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GCA Diagnosis

Can Imaging Replace Biopsy for GCA Diagnosis? Ultrasound, PET/CT may offer advantages Ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of giant cell arteritis Large-vessel giant cell arteritis: diagnosis, monitoring…

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Risks of GCA

Ophthalmic manifestations of giant cell arteritis An Association between GCA and IBD ? A population based analysis from Israel suggests that giant cell arteritis (GCA) patients may be at…

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Risks for GCA

Smoking Is Risk Factor for Giant Cell Arteritis Smoking Is Risk Factor for Giant Cell Arteritis Smoking confers an odds ratio for GCA of 1.18   Gout Linked with…

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Large Vessel Vasculitis

Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of large-vessel vasculitides There are no universally accepted diagnostic criteria for large-vessel vasculitides (LVV), including giant cell arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu… Drafts of new classification…

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Preventing Muscle Loss as We Age Sarcopenia, a decline in skeletal muscle in older people, contributes to…

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Paget Disease

Adult Paget's Disease of Bone: A Review A better understanding of the pathogenesis of Paget's disease of bone in…

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Melorheostosis Researchers Find Gene Mutations That Cause Melorheostosis BETHESDA, Md -- April 11, 2018 -- Researchers have worked with 15 patients from around the world to uncover a genetic…

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Gorham Disease

Vanishing bone disease (Gorham-Stout syndrome): A review of a rare entitiy Gorham Disease Gorham disease, a rare condition of unknown etiology, presents as skeletal lucency on radiographs, prompting the…

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X-Linked Hypophosphataemia

Hypophosphatemic Rickets X-linked hypophosphatemia Crysvita Approved for the Treatment of X-Linked Hypophosphatemia FDA Approves First Therapy for X-Linked Hypophosphatemia

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Osteoporosis Roundup

Osteoporosis: 3 Things to Know Drawbacks of bisphosphonate holidays, bone benefits of the… Congress Highlights WCO-IOF-ESCEO Florence 2017 | International Osteoporosis Foundation

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