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Disease Activity Evident on Foot MRI During Clinical Remission in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Disease Activity Evident on Foot MRI During Clinical Remission in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Our results demonstrate that a significant portion of patients classified as in clinical remission by DAS28 present some imaging findings suggesting disease activity in their clinical dominant foot

Assessing the Diagnostic Accuracy of MRI in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

Assessing the Diagnostic Accuracy of MRI in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers say that MRI of the hand and foot can be used in the early diagnostic process of RA in patients with UA.

Low Serum Uric Acid Levels Significantly Reduce Gout Risk

Low Serum Uric Acid Levels Significantly Reduce Gout Risk

Reduced levels of serum uric acid are associated with markedly fewer new-onset gout and gout flares.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Progression on MRI Despite Clinical Improvement

Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Progression on MRI Despite Clinical Improvement

MRI is more sensitive than clinical markers for identifying radiographic disease progression.

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.

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