Prescription of analgesics in patients with rheumatic diseases in Germany : A  claims data analysis. German version
CONCLUSION: The prescription of opioids for persons with inflammatory rheumatic diagnoses is not as high in Germany as in other countries; however, the proportion of long-term prescriptions has considerably increased. The frequent prescription of metamizole is conspicuous.PMID:33635407 | DOI:10.1007/s00393-021-00962-z (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - February 26, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Authors: K Albrecht U Marschall J Callhoff Source Type: research

Prescription of analgesics in patients with rheumatic diseases in Germany : A  claims data analysis. German version
CONCLUSION: The prescription of opioids for persons with inflammatory rheumatic diagnoses is not as high in Germany as in other countries; however, the proportion of long-term prescriptions has considerably increased. The frequent prescription of metamizole is conspicuous.PMID:33635407 | DOI:10.1007/s00393-021-00962-z (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - February 26, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Authors: K Albrecht U Marschall J Callhoff Source Type: research

Prescription of analgesics in patients with rheumatic diseases in Germany : A  claims data analysis. German version
CONCLUSION: The prescription of opioids for persons with inflammatory rheumatic diagnoses is not as high in Germany as in other countries; however, the proportion of long-term prescriptions has considerably increased. The frequent prescription of metamizole is conspicuous.PMID:33635407 | DOI:10.1007/s00393-021-00962-z (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - February 26, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Authors: K Albrecht U Marschall J Callhoff Source Type: research

Pain in rheumatic diseases
Z Rheumatol. 2021 Feb 15. doi: 10.1007/s00393-021-00968-7. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33590308 | DOI:10.1007/s00393-021-00968-7 (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - February 16, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Authors: C Baerwald H-I Huppertz G Pongratz Source Type: research

Obituary for Prof. Heinrich Geidel
Z Rheumatol. 2021 Feb 15. doi: 10.1007/s00393-021-00967-8. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33590309 | DOI:10.1007/s00393-021-00967-8 (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - February 16, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Kirsten L üthke Leonore Unger Hans-Egbert Schr öder Source Type: research

Pain in rheumatic diseases
Z Rheumatol. 2021 Feb 15. doi: 10.1007/s00393-021-00968-7. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33590308 | DOI:10.1007/s00393-021-00968-7 (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - February 16, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Authors: C Baerwald H-I Huppertz G Pongratz Source Type: research

Obituary for Prof. Heinrich Geidel
Z Rheumatol. 2021 Feb 15. doi: 10.1007/s00393-021-00967-8. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33590309 | DOI:10.1007/s00393-021-00967-8 (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - February 16, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Kirsten L üthke Leonore Unger Hans-Egbert Schr öder Source Type: research

Pain in rheumatic diseases
Z Rheumatol. 2021 Feb 15. doi: 10.1007/s00393-021-00968-7. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33590308 | DOI:10.1007/s00393-021-00968-7 (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - February 16, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Authors: C Baerwald H-I Huppertz G Pongratz Source Type: research

Obituary for Prof. Heinrich Geidel
Z Rheumatol. 2021 Feb 15. doi: 10.1007/s00393-021-00967-8. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33590309 | DOI:10.1007/s00393-021-00967-8 (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - February 16, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Kirsten L üthke Leonore Unger Hans-Egbert Schr öder Source Type: research

