Rheumatology

Alternative strategies effective for diagnosing gout

Alternative strategies effective for diagnosing gout

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Multidimensional algorithms may help clinicians make a provisional diagnosis of gout.

Functional outcomes in septic arthritis after ultrasonography

Functional outcomes in septic arthritis after ultrasonography

Patients with septic arthritis with poor functional outcome who underwent ultrasonography showed decreased synovial thickness at 3 months.

Benefits of structured rehabilitation program for hand osteoarthritis

Benefits of structured rehabilitation program for hand osteoarthritis

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Patients benefit from non-pharmacological treatment in a structured arthritis rehabilitation program.

Consultation rates for symptoms related to inflammatory arthritis increase prior to diagnosis

Consultation rates for symptoms related to inflammatory arthritis increase prior to diagnosis

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Consultations for musculoskeletal symptoms and infections increase prior to an inflammatory arthritis diagnosis.

Multibiomarker disease activity predicts relapse in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Multibiomarker disease activity predicts relapse in rheumatoid arthritis patients

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Multibiomarker disease activity improved relapse prediction in RA patients who are in remission.

Patient personality may affect treatment adherence in rheumatoid arthritis

Patient personality may affect treatment adherence in rheumatoid arthritis

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Early and aggressive management of RA is urged by investigators.

Age as a determining factor in TNFi discontinuation in rheumatoid arthritis

Age as a determining factor in TNFi discontinuation in rheumatoid arthritis

It is critical to identify disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs for elderly patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Ultrasonography used to guide drug modification in arthritis

Ultrasonography used to guide drug modification in arthritis

Researchers found that ultrasonography of selected joints can improve clinical assessment.

Gold may possess anti-inflammatory agents

Gold may possess anti-inflammatory agents

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The use of gold therapy as an anticancer agent appears promising, as does its more common use as a DMARD.

Cannabinoids may provide moderate benefit for rheumatic conditions

Cannabinoids may provide moderate benefit for rheumatic conditions

Researchers found no serious adverse events related to treatment with cannabinoids.

Oral glucocorticoid use increases risk of diabetes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Oral glucocorticoid use increases risk of diabetes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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Glucocorticoid therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis has been linked to elevated risk of diabetes.

Probiotics improve clinical, metabolic status in rheumatoid arthritis

Probiotics improve clinical, metabolic status in rheumatoid arthritis

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After 8 weeks, patients with rheumatoid arthritis who took probiotics showed improvements in disease activity and metabolic health.

Pain complexities in rheumatoid arthritis

Pain complexities in rheumatoid arthritis

Nearly 12% of patients in remission from RA still experience clinically significant pain.

FDA approves Inflectra biosimilar for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis

FDA approves Inflectra biosimilar for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis

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The biosimilar has also been approved for Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and ankylosing spondylitis.

In rheumatoid arthritis, radiologic measures underrate ulnar deviation

In rheumatoid arthritis, radiologic measures underrate ulnar deviation

In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, there are disparities between radiologic and goniometric measurements of joint deviation.

Current and emerging medications for psoriasis

Current and emerging medications for psoriasis

A number of therapeutic options exist for patients with psoriasis, including phototherapy and systemic and biologic agents.

Green tea compound shows potential for rheumatoid arthritis

Green tea compound shows potential for rheumatoid arthritis

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A molecule found in green tea may block a protein that causes the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

A multidisciplinary approach to treating enteropathic spondyloarthritis

A multidisciplinary approach to treating enteropathic spondyloarthritis

A multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating enteropathic spondyloarthritis (ESpA) is the best way to ensure a patient gets comprehensive care.

Biologic treatment for RA leads to low disease activity, clinical remission

Biologic treatment for RA leads to low disease activity, clinical remission

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RA patients treated with biologics have exhibited either clinical remission or low disease activity on follow-up visits.

Cardiovascular deaths reduced among patients with RA

Cardiovascular deaths reduced among patients with RA

Cardiovascular deaths have significantly decreased among people with rheumatoid arthritis.

Decrease in mortality for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Decrease in mortality for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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Due to improved treatment options, rheumatoid arthritis mortality rates have decreased since 2000.

DMARDs remain first choice of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis

DMARDs remain first choice of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis

Updated American College of Rheumatology recommendations suggest using first-line DMARDs in combination with biologic agents and nonbiologic DMARDs to achieve therapeutic efficacy in rheumatoid arthritis treatment.

Rheumatoid arthritis disease activity improvement with bariatric surgery

Rheumatoid arthritis disease activity improvement with bariatric surgery

Research has shown a positive correlation between bariatric surgery-associated weight loss and decreased rheumatoid arthritis disease activity.

Patients with RA display lower disease activity at NP, PA-staffed practices

Patients with RA display lower disease activity at NP, PA-staffed practices

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Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are treated at practices with NPs and PAs exhibited lower disease activity over 2 years.

Bariatric surgery may reduce severity of psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis

Bariatric surgery may reduce severity of psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis

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Patients with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis who undergo bariatric surgery may see significant improvements in disease severity.

NIH will support more research on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome

NIH will support more research on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome

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The NIH has pledged to renew research efforts into the cause and treatment of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.

Understanding Dupuytren disease

Understanding Dupuytren disease

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Needle aponeurotomy and collagenase Clostridium histolyticum are both viable options for treating patients with Dupuytren disease.

Work disability more common with arthritis

Work disability more common with arthritis

Patients with chronic arthritis were 15.8% more likely to have work disability.

Mediterranean diet not associated with rheumatoid arthritis risk

Mediterranean diet not associated with rheumatoid arthritis risk

No significant association between Mediterranean diet and risk of rheumatoid arthritis in two large cohorts of U.S. women.

Methotrexate, cyclosporine among most affordable psoriasis treatments

Methotrexate, cyclosporine among most affordable psoriasis treatments

Infliximab and ustekinumab 90 mg were the most costly therapies.

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