The CDC recommends non-opioid alternatives for chronic pain, but some alternatives are more effective than others and some can be harmful. In this slideshow, we review the evidence.(©SteveHeap/Shutterstock.com)
Steroids Pose Infection Risk During Pregnancy
Research shows that for women with autoimmune disease, the increase risk of infection during pregnancy is associated with steroids, not DMARDs.
Under Treatment and Over Treatment Common in JIA
Estimates for juvenile idiopathic arthritis differ widely depending on which set of criteria doctors use.
Opioid Alternatives for Pain Control: What Works, What Doesn’t
The CDC recommends non-opioid alternatives for chronic pain, but some alternatives are more effective than others and some can be harmful. In this slideshow, we review the evidence.
A Review of Central Pain in Rheumatic Diseases
DMARDs and surgery are unlikely to be effective as sole therapies when central pain vs. peripheral pain is suspected in lupus, RA and osteoarthritis.
Best Practices in Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
Prescribing opioids for chronic pain may be associated with some short-term efficacy, but there may be other alternatives physicians should consider.
Baricitinib on Hold in the U.S. for RA, for Now
The FDA has nixed Eli Lilly's and Inctye's application for baricitinib in its current form asking for additional safety and clinical data.
First Year of SLE Diagnosis Could be the Most Crucial
Researchers suggest rheumatologists screen systemic lupus erythematosus patients for stroke risk — during the first visit.
Greater Risk of Stroke after Herpes Zoster Infection
Is this on your radar? A herpes zoster infection can lead to stroke in some RA patients. Learn more in this interview with Dr. Jeffrey Curtis.
Obesity's Role in the Treatment and Development of Disease
Obesity was a common theme at RNS16 this year in which speakers touched on obesity as a cause of disease onset and even as one that can prevent therapeutic treatments from working.
Healthcare Reform for Rheumatologists, Take-a-Way Lessons
In this interview, Herbert S. B. Baraf, MD, FACP, MACR, provides his take-a-ways from ACR/ARHP 2015 about new reimbursement policies affecting private practice rheumatologists.
Sounding Out Arthritis #7: Ultrasound-Guided Knee Injection
This two-part video demonstrates how to use ultrasound to guide viscosupplementation or steroid injection of the arthritic knee, interspersed with the corresponding ultrasound images.
Identifying Affected Tissues and Disease Severity in PsA
From skin to joint issues, the list of symptoms associated with psoriatic arthritis is long and not every patient exhibits the same symptoms. In this slideshow, we highlight PsA symptoms and treatments.
9 PQRS Measures for RA
In this slideshow, we highlight nine 9 PQRS measures for rheumatoid arthritis.
Review: RA Mobile Apps, the Top 19
In this slideshow, we highlight the best of RA mobile apps that are designed to track disease activity. The list, a total of 19 apps, is based on a scientific review that was published in February.
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