Rheumatologists' Industry Payments Rise; Small Minority Gets Most Rheumatologists' Industry Payments Rise; Small Minority Gets Most
A small percentage of US rheumatologists receive the majority of payments from industry.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Biologic Treatment Mitigates PsA Risk in Patients With Psoriasis, Study Finds Biologic Treatment Mitigates PsA Risk in Patients With Psoriasis, Study Finds
The findings suggest that continued treatment with biologic DMARDs'may reduce the risk of incident PsA in patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Patients With RA on Rituximab at Risk for Worse COVID Outcomes Patients With RA on Rituximab at Risk for Worse COVID Outcomes
Risk mitigation strategies such as social distancing and wearing masks, especially indoors, remain important for people being treated with rituximab.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

EULAR COVID-19 Recommendations Set for Update EULAR COVID-19 Recommendations Set for Update
Conclusions drawn from a systematic literature review largely appear to reinforce the recommendations that have already been made but need further discussion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - June 3, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Studies Highlight Pandemic's Impact on Patients With RMDs Studies Highlight Pandemic's Impact on Patients With RMDs
From the Europe-based REUMAVID study to the United Kingdom's CONTAIN study, some common themes are emerging, with lessons to be learned for future practice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Oarsi 2021 oarsi 2021
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from OARSI Connect ‘21Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Conference Coverage Source Type: news

ANA Testing in a Postpartum Patient at Risk for Dermatomyositis ANA Testing in a Postpartum Patient at Risk for Dermatomyositis
The progression of a 32-year-old woman's dermatomyositis -- a rash that resolved during pregnancy, only to recur postpartum, along with fatigue and weakness.HSS Grand Rounds Complex Cases (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - May 4, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Clinical Case Source Type: news

At-Home, Remotely Supervised Brain Stimulation Offers Pain Relief At-Home, Remotely Supervised Brain Stimulation Offers Pain Relief
At-home, remotely supervised, transcranial direct-current stimulation effectively relieves pain in older patients with osteoarthritis, a small pilot study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - April 30, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Rituximab Benefits Seen in Neuropsychiatric Lupus Rituximab Benefits Seen in Neuropsychiatric Lupus
Additionally, the use of concomitant cyclophosphamide might enhance the level of improvement seen in some patients, said Dr Trixy David in presenting data at the British Society for Rheumatology meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - April 30, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Phage-Targeting PCR Test Picks Up Early Lyme Disease Phage-Targeting PCR Test Picks Up Early Lyme Disease
Promising data show that a viral gene in the Lyme disease-causing bacteria can distinguish between early and late infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Rheumatology Smoking Cessation Referral Program Finds Success Rheumatology Smoking Cessation Referral Program Finds Success
Clinics that adopted a protocolized, EHR-based approach to checking for readiness to quit saw a 26-fold increase in quit-line referrals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Nearly 20% of Lupus Patients Have Severe Infection in First Decade After Diagnosis Nearly 20% of Lupus Patients Have Severe Infection in First Decade After Diagnosis
Infections remain a leading cause of morbidity and early mortality in patients with SLE, writes Kai Zhao, MSc, of Arthritis Research Canada, Richmond, and colleagues.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - March 12, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

RA Experts Highlight Key Developments Over the Past Year RA Experts Highlight Key Developments Over the Past Year
A massive Swedish cohort study suggesting that biologic agents reduce the known excess risk of lymphoma in patients with rheumatoid arthritis was hailed as one of the high points of the last year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Hepatotoxicity Risk Differs Between Psoriasis, PsA, and RA Patients Hepatotoxicity Risk Differs Between Psoriasis, PsA, and RA Patients
Patients taking methotrexate for psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis were at a higher risk of developing liver disease than were patients with rheumatoid arthritis on methotrexate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Major Advance in the Treatment of Axial Spondyloarthritis Coming Major Advance in the Treatment of Axial Spondyloarthritis Coming
Rheumatologists can look forward to the likely regulatory approval of the oral Janus kinase inhibitors tofacitinib and upadacitinib for the treatment of axial spondyloarthritis in the first half of 2021.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Checkpoint Inhibitor Safety in Preexisting Autoimmune Diseases Checkpoint Inhibitor Safety in Preexisting Autoimmune Diseases
' To our knowledge, this is the first study to bridge this knowledge gap by presenting'real-world'data on the safety and efficacy of ICI on a national scale,'wrote Monique K. van der Kooij, MD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Tofacitinib for RA Misses the Mark in Safety Study Tofacitinib for RA Misses the Mark in Safety Study
Daily treatment with tofacitinib led to more malignancies and adverse cardiovascular events in older rheumatoid arthritis patients compared with treatment with a tumor necrosis factor inhibitor.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - February 1, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Drug-Impaired Doctor Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison Drug-Impaired Doctor Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison
A pathologist who misdiagnosed or made errors for more than 3000 patients while intoxicated has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for manslaughter and mail fraud.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Associated With Various Complications Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Associated With Various Complications
Hospitalized patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) are more likely to have gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, autonomic, and allergic disorders than are hospitalized patients who do not have EDS.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

