In the Journals

More than 5 years of statin use lowers risk for OA knee pain

September 25, 2018
Although it remains unclear whether statins have an impact on knee OA outcomes, patients with OA who used statins for more than 5 years, as well as…
In the Journals

Proposal offers 'refined' definition of autoinflammatory disease

September 25, 2018
An international group of researchers proposed a more “refined” definition of autoinflammatory diseases and also proposed changes to the…
In the Journals

Pre-visit planning, feedback increase pneumococcal vaccination rate in SLE

September 24, 2018
Researchers at Emory University who initiated an intervention including pre- and day-of-visit planning, weekly reviews and monthly feedback increased…
Meeting News

Machine learning tool may determine opioid use disorder risk

September 24, 2018
Using data found on health care claims, researchers developed a machine learning tool that resulted in a “high level of predictive…
In the Journals

Canadian Rheumatology Association recommends CV risk assessment upon lupus diagnosis

September 24, 2018
The Canadian Rheumatology Association has issued strong recommendations in favor of cardiovascular risk evaluations, as well as annual, single-dose…
In the Journals

Polymyalgia rheumatica increases GCA's financial burden 76% in first 3 years

September 21, 2018
The costs associated with the management of polymyalgia rheumatica are largely responsible for the high financial burden experienced by patients with…
In the Journals

Most adults with childhood-onset SLE incur significant early damage

September 20, 2018
Most adults with childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus develop significant damage at a young age and do not achieve drug-free remission…
In the Journals

Few early career family physicians feel prepared to provide buprenorphine treatment

September 20, 2018
Just 10% of early career certified family physicians felt ready to provide buprenorphine treatment for opioid use, according to 2016 National Family…
In the Journals

Arthritis highly prevalent in older adults with depression

September 20, 2018
A study published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry reported that arthritis was highly prevalent among older adults with varying…
In the Journals

Ontario psoriasis, PsA prevalence on the rise

September 20, 2018
Incidence rates and prevalence of psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis in Ontario, Canada, have gradually increased throughout the past decade, and are…
In the Journals

High risk for gout persists after first year of obstructive sleep apnea

September 19, 2018
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea experience an increased risk for gout beyond the first year following the initial apnea diagnosis, with…
Feature

Experts discuss potential benefits, disadvantages to Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna mergers

September 19, 2018
The Department of Justice approved the Cigna-Express Scripts merger on Sept. 17, according to Business Insider and The Wall Street Journal
In the Journals

Cannabinoids appear to increase pain tolerability

September 19, 2018
Meta-analyses revealed that cannabinoid drugs were associated with modest increases in experimental pain threshold and tolerance in healthy adults;…
In the Journals

Patients with SSc-related Raynaud's syndrome identify with patterns linked to microangiopathy

September 19, 2018
Patients with Raynaud’s phenomenon related to systemic sclerosis identify with distinct patterns of the disease that may be linked to…
FDA News

FDA takes new steps to curb opioid crisis

September 18, 2018
The FDA announced several new strategies today to better inform medical professionals and patients about the risks associated with opioid use. …
Cover Story

The Virtual Doctor is In: Advancing Care Through Tele-Rheumatology

Healio Rheumatology, September 2018
It is no longer just millennials who are attached to their smartphones. Scan the subway or a shopping mall or even the audience at the American…
Editorial

Closing the Patient-Provider Gap: The Rise of Relationship-centered Care

Healio Rheumatology, September 2018
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
I was recently privileged to co-chair, along with Elaine Husni, MD, a summit for fellows in rheumatology focused on hot issues in rheumatoid…
Education Lab

Ace the Case: A 55-Year-Old Man With RA and Increasing Joint Symptoms After Methotrexate Use

Healio Rheumatology, September 2018
Mr. J., a 55-year-old retired fireman, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) 8 years ago (seropositive for both rheumatoid factor [RF] and…
In the Journals

Team-based health care improves patient outcomes, physician well-being

September 18, 2018
Implementing optimal team-based health care is associated with improvements in patient outcomes, the efficiency of care and the well-being and…
In the Journals

Burnout frequency varies by specialty, but exact prevalence unclear

September 18, 2018
Symptoms of burnout and career choice regret were common among U.S. resident physicians, but differed substantially by clinical specialty, according…