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

Calling All Twentysomethings: Your DNA Could Help Cure DiseaseCalling All Twentysomethings: Your DNA Could Help Cure Disease
Dr Jonathan Kay discusses the importance of biobanks in advancing basic science research and the need for more and younger people to provide samples. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - June 29, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Commentary Source Type: news

Should RA Diagnostic Cut-off Points Be Lowered?Should RA Diagnostic Cut-off Points Be Lowered?
Dr Deane reviews the results of a study evaluating different cut-off points for scores to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis with the 2010 ACR/EULAR criteria. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - April 19, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

In Those With Psoriasis, Treat for Arthritis? In Those With Psoriasis, Treat for Arthritis?
Dr Deane reviews the results of a study that identified and followed patients with cutaneous psoriasis to determine their risk of developing inflammatory arthritis. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - March 28, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Bones and the BiomeBones and the Biome
Medscape speaks with Dr Jose Scher about the connection between the human microbiota and rheumatologic disease. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - March 5, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Expert Interview Source Type: news

Casting a 'NET' to Find New Therapies for LupusCasting a 'NET' to Find New Therapies for Lupus
Dr Deane discusses a study that first examined the role of neutrophil extracellular traps in lupus pathophysiology, and then evaluated metformin to reduce disease flares in a proof-of-concept trial. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - March 3, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Patients Weigh In on BiosimilarsPatients Weigh In on Biosimilars
Medscape speaks with Seth Ginsberg, president and cofounder of the nonprofit Global Healthy Living Foundation about patient attitudes toward biosimilar medications. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - February 22, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Expert Interview Source Type: news

Systemic Sclerosis World Congress (SSWC) 2016Systemic Sclerosis World Congress (SSWC) 2016
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from SSWC 2016. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - February 17, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

FDA Approves Zurampic for Patients With GoutFDA Approves Zurampic for Patients With Gout
Zurampic (lesinurad) is approved to treat hyperuricemia associated with gout in combination with a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - December 23, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

CHMP Recommends Lesinurad (Zurampic) for GoutCHMP Recommends Lesinurad (Zurampic) for Gout
The European Medicines Agency panel has recommended marketing authorization for lesinurad for the treatment of hyperuricemia in adults with gout. International Approvals (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - December 18, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

A New, Effective Approach to Giant Cell ArteritisA New, Effective Approach to Giant Cell Arteritis
Two recent studies offer encouraging results in treating giant cell arteritis. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - December 18, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Commentary Source Type: news

An Update on BiosimilarsAn Update on Biosimilars
Biosimilars to adalimumab, etanercept, and infliximab measure up safety and efficacy-wise for rheumatology patients inadequately responsive to methotrexate. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - December 9, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Commentary Source Type: news

New Treatment Data for Inflammatory ArthritisNew Treatment Data for Inflammatory Arthritis
Drs Jonathan Kay and Ronald van Vollenhoven discuss new arthritis treatment findings presented at this year's American College of Rheumatology annual meeting. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - December 7, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Commentary Source Type: news

Should Patients Have More Say in Clinical Guidelines?Should Patients Have More Say in Clinical Guidelines?
A new study looks at the feasibility of including extensive patient perspective in the clinical guideline development process. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - November 20, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Expert Interview Source Type: news

An Update on Managing Gout (With an Occasional Side of Steak?)An Update on Managing Gout (With an Occasional Side of Steak?)
Dr N. Lawrence Edwards discusses the latest in gout management and related highlights from the 2015 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - November 20, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Expert Interview Source Type: news

Did Michelangelo Have Gout?Did Michelangelo Have Gout?
Did Michelangelo have gout? If so, the disease seems to have had little impact on his artistic productivity. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - November 19, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

New Guidelines for the Management of Polymyalgia RheumaticaNew Guidelines for the Management of Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Dr Deane reviews the new European League Against Rheumatism and American College of Rheumatology (EULAR/ACR) management guidelines for polymyalgia rheumatica. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - November 10, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

RA: No 'Sound Evidence' to Support Use of CannabinoidsRA: No 'Sound Evidence' to Support Use of Cannabinoids
Available studies do not support the use of medical marijuana in rheumatic disorders, although there is merit to further research, authors of a systematic review concluded. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - November 10, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Knee Lesions on MRI Likely to Worsen Into OAKnee Lesions on MRI Likely to Worsen Into OA
Knee lesions likely to develop into symptomatic osteoarthritis were identifiable as MRI changes in nonsymptomatic but high-risk subjects. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - November 6, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2015 Annual MeetingAmerican College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2015 Annual Meeting
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ACR 2015. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - November 2, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Martin Luther King Jr's Struggle With Mental IllnessMartin Luther King Jr's Struggle With Mental Illness
Dr Nassir Ghaemi explains how the civil rights icon's despair may have also served as the source of his greatness. Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - October 26, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Psychiatry Expert Column Source Type: news

Obama Plan for Opioid Abuse Stresses Prescriber TrainingObama Plan for Opioid Abuse Stresses Prescriber Training
The new initiative also encourages the use of buprenorphine and other forms of medication-assisted treatment for prescription drug abuse. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - October 23, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news