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Update in Rheumatology

Richard Wernick, MD; and Stephen M. Campbell, MD
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From Providence Portland Medical Center and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, Oregon.

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Current Author Addresses: Dr. Wernick: Providence Portland Medical Center, 4805 NE Glisan, Portland, OR 97213.

Dr. Campbell: Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Road, Portland, OR 97202.

Ann Intern Med. 2000;132(2):125-133. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-132-2-200001180-00007
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Our search of recent general medical and rheumatology journals for this Update focused on studies that used reasonably valid methods and yielded practical and clinically relevant results. We selected key articles in four subject areas: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), particularly their ability to inhibit cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) selectively; vaccination against Lyme disease; new biological treatments for rheumatoid arthritis; and prevention and management of back pain.

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