Predictions in Medicine 2019: What's Ahead

Predictions in Medicine 2019: What's Ahead

What breakthroughs in medicine do the experts expect to see in 2019 and beyond? Find out inside.

Alcohol Use: Surveying Effects on the Body's Major Systems

Alcohol Use: Surveying Effects on the Body's Major Systems

The effects of alcohol on the body's systems are examined here, with both damaging and potentially protective effects being explored. ...

Ten Unusually Specific ICD-10 Codes

Ten Unusually Specific ICD-10 Codes

With nearly 70,000 ICD-10 diagnosis codes available to clinicians, things are bound to get interesting.

Role of Vitamin D in Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathogenesis

Role of Vitamin D in Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathogenesis

Increasing evidence indicates serum vitamin D levels and polymorphisms in enzymes involved in vitamin D metabolism can affect the risk ...

Mitigating Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mitigating Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD-related mortality compared with the general ...

Examining Patient-Reported Outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Examining Patient-Reported Outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Validation of a patient-report outcome instrument as an effective independent tool for measuring disease activity and treatment response may one ...

Effects of Sex and Gender on Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathogenesis and Treatment

Effects of Sex and Gender on Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathogenesis and Treatment

Autoimmune diseases have been shown to disproportionately affect women. Numerous factors have been implicated in the overrepresentation of women ...

Improving Medication Adherence in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Improving Medication Adherence in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Improving medication adherence is essential to improving outcomes, but this task remains a significant challenge because adherence is a complex ...

Tapering DMARD Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tapering DMARD Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Use of conventional synthetic and biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) have substantially improved patient outcomes during the past 30 years, ...

Genetic Polymorphisms Underlying Treatment Response Variations in RA

Genetic Polymorphisms Underlying Treatment Response Variations in RA

Genetic polymorphisms have been used to explain the variation in treatment responses in RA. Genotyping patients according to their genetic ...

Effects of Sleep Pathophysiology on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Effects of Sleep Pathophysiology on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sleep deprivation is common in those with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and is associated with poor health outcomes. It may also ...

Preparing Your Patient With Rheumatoid Arthritis for Surgery

Preparing Your Patient With Rheumatoid Arthritis for Surgery

Rheumatologists are usually called upon to 'clear' their patients for surgery, yet the evidence upon which to base this decision ...

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Associated Neurologic Manifestations

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Associated Neurologic Manifestations

Disorders of the central nervous system associated with RA include CNS vasculitis, meningitis, CNS rheumatoid nodules, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy.

Approach to Coronary Artery Disease in the Patient With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Approach to Coronary Artery Disease in the Patient With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other chronic inflammatory diseases are at increased risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD). ...

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