Though patients with rheumatic diseases may think physical activity may exacerbate their pain and fatigue, studies show that exercise can be beneficial to disease activity. How does exercise impact certain rheumatic conditions?
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The effects of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) develop in childhood, but they can also extend into adulthood. This can put patients at risk of pain and joint damage. How does the quality of life of adults with JIA compare to that of adults with adult-onset forms of arthritis?
Patients at risk of rheumatoid arthritis may wonder if there are lifestyle factors that play a role. What are some of the factors that you can discuss with them, and what can you recommend they do?
Adolescent patients with chronic rheumatic disease can be at risk for mental health issues that could cause a lower quality of life and impact their illness. What are some of these concerns?
Osteoporosis can affect people of any age, race, and sex. Recognition of the misconceptions surrounding the condition may help patients understand its complexity.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis often experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, and fatigue. These symptoms may be exacerbated during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, during which the resulting fear and isolation have also contributed to feelings of depression and burnout. Clinicians often recommend physical activity to patients with rheumatoid arthritis to help manage pain and…
What is the link between the pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)? Patients with SLE often have elevated levels of serum IL-6, but is there a direct correlation between this and the disease activity of SLE? In a study published in Clinics, a team of researchers reviewed 24 studies published between 1996…
Patients who speak Spanish primarily or exclusively have a unique set of struggles and barriers when getting medical care, whether as a patient or caregiver. A language barrier can be stressful and burdensome for parents trying to get help for their child. What can be done about this? A recent study from Academic Pediatrics examined…
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