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Rheumatology

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Yet Another Benefit for Metformin?

โ€” Study suggests a surprising effect in rheumatologic disease risk

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One-Year Data Back Upadacitinib for Clinical Spondyloarthritis

Adds to 14-week results that powered FDA approval for non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis

May 15, 2024
Stem Cell Injections in Mexico Led to Drug-Resistant Infections

Three patients acquired Mycobacterium abscessus infections after medical travel

May 09, 2024
Retinopathy With Long-Term HCQ Use: Large Study IDs Risk Factors

Hint: it's not just the cumulative dose

May 09, 2024
How Does FMF Affect Adolescent Females? Study Offers New Details

And proposes a treatment algorithm to manage the disease in this population

May 07, 2024
Retinopathy With Long-Term HCQ Use: Large Study IDs Risk Factors

Hint: it's not just the cumulative dose

How Does FMF Affect Adolescent Females? Study Offers New Details

And proposes a treatment algorithm to manage the disease in this population

Rheumatology Case Studies

Unexplained Rash With No Itch and Shoulder Pain Suddenly Affects Young Girl

Skin symptoms dramatically improved after use of sun protection

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What Caused Left-Sided Hearing Loss in This 65-Year-Old Man?

Numerous diagnostic procedures revealed tophaceous gout affecting the middle ear

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Why Has This Young Man Lost the Ability to Squat and Clench His Fists?

Joint stiffness is just one symptom of this rare debilitating inflammatory disease

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Imaging-Only Diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis Is Feasible

Color Doppler ultrasound proves mettle as standalone method

May 06, 2024
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Rare Pregnancy Problem Linked to Thiopurines, FDA Says

Agency finds risk for intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy mostly in IBD, lupus patients

May 03, 2024
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Missing Teeth and Joint Pain? RA May Be Imminent

You may not even have to ask if patient has had periodontal disease

May 02, 2024
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Study: Skinny-Leg Runners Face Higher Rates of Knee Arthritis

Questions about risks from weight-bearing activities may now be settled

Apr 30, 2024
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Can Innate Immune System Be Targeted Directly in Lupus?

Japanese researchers open new front in SLE therapy

Apr 29, 2024
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Hands-On Treatment May Help in Knee Osteoarthritis

And patients can administer it themselves

Apr 22, 2024
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'I Feel So Violated': Over 200 Patients Accuse Doc of Sex Abuse, Unnecessary Exams

Alleged victims included women and several men

Apr 09, 2024
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Here's a Good Exercise Option for Hip OA

Program emphasizing balance and stability equals strength-directed training

Apr 08, 2024
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Study: Treat-to-Target Success in Early RA Is Durable

Good outcomes generally maintained for up to two decades

Apr 04, 2024
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No Response to TNF Inhibitor in JIA? Another May Do the Trick

Registry study finds no advantage for switching to a different drug class

Apr 02, 2024
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Standard Drug Tx as Good as Stem Cell Transplant for Scleroderma?

Surprising finding from comparative study

Apr 01, 2024
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CDC: Latest COVID Vax Cuts Hospitalization Risk in Immunocompromised People

But fewer than one in five of this vulnerable group have received the updated shot

Mar 28, 2024
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Predicting Vasculitis Relapse? It's SNOT That Hard

Sino-nasal symptoms markedly raise the risk, study suggests

Mar 25, 2024
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Can an Autoimmunity Lead to Immune Deficiency?

Studies may explain some cases of rare opportunistic infections

Mar 20, 2024
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