A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Juvenile primary osteoporosis. ... Juvenile primary osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder characterized by thinning of the bones ( osteoporosis) that begins in childhood.
Limited Joint Mobility in Diabetes Mellitus: The Clinical Implications
Take care not to be overenthusiastic about the prayer-sign test for limited joint mobility, for instance in patients with diabetes. One study found that 26% of healthy controls were not able to make complete contact of the palmar surfaces. . ..
Viral causes are implicated in potentially deadly A-DRESS SYNDROME (dermatitis, hepatitis, interstitial nephritis, and eosinophilia) among allopurinol users. Skin biopsy and a wide panel of viral titers are well advised. . ..
Latent Tuberculosis Infection in RA: The Disease and the Diagnosis
Although tuberculosis is common in RA even in the absence of treatment, false-negative tuberculin skin test results are frequent because of either immunosuppressive treatment or a natural waning of immunity. . ..
The quads and hamstrings of OA patients who later have knee replacement seem to be firing continuously, according to new biomechanics research. Training with the Alexander technique may offer relief. . ..
Recognizing and Managing Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
Gradually increasing mild pain in the back of the knee, stiffness, and pain with squatting or kneeling may be the only signs of PCL injury, arising long past the acute period after a seemingly trivial inciting event. . ..
Five Steps to Improving Patient Access Judy Capko, May 21, 2013 Patient access is getting increased attention through reform initiatives. Here are five steps you can take to make sure patients get appropriate access to care in your office.