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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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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%…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…