[Pain in rheumatic diseases].
PMID: 33590308 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - February 15, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Baerwald C, Huppertz HI, Pongratz G Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Obituary for Prof. Heinrich Geidel].
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Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - February 15, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Lüthke K, Unger L, Schröder HE Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Cough in times of coronavirus].
hle N Abstract The article describes the case of a hospitalized 58-year-old female patient with a chronic dry cough and increased inflammation values. Before hospital admission, the presence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was excluded by a normal chest X‑ray and two negative PCR tests on throat swabs. On admission the only symptom was a dry cough with clinically inconspicuous auscultation findings. The laboratory investigations revealed anemia and increased inflammation parameters, e.g. C‑reactive protein (CRP) 92.4 mg/l and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) 102 mm/h (according to Westergren). A...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - February 9, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Arévalo Ruales K, Elkes B, Miehle N Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Current state of vaccination against SARS-CoV-2].
s P Abstract On 21 December 2020 the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the mRNA vaccine BNT162b2 (Comirnaty®, BioNTech, Mainz, Germany; Pfizer, New York City, NY, USA) as the first vaccine against SARS-CoV‑2 in the European Union and the second vaccine (Moderna®, Moderna, Cambridge, MA, USA) followed on 6 January 2021. Many more approvals will follow within a short period of time. With the availability of the vaccination many questions have arisen for patients as well as for physicians, which are addressed as up to date as possible in this hot topic article. PMID: 33528655 [PubMed - as suppli...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - February 2, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Iking-Konert C, Specker C, Krüger K, Schulze-Koops H, Aries P Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Belimumab as add-on treatment in lupus nephritis (summary of the BLISS-LN trial)].
PMID: 33512537 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - January 29, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Hadjiski D Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Threat of a  SARS-CoV-2 endemic in a large hospital specialized in rheumatic diseases-relative all clear through consistent testing].
This article reports the infection situation in the largest specialized rheumatology clinic in Germany, the Rheumatism Center Ruhrgebiet, because recently during the second wave for the first time several SARS-CoV‑2 infections occurred here over one weekend, which led to considerable anxiety in many of those involved. The situation could be clarified by consistent testing of patients and personnel with the rapid antigen test and the situation could be mollified. Ultimately, only a few persons were tested positive and the courses by the patients have so far remained bland. This shows the effectiveness of the protective hy...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - January 25, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Andreica I, Guminski B, Sokolar J, Patru A, Baraliakos X, Braun J Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Pain in rheumatic diseases : What can biologics and JAK inhibitors offer?]
Abstract Persistent pain despite adequate inflammation control poses a big challenge in many rheumatic diseases for patients as well as physicians. The focus of drug development over the past years was on anti-inflammatory therapies. Enormous progress has been made and several treatment options have been added. It has been observed that pain triggered by inflammation can be effectively treated by inflammation control; however, the chronic pain component remains a problem, is little studied and specific treatment options are missing. Pain is influenced by inflammatory mediators, such as cytokines, which a...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - January 14, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Pongratz G Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 in inflammatory rheumatic diseases : Recommendations of the German Society for Rheumatology for physicians and patients].
PMID: 33438061 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - January 12, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Specker C, Ad-hoc-Kommission COVID-19 der DGRh, Schulze-Koops H, Vorstand der DGRh Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Rheumatic pain and chronic pain in children, adolescents and young adults].
CONCLUSION: Our study demonstrates JIA to be a risk factor for the development of chronic pain not only as a result from malpositioning or arthrosis but also as a chronic pain disorder (CPD). Further studies are necessary to clarify the relevance of disease activity and duration and also of psychological factors for the pathogenesis. PMID: 33416985 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - January 8, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Höfel L, Draheim N, Schramm A, Georgi M, Haas JP Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

Interaction of pain and chronic inflammation.
Abstract Rheumatic diseases are characterized by chronic inflammation of synovial joints and are often associated with persistent pain and increased pain sensitivity. The inflammatory process is a complex cascade of events involving several mediators, which can lead to a chronic condition of pain. Inflammation can stimulate angiogenesis, and angiogenesis can facilitate inflammation. Inflammatory pain arises from tissue damage via the sensitization of pain receptors (nociceptors). The main peripheral mechanism underlying nociceptive pain is a change in the activity of the nociceptors located in the a...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 29, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Seifert O, Baerwald C Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Rheumatic diseases and neuropathic pain : Diagnosis and treatment].
Abstract Pain is a leading symptom in inflammatory rheumatic diseases. For a long time it has been assumed that this pain is of nociceptive origin; however, in about one fifth of all patients the pain remains despite successful anti-inflammatory treatment and is not typically described as nociceptive by those affected. Recent studies indicate that some patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) experience pain with a neuropathic pain component. The treatment of neuropathic pain with damage to the somatosensory system differs markedly from the treatment of nociceptive pain in which the pain processing s...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 23, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Lassen J, Baron R Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Refeeding syndrome : Pathophysiology, treatment and which rheumatic patients are particularly at risk].
d C Abstract Rheumatic diseases can lead to a state of malnutrition via a variety of mechanisms. Malnutrition is defined as an insufficient availability of energy, proteins, electrolytes and other nutrients compared to the requirements of a healthy body. After such a catabolic phase, a sudden resupply of the body's full caloric needs can cause life-threatening complications due to an acute paucity of electrolytes and micronutrients. Such metabolic disturbances occurring after the reconstitution of nutrition are termed refeeding syndrome. With sufficient background knowledge about the refeeding ...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 23, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Nguyen P, Schlögl H, Selig L, Baerwald C Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[How long should treatment with tocilizumab be carried out for giant cell arteritis and how should it be ended (discontinue/taper off)?]
Abstract The revised S2 guidelines for treatment of giant cell arteritis have recently been published. Glucocorticosteroids remain the standard first line treatment. For severe or relapsing courses of the disease, the IL‑6 antagonist tocilizumab, a potent antibody, is now available as a therapeutic option; however, how long this treatment should be continued after having achieved a stable remission remains a matter of discussion. For patients with a complicated course and a high risk of relapse, a continuous treatment would be the safest way; however, with a milder course of disease for approximately half o...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 22, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Henes J Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of iguratimod combined with methotrexate vs. methotrexate alone in rheumatoid arthritis : A  systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Efficacy and safety of iguratimod combined with methotrexate vs. methotrexate alone in rheumatoid arthritis : A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Z Rheumatol. 2020 Dec 21;: Authors: Chen LJ, Zhou YJ, Wen ZH, Tian F, Li JY Abstract The current systematic review and meta-analysis aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of iguratimod (IGU) combined with methotrexate (MTX) versus MTX alone in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Two independent investigators searched for original randomized controlled trials (RCTs) related to the combination of IGU and MTX in RA published be...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 21, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Chen LJ, Zhou YJ, Wen ZH, Tian F, Li JY Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Paths to academic rheumatology].
This article describes possible paths into academic rheumatology, highlights facilitators and barriers to a scientific career and discusses ideas for the recruitment of young scientists for rheumatology based on the existing literature. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: It is without doubt that young scientists are urgently needed in rheumatology; however, the number of young physician scientists seems to be declining. The paths to academic rheumatology are manifold and variable but setting the course early on during medical school by science-oriented teaching, research internships and doctoral theses, appears to be advant...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 18, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Mucke J, Hoyer BF, Leipe J Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

