Feature

Scleroderma Foundation Gives Voice to 'Overlooked' Disease

October 25, 2019
In a world where potentially fatal, high-profile diseases like breast cancer and diabetes devour resources and media attention, organizations like…
In the JournalsPerspective

Physical therapy, lifestyle counseling underused in knee osteoarthritis

October 24, 2019
Physical therapy and lifestyle counseling are underused as prescriptions for pain medications, including narcotics, continue to increase for patients…
FDA News

Oncologist could be next FDA commissioner nominee

October 24, 2019
The Trump administration is expected to announce that Stephen M. Hahn, MD, chief medical executive and professor of radiation oncology at The…
In the Journals

Many patients with RA fail to modify treatment despite high disease activity

October 24, 2019
Approximately one-third to two-thirds of patients with rheumatoid arthritis fail to alter their treatment even when experiencing moderate to high…
In the Journals

Social support linked to improved outcomes after joint replacement surgery

October 23, 2019
Social support appears to be a prognostic factor for some outcomes, including long-term beneficial impacts on certain WOMAC and Oxford Knee scores…
In the JournalsPerspective

ACA Medicaid expansion not enough to curb preventable lupus hospitalizations

October 23, 2019
Although Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act has increased insurance coverage, it has failed to address other barriers to care…
In the JournalsPerspective

Ixekizumab superior to adalimumab for joint, skin improvement in PsA

October 22, 2019
Ixekizumab is superior to adalimumab in simultaneously improving both joint and skin disease in patients with psoriatic arthritis who have had an…
Meeting News

Macitentan safe, effective for PAH associated with systemic sclerosis

October 22, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — New real-world data demonstrate safety and effectiveness of macitentan for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension…
In the JournalsPerspective

Most physical therapists correctly identify inflammatory arthritis, refer to rheumatologists

October 22, 2019
The majority of physical therapists can accurately distinguish between inflammatory and noninflammatory arthritis and understand the importance of…
Meeting News

Cyclophosphamide 'not dead yet' for ANCA-associated vasculitis

October 21, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Although fading from use in vasculitis management strategies, cyclophosphamide still offers several benefits for a minority of…
Meeting News

Everyday solutions to reduce implicit bias in health care

October 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Unconscious biases remain pervasive in everyday interactions between health care providers and patients and lead to worse…
Meeting News

Long-term disease activity minimal with Cimzia in psoriatic arthritis trial

October 21, 2019
Patients with psoriatic arthritis showed long-term efficacy and safety with Cimzia by achieving Disease Activity Index for Psoriatic Arthritis…
Editorial

Immunoautonomics: Can We Hack the Power of the Autonomic Nervous System?

Healio Rheumatology, October 2019
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
I am extremely excited to showcase our roundtable on immunoautonomics this month. Our thought leaders — including Mark C. Genovese, MD, David
Cover Story

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Wanders into Mainstream Rheumatology

Healio Rheumatology, October 2019
The word “vagus” comes from the Latin “to wander.” Accordingly, the vagus nerve takes a meandering path through the body…
Education Lab

Ace the Case: A 67-Year-Old Man Presents With Pain and Swelling of His Hands and Knees

Healio Rheumatology, October 2019
Learning Objective: Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants will be better able to assess and manage immune checkpoint…
In the Journals

Ankylosing spondylitis prevalence doubled from 2006 to 2016

October 21, 2019
The prevalence of ankylosing spondylitis more than doubled, from 0.04% to 0.09%, from 2006 to 2016, according to data published in BMC

On World Osteoporosis Day, associations warn of ‘fracture tsunami’

October 20, 2019
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists joined the International Osteoporosis Foundation in support of World Osteoporosis Day on…

European agency reconsiders, recommends romosozumab for fracture prevention

October 18, 2019
After a reexamination procedure, a European Medicines Agency committee announced a positive opinion recommending marketing authorization for…
Feature

Nowhere Else to Go: Caring for Undocumented Patients in Rheumatology

October 18, 2019
It is likely a story most rheumatologists have dealt with: A male patient with severe myositis, barely able to walk, who is challenged at multiple…
Meeting News

Chronic pain, depression link presents 'chicken or the egg' puzzle

October 17, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Although chronic pain impacts more than 100 million patients in the United States, contributing significantly to national medical…