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)
Here’s What You Should Know about Axial Spondyloarthritis
Chronic back pain, arthritis and enthesitis are among common axSpA manifestations, but no two patients are alike. Here, we highlight key presentations.
Axial Spondyloarthritis Guidelines Updated and Simplified
EULAR-ASAS have updated the 2010 guidelines for axSpA emphasizing treat to target, tapering and for the first time, cost considerations.
Axial Spondyloarthritis Treatment Recommendations
In this slideshow, we highlight the 13 ASAS-EULAR treatment management guidelines for axial spondyloarthritis.
FUNCTION Trial 2-Year Results for Tocilizumab in Early RA
Early stage RA treated with tocilizumab or tocilizumab and methotrexate realized clinical benefits with no safety concerns at two years.
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.
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.
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