Similarities between ankylosing spondylitis and non-radiographic axial SpA, a caveat about positive MRI scans, and the impact of obesity on disease outcomes.
This complication occurs in up to 44% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Identifying populations at risk may provide opportunities for primary prevention.
The challenge: to distinguish patients at risk for progression to RA from those who have non-rheumatic arthritis.
What constellation of symptoms points to the diagnosis?
Fish oil supplements proved no better than placebo at relieving dry eye disease.
Inflammation may underlie the link between major depressive disorder and RA.
When disease activity is high and/or function impaired, consider depression a likely comorbidity that may be a result of inflammation.
Two recent studies underscore the key role of interferon in SLE; a third trial identifies a link between undiagnosed vertebral fractures and organ damage in women with lupus.
Two sets of diagnostic criteria for lupus go head to head in a recent meta-analysis.