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Guideline released on rheumatoid arthritis treatment

Among other recommendations, the guideline panel recommended a treat-to-target approach rather than a nontargeted approach in patients with early symptomatic RA and those with established RA, regardless of disease activity.
24 Nov 2015

MKSAP Quiz: routine examination for risk of rheumatoid arthritis

A 29-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine examination. She seeks advice in reducing her personal risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, because her mother was recently diagnosed with the disorder. What lifestyle modifications are most likely to reduce the patient's risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis?
16 Jun 2015

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.
1 Feb 2020

MKSAP quiz: Woman complains of joint pain and stiffness

A 56-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-year history of joint pain and stiffness of the hands.
1 May 2009

Noninvasive treatment almost always best for knee pain

Knee symptoms are the most common musculoskeletal reason why patients visit their doctors, and in most cases, except when breaks or infection is suspected, physicians should recommend the use of nonsurgical treatments first.
1 Apr 2016

MKSAP Quiz: 3-month history of hand pain

A 46-year-old woman is evaluated for a 3-month history of pain and swelling of the hands, dyspnea, and wheezing. She has no other pertinent personal or family medical history. She takes naproxen as needed for pain relief. Following a physical exam and laboratory studies, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next in this patient?.
1 Sep 2013

Lupus presentation may be an ‘imitator’

Lupus can involve multiple organ systems and shares the same, sometimes nonspecific presentation as other conditions. But a diligent internist##mdash;an “excellent generalist” in the words of one expert##mdash;can pick up on the correct diagnosis.
1 Nov 2014

MKSAP Quiz: 1-year history of morning stiffness, aching hands

A 23-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-year history of morning stiffness and achiness of the hands as well as Raynaud phenomenon. Two months ago, she experienced a sun-induced rash on the chest and back and patches of discoloration on the hands. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate initial treatment?
10 Feb 2015

4 steps to managing osteoarthritis pain in the elderly

Weight loss and nutritional counseling should be the first step, while opioids are always and only a last resort.
1 Jul 2016

MKSAP Quiz: 4-day history of swelling and severe pain

Imaging groups issue recommendations on screening for breast cancer
12 Jan 2010

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