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Benefits and safety of dietary protein for bone health: An expert consensus paper endorsed by the European Society for Clinical and Economical Aspects of Osteopororosis, Osteoarthritis, and Musculoskeletal Diseases and by the International Osteoporosis Foundation

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Rizzoli R et al. Osteoporos Int 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00198-018-4534-5

Diclofenac linked to increased myocardial infarction risk in SpA patients

Heartbeat

Current use of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac, but not of naproxen, is associated with a threefold increased risk for myocardial infarction among individuals with spondyloarthritis, according to recent findings.

Trial results do not support opioid therapy for back or OA pain

Back pain

Results of the SPACE trial suggest that opioids do not offer superior pain relief to nonopioid medications for patients with chronic back pain or osteoarthritis.

Trial results do not support hydroxychloroquine for hand OA

Arthritis hands

Results of the HERO trial suggest that the addition of hydroxychloroquine to standard care does not further reduce pain among patients with hand osteoarthritis .

Journal articles and book chapters

08-06-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Article

The role of thigh muscle and adipose tissue in knee osteoarthritis progression in women: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative

Kemnitz J et al. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2018.05.020

08-06-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Article

Disease-modifying effects of COX-2 selective inhibitors and non-selective NSAIDs in osteoarthritis: A systematic review

Nakata K et al. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2018.05.021

08-06-2018 | Pain | Review | Article

Cannabinoids for the treatment of rheumatic diseases: Where do we stand?

Katz-Talmor D et al. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41584-018-0025-5

Guidelines

A convenient single access point, providing rheumatology professionals with links to a comprehensive set of clinical practice guidelines from a wide range of relevant organizations.

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Practice tips

Practical information, guidance, and helpful resources for rheumatology healthcare providers. Comprised of practical approaches, case studies, and more.

Themed collections

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