velcro sound detector accurately identifies ILD in rheumatoid arthritis

July 1, 2019
An algorithm designed to detect Velcro crackles in the lungs demonstrated diagnostic accuracy for detecting interstitial lung disease in patients…
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EULAR: Gout diagnosis should not depend on hyperuricemia alone

July 1, 2019
Physicians should refrain from diagnosing gout based solely on hyperuricemia, according to updated EULAR recommendations published in the Annals of
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Risk for opioid overdose mortality higher in Great Lakes, Mountain, South Atlantic regions of US

June 28, 2019
Residents of the United States’ South Atlantic, Mountain and East North Central, or Great Lakes, sections were as much as four times as likely…
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Americans have fewer healthy days, more disparity in health outcomes, CDC data show

June 28, 2019
Health equity witnessed a “clear lack of progress” during a recent 25-year period, researchers recently wrote in JAMA Network Open.
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Less than 40% of patients with SSc treated with physical therapy

June 27, 2019
An analysis of a large German registry found that 37% of patients with systemic sclerosis receive physical therapy, according to recent findings in…
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Traditional laboratory markers may hold low diagnostic utility for PJI in immunosuppressed patients

June 27, 2019
White blood cell counts and inflammatory markers may hold lower diagnostic utility among patients in an immunosuppressed state who experienced…
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Metformin reduces risk of knee OA progression in patients with obesity

June 27, 2019
Metformin use was linked to a reduced rate of medial cartilage loss that may, in turn, reduce the risk for total knee replacement among patients with…
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Opioid prescription common in patients with ankylosing spondylitis

June 26, 2019
Opioid use is highly prevalent among patients with ankylosing spondylitis, ranging from 23.5% in patients with commercial insurance using the ICD…
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Survey: Rheumatologists, dermatologists lack consensus on lupus management

June 26, 2019
An online survey of dermatologists and rheumatologists managing patients with systemic lupus erythematosus revealed areas of consensus in laboratory…