New research evaluates RA patients' cardiovascular risks Rheumatologists also mull advances, complications of drug therapy
Much of the research presented at the 71st annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology focused on cardiovascular and other non-rheumatological consequences of the disease.
1 Jan 2008
A 38-year-old woman is evaluated for a 6-month history of progressive fatigue and dyspnea on exertion. Over the past 2 years she has noted episodes of hand swelling, joint pain, blue color change of her fingers with cold exposure, and difficulty swallowing. Following a physical exam and lab results, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
2 Jul 2013
Diagnosis and management of Sjögren's syndrome require participation by rheumatologists, ophthalmologists and oral medicine specialties, according to the first classification criteria endorsed by the American College of Rheumatology.
3 Apr 2012
Taking care of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis involved a partnership between internists and subspecialists, agree physicians managing cardiovascular risks, cancer or infections.
1 Jul 2010
The risk of acute gout attacks was more than twice as high during the night or early morning hours than the day, even among those who did not consume alcohol and had a low purine intake during the 24 hours prior to the attack, a study found.
16 Dec 2014
There may be a statistically significant increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) among users of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), a meta-analysis found.
30 Sep 2014
A re-examination of the Hippocratic Oath leads to questions of ethics, professionalism, and a more modern code that physicians can follow.
1 Mar 2020
Biological compared with conventional treatment may not improve work loss in early rheumatoid arthritis
Infliximab improved radiologic results but did not result in less work loss compared with conventional combination therapy in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis who did not respond sufficiently to methotrexate, a new study reports.
9 Jul 2013
Revised recommendations aimed at improving the treatment of patients with osteoarthritis of the hand, hip and knee were published by the American College of Rheumatology on March 27.
3 Apr 2012
Increased suicide risk, but not overall mortality, with fibromyalgiaTai chi helps with fibromyalgia
24 Aug 2010