Meeting News

Patient disease education should lay groundwork without getting 'lost in the weeds'

August 8, 2019
ORLANDO — Patients with rheumatologic diseases who are educated about the disease process and the pharmacodynamics of their treatments are more…
Meeting News

Complex rheumatology therapies require physicians, nurses to work together

August 8, 2019
ORLANDO — As rheumatology treatments continue to advance and grow more complex, the need for teamwork among physicians, nurse practitioners…
Meeting News

MRI benefits to rheumatology care offset by cost, access issues

August 8, 2019
ORLANDO — Although magnetic resonance imaging has played a limited role in arthritis care, the emphasis on reducing patient radiation exposure…
Meeting News

Infusion rooms should drill nurses, staff for anaphylactoid emergencies

August 7, 2019
ORLANDO — All infusion suite staff, including nurses and physicians, should participate in code drills to help them prepare for anaphylactoid…
In the JournalsPerspective

Five-year rate for joint surgery in PsA twice as high as general population

August 7, 2019
A patient diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis at 18 to 40 years of age carries a greater risk for joint surgery than someone aged 60 years or older in…
In the Journals

Rheumatic drug adherence higher among users of traditional Chinese medicine

August 6, 2019
The use of traditional Chinese medicine among Chinese American patients with rheumatic diseases is associated with a higher adherence to prescribed…
Perspective

CDC: Not enough doctors prescribing naloxone

August 6, 2019
Naloxone prescription rates have improved, but there were many “missed opportunities” to potentially avoid opioid-overdose related…
In the JournalsPerspective

Poverty fails to explain racial disparities in total knee replacement

August 6, 2019
Poverty does not increase the risk for total knee replacement failure or revision among black or white patients, and fails to explain observed racial…
In the Journals

Splinting after intra-articular injection offers no clear benefit in JIA

August 5, 2019
Patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis who were placed in a splint to encourage rest following intra-articular corticosteroid injection, or…
In the Journals

Obamacare improves access to advanced practitioners

August 5, 2019
The proportion of appointments scheduled with nurse practitioners, physician assistants and similar advanced practitioners increased by more than 5%…
In the JournalsPerspective

Novel study design, open dialogue on drug development critical to JIA drug pipeline

August 5, 2019
Opening dialogue between regulatory agencies, pharmaceutical companies and clinicians to develop and implement novel clinical trial designs could be…
Feature

Measles resurgence may pose unique threat to patients with inflammatory diseases

August 2, 2019
There have been nearly 1,100 measles cases in the United States in the first half of 2019 — more cases of measles than in any year since the…
In the Journals

PROMIS10 measurement responsive to patient-reported changes in lupus

August 1, 2019
The Patient-Report Outcomes Measurement Information Systems global health short form is responsive to patient-reported – but not…
In the Journals

EMR ‘happy hour’ improves efficiency, efficacy

August 1, 2019
Hour-long monthly sessions where health care professionals shared best electronic medical record practices with their peers — dubbed by the…
In the JournalsPerspective

EULAR: Nurses should be part of rheumatology disease control

August 1, 2019
Nurses should participate in comprehensive disease management to reduce symptoms and improve outcomes, according to updated EULAR recommendations on…
In the JournalsPerspective

Lupus heterogeneity tops list of global barriers to advancing care

July 31, 2019
Disease heterogeneity and the lack of a clear disease definition are among the top barriers to advancing lupus care, according to survey data…
Breaking News

Trump administration to allow Canadian drugs to be imported

July 31, 2019
Trump administration officials recently unveiled the Safe Importation Action Plan, a two-pronged historic approach that they said provides the…
In the Journals

Gout flare patterns vary greatly among patients

July 31, 2019
Patterns of flares over time vary greatly among patients with gout, although time-dependent reporting, including the number of days with flare or…

ACR praises reimbursement changes to 2020 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule

July 30, 2019
Updates to evaluation and management codes, included by CMS in its 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule, would increase Medicare reimbursement…
In the Journals

Risk stratification tool predicts functional disability in patients at high risk for OA

July 30, 2019
Easily acquired data — such as education, depression symptoms, strenuous activity and obesity — can help identify functional decline risk…