Researchers reviewed literature that they believe defined early rheumatoid arthritis as being the first or second year from diagnosis, but that the emphasis behind the new definition of early rheumatoid arthritis is providing treatment that will prevent disease onset, which is less clear and requires further studies.
Improved survival of patients with prostate and breast cancer has come at a cost. Clinicians need to be vigilant with preventive care for patients with these cancers to maintain their dental and bone health.
Rheumatologists reviewed the outcomes of patients with rheumatoid arthritis who used hand exercise to improve function and subsequently improved daily living skills.
Barriers to pharmacotherapy for osteoporosis warrant further investigation in order to reduce the elevated mortality and morbidity rates associated with the disease.