Self‐directed learning of basic musculoskeletal ultrasound among rheumatologists in the United States

@article{Kissin2010SelfdirectedLO,
  title={Self‐directed learning of basic musculoskeletal ultrasound among rheumatologists in the United States},
  author={Eugene Y. Kissin and Jane Nishio and Mei Yang and Marina Backhaus and P{\'e}ter Vince B{\'a}lint and George A W Bruyn and Jurgen Craig-Muller and Maria Antonietta D’Agostino and Alexander Feoktistov and Janak R. Goyal and Annamaria Iagnocco and Robert W Ike and Ingrid Moller and Esperanza Naredo and Carlos Pineda and Wolfgang A Schmidt and Nanno Swen and Darren Tabechian and Richard J. Wakefield and Alvin F. Wells and Gurjit S. Kaeley},
  journal={Arthritis Care \& Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={62}
}
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