[Specialist training situation in rheumatology from a  trainer's perspective].
This article focuses on the training situation of rheumatologists from the perspective of trainers regarding the existing and potentially increasing deficits of specialists for internal medicine and rheumatology. According to the new regulations defining the rheumatologist training, a substantial part of the training schedule is required to be completed in a hospital setting in order to become a specialist rheumatologist. In this context, the increased training capacity necessitates additional hospital training positions. In addition, the rheumatology residents desire a structured training program. Sign...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - November 24, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Pfeil A, Fleck M, Keyßer G Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Paraneoplastic subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus].
This article reports the case of a 78-year-old female patient who was diagnosed with the concomitant development of SCLE and gastric carcinoma. In all older patients with SCLE, patients with widespread skin affection outside the UV-exposed body areas or patients with B‑symptoms, the presence of a paraneoplastic SCLE should be considered and appropriate diagnostic steps should be initiated to screen for an associated neoplastic disease. PMID: 33236165 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - November 24, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Rezazadegan R, Koushk-Jalali B, Kuntz T, Oellig F, Tigges C, Kreuter A Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

Mission statement from rheumatologists in the German Society of Rheumatology (DGRh e.  V.) : We live rheumatology.
Mission statement from rheumatologists in the German Society of Rheumatology (DGRh e. V.) : We live rheumatology. Z Rheumatol. 2020 Nov 20;: Authors: Lorenz HM, Aringer M, Braun J, Hoyer BF, Krause A, Meyer-Olson D, Mucke J, Rudwaleit M, Schneider M, Sewerin P, Späthling-Mestekemper S, Specker C, Voormann A, Wagner U, Wendler J, Schulze-Koops H Abstract Systemic disease demands systemic thinkers. In this mission statement we define rheumatology, describe the role of the German Society of Rheumatology and the rheumatologist's spirit to their discipline. Rheumatologists are dedicated to improving...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - November 20, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Lorenz HM, Aringer M, Braun J, Hoyer BF, Krause A, Meyer-Olson D, Mucke J, Rudwaleit M, Schneider M, Sewerin P, Späthling-Mestekemper S, Specker C, Voormann A, Wagner U, Wendler J, Schulze-Koops H Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Mission statement from rheumatologists in the German Society of Rheumatology (DGRh e.  V.) : We live rheumatology. German version].
[Mission statement from rheumatologists in the German Society of Rheumatology (DGRh e. V.) : We live rheumatology. German version]. Z Rheumatol. 2020 Nov 20;: Authors: Lorenz HM, Aringer M, Braun J, Hoyer BF, Krause A, Meyer-Olson D, Mucke J, Rudwaleit M, Schneider M, Sewerin P, Späthling-Mestekemper S, Specker C, Voormann A, Wagner U, Wendler J, Schulze-Koops H Abstract Systemic disease demands systemic thinkers. In this mission statement we define rheumatology, describe the role of the German Society of Rheumatology and the rheumatologist's spirit to their discipline. Rheumatologists are dedi...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - November 20, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Lorenz HM, Aringer M, Braun J, Hoyer BF, Krause A, Meyer-Olson D, Mucke J, Rudwaleit M, Schneider M, Sewerin P, Späthling-Mestekemper S, Specker C, Voormann A, Wagner U, Wendler J, Schulze-Koops H Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

Anifrolumab for the treatment of active systemic lupus erythematosus: a  meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Anifrolumab for the treatment of active systemic lupus erythematosus: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Z Rheumatol. 2020 Nov 20;: Authors: Lee YH, Song GG Abstract We surveyed randomized controlled trials (RCTs) examining the efficacy and safety of anifrolumab 300 mg in patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) despite receiving standard therapy, using MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, and manual searches. Meta-analysis performed to determine treatment efficacy and safety outcomes of three RCTs (459 patients and 468 controls) revealed t...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - November 20, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Lee YH, Song GG Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Pericarditis is inflammation of the pericardium, which rheumatologists should know].
