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.

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Only 30% of RA patients report dietary supplement use to physicians

July 19, 2018
Although nearly half of patients with RA use natural dietary supplements, just 30% of these patients inform their physician about their use…
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Poor prognostic factors do not predict DMARD use in RA

July 18, 2018
The prevalence of poor prognostic factors among patients with rheumatoid arthritis — such as functional limitation, extra-articular disease…
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Many patients struggle to stop buprenorphine use

July 18, 2018
Many patients who want to stop using buprenorphine for opioid use disorder were not able to, according to findings recently published in Drug and
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More than one-third of patients disagree with physician on RA remission

July 18, 2018
Approximately 36% of patients with early rheumatoid arthritis disagree with their physician regarding whether they are in remission, according to…
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Knee hypermobility linked to talonavicular OA

July 17, 2018
Knee joint hypermobility could be related to talonavicular osteoarthritis, as well as foot and ankle symptoms, according to findings published in…
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Initial RA treatments for men more aggressive than for women

July 17, 2018
Physicians generally prescribe different initial treatments for men and women with rheumatoid arthritis, suggesting a slightly less aggressive…
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OA risk over 40 years predictable at age 18 years

July 13, 2018
Individual and population risk for knee osteoarthritis over a 40-year period is predictable among individuals aged 18, using just a few easily…
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Patients with RA find PGA-VAS confusing, unreliable for ranking disease states

July 12, 2018
Vulnerable patients with rheumatoid arthritis experience difficulty with the patient global assessment of disease activity as measured by visual…
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Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole reduced infection risk in ANCA-associated vasculitis

July 12, 2018
Although researchers found severe infections in one-quarter of patients with antineutrophil cytoplasm antibody-associated vasculitis who had been…
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Rheumatology field has grown more attractive since 2014

July 11, 2018
Despite a decrease in applicants from 2008 to 2013, the field of rheumatology has actually grown in popularity among medical students from 2014 to…