Since the management of comorbidities goes beyond the scope of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), researchers highlight the need for a multidisciplinary care team model.
Jemima Albayda, MD, discusses the cardiac complications in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies.
Multiple stakeholders were brought together to discuss the challenges surrounding trials, and the testing and authorization of new medicines for juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Dr Costenbader talks about the contributions made by the Lupus Foundation of America, the barriers affecting outcomes in lupus, and the current state of diagnostic tools and treatments for the disease.
The American College of Physicians endorses the necessity of a comprehensive process for disclosure of potential conflicts of interest to ensure the integrity of clinical guidelines and guidance statements.
Researchers reviewed literature that they believe defined early rheumatoid arthritis as being within the first or second year from diagnosis, but that the emphasis of the new definition of early rheumatoid arthritis is providing treatment to prevent disease onset.
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.
Bariatric surgery can impact rheumatic diseases, apart from it being an effective weight loss option for people with obesity and severe associated comorbidities.