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Tocilizumab effective for rheumatoid arthritis when methotrexate insufficient

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The IL-6 receptor-blocking monoclonal antibody tocilizumab inhibits joint damage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis that is not adequately controlled with methotrexate, according to study results reported in the...

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Timing of Hip Fracture Repair

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Elderly individuals who fracture a hip have a reduced mortality risk if they undergo surgery within 1 to 3 days, a Canadian team has found. Between 14% and 36% of elderly individuals with hip fracture die within a years, Dr....

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Dual CRP and ESR Testing

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Measuring both the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) when an inflammatory condition is suspected is not helpful and is possibly confusing, a French team reports. They recommend giving priority...