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Nearly 40% of patients with rheumatic diseases use marijuana for pain relief

November 10, 2019
ATLANTA — More than one-third of patients with rheumatic diseases reported using marijuana to relieve pain with minimal guidance from their…
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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…
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VIDEO: Complete depletion of peripheral B cells with obinutuzumab in lupus nephritis

November 8, 2019
WASHINGTON — At ASN Kidney Week, Brad H. Rovin, MD, presented results of the NOBILITY trial, a phase 2 randomized, controlled study of…
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Gluten-free diet unlikely to prevent psoriatic diseases, atopic dermatitis

November 8, 2019
Most physicians tend to be skeptical of fad health trends. Goat yoga and appetite suppressant lollipops are shockingly — shockingly —…
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Online training program helps patients with knee OA cope with pain

November 7, 2019
Patients with knee osteoarthritis who completed an online pain coping skills training program reported that the intervention was easy to follow and…
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ACR to expand use of livestreams, add 'TED Talk-style' sessions for 2019 annual meeting

November 7, 2019
The American College of Rheumatology plans to expand its digital offerings at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual meeting this weekend with more than 50 sessions…
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Psoriasis risk spikes with anti-TNF use in children with inflammatory diseases

November 6, 2019
Children with either inflammatory bowel disease, chronic noninfectious osteomyelitis or juvenile idiopathic arthritis developed psoriasis at an…
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Opioid overdose, vaccine preventable diseases among avoidable SLE-related conditions

November 6, 2019
Opioid use and overdose, and certain vaccine-preventable diseases, are among conditions related to systemic lupus erythematosus that could be avoided…
In the Journals

Early MRI response to RA therapy predicts long-term progression better than disease activity

November 5, 2019
MRI changes recorded as early as 1 month after the start of treatment for rheumatoid arthritis may be a better predictor of long-term radiographic…
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Fibromyalgia linked to worse cognitive function, 'fibrofog'

November 5, 2019
Patients with fibromyalgia demonstrate worse objective and subjective cognitive function — sometimes called “fibrofog” —…
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Patients with most SLE damage incur ninefold higher costs over a decade

November 4, 2019
Patients with the most damage related to systemic lupus erythematosus pay nearly nine times higher cumulative costs over a 10-year period compared…
In the Journals

Infrared thermography reliable in assessing children with Raynaud's phenomenon

November 4, 2019
Infrared thermography is both reliable and reproducible in identifying children with peripheral microvascular disturbances in Raynaud’s…
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Onsite With Loyola Medicine: Chicagoland rheumatologists work to close the rural health care gap

November 1, 2019
MAYWOOD, Ill. — They come from 2, sometimes 3 hours away, from suburban and rural areas of Illinois and Wisconsin, often after waiting months…
In the Journals

High RA disease activity increases risk for pain one year after arthroplasty

October 31, 2019
Higher rheumatoid arthritis disease activity at the time of total hip or knee arthroplasty is associated with an increased risk for worse pain and…
In the Journals

Parenchymal lung disease reported in systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis

October 31, 2019
Acute digital clubbing was one clinical characteristic of a rare and potentially fatal lung disease recently observed in a cohort of patients with…
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Secukinumab improves disease manifestations, QoL in PsA across phenotypes

October 31, 2019
Secukinumab is beneficial for patients with psoriatic arthritis across the spectrum of clinical phenotypes for the disease, according to findings…
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Price increases largely to blame for $3 billion spending hike on biologic DMARDs

October 30, 2019
Post-market drug price increases are responsible for as much as 57% of the $3 billion hike in Medicare Part D spending on biologic DMARDs from 2012…
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Inconsistent, inaccurate information hinders medical cannabis’ potential to ‘revolutionize’ health, wellness

October 30, 2019
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — The full impact of legalizing medicinal cannabis in some parts of the U.S. is hindered by inaccurate, inconsistent…
In the Journals

Amniotic suspension allograft may be an effective nonoperative treatment for knee OA

October 30, 2019
Amniotic suspension allograft may be an effective nonoperative treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, according to recently published results…
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Money from opioid lawsuit settlements ‘will never be enough’ to manage crisis

October 30, 2019
Recently, two Ohio counties settled with opioid distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson for $215 million in cash just hours…