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Decreasing Morbidity Associated With Scleroderma By Addressing Pain Management

Decreasing Morbidity Associated With Scleroderma By Addressing Pain Management

As part of Scleroderma Awareness Month, physicians specializing in the management of scleroderma discuss mitigating effects of scleroderma-related pain and improving quality of life for their patients.

Improving Early Diagnosis of Paraneoplastic Rheumatic Diseases to Improve Outcomes

Improving Early Diagnosis of Paraneoplastic Rheumatic Diseases to Improve Outcomes

The most effective therapy for paraneoplastic rheumatic disease is the timely detection and treatment of the underlying malignancy.

Lack of Older Adults Included in Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Trials May Be Hampering Care

Lack of Older Adults Included in Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Trials May Be Hampering Care

A lack of clinical evidence is one of many significant barriers when it comes to providing optimal care for elderly-onset rheumatoid arthritis.

Addressing Altered Vaccine Immunogenicity and Low Vaccination Rates in Rheumatic Disease

Addressing Altered Vaccine Immunogenicity and Low Vaccination Rates in Rheumatic Disease

Despite decades of research on the disproportionate impact of infection on those with rheumatic disease, patients in this population are less likely than those without rheumatic disease to undergo routine vaccination against preventable diseases.

Risk of Lower Gastrointestinal Perforation More than Double With Certain Biologics

Risk of Lower Gastrointestinal Perforation More than Double With Certain Biologics

Compared with the general population, patients with rheumatoid arthritis may have an increased risk for gastrointestinal perforation (GIP). Previously, it was established that such patients were most commonly affected by perforations of the upper GI tract, which have been linked with the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. However, there have been a number of lower GIPs also reported in recent years.

Psychosocial Management of Chronic Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Psychosocial Management of Chronic Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis, especially early in the course of disease, can benefit from inclusion of cognitive behavioral therapy in the management of chronic pain.

Opinions

Practice Management The Largely Ignored Problem of Workplace Violence in Healthcare

The Largely Ignored Problem of Workplace Violence in Healthcare

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health defines workplace violence as "violent acts, including physical assaults and threats of assault, directed toward persons at work or on duty."

Case Studies and Clinical Highlights

Case Study and Clinical Highlight: Respiratory Failure in a Patient With SLE

Case Study and Clinical Highlight: Respiratory Failure in a Patient With SLE

A female patient with systemic lupus erythematosus presents to the emergency department with an 8 week history of dyspnea, dysphonia, and non-productive cough.

Case Study and Clinical Highlight: A Patient With Nephrotic Syndrome and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Case Study and Clinical Highlight: A Patient With Nephrotic Syndrome and Ankylosing Spondylitis

AA amyloidosis is a rare but significant complication of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and may lead to proteinuria and renal dysfunction.

Case Study and Clinical Highlight: Headache, Confusion, and Seizures in a Patient With SLE

Case Study and Clinical Highlight: Headache, Confusion, and Seizures in a Patient With SLE

Since certain syndromes are associated with good prognosis in a majority of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, prompt diagnosis and initiation of early goal-directed treatment is crucial.

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