Megan Clowse, MD, MPH, discusses 2 studies that examine reproductive health concerns in women with inflammatory rheumatic diseases.
Bisphosphonates did not show to be beneficial for patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Caffeine intake among women older than 50 may have a small association with a decrease in BMD, and may increase risk of hip fractures.
Allan Gibofsky, MD, discusses inhibition of the Wnt pathway and its potential benefits for the treatment of osteoarthritis.
This suggests to us that, as is the standard now, when we use an anabolic agent, we can add in an antiresorptive such as alendronate, and see continued sustained reduction in fracture risk.
Virginia Pascual, MD, discusses precision medicine for rheumatic diseases.
Machelle Manuel, PhD, discusses further gout treatment options to consider when target serum urate levels are not attained.
Patients with scleroderma-associated isolated pulmonary arterial hypertension (SSc-PAH) have a slightly higher mortality risk than patients SSc-PAH with concomitant interstitial lung disease.
Rheumatology specialists should be aware of the clinical features of SSc-PAH, as well as the tools available to facilitate a prompt, accurate diagnosis.
Low vitamin D is linked with later total organ and renal damage in patients with SLE.