A personalized genetics risk assessment and patient education may encourage modification of risk factors to improve outcomes among individuals with a genetic predisposition to rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatology Advisor speaks with John Stone, MD, MPH, Edward Fox Chair in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital who is the lead investigator of a phase III, double-blind, randomized trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of tocilizumab for giant cell arteritis
Dermatologists are in a key position to screen for psoriatic arthritis (PsA), as the overlapping and variable symptoms of the disease require multidisciplinary care.
Correcting Nutritional Alterations in Patients With Rheumatologic Disease to Improve Quality of Life
The inflammatory process associated with rheumatoid arthritis triggers increased metabolism. As the disease progresses muscle wasting begins to occur, so starting nutritional care early after making the diagnosis can help prevent this loss and preserve quality of life. Rheumatology Advisor speaks with experts in clinical nutrition to address correcting nutritional abnormalities in patients with rheumatic diseases.
A new review explores the role of hypoxia in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis, with an eye toward implications for potential novel therapies.
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.
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
A female patient with systemic lupus erythematosus presents to the emergency department with an 8 week history of dyspnea, dysphonia, and non-productive cough.
AA amyloidosis is a rare but significant complication of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and may lead to proteinuria and renal dysfunction.
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.
Rheumatology Advisor Articles
- AS Disease Activity Associated With Decreased Total Lean Mass
- Real World Incidence Rates of Lower GI Perforations With TCZ for RA
- Increased Incidence of LV Diastolic Dysfunction in PM/DM
- Pharmacogenetics and Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Clinical Application
- Does Metimazole Have a More Favorable Safety Profile vs Other NSAIDs?
- Decreasing Morbidity Associated With Scleroderma By Addressing Pain Management
- Risk Factors for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Postop Complications
- Effects of Creatine Supplementation on RA Cachexia
- Air Particulate Exposure Associated With Pediatric Lupus Activity
- Emerging OA Tx: Intraarticular Autologous Adipose-Derived Stromal Cells
- What is the Impact of the Mediterranean Diet on CVD, RA?
- Are Changes in Serial DXA Scans Reliable Indicators of Fracture Risk?
- Should the Walk Test Be Used as a Surrogate Marker for CV Hemodynamics in SSc-PAH?
- Clinical Risk Factors Associated With Vertebral Fractures in AS
- Buprenorphine Implant Noninferior to Sublingual Delivery for Opioid Dependence