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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Intra-articular corticosteroids are a good early treatment for knee osteoarthritis pain, according to a meta-analysis by Boston-based researchers. However, hyaluronic acid injected into the knee joint appears to be more effective in the long term. In the December 15th issue...

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Disease-activity score helps guide treatment of new-onset RA

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In recent-onset active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), regular medication adjustments based on disease-activity scores (DAS) improves clinical outcomes and possibly radiological outcomes as well, a Dutch study shows. The study results underscore the observation that “patients are...

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Liver enzymes often elevated during methotrexate/leflunomide therapy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Liver enzyme elevations occur in up to a third of patients with inflammatory arthritis who take methotrexate, leflunomide, or both, a cohort study has shown. Lead author Dr. J. R. Curtis, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and associates studied 2104 patients with...