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Six Steps to Transition Teen Patients to Adult Healthcare

Pediatric patients often go without proper guidance when transitioning to adult healthcare. Report addresses six core elements and three transition phases.  (©MonkeyBusinessImages/Shutterstock.com)
 

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Report in Arthritis & Rheumatology highlights important considerations for transitioning patients from pediatric to adult care.

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The little-understood antibody immunoglobulin E (IgE) plays a previously unknown role in systemic lupus erythematosus, study in Nature Immunology finds.

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Clinicians should pay more attention to neurological signs in patients with high-activity primary Sjogren’s Syndrome or those with prior neurological involvements.

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Identifying macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) in JIA early is challenging. This study suggests re-classifying the criteria for MAS to aid research.

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More than 40 percent of patients experience improvements in back pain with mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy, researchers report in JAMA.

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