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Gout Lesinurad, Febuxostat Combination Treatment Improves Tophaceous Gout Symptoms

Lesinurad, Febuxostat Combination Treatment Improves Tophaceous Gout Symptoms

Patients with tophaceous gout undergoing combination therapy with lesinurad and febuxostat showed a greater degree of symptom resolution than with febuxostat monotherapy.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Optimal ANA Cutoff Titer as Entry Criterion for SLE Classification

Optimal ANA Cutoff Titer as Entry Criterion for SLE Classification

The new approach in development proposes the use of positive indirect immunofluorescence ANA (IIF-ANA) as an entry criterion for SLE classification.

Practice Management Higher Premiums — Why the Affordable Care Act Isn't to Blame

Higher Premiums — Why the Affordable Care Act Isn't to Blame

Republicans have capitalized on the misunderstood concept that the ACA is responsible for rising health premiums.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Lymphoma in Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Expert Insights

Lymphoma in Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Expert Insights

In this expert interview, Sasha Bernatsky, MD, PhD, and Michelle Petri, MD, MPH, discuss the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in SLE.

Practice Management Challenges, Impacts of Medical Liability Reform

Challenges, Impacts of Medical Liability Reform

A bill aimed specifically at limiting medical liability was passed by Congress on March 1, 2017.

Rheumatoid Arthritis ICER Concludes Targeted Immunomodulators Are Overpriced: Advocacy Organizations Express Concern

ICER Concludes Targeted Immunomodulators Are Overpriced: Advocacy Organizations Express Concern

ICER found TIMs to be efficacious overall but did not find them to be cost-effective.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Bi-Directional Links Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontal Disease

Bi-Directional Links Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease may be the main precipitating factor in the development of rheumatoid arthritis by fostering the environment for multiple destructive mechanisms that attack synovial joints.

Gout Clinician Round Table: The Role of Diet in Gout Management

Clinician Round Table: The Role of Diet in Gout Management

A panel of clinician experts discusses the pivotal role of diet in the management of chronic gout.

Prevention Antibiotic Resistance Problem Brought Before Congress

Antibiotic Resistance Problem Brought Before Congress

Congress takes up the issue of antibiotic resistance with H.R. 1840: Reinvigorating Antibiotic and Diagnostic Innovation (READI).

Practice Management Medicaid: Improvement Under the Affordable Care Act

Medicaid: Improvement Under the Affordable Care Act

Thirty-one states and Washington DC have signed legislation to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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