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Latest Rheumatology Headlines
Monday, January 26, 2015
By Rachel Lutz
The optimal treatment time for slowing the progression of rheumatoid arthritis is earlier in the course of disease, researchers said in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), moderate changes in lipids are observed after treatment with tocilizumab or tofacitinib, according to a review published in the January issue of Arthritis & Rheumatology.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Current targets call for 150 minutes of weekly exercise -- or 30 minutes of physical activity at least five days a week -- to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Although these standards don't need to be abandoned, they shouldn't be the primary message about exercise for inactive people, experts argue in two separate analyses published Jan. 21 in The BMJ.
Friday, January 23, 2015
By Adam Hochron
With so many changes in the health care industry, the days of doctors running solo practices in their hometowns seem to be ending as more physicians opt for employment with large health care systems.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
By Rachel Lutz
Rheumatoid arthritis patients may get relief from a selective cannabinoid receptor agonist, according to findings published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
By HCPLive staff
Study shows that regular acetaminophen use may be associated with an increased risk of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and that long-term NSAID use may be associated with an increased risk of PsA.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
By HCPLive staff
Study results show patients with psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriasis are at higher risk for myocardial infarction, stroke, and other adverse cardiovascular events.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
For fourth-year medical students, working collaboratively is associated with a reduction in diagnostic errors, according to a research letter published in the Jan. 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The terms in health care payer contracts are not immutable, and contracts should be negotiated, according to an article published Jan. 9 in Medical Economics.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
By Rachel Lutz
Patients misunderstood onset causes, progression, and treatments for rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritis, according to research published in PLOS One.
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