High HCQ Blood Level May Lower Thrombosis Risk in Lupus High HCQ Blood Level May Lower Thrombosis Risk in Lupus
Studies suggest that it may protect against thrombosis, but the optimal dosing for this purpose remains unknown, wrote Michelle Petri, MD, of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and colleagues.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Drugs Don't Worsen COVID-19 Risk, May Help Osteoporosis Drugs Don't Worsen COVID-19 Risk, May Help
Observational study supports guidelines advising continuation of osteoporosis medications during COVID-19, and even suggests possible benefit for certain agents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - November 17, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Update on Antimalarials and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Update on Antimalarials and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
A new review provides an update on recent evidence regarding the use of antimalarials in systemic lupus erythematosus.Current Opinion in Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Low IgA Levels Associated With Infection Risk in SLE Patients Low IgA Levels Associated With Infection Risk in SLE Patients
To the knowledge of first author Ibrahim Almaghlouth, MD,"this is the first dedicated study to examine the relationship between acquired low Igs and infection risk in adult patients with SLE."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - October 21, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Researchers Home In on Optimal Biopsy Length for Giant Cell Arteritis Researchers Home In on Optimal Biopsy Length for Giant Cell Arteritis
A new retrospective analysis has found 1.5 cm to 2 cm to be the optimal length of a temporal artery biopsy for detecting giant cell arteritis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Pulmonary Function Tests Not a Good Substitute in ILD Screening Pulmonary Function Tests Not a Good Substitute in ILD Screening
Any screening algorithm should include high-resolution CT, which is good at prognosticating disease, say the authors of a retrospective study of 212 patients with systemic sclerosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - July 6, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

ACR Issues Guidances for MIS-C and Pediatric Rheumatic Disease ACR Issues Guidances for MIS-C and Pediatric Rheumatic Disease
Two new clinical guidance documents from the American College of Rheumatology provide evidence-based recommendations for   managing pediatric rheumatic disease   during the COVID-19 pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - June 26, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Some Rheumatic Diseases Tied to Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19 Some Rheumatic Diseases Tied to Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19
Patients with some inflammatory rheumatic conditions are at higher risk for hospital-diagnosed COVID-19 infection compared with the general population, but it depends on the condition and therapy used to treat it, according to a study from Spain.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - June 22, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

EULAR Provides COVID-19 Recommendations EULAR Provides COVID-19 Recommendations
The European League Against Rheumatism provisional recommendations for the management of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases with COVID-19 concur with guidance already released.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - June 15, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

TNF Inhibitors May Dampen COVID-19 Severity TNF Inhibitors May Dampen COVID-19 Severity
Patients on a TNF inhibitor when contracting COVID-19 were less likely to require hospitalization. Conversely, patients on ≥ 10 mg of prednisone daily when infected were more likely to be hospitalized.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - May 21, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Chronic Pain Syndromes Share Similar Upper-Airway Symptoms Chronic Pain Syndromes Share Similar Upper-Airway Symptoms
Patients with chronic pain syndromes have similar voice and airway presentations that are distinct from those of people without chronic pain, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - May 8, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Managing Chronic Pain During the COVID-19 Outbreak Managing Chronic Pain During the COVID-19 Outbreak
This article provides guidance for rapidly transitioning chronic pain patients to remote care.Pain (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - April 23, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Infusion Center Directors Shuffle Services in the Era of COVID-19 Infusion Center Directors Shuffle Services in the Era of COVID-19
With social distancing imperative, one Kentucky rheumatology practice has arranged for'drive-by'injections for some higher-risk patients who require subcutaneous administration of biologic agents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - April 14, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

