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1Rheumatoid arthritis in Latin America: Challenges and solutions to improve its diagnosis and treatment training for medical professionalsClinical Rheumatology, August 05, 2015  Clinical Article
2A 5-year cost-effectiveness analysis of silicone metacarpophalangeal arthroplasty in patients with rheumatoid arthritisPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery, August 05, 2015  Clinical Article
3Prognostic factors for abatacept retention in patients who received at least one prior biologic agent: an interim analysis from the observational, prospective ACTION studyBMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, August 05, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
4Effectiveness of triamcinolone hexacetonide intraarticular injection in interphalangeal joints: A 12-week randomized controlled trial in patients with hand osteoarthritisThe Journal of Rheumatology, August 05, 2015  Clinical Article
5Assessment of anti-Mullerian hormone levels in premenopausal patients with systemic lupus erythematosusLupus, August 05, 2015  Clinical Article
6Medical nutrition therapy for patients with advanced systemic sclerosis (MNT PASS): A pilot intervention studyJournal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, August 05, 2015  Clinical Article
7Follicular helper T cells in rheumatoid arthritisClinical Rheumatology, August 05, 2015  Clinical Article
8Can social support work virtually? Evaluation of rheumatoid arthritis patients' experiences with an interactive online toolPain Research and Management, August 05, 2015  Clinical Article
9Sexual dysfunctions and lower urinary tract symptoms in ankylosing spondylitisInternational Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, August 05, 2015  Clinical Article
10Vitamin D status of Icelandic children and its influence on bone accrualJournal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism, August 05, 2015  Clinical Article

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We have Ranked, Sorted and Summarized the Latest Clinical Articles.

1The uneasy, unbreakable link of money, medicineBrown University News, August 05, 2015
2Cycling helps ease arthritis painsNorwegian University of Science and Technology and SINTEF News, August 03, 2015
3Juvenile arthritis: Why genetic risk is not in the genesUniversity at Buffalo Health and Medicine News, August 03, 2015
4Link between mood, pain in rheumatoid arthritis patientsPennsylvania State University Health and Medicine News, July 31, 2015
5BGU develops “smart” drug to reduce inflammationBen-Gurion University of the Negev News, July 24, 2015
6Researcher leads study of knee pain among at-risk adults with Type 2 diabetesUniversity of Delaware News, July 24, 2015
7Inflammatory link discovered between arthritis and heart valve diseaseThe Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research News, July 22, 2015

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Serum uric acid correlates with erectile dysfunction

As reported in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, men with erectile dysfunction have higher levels of serum uric acid than men without (6.12 mg/dL vs. 4.97 mg/dL). Comparing the highest and lowest tertiles for serum uric acid, the OR for erectile dysfunction was 5.95.

Sclerostin associated with bone turnover in elderly women

As reported in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, sclerostin levels are associated with osteocalcin, C-termial telopeptide of type I collagen, and PTH levels in elderly women (≥ 70 y) in nursing homes, but not mortality.

Metacarpal DXR-BMD predicts 1-y RA progression

As reported in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, a metacarpal BMD determination after 4 months of anti-RA treatment is an independent predictor of 1-y progression in patients without baseline bone erosions (OR=2.0). For patients with baseline erosions, early metacarpal BMD loss is predictive of 1-y progression (OR=1.5).

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