A 76-year-old woman is evaluated for a 3-month history of left knee pain of moderate intensity that worsens with ambulation. She reports minimal pain at rest and no nocturnal pain. There are no clicking or locking symptoms. She has tried naproxen and ibuprofen but developed dyspepsia; acetaminophen provides mild to moderate relief. Following a physical exam, lab results and a radiograph, what is the next best step in management?
17 Dec 2013
Several medical organizations released lists of tests or procedures that might be overused in clinical practice, as part of the Choosing Wisely initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation.
26 Feb 2013
A 56-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-year history of joint pain and stiffness of the hands.
1 May 2009
Tumor necrosis factor inhibitors used to treat rheumatoid arthritis are associated with an increased risk of skin cancer but not lymphoma, according to a meta-analysis.
13 Sep 2011
The Governance Committee of the American College of Physicians places in nomination candidates for College governance.
1 Nov 2017
Home BP monitoring significantly lowers pressure
7 Dec 2010
Beta-blockers may have benefit in COPD patients
8 Jun 2010
BPH drug may lower prostate cancer incidence, effect on mortality unknown
6 Apr 2010
A 69-year-old woman is evaluated for a 5-day history of pain and swelling in the right knee that developed after a prolonged period of gardening in her backyard. This week's MKSAP question asks readers to determine the most likely diagnosis.
28 Jun 2011
Conference coverage addressing highlights: TNF-antagonists don't increase cancer risk, Patients with RA have about the same risk of developing cardiovascular disease as type 2 diabetics, and an association between arthritis and periodontal disease.
1 Feb 2009