This article gives an overview of the frequency of pericarditis in systemic rheumatic diseases. Moreover, the clinical manifestations and pathophysiology of IRP are discussed. Finally, the therapeutic algorithms for acute and idiopathic pericarditis are explained. PMID: 33216192 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - November 20, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Krusche M, Schneider U, Ruffer N Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Statement of the German Society for Rheumatology (DGRh) on the use of video consultations in rheumatology].
Abstract For several years video consultations have been regarded as a new form of medical healthcare infrastructure, in addition to personal doctor-patient contacts and have also been partly promoted. The COVID-19 pandemic brought unexpected topicality and attention to the use of video consultations. The National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung) decided on special regulations in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which reduce previous obstacles to the use of telemedicine and video consultations (and also partly of conventional telephony). The pr...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - November 17, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Aries P, Welcker M, Callhoff J, Chehab G, Krusche M, Schneider M, Specker C, Richter JG Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Thiamazole-induced arthritis].
We report the case of a 42-year-old male patient with acute onset of asymmetrical polyarthritis of the medium and large joints as well as fever and elevated serological inflammation markers. The symptoms began shortly after initiation of thiamazole treatment for newly diagnosed Graves' disease. Antithyroid arthritis syndrome (AAS) is a rare but serious adverse side effect of antithyroid treatment with thioamides such as thiamazole. Clinically, AAS may present with myalgia, arthralgia, fever, exanthema and polyarthritis. In the case of suspected AAS, when possible the thionamide medication should be rapidly discon...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - November 16, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Brinkman A, Schneider U, Buttgereit F, Burmester G, Krusche M Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Diagnosis, treatment and prophylaxis of herpes zoster].
Abstract In the case of reduced cellular immunity the previously dormant varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes the characteristic belt-shaped vesicular exanthema of herpes zoster. The initial clinical symptoms of herpes zoster are often non-specific and may lead to initial misdiagnosis. A common complication of herpes zoster is postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) but secondary hematogenic dissemination is only rarely observed. In addition to general factors, such as advanced age and female gender, inflammatory rheumatic diseases and their immunosuppressive treatment are important risk factors for the occurrence of her...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - November 3, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Ehrenstein B Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Extranodal B-cell lymphoma in the distal femur with pre-existing CRMO].
Abstract CRMO is a rare form of nonbacterial osteomyelitis, which is mainly found in children. The diagnosis is complex because bone tumors or lymphoma must also be excluded. The case report describes the development of a solitary femoral lymphoma on the basis of a known CRMO disease as well as the differential diagnostic pitfalls. PMID: 33057785 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - October 15, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Decker E, Rehm J, Bertram S, Schmalzing M Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Telemedicine in rheumatology].
This article provides an overview of telemedical care options in the field of rheumatology. Furthermore, opportunities and limitations of telemedicine in rheumatology are reviewed. PMID: 33057786 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - October 15, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Krusche M, Mühlensiepen F, Aries P, Welcker M, Knitza J Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[New antibodies in diagnostics].
Abstract Rheumatologists were pivotal in the development of using autoantibodies to diagnose chronic inflammatory diseases. Rheumatoid factors were already discovered in 1940 and antinuclear antibodies and their target structures in the 1950s and 1960s. Even though now a vast array of autoantibodies can be routinely measured, we still need more diagnostic markers for chronic inflammatory diseases. Nowadays novel autoantibodies can be easily discovered using new technologies which are described in this article, Therefore we can expect, that new diagnostic autoantibodies will be available soon. PMID: 33052452 [...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - October 14, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Witte T Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Beh çet's syndrome : Current diagnostics and treatment].
