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FDA-Authorized Alpha-Defensin Lateral Flow Test Highly Accurate

Test demonstrates good performance for rapid diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection around joint implants

Vegans Have Increased Risk for Total, Main-Site Fractures

Association attenuated slightly with adjustment for dietary calcium and/or protein but still significant

Preoperative Mental State Associated With Postoperative Pain

Presurgery depression, anxiety, catastrophizing tied to more pain after joint replacement surgery

Wrong-Patient Order Entry Errors Reduced With Patient Photos

Display of patient photographs in electronic health records associated with decrease in WPOE errors

Periodontal Pathogens Linked to Atherosclerosis in RA

Immunoreactivity to Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans serotype b, Aa leukotoxin A linked to atherosclerosis

ACR: Osteoporosis Underdiagnosed, Undertreated in Older Men

Only 2.1 percent of those with qualifying fractures were diagnosed and treated

Lung Cancer Tied to Most Potential Years of Life Lost

Potential years of life lost per death highest for deaths due to cancers of testis, bones/joints, other endocrine sites

ACR Previews New Pharmacotherapy Guidelines for RA

The 2020 Guideline for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis updates guidance on drug treatments

ACR: Warfarin Tied to Increased Risk for Knee, Hip Replacement in OA

Among adults with atrial fibrillation, warfarin use linked to increased odds of knee, hip replacement versus direct oral anticoagulants