Combination treatment with ambrisentan and tadalafil is associated with a reduced mortality risk profile in patients with scleroderma-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension.
The burden of musculoskeletal (MSK) diseases increased significantly worldwide between 2000 and 2015.
Investigators issued a comprehensive reproductive health survey to examine how inflammatory arthritis affects family planning, contraception, menstruation, and infertility.
Because of the lack of previous chronological evaluation, investigators examined the chronology of IMIDs in relation to psoriasis.
The prevalence of arthritis was 22.8 percent in U.S. adults in 2017, with statewide variation in prevalence and in the prevalence of severe joint pain and physical inactivity among those with arthritis.
Rheumatologists are expected to play an increasing role in the diagnosis and management of patients with cancer with immune checkpoint inhibitor-related rheumatic diseases.
The presence of rheumatologic conditions was also associated with variations in cancer site for both diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and marginal zone lymphoma.
The TRACE RA study showed that atorvastatin significantly reduced LDL cholesterol in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
“Migratory polyarthritis secondary to clopidogrel is a diagnosis of exclusion,” the study authors concluded, adding, “Early diagnosis and timely intervention are essential, as the symptoms completely resolve after discontinuing clopidogrel, and the inflammatory markers return to baseline.”
Data show that calprotectin levels discriminated septic arthritis from pseudogout and rheumatoid arthritis.
Investigators developed a personalized shared decision-making training program for rheumatologists and assessed the effect of the program on patient satisfaction and rheumatologists’ shared decision-making skills in daily practice.
Sexual dysfunction appears to be highly prevalent in both men and women with inflammatory arthritis.
A greater understanding of the mechanisms that promote hypertension in rheumatic diseases will provide insight into understanding primary hypertension.
Use of pulmonary hypertension-specific therapy may be helpful in selected patients with sarcoidosis-associated pulmonary hypertension and precapillary pulmonary vascular disease.
Patients in a primary care setting with inflammatory disorders had elevated rates of depression and anxiety.