[Behçet's syndrome : Current diagnostics and treatment]. Z Rheumatol. 2020 Oct 14;: Authors: Kötter I Abstract Behçet's syndrome (BS) in our latitude is a rare vasculitis of various vessels. It mainly consists of oral and genital aphthous ulcers, skin lesions, oligoarthritis and ocular manifestations, mostly a posterior uveitis with occlusive retinal vasculitis. This review article summarizes the diagnostic and classification criteria as well as possible differential diagnoses and current treatment recommendations. PMID: 33052453 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (S...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - October 14, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Kötter I Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

Association of urate deposition shown by ultrasound and frequent gout attacks.
Abstract BACKGROUND: There are few data demonstrating the association between urate burden assessed by ultrasound (US) and gout flares. The aim of this study was to determine the association of urate deposition shown by US and frequent gout attacks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with gout were divided into two groups according to the frequency of gout attacks in the previous 12 months: frequent (>2 attacks) and infrequent (0-2 attacks). Urate deposition in the hands, knees, and feet was assessed by US. RESULTS: Overall, 106 patients were enrolled in this study, of whom 32 (30.1%) had ...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - October 9, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Zou Z, Yang M, Wang Y, Zhang B Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[General principles of vaccination under immunosuppression].
Abstract The number of patients suffering from immunodeficiency is increasing; however, the vaccination rate of these patients is below average. Administration of inactivated vaccines is harmless but does not reliably trigger a persistent immune response. Live vaccines provide a reliable protection but can cause severe disease in immunocompromised patients. Live vaccines can be administered under defined levels of immunosuppression, e.g. against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (MMRV). In addition, the immunization of the domestic environment plays an important role in preventing infectious diseases. ...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - October 9, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Schreiner D, Zepp F Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

Methodological problems-Misleading interpretation of the results may result in misleading estimates of treatment effect comparisons between the interventions.
PMID: 33030585 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - October 8, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tripepi G Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[PEXIVAS-The kiss of death for plasma exchange in ANCA-associated vasculitis?]
h B PMID: 33025026 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - October 6, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Löffler C, Hellmich B Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

What can hand sonography and nerve conduction velocity disclose regarding hand dysfunction in rheumatoid arthritis patients?
Abstract BACKGROUND: Hand function in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a major determinant of functional ability. OBJECTIVE: To explore hand dysfunction in RA patients and to investigate the role of ultrasonography and nerve conduction studies in detecting factors affecting hand dysfunction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred RA patients were included in this cross-sectional study and subgrouped into those with a weak hand grip (group A) and those with a good hand grip (group B). Ultrasonographic examinations and nerve conduction studies were performed. Multiple regression analysis an...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - October 1, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Abda EA, Hassanien MM, Abdelrazek E, Mahran SA Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Thrombocytopenia and thromboses in a young woman].
This article reports the case of a 34-year-old female patient with multiple thrombotic events (cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, ischemic duodenitis) with simultaneous thrombocytopenia (ca. 70/nl). A paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria without detectable hemolysis and with simultaneous myelodysplastic syndrome was causative for these symptoms. This rare disease is important to consider in the differential diagnosis of chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome and vasculitis. PMID: 33005993 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zei...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 30, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tatsis S, Malkowski L, Güldenzoph B Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Paget's disease of bone-a  current review of clinical aspects, diagnostics and treatment].
This article presents the current knowledge about this rare osteological disease. PMID: 33005994 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 30, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Klemm P, Dischereit G, von Gerlach S, Lange U Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Results of the systematic literature search as basis for the "Evidence-based treatment recommendations for familial Mediterranean fever patients with insufficient response or intolerability to colchicine" of the Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology and the German Society for Rheumatology].
DISCUSSION: The SLR was carried out in a scientifically accurate and transparent manner according to international standards. The SLR proved to be a good basis for a consensus on the 5 overarching principles and the 10 recommendations, so that the joint activity of the GKJR and DGRh was successfully and even promptly concluded. The recommendations are a solid basis for treating patients of all ages with FMF. The explanations on the problem of colchicine resistance play an important role here. PMID: 32997267 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 29, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Sahr T, Kiltz U, Weseloh C, Kallinich T, Braun J Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

Sexual dysfunction and its determinants in women with rheumatoid arthritis.
