In the second installment of a slide show based on an animated discussion by members of the rheumatology journal club (#rheumjc), partipants focus on the benefits, risks, and realities of tapering biologics in clinical practice.
(VIDEO) Researchers in Norway used data from an observational study of patients with swollen joints to see how many with early signs of rheumatoid arthritis recovered without any treatment at all, and how quickly.
A study from Holland finds that doctors consider patient factors first and cost factors second when choosing treatments for juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
When all signs point to septic arthritis, microcrystalline arthritis may be at fault. These authors anticipated ordering antibiotics and orthopedic consultation, but found a very simple solution for their patient with disabling knee effusion.
(VIDEO) With rising attention to anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) in RA classification, what is the current significance of rheumatoid factor? Rheumatologist Josef Smolen tells how he and others at the Medical University of Vienna addressed the question.
(VIDEO) Ultrasound can trump the DAS28 in judging the equation between rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and joint signs when making treatment decisions. James Dale MD describes his study reported at the American College of Rheumatology meeting.
Decreases in bone mineral density and an increased risk of arthritis may be linked to bilateral oophorectomy, according to new research presented at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.