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…

Study lays groundwork for understanding RA-ILD/RA-IPF overlap

October 17, 2019
Comparative serum protein biomarker profiling may allow researchers to identify patients with rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung…
In the JournalsPerspective

Hydroxychloroquine blood levels predict retinopathy in SLE

October 17, 2019
Increased hydroxychloroquine blood levels can be used to predict later hydroxychloroquine retinopathy, according to findings published in Arthritis
Meeting News

Deciphering telltale symptoms of vasculitis, Erdheim-Chester disease

October 16, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Rheumatologists should exercise caution when diagnosing patients with suspected vasculitis as several lesser-known diseases can…
In the Journals

Pneumocystis pneumonia incidence in rheumatic disease dependent upon risk factors

October 16, 2019
Concomitant steroid-pulse treatment and baseline lymphopenia were among risk factors for pneumocystis pneumonia among a cohort of patients with…
In the Journals

Low lupus disease activity protects against flares, organ damage in SLE

October 16, 2019
Low disease activity in lupus offers significant protection against flares and accumulated damage in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus…
Meeting News

Hydroxychloroquine alone insufficient to manage dermatomyositis

October 15, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Although patients with dermatomyositis are often advised to use adequate sun protection and prescribed similar therapies as…
Residency to Retirement Resource Center

An advisor can help take the emotion out of investing

October 15, 2019
This is the first of a three-part series on how a physician will get investment advice during his or her lifetime.
In the Journals

Systemic sclerosis more than doubles risk for cancer

October 15, 2019
Patients with systemic sclerosis carry a more than twofold increased risk for cancer — particularly lung, early breast and early melanoma…
In the JournalsPerspective

Rivaroxaban does not show noninferiority to vitamin K antagonists in antiphospholipid syndrome

October 14, 2019
Rivaroxaban failed to demonstrate noninferiority to dose-adjusted vitamin K antagonists in patients with thrombotic antiphospholipid syndrome, and…
Meeting News

'No holiday from denosumab' preserves bone density gains

October 14, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Taking a ‘holiday’ from many osteoporosis drugs can frequently negate gains in bone density, according to a…
Feature

Marijuana use during pregnancy: What clinicians need to know

October 14, 2019
CDC data show that 16.2% of pregnant women aged 18 to 44 years reported using marijuana nearly every day. These findings recently prompted U.S…
In the Journals

Secondary Sjögren's syndrome impacts quarter of patients with SLE

October 14, 2019
Secondary Sjögren’s syndrome affects approximately one-quarter of all patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, and the frequency increases…
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…
Feature

High and dry: Awaiting relief in blocked Sjögren's syndrome pipeline

October 11, 2019
In June 2019, attendees who made the trek to the EULAR’s Annual Congress in Madrid to hear an update on possible treatments for Sjögren’s…
Meeting News

Earlier, aggressive therapy prompts 'good news' for RA outcomes

October 10, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Early recognition and targeted, aggressive treatment have led to improved outcomes and fewer hospitalizations in rheumatoid…