Studies included in the review investigated the impact of the Mediterranean diet on primary prevention, progression, and mortality related to cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and rheumatoid arthritis.
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Three clinical neuropathy characteristics (onset, distribution, and associated systemic features) can be used to accurately identify patients with inflammatory neuropathies
Patients with RA may have an increased prevalence of PAH and require assessments for PAH.
In a large cohort study, men 60 to 69 years of age with newly diagnosed AS were at a higher risk for CVD at 5 years follow-up compared to the general population.
Adverse pregnancy outcomes were reported in a small group of patients with in utero pregabalin exposure in a multicenter, prospective observational study.
Challenges of managing inflammatory arthritis in patients infected with HIV include difficulties in assessing disease activity and limited safety information for the use of immunosuppresive drugs in this patient population.
Overuse of unnecessary laboratory testing contributes to increased healthcare costs and false-positive test results. The Choosing Wisely campaign supported by the American College of Rheumatology was designed to decrease ordering of inappropriate laboratory tests, including assays for antinuclear antigen.
Regression of skin fibrosis is a feature of the natural history of dcSSc. However, the pattern of regression can be quite heterogeneous despite improvements in predicting progression.
This study highlights the difficulty in diagnosing primary SS, due in part to the absence of gold-standard tests and leading to the use of classification systems instead.
A new study examined the association between varus knee alignment and radiographic progression of knee osteoarthritis.
This study assessed whether TRIM38 autoantibodies could be predictive of disease severity in primary Sjogren syndrome.
To examine a potential immunologic mechanism for sex differences in AS, researchers examined data from serum samples obtained from a cohort of females and males with AS and from sex- and age-matched controls.
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