Janus kinase inhibitors for treating active ankylosing spondylitis: a  meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: JAK inhibitors were effective in active AS patients exhibiting an inadequate response or intolerance to two or more NSAIDs, without the risk of SAEs; this suggests that based on our data, studies are warranted to further investigate the use of JAK inhibitors for treating AS. PMID: 33340056 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 18, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Lee YH, Song GG Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

Serum vitamin  D level correlates with disease activity and health-related quality of life in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis.
CONCLUSION: The results from this study suggest that vitamin D levels could provide clinically useful information in AAV. PMID: 33340057 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 18, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Yoon T, Ahn SS, Pyo JY, Song JJ, Park YB, Lee SW Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[How do I  treat interstitial lung disease in systemic sclerosis?]
[How do I treat interstitial lung disease in systemic sclerosis?] Z Rheumatol. 2020 Dec 18;: Authors: Riemekasten G Abstract In the last few years, several studies emerged for the treatment of interstitial lung disease (ILD) associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Some of the studied drugs showed efficacy compared to placebo or to a control group. Since early 2020, nintedanib has been approved for the treatment of SSc-ILD. Although several drugs are used to treat SSc-LD, it is now the first approved drug for SSc-ILD. Here, we aim to provide an overview about our current therapy algorithm and st...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 18, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Riemekasten G Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Coexistent septic arthritis and spondylodiscitis as important differential diagnosis in immunosuppressed patients].
VS Abstract Septic arthritis and spondylodiscitis, especially in immunocompromised patients, constitute a major differential diagnosis of joint or back pain. This results in the invasion of a joint or spinal disc and its adjacent vertebral body by a pathogen. In most cases this is manifested as unspecific symptoms, such as local joint or back pain, fever and malaise. If this is clinically suspected the bacterial infection of the joint can be confirmed by joint puncture and blood culture. For the diagnosis of spondylodiscitis magnetic resonance imaging should be used for visualization. In addition to ade...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 17, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Pfahler S, Pflugmacher R, Karakostas P, Dabir D, Schäfer VS Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Infection prophylaxis in rheumatic diseases].
r K Abstract Infections affect morbidity and mortality of patients suffering from rheumatic diseases in an important way. Risk of infection is influenced generally by age and existing comorbidities as well as especially by activity of the rheumatic disease and immunosuppressive treatment. Correspondingly best possible reduction of disease activity and elimination or at least successful treatment of comorbidities are able to reduce infection risk. Patients at high risk of infection should be identified and be monitored in an intensified way. Furthermore risk is influenced by antirheumatic treatment, e.g. enhanced b...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 16, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Kneitz C, Krüger K Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

Die Zeitschrift f ür Rheumatologie dankt den Gutachtern 2020.
Die Zeitschrift für Rheumatologie dankt den Gutachtern 2020. Z Rheumatol. 2020 Dec 16;: Authors: PMID: 33326042 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 16, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

