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.
What brings patients to your office—and not the specialty office down the street? Insights in this slideshow.
Lupus is the condition that most frequently requires attention to skin problems, but it's far from the only reason for a rheumatologist's patient to see a dermatologist. In the case of lupus, however, the lesion may be a clue to prognosis.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a mainstay of pain control in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but they can pack a nasty punch, causing insidious damage that may erupt suddenly and critically without warning.
(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.
Acronym alert: European rheumatologists are proposing new subtypes of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, prompted by advances in methods of drug development.
Discover several lines of evidence that NK cells play an important role in autoimmune disorders, in particular rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and multiple sclerosis.
(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.
Lead researcher Dr Janet McLaren discusses the results of a new study exploring new concerns that rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and inflammatory bowel disease may lead to premature ovarian failure and early menopause.