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Although studies of ultrasound diagnosis for gout are scarce, the authors of two reviews maintain the evidence is good that it is a useful option--and may be leading to some revisions in the way the condition is detectedl.

About 30% of rheumatologists don't pre-test patients for hepatitis B before prescribing immunosuppressant medications. These authors offer new guidance for screening.

A major change in the clinical management of breast cancer, most early-stage patients now have sentinel node dissection as opposed to full lymph node removal.

Tech Tips: In Part I, Dr. Bhana gave advice about sorting through the barrage of clinical journal articles that rheumatologists face every month. Here, in Part II, he shows how to save and file your choices for easy access in the future.

It's probably too early to pass judgment but data from clinical trials point to decreased bone mineral density and increased treatment-emergent fractures in patients taking the new antidiabetes drugs.

COPD challenges, asthma in children, smoking deaths—highlights of recent research findings in these key areas of respiratory disease.

Women who use acetaminophen or NSAIDs regularly for years appear to be at increased risk for psoriatic arthritis, data from the Nurses Health Study reveal.

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