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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Most physical therapists correctly identify inflammatory arthritis, refer to rheumatologists

October 22, 2019
The majority of physical therapists can accurately distinguish between inflammatory and noninflammatory arthritis and understand the importance of…
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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
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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
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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‘Unexpected’: Physician burnout rate lower in rural areas

October 10, 2019
Family medicine doctors who practiced in rural areas were less likely to experience burnout than those who practiced in medium-sized and metropolitan…
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Checkpoint inhibitor induced inflammatory arthritis persists after discontinuation

October 10, 2019
Inflammatory arthritis caused by immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy can develop into a long-term condition even after treatment cessation, requiring…