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Rheumatology Network

Rheumatology Network went to Disney World this month, to learn what's most important to pediatric rheumatology in 2014. Watch for our latest and forthcoming reports on important sessions from ACR's PRSYM, including:

Long View of Childhood Lupus Outcomes

New Criteria Set for Pediatric Rheumatology

... and updates from the Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Alliance (CARRA), and more.

Recent Content

An observational study finds that regularly drinking low-fat milk slows joint narrowing in arthritic knees. Needs confirmation, but the prospective remedy is harmless and promising.

(ACR Pediatrics 2014) Large research partnerships are proving key to conquering childhood rheumatic diseases like juvenile idiopathic arthritis. To continue the advance, however, larger mergers and newer kinds of data are required.

HAQ, CDAI, RAPID3, DAS28: Which outcome measure should you use to track progress in patients with rheumatoid arthritis? Here, a brief review of their differences, and the arguments for a new paradigm in disease assessment.

The best news for rheumatologists from last year, in this review, involved osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis -- including a good way to assess cardiovascular risk in RA.

A case study in a dermatology journal discusses a stubborn case of cryoglobulinemia with unusual involvement of the iris. Rituxan resistance is increasing in this condition.

Ultrasound and MRI images confirm each other in detecting early rheumatoid arthritis of the hand and wrist, according to the first study to specifically test the question.

In a small placebo-controlled trial, methotrexate significantly improved pain and other symptoms of knee osteoarthritis and predictably modest adverse effects.

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