CONCLUSION: Our study suggests that rheumatoid arthritis has a negative impact on patients' sexuality. Age of patients and partners, pain, and tender joints appear to be the main factors influencing sexual function. PMID: 32990787 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 28, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Saad RB, Fazaa A, Rouached L, Miladi S, Ouenniche K, Souabni L, Kassab S, Chekili S, Abdelghani KB, Laatar A Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

Efficacy of local injection therapy for heel pain in rheumatic inflammatory diseases: A  systematic review.
Efficacy of local injection therapy for heel pain in rheumatic inflammatory diseases: A systematic review. Z Rheumatol. 2020 Sep 25;: Authors: Abdelghani KB, Rouached L, Fazaa A, Miladi S, Ouenniche K, Souabni L, Kassab S, Chekili S, Laatar A Abstract Heel pain or achillodynia is one of the most common manifestations in patients with rheumatic inflammatory diseases (RID) and particularly spondyloarthritis (SpA). It can be associated with inflammation at the bone insertion of tendon, ligament, bursa or fascia. However, treatment is still a challenge for rheumatologists. Several findings highl...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 24, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Abdelghani KB, Rouached L, Fazaa A, Miladi S, Ouenniche K, Souabni L, Kassab S, Chekili S, Laatar A Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Autoantibodies and the autoreactive immune response : There is more to ACPA than ACPA].
Abstract The immune response against posttranslationally modified (PTM) antigens, in particular the generation of anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA), is a very specific hallmark of rheumatoid arthritis. The factors that initiate this immune response and the triggers that stimulate the transition from asymptomatic autoimmunity to autoimmune disease are so far unknown. Genetic risk factors and the maturation of the ACPA response prior to the onset of arthritis indicate an important role for helper T cells in this process. Antigens that trigger this process, however, remain to be defined. Notably, rece...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 23, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Scherer HU Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

Comparative study of the efficacy and safety of tofacitinib, baricitinib, upadacitinib, and filgotinib versus methotrexate for disease-modifying antirheumatic drug-na ïve patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
In conclusion, tofacitinib, baricitinib, upadacitinib, and filgotinib were effective treatment options for DMARD-naïve RA patients, suggesting a difference in efficacy and safety among the different JAK inhibitors. PMID: 32970188 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 23, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Sung YK, Lee YH Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Obituary of the German Society for Rheumatology for Prof. Dieter Felsenberg].
GRh PMID: 32955609 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 20, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Braun J, Bühring B, den Vorstand der DGRh Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Most important vaccinations in patients with rheumatological diseases and why].
r U Abstract For a long time, most of the infectious diseases seemed to have become under control. In particular, vaccinations have contributed to this development. In recent years newly occurring bacterial infections caused by multidrug-resistant pathogens and viral infections, such as the chikungunya virus, influenza epidemics and currently the COVID-19 pandemic, are endangering the world population. This specifically affects patients with rheumatological diseases, who often require immunosuppressive therapy and are thus at risk for infections. Vaccinations can protect those affected, both individually and ...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 20, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Kneitz C, Müller-Ladner U Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Is complete immunity against measles a realistic target for patients with rheumatic diseases and how can it possibly be achieved?]
r U Abstract Measles outbreaks occur rather frequently in Germany. Patients with chronic inflammatory diseases are often treated with immunosuppressants. A recent study showed that about 7% of such patients are not protected against measles according to the lack of documentation in the vaccination card or the absence of protective antibodies. The Standing Committee on Immunization (STIKO) recommends a first vaccination against measles as a measles-mumps-rubella combined vaccination (MMR) in children aged 11-14 months and a second vaccination at 14-23 months. For adults born after 1970, vaccination against measles ...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 17, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Braun J, Kiltz U, Müller-Ladner U Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Delegation in daily routine-What works, what is next? : Results of a survey].