Comparison of therapeutic efficacy and mechanism of paclitaxel alone or in combination with methotrexate in a  collagen-induced arthritis rat model.
CONCLUSION: Both PTX and MTX exert significant suppression on rheumatoid arthritis, and the combined effect of the two drugs is weaker than that of PTX alone. Moreover, intraperitoneal injection of PTX 3.5 mg/kg every other day was the optimal dose observed in this study. PMID: 33320289 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 15, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Sheng Z, Zeng J, Huang W, Li L, Li B, Lv C, Yan F Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Future of acute inpatient rheumatology in Germany : Statement of the Boards of the German Society for Rheumatology and the Association of Rheumatological Acute Clinics on hospital planning North-Rhine/Westphalia 2019 for the discipline rheumatology].
In this report a fundamental reform of hospital planning was recommended, in that a requirements planning should be carried out in the future on the basis of a detailed designation of disciplines and organizational groups. At the request of the MAGS NRW, the German Society for Rheumatology (DGRh) with the support of the Association of Rheumatological Acute Clinics (VRA) has also commented on this issue. PMID: 33313964 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 12, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Lakomek HJ, Krause A, Braun J, Hellmich B, Klass M, Lorenz H, Schneider M, Schulze-Koops H, Specker C Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

Diagnostic value of the CD  15 focus score in two-stage revision arthroplasty of periprosthetic joint infections : High specificity in diagnosing infect eradication.
CONCLUSION: In all cases (n = 112), periimplant synovial tissue (SLIM) with variable fibroblastic cellularity, capillary proliferation, leukocytic infiltration, fibrin deposition, new formation of woven bone and detection of PMMA particles was observed. These cases were classified as type IX perispacer synovialis/SLIM: type IX‑A with histopathological infection eradication and type IX‑B with histopathological infection persistence. PMID: 33306153 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 11, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Liewen C, Krenn VT, Dieckmann R, Bause L, Liebisch M, Niemeier A, Trampuz A, Krenn V Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Joint tumors: rare but important differential diagnoses of malignant and benign tumors as well as pseudotumors in rheumatology].
Abstract This review article elucidates the differential diagnostics of malignant and benign joint tumors, pseudotumors of the joints and the peri-implant tissue, which are rare but important entities in rheumatology and orthopedic rheumatology. The tissue of origin includes the synovium, peri-implant tissue, peri-articular fibrous tissue and peri-articular osseous tissue. Pseudotumors can be viewed as independent but heterogeneous entities. These are essentially manifested as tumor-like depositions of crystals, calcareous deposits, vascular malformations, ectasia of the synovia and joint capsule tissue and pseudo...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 8, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Liewen C, Krenn VT, Arens N, Dierkes C, Krenn V Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Rheumatology in German MD curricula].
te T Abstract Transmitting a substantial amount of basic knowledge in Rheumatology to all medical students is essential for the future medical care of patients with rheumatic diseases for two reasons: on the one hand, future general practitioners will need to master the patterns of rheumatic diseases to recognize them fast enough in new-onset patients and to refer them in time and directly to rheumatologists. On the other hand, the shortage of rheumatologists can only then be relieved in the future when we are able to inspire enthusiasm for our specialty. Adequate rheumatological structures are established on...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 2, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Aringer M, Baerwald C, Bergner R, Feuchtenberger M, Gebhardt C, Hagen M, Keyßer G, Lorenz HM, Witte T Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

