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Pros and Cons of Early Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation

Pros and Cons of Early Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation

Patients with HIV who underwent immediate ART saw significant decreases in bone mineral density; however, the benefits of beginning ART early outweigh the outcomes related to decreased BMD.

Methotrexate Response in RA may be Predicted by Gene Expression

Methotrexate Response in RA may be Predicted by Gene Expression

Increased baseline gene expression in peripheral blood may be associated with improved clinical response to methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis.

Risk of Hip Arthoplasty in Men Increased with Dairy Product Consumption

Risk of Hip Arthoplasty in Men Increased with Dairy Product Consumption

Consuming more dairy product may raise the risk for total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis in men.

Diclofenac is the Most Effective NSAID in Reducing Osteoarthritic Pain

Diclofenac is the Most Effective NSAID in Reducing Osteoarthritic Pain

Diclofenac at 150 mg/day is the most effective NSAID for treating osteoarthritic pain and physical disability, while paracetamol had nearly no effect.

Mobility Barriers' Impact on Daily Life of Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

Mobility Barriers' Impact on Daily Life of Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

Approximately 37% of US adults aged 60 years and older have been diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis, and the number is expected to rise.

Positive Psychological Intervention Effective on Osteoarthritis

Positive Psychological Intervention Effective on Osteoarthritis

Positive psychosocial interventions improved symptom severity, quality of life, and mood in Veteran Administration patients with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.

Ultrasound Superior to Radiography for Diagnosis of Hand Osteoarthritis

Ultrasound Superior to Radiography for Diagnosis of Hand Osteoarthritis

Ultrasound examination of the hands can identify osteoarthritis in patients who do not fulfill ACR criteria by identifying osteophytes in the distribution and number required for diagnosis.

Lower Cartilage Degeneration With Weight Loss in OA

Lower Cartilage Degeneration With Weight Loss in OA

MRI was utilized to assessed cartilage degeneration in patients who lost weight over a 48-month period.

Dose-Dependent ACR20 Response Rates in RA With Peficitinib

Dose-Dependent ACR20 Response Rates in RA With Peficitinib

Use of the JAK inhibitor peficitinib in combination with certain csDMARDs results in a dose-dependent ACR20 response rate in patients with RA over 12 weeks.

Imaging Recommendations by EULAR for Symptomatic Osteoarthritis

Imaging Recommendations by EULAR for Symptomatic Osteoarthritis

The first evidence-based recommendations on the use of imaging in osteoarthritis clinical practice have been released by the European League Against Rheumatism.