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Pharmacogenetics and Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Clinical Application

Pharmacogenetics and Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Clinical Application

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.

Lead Investigator Discusses Implications of the GiACTA Trial for GCA Treatment

Lead Investigator Discusses Implications of the GiACTA Trial for GCA Treatment

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

How Dermatologists Can Help Address Gaps in the Diagnosis of Psoriatic Arthritis

How Dermatologists Can Help Address Gaps in the Diagnosis of Psoriatic Arthritis

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

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.

Role of Hypoxia in the Pathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Role of Hypoxia in the Pathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis

A new review explores the role of hypoxia in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis, with an eye toward implications for potential novel therapies.

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.

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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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