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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.
Research opens up new avenues to diagnosis and treat Lyme disease

Research opens up new avenues to diagnosis and treat Lyme disease

Major bone trial to test high dose corticosteroid steroid tablets

Major bone trial to test high dose corticosteroid steroid tablets

Remicade (infliximab) is able to reverse the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Remicade (infliximab) is able to reverse the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Study clearly showed the benefit of weight loss in terms of pain, function and quality of life

Study clearly showed the benefit of weight loss in terms of pain, function and quality of life

Cymbalta significantly reduced pain in more than half of women treated for fibromyalgia, with and without major depression

Cymbalta significantly reduced pain in more than half of women treated for fibromyalgia, with and without major depression

Investigational drug for pulmonary hypertension may improve the quality of life for patients with scleroderma and lupus

Investigational drug for pulmonary hypertension may improve the quality of life for patients with scleroderma and lupus

Study underscores the relative safety of infliximab, when used properly

Study underscores the relative safety of infliximab, when used properly

Mycophenolate mofetil is effective for managing symptoms of the most common type of lupus

Mycophenolate mofetil is effective for managing symptoms of the most common type of lupus

New treatment antibody - AMG 162 - may help prevent osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis

New treatment antibody - AMG 162 - may help prevent osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis

Strontium ranelate may reduce spinal, non-spinal, hip and other fractures in older women with osteoporosis

Strontium ranelate may reduce spinal, non-spinal, hip and other fractures in older women with osteoporosis

People who suffer arthritis also suffer double the amount of medical costs

People who suffer arthritis also suffer double the amount of medical costs

COX-2 agents have influenced the way physicians prescribe rheumatology medication

COX-2 agents have influenced the way physicians prescribe rheumatology medication

Pneumococcal vaccinations help protect patients with rheumatoid arthritis against serious pneumococcal infections of the lungs, brain, blood, and ears

Pneumococcal vaccinations help protect patients with rheumatoid arthritis against serious pneumococcal infections of the lungs, brain, blood, and ears

Researchers have discovered an effective new way to treat giant cell arteritis

Researchers have discovered an effective new way to treat giant cell arteritis

Atheromatosis, which lies behind heart attacks, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems, has a major impact on public health

Atheromatosis, which lies behind heart attacks, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems, has a major impact on public health

Shortage of pediatric rheumatologists often leads to improper diagnosis and treatment

Shortage of pediatric rheumatologists often leads to improper diagnosis and treatment

Canadian Rheumatology Association issues statement on Vioxx alternatives

Canadian Rheumatology Association issues statement on Vioxx alternatives

Cancer drug may reduce kidney disease in lupus

Cancer drug may reduce kidney disease in lupus

Researchers study whether people’s genetic makeup could make them more likely to develop osteoarthritis of the knee and hip

Researchers study whether people’s genetic makeup could make them more likely to develop osteoarthritis of the knee and hip

Women with a condition called vulvodynia process pain differently

Women with a condition called vulvodynia process pain differently