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 19, 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 10, 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 27, 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

FDA Declines to Expand Approval of Pfizer Arthritis Drug XeljanzFDA Declines to Expand Approval of Pfizer Arthritis Drug Xeljanz
U.S. health regulators declined to approve Pfizer Inc's oral rheumatoid arthritis drug Xeljanz (tofacitinib) to treat moderate to severe cases of plaque psoriasis, the drugmaker said on Wednesday. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - October 15, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

An Important Consideration in Ankylosing Spondylitis An Important Consideration in Ankylosing Spondylitis
Dr Jonathan Kay talks about indication and treatment discrepancies on the ankylosing spondylitis spectrum, saying that some back pain patients end up excluded from some effective treatments. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - September 25, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Commentary Source Type: news

Joint Pain, Inflammation, and a Caribbean Vacation: A CaseJoint Pain, Inflammation, and a Caribbean Vacation: A Case
Dr Paget discusses a recent patient of his who returned from a cruise in the Caribbean with severe joint pain and inflammation. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - August 15, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Commentary Source Type: news

Biosimilars: Unanswered QuestionsBiosimilars: Unanswered Questions
Dr Paget discusses the potential impact of biosimilars in rheumatology and some of the unanswered questions about their use. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - August 7, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Commentary Source Type: news

Understanding, Diagnosing, and Treating Sjogren SyndromeUnderstanding, Diagnosing, and Treating Sjogren Syndrome
Dr Fox reports on the 13th International Symposium on Sjogren's Syndrome and shares his perspective on advances in the field. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - July 31, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Expert Column Source Type: news

Comedication in Spondylitis and Anti-TNF RetentionComedication in Spondylitis and Anti-TNF Retention
Dr Deane reviews and comments on a study evaluating the potential effect of comedication with conventional DMARDs on retention of anti-TNF agent use in spondylitis. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - July 17, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Secukinumab Effective for Treating Psoriatic ArthritisSecukinumab Effective for Treating Psoriatic Arthritis
The anti-interleukin-17A monoclonal antibody secukinumab improves signs and symptoms in patients with psoriatic arthritis, according to results from Novartis' FUTURE 2 trial. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - July 13, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Identifying Patients for Reducing Anti-TNF Therapy Identifying Patients for Reducing Anti-TNF Therapy
Dr Deane reviews a recent study describing the use of clinical and ultrasonographic assessment to identify patients who are potential candidates for reduction of anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - July 12, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Cancer Risk Factors in Patients With Scleroderma Cancer Risk Factors in Patients With Scleroderma
Dr Deane reviews and comments on a recent study evaluating whether demographics and clinical features, such as autoantibody status, are risk factors for cancer in patients with scleroderma. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - June 15, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress 2015European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress 2015
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from EULAR 2015. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - June 12, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

6 Biosimilar Questions Answered 6 Biosimilar Questions Answered
Dr Steven Feldman offers a brief overview of the increasing role of biosimilar medications in treating inflammatory disease. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - June 5, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Expert Column Source Type: news

Osteoarthritis -- An Organ Failure Disease?Osteoarthritis -- An Organ Failure Disease?
Dr Nathan Wei discusses the role of mesenchymal stem cell transplantation in treating osteoarthritis. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - May 29, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Expert Column Source Type: news

Can Allopurinol Reduce Heart Attack Risk?Can Allopurinol Reduce Heart Attack Risk?
Dr Deane reviews and comments on a recent study looking at the association between use of allopurinol and risk for myocardial infarction. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - May 21, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Viewpoint Source Type: news