Meeting News

Wartime 'innovation' spurred revolution in rheumatology, surfing technology

February 21, 2020
MAUI, Hawaii — Although traditionally marked by scant changes in treatment and diagnosis from its prehistoric roots, the field of rheumatology…

In the Journals

Allopurinol, febuxostat carry similar risks for hypersensitivity reactions

February 20, 2020
Both allopurinol and febuxostat carry similar, significant increased risks for hypersensitivity reactions compared with colchicine, according to data…

In the Journals

Mental distress highly prevalent among adults with arthritis in Appalachia, southern US

January 16, 2020
Frequent mental distress is commonly reported among adults with arthritis across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., with the highest prevalence…

In the Journals

SGLT2 inhibitors may lower gout risk

January 13, 2020
Among patients with type 2 diabetes, using SGLT2 inhibitors may lower the risk for gout compared with other antidiabetic medications, according to…

Celebrating the life of Calvin R. Brown, Jr., MD, rheumatologist and teacher

December 20, 2019
The rheumatology community lost clinician and educator Calvin R. Brown, MD, on Dec. 1, 2019. He was 66 years old. His final years were spent at the…

In the Journals

Intersectional inequalities persist for OA, RA, gout diagnosis, not SpA

December 16, 2019
Although there are considerable intersectional inequalities among various age, gender and socioeconomic groups in the likelihood of diagnosis for…

Cover Story

Failure of Management: Treatment Gaps at the Root of Dismal Gout Care

Healio Rheumatology, December 2019
Experts might use words like “suboptimal” or “insufficient” to describe gout management in the United States. To be fair…

Education Lab

Ace the Case: A 78-Year-Old Man With Acute Onset of Right Ankle Pain and Swelling

Healio Rheumatology, December 2019
Learning Objective: Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to diagnose and treat acute gout in…

In the Journals

Renal failure reported more often with allopurinol, febuxostat

December 12, 2019
Reports of acute renal failure occur 5.7 times more frequently among patients treated with febuxostat, and 3.3 times more often with allopurinol…

In the Journals

Naproxen better first-line gout option than colchicine in primary care

December 11, 2019
Although there is no significant difference between naproxen and low-dose colchicine in terms of improvements in pain intensity among patients with…

Health officials issue safety alert on unapproved stem cell products after Nebraska outbreak

December 10, 2019
Officials from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services have issued a public health advisory following multiple reports of serious…


Podcasts driving a revolution in rheumatology medical education

December 6, 2019
When journalist Ben Hammersley coined the word “podcast” in 2004, he was attempting to put a name to the phenomenon resulting from the…

Meeting News

Gout linked to increased cardiovascular disease risk

November 25, 2019
ATLANTA — Gout is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, as calculated via population-level cardiovascular risk…

Meeting NewsPerspective

COLCOT: Low-dose colchicine reduces CV risk after MI

November 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Adults with a recent MI were less likely to experience an ischemic CV event over 2 years when assigned the anti-inflammatory…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Gout guidelines call for treat-to-target strategy using allopurinol

November 15, 2019
ATLANTA — The 2019 ACR gout guidelines call for treating patients to a target serum urate level of 6 mg/dL, a marked departure from the 2012…

Meeting News

More than 30% of PCPs fail to follow physical activity guidance for RA patients

November 12, 2019
ATLANTA — Nearly one-third of primary care providers who treat patients with arthritis failed to follow Exercise Is Medicine guidance for…

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VIDEO: Patients who develop gout after transplantation more likely to return to dialysis

November 11, 2019
WASHINGTON — At ASN Kidney Week, Abdul A. Abdellatif, MD, FASN, presented results that assessed the relationship between gout and return to…

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VIDEO: Patients with gout at increased risk of transplant-related complications

November 9, 2019
WASHINGTON — At ASN Kidney Week, Abdul A. Abdellatif, MD, FASN, presented results of a study on renal transplant patients that found those with…

In the JournalsPerspective

Cancer, infection risk higher among patients treated with IL inhibitors

October 29, 2019
Rheumatology patients treated with interleukin inhibitors have an increased risk for serious infections, opportunistic infections and cancer…

Meeting News

Practitioners review steps to reduce the risk of gout in patients with CKD

October 13, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Once the parade of sharp crystals formed by uric acid start their march through the blood stream and emit their prickly pain to…