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Rheumatology is a sub-specialty in internal medicine and pediatrics, devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases. Rheumatologists mainly deal with clinical problems involving joints, soft tissues and allied conditions of connective tissues.
Rheumatology and arthritis societies call for more support to improve arthritis treatment in Wales

Rheumatology and arthritis societies call for more support to improve arthritis treatment in Wales

Rheumatology and arthritis societies raise concerns for arthritis services in Wales and call for more support to improve long-term patient outcomes. [More]
Smoking, excess weight may influence how rheumatoid arthritis symptoms improve with treatment

Smoking, excess weight may influence how rheumatoid arthritis symptoms improve with treatment

A study finds that smoking or being overweight makes it more difficult for patients with rheumatoid arthritis to achieve optimal control of inflammation and symptoms, despite standard of care treatment. [More]
CreakyJoints announces first patient-friendly guidelines for rheumatoid arthritis

CreakyJoints announces first patient-friendly guidelines for rheumatoid arthritis

CreakyJoints, the go-to source for more than 100,000 arthritis patients and their families world-wide who are seeking education, support, advocacy, and patient-centered research, today announced the forthcoming publication of “A Patient’s Guide to Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis.” [More]
Bilingual support group addressing health needs of lupus patients has positive impact, study finds

Bilingual support group addressing health needs of lupus patients has positive impact, study finds

A bilingual support group addressing the psychological and educational needs of patients with lupus and their families is a valuable resource to help them cope, according to a study at Hospital for Special Surgery. [More]
HSS conducts survey to assess musculoskeletal health needs of surrounding communities

HSS conducts survey to assess musculoskeletal health needs of surrounding communities

Hospital for Special Surgery, which has an Outpatient Center in Stamford, plans to increase outreach and educational programs to meet the needs of surrounding communities. [More]
Low-impact exercise program for seniors helps reduce pain, improve mobility and enhance quality of life

Low-impact exercise program for seniors helps reduce pain, improve mobility and enhance quality of life

It's never too late to reap the benefits of exercise, and that includes older adults with arthritis and other muscle and joint conditions, according to a study. [More]
New research identifies mechanism that may lead to treatment of fibrosis in scleroderma

New research identifies mechanism that may lead to treatment of fibrosis in scleroderma

The prognosis for patients diagnosed with scleroderma - an autoimmune disease characterized by fibrosis of the skin - is not typically a rosy one. With limited treatment options available, those suffering from the disorder can face disabling hardening and tightening of their skin. [More]
Individualized vitamin D supplementation may benefit women during pregnancy

Individualized vitamin D supplementation may benefit women during pregnancy

Individualized supplement doses help protect pregnant women from vitamin D deficiency, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
Researchers use new gene-editing system to hasten quest to cure HIV+ patients

Researchers use new gene-editing system to hasten quest to cure HIV+ patients

Researchers at UC San Francisco and the academically affiliated Gladstone Institutes have used a newly developed gene-editing system to find gene mutations that make human immune cells resistant to HIV infection. [More]
Scientists identify genetic cause and biological mechanisms linked to new human immunodeficiency

Scientists identify genetic cause and biological mechanisms linked to new human immunodeficiency

A multi-institutional, international team of scientists has discovered the genetic cause and biological mechanisms linked to a new human immunodeficiency. The study, which is published in Nature Immunology, also identifies a potential treatment. [More]
U-M investigators awarded $7.5 million NIH grant to expand chronic pain research

U-M investigators awarded $7.5 million NIH grant to expand chronic pain research

In order to better understand the disparity between identifiable damage and chronic pain, the National Institutes of Health has awarded $7.5 million over five years to physician-scientists at the University of Michigan Health System. [More]
HSS researchers identify new way to quickly diagnose and treat Parsonage-Turner Syndrome

HSS researchers identify new way to quickly diagnose and treat Parsonage-Turner Syndrome

Physicians at Hospital for Special Surgery have been studying patient outcomes of Parsonage-Turner Syndrome (PTS), an uncommon neurological disorder that results in a sudden paralysis of one or more muscles around the shoulder and arm. [More]
ACR issues statement regarding CMS final rule on MIPS and APMs

ACR issues statement regarding CMS final rule on MIPS and APMs

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services finalized its policy implementing the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and the Advanced Alternative Payment Model incentive payment provisions in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, collectively referred to as the Quality Payment Program. [More]
Novel biomarkers enhance power to predict therapeutic efficacy in LN prognostic models

Novel biomarkers enhance power to predict therapeutic efficacy in LN prognostic models

Results of preclinical studies by investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina reported in the August 2016 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatology demonstrate for the first time that including novel biomarkers in lupus nephritis (LN) prognostic models significantly increases their power to predict therapeutic efficacy. [More]
New casting technique could help avoid surgery in elderly patients with unstable ankle fractures

New casting technique could help avoid surgery in elderly patients with unstable ankle fractures

Elderly patients with unstable ankle fractures could avoid surgery, according to research by a UK team led by Oxford University. [More]
Novartis gets three FDA approvals for expanded use of biologic drug to treat rare autoinflammatory diseases

Novartis gets three FDA approvals for expanded use of biologic drug to treat rare autoinflammatory diseases

Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted three simultaneous approvals for the expanded use of Ilaris (canakinumab) to treat three rare and distinct types of Periodic Fever Syndromes. [More]
Swimming can be effective option for treating patients with fibromyalgia pain

Swimming can be effective option for treating patients with fibromyalgia pain

A study performed by researchers at the Federal University of São Paulo shows swimming is as effective as walking to relieve pain and improve quality of life for patients with fibromyalgia. [More]
DASH diet could be effective, non-pharmacologic approach to prevent gout flares

DASH diet could be effective, non-pharmacologic approach to prevent gout flares

New research indicates that a healthy diet can effectively lower blood levels of uric acid, a known trigger of gout. The findings are published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology . [More]
Combination therapy shows no better benefits than placebo for patients with knee osteoarthritis

Combination therapy shows no better benefits than placebo for patients with knee osteoarthritis

Chondroitin sulfate (CS) plus glucosamine sulfate (GS) was no better than placebo for reducing pain and function impairment in a multicenter, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study of 164 patients with knee osteoarthritis. [More]
Valley fever diagnosis often overlooked by primary care physicians

Valley fever diagnosis often overlooked by primary care physicians

For patients with pneumonia or ongoing influenza-like symptoms who live in or have visited the west or southwest United States, especially Arizona and central California, infectious diseases experts recommend physicians suspect valley fever, an often-overlooked fungal infection. [More]
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