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Neurodegenerative Disorders Often Misdiagnosed in the Context of Rheumatic Disease

Neurodegenerative Disorders Often Misdiagnosed in the Context of Rheumatic Disease

Case studies published recently have shed light on the clinical challenges, diverse presentation, and potential mechanisms related to co-occurring rheumatic diseases and neurodegenerative disorders.

Multidisciplinary Partnerships in the Management of Uveitis in Patients With Rheumatic Disease

Multidisciplinary Partnerships in the Management of Uveitis in Patients With Rheumatic Disease

Uveitis may occur in patients with ankylosing spondylitis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Behcet's disease, and HLA B27-associated seronegative spondyloarthropathies. Prompt initiation of treatment may improve clinical outcomes, emphasizing the importance of collaboration between rheumatologists and ophthalmologists.

Biomedical Testing Company Reminds the Medical World of the Burden of Proof

Biomedical Testing Company Reminds the Medical World of the Burden of Proof

The biomedical laboratory company Theranos asserted that it had to operate in "stealth mode" to protect its lead in breakthrough technology. Thus, an absence of peer-reviewed information has been available for review about its technology.

Management of Inflammatory Arthritis in Patients With Comorbid HIV Infection

Management of Inflammatory Arthritis in Patients With Comorbid HIV Infection

Challenges of managing inflammatory arthritis in patients infected with HIV include difficulties in assessing disease activity and limited safety information for the use of immunosuppresive drugs in this patient population.

From Bench to Bedside: New Digital Tool to Bridge the Gap Between Publication and Clinical Application

From Bench to Bedside: New Digital Tool to Bridge the Gap Between Publication and Clinical Application

Traditional forms of media are proving incapable of meeting the requirements of modern developments in knowledge creation, sharing, and capture. A new digital platform may help clinicians bridge the gap in translation of knowledge from bench to bedside.

Review of the Evidence Behind Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

Review of the Evidence Behind Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is being used by clinicians to treat patients with symptomatic or post-traumatic osteoarthritis. While basic science and preclinical data support some benefit of PRP for a variety of sports-related injuries, robust randomized trials are limited.

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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