COVID-19: More Hydroxychloroquine Data From France COVID-19: More Hydroxychloroquine Data From France
Further promising data from the Marseille group on the impact of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 patients have been posted, but one French expert warns that doubts remain over the quality of the results.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - March 30, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Virtual Reality Game Lets Dutch Patients'Shoot' Their Pain Virtual Reality Game Lets Dutch Patients'Shoot' Their Pain
When the pain gets too much in his left hand, Brian Thompson puts on a virtual-reality headset and jumps into a digital world where he can blast away at little red monsters representing his ailment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - March 11, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Tramadol Linked to Increased Hip Fracture Risk in Older Adults Tramadol Linked to Increased Hip Fracture Risk in Older Adults
An increased risk of falls is speculated as a possible factor in the fracture risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Knee Replacement Timing Out of Step for Most Candidates Knee Replacement Timing Out of Step for Most Candidates
Few patients with knee osteoarthritis receive the elective surgery within 2 years, a study found; delays were more common among African Americans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - January 15, 2020 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Most Tools for Assessing Pain, Sedation in Preverbal Kids Not Well Validated Most Tools for Assessing Pain, Sedation in Preverbal Kids Not Well Validated
Most scales for assessing pain and sedation in preverbal children have not been well validated, according to a new systematic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - October 18, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Text Reminders Help Patients With RA Sit Less Text Reminders Help Patients With RA Sit Less
Patients with RA who had three counseling sessions and weekly text reminders reduced sitting time by nearly an hour per day and durably improved fatigue, pain, and function.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - September 25, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins Tops US News List for Rheumatology Hospitals Johns Hopkins Tops US News List for Rheumatology Hospitals
Almost half of rheumatology experts surveyed consider the Baltimore hospital to be among the best for challenging rheumatology cases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - July 31, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Recommends Nintedanib for Rare Lung Disease FDA Panel Recommends Nintedanib for Rare Lung Disease
Small effect size for primary endpoint in systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease study, and lack of significant difference between groups for secondary outcomes, were sticking points.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - July 26, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Second Etanercept Biosimilar for Inflammatory Diseases FDA OKs Second Etanercept Biosimilar for Inflammatory Diseases
Etanercept-ykro (Eticovo) is approved across all eligible indications for rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - April 30, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Rheumatologists See Little Growth in Salary Rheumatologists See Little Growth in Salary
Average pay increased by $2,000 to $259,000 in this year's Medscape report. Forty percent of physicians in the specialty spend 20 hours or more on paperwork.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - April 25, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Rituximab Fails to Improve Symptoms in ME/CFS Rituximab Fails to Improve Symptoms in ME/CFS
New findings in treating myalgic encephalomyselitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) contradict previous observations and preliminary trial results; illness heterogeneity was cited as a research challenge.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Is Rheumatology in a Rut? Is Rheumatology in a Rut?
Dr Nathan Wei discusses what he sees as a disappointing lull in discovery when it comes to treating arthritis and other rheumatologic conditions.Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - April 5, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Expert Column Source Type: news

One Doctor's Mission to Personalize Alzheimer Prevention One Doctor's Mission to Personalize Alzheimer Prevention
Through a combination of risk assessment and personalized care, Dr Richard Isaacson hopes that Alzheimer disease can be halted in its tracks.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - March 31, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Article Source Type: news

10 Rheumatology Advances From 2016 10 Rheumatology Advances From 2016
Dr Kevin Deane reviews new trials, new treatments, and other major breakthroughs in rheumatology over the past year.Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - December 19, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

2015 Workforce Study and the Future for Rheumatologists 2015 Workforce Study and the Future for Rheumatologists
Medscape spoke to Dr Hausmann about his Workforce Study and the future of the rheumatology work force.Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - December 9, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Expert Interview Source Type: news

From Washington, an Update on Arthritis and Arteritis From Washington, an Update on Arthritis and Arteritis
Dr Jonathan Kay discusses highlights from the 2016 American College of Rheumatology annual meeting.Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - November 22, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Commentary Source Type: news

Baricitinib Can Improve Symptoms, Slows RA Progression Baricitinib Can Improve Symptoms, Slows RA Progression
The oral JAK1 and JAK2 inhibitor baricitinib produced clinical improvement and reduced joint damage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) refractory to conventional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - October 24, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Guidelines Released by EULAR Fibromyalgia Guidelines Released by EULAR
Updated guidelines from the European League Against Rheumatism provide an evidence-based approach to management strategies for patients with fibromyalgia. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - July 18, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news