A rheumatologist and orthopedic surgeon provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the perioperative management of antirheumatic medications in patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery.
But in past 3 decades, decrease in late mortality seen among those who underwent BMT in childhood.
The European League Against Rheumatism has issued their 2018 recommendations for physical activity in patients with inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Radiofrequency denervation, typically used to treat lumbar and cervical zygapophyseal joint pain, has shown efficacy in treating thoracic zygapophyseal joint pain.
Siblings of patients with rheumatoid arthritis appear to have an increased risk for acute coronary syndrome, which suggests there is a shared susceptibility between the 2 conditions.
Postmenopausal women have little awareness of osteoporotic fracture risk and poor understanding that a fragility fracture may be indicative of osteoporosis and that it increases future fracture risk.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use mediated a substantial amount of cardiovascular disease risk in osteoarthritis.
Moderate consumption of alcohol is associated with increased radiological progression in women with early RA.
Adding corticosteroids to epidural lidocaine injections does not improve patient-reported pain or function at 12 months.
Ethnicity and hypertension have an association with incident gout that is not fully explained by differences in serum urate.
Grip strength is strongly and inversely associated with all-cause mortality and incidence of and mortality from cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, COPD, all cancer, and subtypes of cancer, with associations being modestly stronger in the younger age groups.
The ACR/ ARHP created a rheumatology curriculum outline that can be used to create more efficient integration of NPs and PAs into rheumatology practice.
Lower numeric rating scale pain scores on ambulation on postoperative days zero, one, and two
Inhibiting mitochondrial responses after intra-articular fracture slows progression of posttraumatic osteoarthritisApril 13, 2018
Intra-articular fractures often lead to posttraumatic osteoarthritis through mechanisms that involve mitochondria.
Preliminary clinical trial results show more heart-related deaths occur in patients taking febuxostat compared to allopurinol.
The USPSTF has updated its recommendations on osteoporosis screening and testing in women and men.
A 69-year-old man with no prior medical history presents over the course of several months with new-onset nonspecific joint pain and swelling without evidence of erosions.
The researchers found that four weeks after treatment there was significant improvement in Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire scores.
Early antiretroviral therapy initiation may increase the rate of bone loss in HIV patients.
The DASH diet could offer a dietary strategy that may help prevent gout and its comorbidities in high-risk patients with hyperuricemia.
Researchers used FRAX scores to examine the association of mental disorders and related medication use with osteoporotic fracture risk in clinical practice.
The gap between supply and demand in the rheumatology workforce is expected to widen substantially by 2030.
The FDA has cleared Halyard Health's COOLIEF Radiofrequency Treatment for relief of chronic osteoarthritis knee pain.
Early diagnosis and aggressive treatment are essential to mitigate the cascading events that lead to irreversible joint erosion in rheumatoid arthritis.
Herpes zoster was linked to an increased stroke risk in first 90 days among patients with an autoimmune disease.
The researchers estimated that only 1 in 6 patients gained a benefit from taking NSAIDs.
A thorough work-up can differentiate between primary and secondary forms, mitigating progression of a more severe underlying disease.
Multidimensional algorithms may help clinicians make a provisional diagnosis of gout.
Patients with septic arthritis with poor functional outcome who underwent ultrasonography showed decreased synovial thickness at 3 months.
Patients benefit from non-pharmacological treatment in a structured arthritis rehabilitation program.