In the Journals

Despite good outcomes, women with Takayasu arthritis fear pregnancy complications

September 22, 2017
Although pregnancy-related concerns are common in patients with Takayasu arteritis, maternal and fetal outcomes appear to be good overall, according…
In the Journals

RA characteristics responsible for roughly 30% of CVD events

September 22, 2017
In patients with rheumatoid arthritis who experienced CVD events, roughly 30% of these events can be ascribed to characteristics of rheumatoid…

Gurman says, ‘Our voice is their voice’ in explaining the importance of physician advocacy

September 22, 2017
At a time when the state of health care is in flux, it is critical that physicians engage in the national debate by telling their stories and those…
In the Journals Plus

Anti-osteoporosis prescription prevalence steadily decreasing in Spain

September 22, 2017
Utilization of anti-osteoporosis therapies increased by 41% from 2001 to 2006 before steadily declining by 63% during the next 7 years, according to…

Graham-Cassidy proposal: What you need to know

September 21, 2017
The latest Republican legislation attempting to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act drafted by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)…
In the Journals

Poor clinical response in RA yields short-term risk for type 2 diabetes

September 21, 2017
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who have a poor clinical response had a significant short-term risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to…
In the Journals

Length of stay, cost of care greater for non-white patients with dermatomyositis

September 21, 2017
Nonwhite patients appear to have higher rates of admission, increased length of stay and higher cost of care associated with a diagnosis of…

Major physician groups urge Senate to stabilize health insurance markets

September 21, 2017
A coalition of major physician groups submitted a testimony to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee emphasizing the importance…
In the Journals

Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease linked to increased odds of RA, osteoporosis, hypomagnesemia

September 21, 2017
Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease appears to be positively associated with increased odds of rheumatoid arthritis, hypomagnesemia and…
In the Journals Plus

Rates of hip fracture, subsequent 1-year mortality differ by race

September 21, 2017
The incidence of hip fracture is highest among white men and lowest among Asian men, with Asian men also experiencing lower 1-year mortality risk…

Pfizer files suit claiming Johnson & Johnson stifles biosimilar competition

September 21, 2017
Pfizer, the manufacturer of Inflectra, a biosimilar to Janssen’s Remicade, filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, the parent company of…

Five news items about practice management in rheumatology

September 20, 2017
Healio.com Rheumatology features five news items about practice management. More coverage can be found by clicking here. …
In the Journals

After TKA, both high-intensity, low-intensity rehabilitation improved strength

September 20, 2017
In patients who have undergone total knee arthroplasty, both high-intensity and low-intensity rehabilitation protocols appear to be effective in…

Trauma, PTSD had strong association with increased SLE risk

September 20, 2017
Women who experienced trauma or PTSD had a strong association with an increased risk for incident systemic lupus erythematosus, according to results…

More Democrats than Republicans OK with how media covers science

September 20, 2017
More Democrats than Republicans think the news media does a good job of covering science, according to the results of a new study. The Pew Research…

AMA urges Senate to reject Graham-Cassidy proposal

September 20, 2017
The AMA recently sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer strongly opposing the Graham-Cassidy…
In the Journals

Study: X-rays, opioid drugs overused for increasing number of OA cases in the UK

September 19, 2017
In the United Kingdom, there was an increased number of new clinical osteoarthritis cases. These cases continued to be imaged with plain radiography…

Secukinumab yielded improvements for PsA through 2 years

September 19, 2017
In patients with active psoriatic arthritis, secukinumab yielded continued improvements in signs, symptoms and multiple clinical domains through 2…
In the Journals

No differences in knee morphology for older patients with vs without patellofemoral pain

September 19, 2017
Contradictory to current perceptions, older people with vs. without patellofemoral pain do not demonstrate differences in patellofemoral morphology…

Six steps for conducting an internal evaluation and management audit

September 19, 2017
Evaluation and management coding patterns are under the microscope. CMS is monitoring evaluation and management code usage by specialty, state and…
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