Quality of internet videos related to exercise therapy of ankylosing spondylitis from mainland China : Content analysis.
CONCLUSION: The analysis shows that the quality and reliability of online videos related to exercise therapy for Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) should be improved and supervised in China. Hospitals, universities, and medical doctors should make more useful and high-quality videos to provide effective exercise guidance for AS patients. PMID: 33258022 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 1, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Sang Y, Chen J, Dai H, Chen T, Chen B, Li X, Shen X, Jiang H Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[The what, the how and the why in rheumatological research].
PMID: 33258973 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 1, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Minden K, Radbruch A, Burmester GR, Strangfeld A Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Regional cooperative rheumatology centers : Networking of rheumatology in Germany for over 25 years].
Abstract Over the last 25 years the regional collaborative rheumatology centers have become established throughout Germany as "catalysts" for improving rheumatological care at many different levels. With campaigns and a multitude of activities they have promoted the visibility of rheumatology in Germany together with rheumatological alliance partners and, on the scientific side, together with the German Rheumatism Research Center have contributed to the improvement of rheumatological care research in Germany. The regional cooperative rheumatology centers have become an important partner in the rheum...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 1, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Gundelach B, Specker C Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Translational healthcare research : Show what is-Angela Zink, the grande dame of public health research in rheumatology].
CONCLUSION: The registers which were set up and systematically developed in the program area epidemiology under the leadership of Angela Zink, are a treasure trove of national importance. A continuation, even after the retirement of Angela Zink from active professional life, seems urgently necessary if the healthcare research of German rheumatology does not want to lose the international connection. PMID: 33258975 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 1, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Rautenstrauch J Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Register and cohort studies : Overview of the most important data sources at the German Rheumatism Research Center].
This article highlights each of these observational studies with its characteristics as well as national and international collaborations. PMID: 33258976 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 1, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Meißner Y, Milatz F, Callhoff J, Minden K, Regierer A, Strangfeld A Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[The patient at the center of health services research].
Abstract The article gives an overview of how health services research helps to plan and optimize patient-centered health services. The decision-making processes on the micro-level (individual treatment decisions) and the macro-level (decisions about structuring of the healthcare system) are examined. Examples from the field of rheumatology illustrate how results of health services research can help to improve decisions about treatment by providing relevant information about quality of health services which helps in the joint decision-making process. Furthermore, it becomes clear that political decisions to improv...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 1, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Schmale-Grede R, Faubel U Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Perspectives for rheumatological health services research at the German Rheumatism Research Center].
Abstract This review article summarizes the current projects and perspectives of rheumatological healthcare research in the program area epidemiology of the German Rheumatism Research Center. Health services research is conducted with the help of various data sources. In addition to the classical rheumatological disease registers, health insurance data and population-related cohorts are increasingly being used for analyses. From data collection and monitoring to analysis algorithms, digital applications will change the healthcare research over the coming years. Collaborative analyses with national and internationa...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 1, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Albrecht K, Milatz F, Callhoff J, Redeker I, Minden K, Strangfeld A, Regierer A Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

Mitteilungen der DGRh - Veranstaltungen der Rheumaakademie.
Authors: PMID: 33258979 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 1, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

Mitteilungen der DRL.
Authors: PMID: 33258980 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 1, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Rehabilitation of orphan diseases in adulthood: osteogenesis imperfecta].
This article gives an overview of the current status of rehabilitation in adult patients with osteogenesis imperfecta. PMID: 33259008 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - December 1, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Gehlen M, Schwarz-Eywill M, Hinz C, Pfeifer M, Siebers-Renelt U, Ratanski M, Maier A Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Prospective monitoring of a  university rheumatology outpatient clinic throughout the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic : What lessons can be learned?]
CONCLUSION: The total lack of confirmed SARS-CoV‑2 infections in an otherwise strongly affected region could indicate that the infection risk for SARS-CoV‑2 is not substantially increased for patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases. A continuation of most immunosuppressive medications therefore seems reasonable during the ongoing pandemic. PMID: 33258019 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - November 30, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Braunisch MC, Bachmann Q, Hammitzsch A, Lorenz G, Geisler F, Schmaderer C, Heemann U, Moog P Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Novel revision of the training regulations for German physicians-Consequences for trainees and trainers in rheumatology].
This article focusses on novel aspects including far-reaching waiver of reference numbers, the professionally recommended training plan, the e‑logbook, the regulation of specific training periods and the requirement of reapplication for the training authorization in addition to the contents of training. These aspects involve direct consequences for trainees and trainers. PMID: 33258020 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - November 30, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Fleck M, Berliner MN, Krause A Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[Calcium, phosphate and the calcium-sensing receptor : A  proinflammatory combination in rheumatoid arthritis].
[Calcium, phosphate and the calcium-sensing receptor : A proinflammatory combination in rheumatoid arthritis]. Z Rheumatol. 2020 Nov 30;: Authors: Jäger E Abstract Calcium and phosphate are necessary for the functionality of the organism and the cellular metabolism. In the form of hydroxyapatite, calcium and phosphate stabilize bone and teeth, but deposition of calcium phosphate in soft tissue or the vasculature can have devastating consequences. To prevent ectopic calcification, calcium and phosphate are stabilized by fetuin-A/alpha-2-HS-glycoprotein as non-crystalline, 60-100 nm-sized ca...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - November 30, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Jäger E Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

Necrotizing lymphadenitis : A  case report and literature review.
CONCLUSION: In the clinic, young women with fever and lymphadenopathy as major symptoms should be screened for necrotizing lymphadenitis to facilitate early diagnosis and treatment. Although necrotizing lymphadenitis is self-limiting, its clinical manifestations are similar to those of many diseases. Therefore, it is easily misdiagnosed. An in-depth understanding of the disease is conducive to early diagnosis and treatment in the clinic, thereby reducing further damage to the body and reducing unnecessary evaluation and treatment. PMID: 33241524 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - November 25, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Huang J, Zheng JX, Yang Y, Zhu D Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research

[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