PMID: 32945952 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 17, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Welcker M, Projektgruppe Delegation, Rheumatologische Fortbildungsakademie Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

Sacroiliitis in systemic lupus erythematosus : The rates of involvement of the forgotten joint.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Although musculoskeletal system involvement is a well-known manifestation in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), the probability of sacroiliac joint involvement and its effect on patients might be ignored. The aim of the study was to investigate the association between SLE and sacroiliitis and to evaluate the relationship between clinical parameters and sacroiliitis in SLE. METHODS: The study was designed as a case-control study. A total of 63 patients with SLE and 31 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were included in the study. The clinical and demographic variables of the s...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 17, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Kayacan Erdogan E, Gokcen N, Badak SO, Bicakci YK, Arslan D Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[The use of immune checkpoint inhibitors in routine oncology].
CONCLUSION: Clinical benefits for only a part of patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors. The understanding of primary and secondary mechanisms of resistance to immune checkpoint inhibitors has just begun to evolve. Combination strategies of immune checkpoint inhibitors with e.g. chemotherapy, new immune checkpoint inhibitors (e.g. anti-LAG3 antibody) or targeted therapies (e.g. CDK4/6, PARP inhibitors) to improve efficacy are under clinical investigation. Reliable and predictive biomarkers are urgently needed. PMID: 32936368 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 15, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Schardt J Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[How well are patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases protected against measles?]
CONCLUSION: These data show that at least 2.9% of the patients did not have sufficient protection against measles. Interestingly, the majority of patients born after 1970 had protective antibodies despite the lack of vaccination against measles. The efforts in primary and also in the specialist medical care should be urgently strengthened in order to be able to guarantee an adequate infection prophylaxis in particularly endangered patients. PMID: 32930874 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 14, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Kiltz U, Celik A, Tsiami S, Baraliakos X, Andreica I, Kiefer D, Bühring B, Braun J Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Checkpoint inhibitors-indications and application in melanoma patients].
Abstract Since its introduction in 2011 the checkpoint inhibitor ipilimumab, has revolutionized the whole of oncology. After this first major step more checkpoint inhibitors, such as the PD‑1 antibodies nivolumab and pembrolizumab have been developed. The results are groundbreaking, especially in advanced malignant melanoma, which only a few years ago led to certain death in most cases after only a few months. Currently, the application of checkpoint inhibitors has been extended to many more tumor entities, with very promising results. PMID: 32926216 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitsch...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 13, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Lamos C, Hunger RE Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Prevalence and treatment of rheumatological adverse events due to immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy].
CONCLUSION: A close observation of patients and early detection of rh-irAE are important in order to treat these side effects in time. Further prospective studies are necessary to systematically investigate rh-irAE. PMID: 32926217 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 13, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Verspohl SH, Schulze-Koops H, Heine A, Schäfer VS Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Current state, goals and quality standards of outpatient care in rheumatology: position paper of the Professional Association of German Rheumatologists (BDRh)].
This article describes the current state of outpatient treatment in rheumatology and demonstrates which quality projects, such as treatment contracts, outpatient specialized medical treatment (ASV), digitalization and training as specialized rheumatological assistant (RFA), have been created in order to ensure the treatment of our patients. Furthermore, standards are defined that can guarantee a contemporary and guideline-conform treatment in outpatient rheumatological units. As an example it is an affirmation of the Professional Association of German Rheumatologists (BDRh) for ensuring optimal care for all rheumatology pa...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 13, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Fiehn C, Baraliakos X, Edelmann E, Froschauer S, Feist E, Karberg K, Ruehlmann JM, Schuch F, Welcker M, Zinke S Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Disease-related knowledge acquisition through structured patient information in rheumatoid arthritis (StruPI-RA) : First results of the StruPI-RA study in Germany].
