Researchers found that using genes as biomarkers to identify the optimal therapy might potentially someday benefit patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Results of an investigational US pilot study have shown that a proprietary bioelectronic microregulator device, manufactured by SetPoint Medical, can benefit patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Investigators continue to find advanced radiologic imaging techniques for surgeons to use during interventions in cervical spine involvement in rheumatoid arthritis.
An expert from the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh discusses reproductive health and family planning in women with rheumatic diseases.
The 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases includes chronic pain in the “Symptoms, Signs or Clinical Findings” category.
Physicians interviewed by Rheumatology Advisor recommend using the Clinical Disease Activity Index and to treat-to-target by measuring clinical response and adapting therapy rapidly for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
The authors reviewed the effects of urate-lowering therapy on cardiovascular disease in patients with gout.
Researchers found data that showed screening, and subsequent statin intervention, is cost-effective and cost-saving, which might be increased by identifying patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are high-risk for cardiovascular disease and in need of preventive therapy.
An osteoporosis diagnosis may affect a patient’s mental health because of diminished quality of life, fear of falling, embarrassment about posture changes, or general depression about the diagnosis.
The authors review how to treat acute gout attacks and manage gout long-term, including guidance on when to start urate-lowering therapy, what to use, and how long to treat.