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Patients  with rheumatic diseases can seek digital physical therapy Patients with rheumatic diseases can seek digital physical therapy

One in 12 women and 1 in 20 men will develop a rheumatic condition at some point in their lifetime. Those with rheumatic conditions are more likely to report physical limitations that keep them from their daily activities. Luckily, working with a physical therapist can help these patients stay active and relieve pain – and now they can receive treatment from the comfort of their own home.

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   How is Rheumatic Fever Diagnosed?How is Rheumatic Fever Diagnosed?
 
Rheumatic fever represents an autoimmune disease following infection with group A streptococcus (Streptococcus pyogenes), one of the most ubiquitous human pathogens.
 
   Integrated community care approach can offer solution to struggling rheumatology services, experts sayIntegrated community care approach can offer solution to struggling rheumatology services, experts say
 
As patients wait up to a decade for the diagnosis of life-impacting rheumatic conditions, experts argue that ingrained pressures facing NHS rheumatology services can, and should, be eased with an integrated community care/secondary care approach, rather than a reliance on secondary care alone.
 
 Study examines if antidepressants can benefit patients with osteoarthritis
 
Study examines if antidepressants can benefit patients with osteoarthritisA clinical trial published in Arthritis & Rheumatology recently examined whether duloxetine, a medication that is prescribed to treat depression and may also reduce chronic pain, can benefit patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis.
 
 
 Penicillin can prevent progression of latent rheumatic heart disease in children
 
Penicillin can prevent progression of latent rheumatic heart disease in childrenA regular, affordable antibiotic treatment significantly reduced the risk of underlying rheumatic heart disease progression in children and adolescents, according to a new study.
 
 
 Risk factors for "long-haul" COVID in people with rheumatic diseases identified
 
Risk factors for "long-haul" COVID in people with rheumatic diseases identifiedA new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City demonstrates over half of patients with rheumatic diseases who contracted COVID-19 during the pandemic and completed a COVID-19 survey, experienced so-called "long-haul" COVID, or prolonged symptoms of the infection, including loss of taste or smell, muscle aches and difficulty concentrating, for one month or longer.
 
 
 Global effort focuses on developing better methods to quantify joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis patients
 
Global effort focuses on developing better methods to quantify joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis patientsAt the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) annual meeting, a multicenter team led by an investigator from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) presented the results from the RA2-DREAM Challenge, a crowdsourced effort focused on developing better methods to quantify joint damage in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).