CONCLUSION: Participation in the StruPI-RA program in early RA was associated with a significant increase in disease-specific knowledge compared to the control group of patients. This leads to better decision-making in terms of treatment, a more beneficial doctor-patient communication and better self-management. In the long term an improvement in treatment adherence and quality of life is expected. PMID: 32926219 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 13, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Schwarze M, Fieguth V, Schuch F, Sandner P, Edelmann E, Händel A, Kettler M, Hanke A, Kück M, Stein L, Stille C, Fellner M, De Angelis V, Touissant S, Specker C Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[The project delegation-international experiences and studies].
PMID: 32910204 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 9, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Haas F Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[The further development of the curriculum rheumatological specialist assistant DGRh-BDRh-qualified medical assistant for rheumatology].
PMID: 32910205 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 9, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Schuch F Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Delegation of medical tasks in rheumatology].
AJ PMID: 32910206 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 9, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Krause A, Krüger K, Braun J, Gauler G, Hoeper K, Schuch F, Voormann AJ Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[The German Standing Committee on Vaccination: organization and mode of functioning].
This article provides an overview on the organization and modes of functioning of the STIKO. PMID: 32902696 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 8, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Harder T Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Comorbidity assessment by nurses-the ERIKO study].
r K PMID: 32876869 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 1, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Krüger K Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Outpatient macrostructure of rheumatological care-report on guest internships in Switzerland and Norway].
PMID: 32876870 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 1, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Welcker M Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Effectiveness of nurse-led care: a prospective randomized controlled multicenter study (ERFASS)].
PMID: 32876871 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 1, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Hoeper K Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[The way to the rheumatological specialist assistant-a look into the history].
PMID: 32876872 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 1, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Kern P Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Erratum to: Standardized documentation of health-related quality of life in patients with psoriatic arthritis. Validation of the German version of the psoriatic arthritis quality of life (PsAQoL) questionnaire].
PMID: 32876873 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 1, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Kiltz U, Andreica I, Igelmann M, Kalthoff L, Krause D, Schmitz E, McKenna SP, Braun J Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Editorial].
r K PMID: 32876874 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 1, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Krüger K, Hoeper K Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Employment of healthcare professionals abroad-report of experiences in the USA and the UK].
PMID: 32876875 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 1, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Hoeper K Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Is team-based rheumatological care with delegation to specialised nurses equal to or even superior to standard care?-the St ärkeR project].
[Is team-based rheumatological care with delegation to specialised nurses equal to or even superior to standard care?-the StärkeR project]. Z Rheumatol. 2020 Sep 02;: Authors: Mai A, Krause D, Braun J, StärkeR-Projektgruppe PMID: 32876876 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - September 1, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Mai A, Krause D, Braun J, StärkeR-Projektgruppe Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[SARS-CoV-2 & rheumatic disease : Consequences of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic for patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases. A  comparison of the recommendations for action of rheumatological societies and risk assessment of different antirheumatic treatments].
[SARS-CoV-2 & rheumatic disease : Consequences of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic for patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases. A comparison of the recommendations for action of rheumatological societies and risk assessment of different antirheumatic treatments]. Z Rheumatol. 2020 Aug 26;: Authors: Leipe J, Hoyer BF, Iking-Konert C, Schulze-Koops H, Specker C, Krüger K Abstract The recommendations of the German Society of Rheumatology (DGRh) update, which update and expand the guidance on the management of patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases in view of SARS-CoV‑2 created at the ...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - August 25, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Leipe J, Hoyer BF, Iking-Konert C, Schulze-Koops H, Specker C, Krüger K Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Travel vaccinations in rheumatic diseases : Specific considerations in children and adults].
r U Abstract Children and adults with rheumatic diseases (RD) have a higher risk to contract infections due to the underlying disease and the frequently necessary immunosuppressive treatment (IT). The quality of life of the majority of patients with RD has remarkably improved due to IT-related reduction of inflammation. Therefore, RD patients usually have an international travel behavior similar to healthy individuals. An investigation indicated that patients with RD and IT have lower travel vaccination rates and are often less well-prepared for their trip in comparison to healthy travelers, even when visitin...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - August 25, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Welzel T, Wörner A, Heininger U Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research