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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.
The 2019 ACR/EULAR Classification Criteria for IgG4-Related Disease released

The 2019 ACR/EULAR Classification Criteria for IgG4-Related Disease released

Sphingolipids associated with heart disease in African Americans with lupus

Sphingolipids associated with heart disease in African Americans with lupus

Rheumatoid arthritis linked to other diseases before and after diagnosis, shows study

Rheumatoid arthritis linked to other diseases before and after diagnosis, shows study

UAB study suggests potential treatment target for IPF

UAB study suggests potential treatment target for IPF

Standard methods not adequate to detect prosthetic joint infections in rheumatic disease patients

Standard methods not adequate to detect prosthetic joint infections in rheumatic disease patients

'Pre-habilitation' program before knee replacement could lead to better outcomes

'Pre-habilitation' program before knee replacement could lead to better outcomes

Where patient resides influences post-op care and rehab after hip replacement, study shows

Where patient resides influences post-op care and rehab after hip replacement, study shows

CBPR approach aims to educate diverse patients with rheumatic conditions

CBPR approach aims to educate diverse patients with rheumatic conditions

Juvenile immune arthritis – new treatments wanted

Juvenile immune arthritis – new treatments wanted

Male patients with lupus often have more severe disease, receive little support

Male patients with lupus often have more severe disease, receive little support

New textbook on mysterious and deadly cytokine storm syndrome

New textbook on mysterious and deadly cytokine storm syndrome

Gadolinium-enhanced MRI of shoulders helps predict recurrence of polymyalgia rheumatica

Gadolinium-enhanced MRI of shoulders helps predict recurrence of polymyalgia rheumatica

Cancer patients with RA treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors likely to experience a flare

Cancer patients with RA treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors likely to experience a flare

Research highlights benefits of oral prednisolone in patients with hand osteoarthritis

Research highlights benefits of oral prednisolone in patients with hand osteoarthritis

Opioids do not improve quality of life or depression in OA patients

Opioids do not improve quality of life or depression in OA patients

Methotrexate appears to facilitate bone remodeling in patients with osteoarthritis

Methotrexate appears to facilitate bone remodeling in patients with osteoarthritis

Psoriasis onset determines whether arthritis or psoriasis starts first in people with psoriatic arthritis

Psoriasis onset determines whether arthritis or psoriasis starts first in people with psoriatic arthritis

Optimal therapy for Down syndrome arthropathy remains unclear, reveals study

Optimal therapy for Down syndrome arthropathy remains unclear, reveals study

Tocilizumab more effective than rituximab in achieving low disease activity in RA patients

Tocilizumab more effective than rituximab in achieving low disease activity in RA patients

Study shows ADA2 is a sensitive, specific biomarker for macrophage activation syndrome

Study shows ADA2 is a sensitive, specific biomarker for macrophage activation syndrome