Overweight women face a higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis than their normal-weight peers, according to a study presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in Washington, DC.
Although many patients suffering with low back pain are initially focused on pain relief, convincing them to shift their focus to prevention and functional improvement can lead to better clinical outcomes and greater patient satisfaction.
Claims-based analysis using powerful algorithms, predictive sampling by aggressive ZPICs, a focus on disguised kickbacks, prepayment reviews that effectively freeze billing, and other anti-fraud measures add up to a challenging regulatory environment for rheumatologists.
The osteoporosis therapeutic strontium ranelate reduces radiographic and radiological progression of knee osteoarthritis, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, held from Nov. 10 to 14 in Washington, D.C.
Patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) may be afraid to volunteer information that helps clinicians accurately diagnose them.
Results presented at the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Professionals 2012 annual meeting show that adalimumab and methotrexate are more effective than DMARDs and prednisone in achieving remission in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis or undifferentiated arthritis patients.
Forty percent of patients treated with the uricase drug pegloticase saw complete resolution of one or more gouty tophi within 25 weeks.
Depression and increased depressive symptoms correlate with increased mortality among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, particularly men, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, held from Nov. 10 to 14 in Washington, D.C.