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First Clinical Practice Guidelines for Sjögren's Syndrome Developed

First Clinical Practice Guidelines for Sjögren's Syndrome Developed

A clinical expert panel from the Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation has published the first-ever clinical practice guidelines for the disease in the United States.

Second Opinion Provides Different Diagnosis for 20% of Patients

Second Opinion Provides Different Diagnosis for 20% of Patients

One-fifth of patients who sought a second opinion at a single academic medical center received a different diagnosis from their primary care providers.

Malpractice Claims Lowered by Half From 1992 to 2014

Malpractice Claims Lowered by Half From 1992 to 2014

The rate of malpractice claims paid on behalf of physicians decreased as mean compensation amounts increased from 1992 to 2014.

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Sclerosis Patients Should Have Hand Function Evaluated

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Sclerosis Patients Should Have Hand Function Evaluated

Study evaluated hand function and potential influence of functional loss on patients' overall physical functions, health-related quality of life, and psychological status in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and systemic sclerosis.

Ultrasound Finds Distinct Ankle Pathologies In Rheumatic Diseases

Ultrasound Finds Distinct Ankle Pathologies In Rheumatic Diseases

Ultrasonography detects different ankle pathologies in various inflammatory rheumatic diseases.

Prophylactic Hydration For Contrast-induced Nephropathy: Doubts About Efficacy, Cost-effectiveness

Prophylactic Hydration For Contrast-induced Nephropathy: Doubts About Efficacy, Cost-effectiveness

Study from The Netherlands randomly assigned 660 high-risk patients undergoing elective procedures involving iodinated contrast material to receive no prophylaxis or intravenous hydration.

Patients Underestimate Radiation Involved in Spinal Imaging

Patients Underestimate Radiation Involved in Spinal Imaging

Cross-sectional survey study examines patients undergoing spine surgery and their knowledge of radiation exposure.

Ultrasound Identifies Tenosynovitis in RA Patients With Low DAS28 Scores

Ultrasound Identifies Tenosynovitis in RA Patients With Low DAS28 Scores

Standardized ultrasound assessment of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity may aid healthcare practitioners in comprehensive management.

Cognitive Dysfunction, Memory Impairment Evaluated by fMRI in Non-Neuropsychiatric SLE

Cognitive Dysfunction, Memory Impairment Evaluated by fMRI in Non-Neuropsychiatric SLE

Functional MRI imaging in patients with non-neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus found that defects in spatial working memory and cognitive dysfunction were related to damage in specific neural networks.

ACR/EULAR Develop Classification Criteria for Primary Sjögren Syndrome

ACR/EULAR Develop Classification Criteria for Primary Sjögren Syndrome

American and European experts forge first commonly accepted and validated classification criteria for Sjögren syndrome.

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