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Applying Precision Medicine to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Applying Precision Medicine to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Clinicians and researchers weigh in on the advent of precision medicine for the treatment of SLE.

The Pharmacist's Perspective on Biosimilars

The Pharmacist's Perspective on Biosimilars

Pharmacists will likely play a pivotal role in the integration of biologic biosimilars for the treatment of rheumatic disease into clinical practice once they are made available in the market.

EULAR Updates Recommendations for Reproductive Planning in SLE

EULAR Updates Recommendations for Reproductive Planning in SLE

Multidisciplinary experts provide 12 recommendations for the planning and management of pregnancy in systemic lupus erythematosus and/or antiphospholipid syndrome.

Addressing the Lack of Validated Risk Calculators for CVD in RA

Addressing the Lack of Validated Risk Calculators for CVD in RA

Rheumatology Advisor speaks with Erin Michos, MD, cardiologist at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Eric Matteson, MD, rheumatologist at Mayo Clinic, about refining cardiovascular risk assessment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Looking Beyond Corticosteroids to Treat Noninfectious Uveitis

Looking Beyond Corticosteroids to Treat Noninfectious Uveitis

The recent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of adalimumab (Humira®, AbbVie) for the treatment of noninfectious intermediate, posterior, and pan-uveitis is the first step beyond traditional corticosteroid therapy and toward use of targeted biologics for this rare ocular emergency.

Q&A With Steven Cohen, MD: Role of the Consulting Pain Specialist in Treating Rheumatic Disease

Q&A With Steven Cohen, MD: Role of the Consulting Pain Specialist in Treating Rheumatic Disease

To learn more about the role of pain specialists in managing chronic pain associated with rheumatic diseases, Rheumatology Advisor spoke with Steven Cohen, MD, director of the division of pain medicine and professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Opinions

Prevention Food Industry Research Funding: Is This Conflict of Interest Too Large?

Food Industry Research Funding: Is This Conflict of Interest Too Large?

A historical analysis suggests that sugar control policies inconsistently cite coronary heart disease as a health risk.

Practice Management CMS Chronic Care Program: One Clinician's Personal Thoughts

CMS Chronic Care Program: One Clinician's Personal Thoughts

One clinician reflects on the financial incentives provided by the Chronic Care Management (CCM) program of CMS.

Practice Management Are You Appropriately Encrypting Protected Patient Information?

Are You Appropriately Encrypting Protected Patient Information?

Certain parts of the legislation related to HIPAA are optional and recommended, while others are mandatory

Practice Management Complying With HIPAA De-Identification Rules When Sharing Clinical Data

Complying With HIPAA De-Identification Rules When Sharing Clinical Data

Including the 18 patients identifiers that must be removed from charts before sharing with HIPAA-covered entities.

Research What's Behind The Exodus of Young Investigators From the Medical Research Workforce?

What's Behind The Exodus of Young Investigators From the Medical Research Workforce?

Evaluating the types of grants young investigators are applying for could provide a better sense of how to maintain them, and to attract more back to NIH-funded research.

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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