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FDA warns that febuxostat may increase risk of heart-related mortality

FDA warns that febuxostat may increase risk of heart-related mortality

Preliminary clinical trial results show more heart-related deaths occur in patients taking febuxostat compared to allopurinol.

USPSTF recommends osteoporosis screening, testing in women aged 65 and older

The USPSTF has updated its recommendations on osteoporosis screening and testing in women and men.

Steroid treatment effective for carpal tunnel syndrome

The researchers found that four weeks after treatment there was significant improvement in Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire scores.

Opinion

Muscle pain in older adults may be polymyalgia rheumatica

Asking older patients about their muscle pain can help prevent undiagnosed polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis.

Detecting sleep abnormalities early helps reduce fibromyalgia risk

Patients with sleep abnormalities are three- to five- times more likely to develop chronic pain from fibromyalgia, research shows.

GI side effects of pain medication

What are the side effects of fentanyl?

Clinical Feature

Case Study: Cardiac conditions of rheumatoid arthritis

Case Study: Cardiac conditions of rheumatoid arthritis

A 69-year-old man with no prior medical history presents over the course of several months with new-onset nonspecific joint pain and swelling without evidence of erosions.

Photosensitivity diseases: a review of sun-exposed skin rashes

Photosensitivity diseases: a review of sun-exposed skin rashes

An overview of porphyrias, lupus erythematosus, rosacea, drug-induced photosensitivity, polymorphous light eruption, and solar urticaria.

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