A panel of clinician experts discusses the pivotal role of diet in the management of chronic gout.
All articles by Tori Rodriguez, MA, LPC
Total hip BMD was associated with heart failure risk in black and non-black men, with an interaction by race.
Consuming adequate amounts of the right nutrients, and limiting others, can help relieve symptoms and improve outcomes in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Florian Kern, deputy director of research at Brighton and Sussex Medical School in the United Kingdom, discusses his recently published review wherein he and his colleagues make the case that cytomegalovirus is a major driver of cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
The updated guidelines address guidance on dosing, including reduced starting and maintenance dosing, and safety precautions for diagnosing and treating complications.
Recent research may help guide future investigations into the use of “bioelectronic medicine” in diseases that are currently treated with pharmacotherapy.
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants may help reduce shortages in the rheumatology workforce that are apparent in select communities, and further address treat-to-target inflammatory arthritis treatment goals.
Transforaminal approach to the treatment of cervical radicular pain presents risks.
A brief measure of emotional preoperative stress (B-MEPS) was used to assess patient’s preoperative stress and postoperative pain.
Smartphone apps enable physicians to detect and explore similarities and discrepancies between objective and subjective data.
Multiple psychosocial factors such as depression, anxiety, and pain catastrophizing are associated with opioid analgesic response.
Uveitis may be the main source of the primary disease’s symptoms, which indicates the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration between ophthalmologists and rheumatologists in evaluating and treating such patients.
Glucocorticoid therapy is associated with increased cardiovascular and mortality risk, and it has been proposed that its impact on endothelial function may be to blame. However, a recent review determined that available data regarding this proposed mechanism are mixed.
Retrospective research shows that each year following smoking cessation was linked with reduced risk of death from circulatory disease in former heavy smokers.
Telemedicine can improve healthcare access, patient outcomes, and costs, although it presents several potential obstacles. Expanded insurance coverage of this modality will be necessary to greater numbers of patients in need of specialty care.
The process of transition from pediatric to adult rheumatology care represents a vulnerable period. The patient, physicians, and the patient’s family must collaborate in advance planning and preparation to ensure a smooth transfer of care.
Jack Boyd, MD, clinical assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, discusses the diagnosis and surgical management of rheumatic heart disease.
New research validates use of statistically based individual improvements to track changes in rheumatoid arthriits outcomes during adalimumab therapy.
WASHINGTON, DC — While it is established that interstitial lung disease (ILD) is linked with higher morbidity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), insights into the long-term progression of pulmonary impairment in such patients are lacking. Findings to be presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) will offer some initial…
The use of ultrasound for gout diagnosis was found to have high specificity and modest sensitivity.
As efforts to improve chronic pain treatment continue, some experts propose that the focus should shift toward the multifaceted etiology of pain itself.
Researchers have noted a prescribing shift towards the use of alternative biologics that they believe is mostly driven by disease subtype and history of chronic anterior uveitis.
The accurate assessment of disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is necessary to facilitate adequate suppression of inflammation in order to limit the progression of joint and periarticular damage