In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in rheumatology. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

In the Journals

SLE linked with increased atherosclerotic risk in early disease stages

November 17, 2017
According to findings, systemic lupus erythematosus appears to increase atherosclerotic risk in its early phase, while traditional risk factors have…
In the Journals

Opioid abuse treatment medications equally effective

November 15, 2017
Buprenorphine-naloxone combination and extended-release naltrexone were both safe and effective in managing patients with opioid use disorder…
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Group formulates treatment plans for NSAID-resistant chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis

November 15, 2017
Members of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance have developed three consensus treatment plans for patients with chronic…
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Lifetime risk for total hip replacement increases in 5 countries

November 13, 2017
In five countries during a 10-year period, there have been statistically significant increases in the lifetime risk for total hip replacement…
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Burnout, dissatisfaction drive 1 in 5 physicians to plan on reducing work hours

November 10, 2017
Survey results published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings reveal a significant level of discontent among physicians, with many considering scaling back or…
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Service price biggest driver of health care spending

November 9, 2017
Annual health care spending increased from $1.2 trillion to $2.1 trillion between 1996 and 2013, fueled by a 50% rise in the price of health care…
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Clinical remission uncommon for cutaneous disease in dermatomyositis

November 8, 2017
Patients with clinically managed cutaneous dermatomyositis did not often enter remission even after aggressive treatment, according to recent…
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Combined acetaminophen, ibuprofen produces similar amount of pain relief as opioids in ED patients

November 7, 2017
ED patients with acute extremity pain had neither clinically important nor statistically significant differences in pain reduction at 2 hours when…
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Patients with systemic sclerosis face many physical, emotional struggles

November 3, 2017
Patients with systemic sclerosis live with significant physical and social limitations that are damaging to their self-image and identity, and may…
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PsA scoring systems showed moderate sensitivity, high specificity in detecting change

November 3, 2017
The quantifying of radiographic axial psoriatic arthritis through currently available scoring systems has moderate sensitivity but high specificity…
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