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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

(ACR Pediatrics 2014) Children growing into young adults with rheumatic diseases often fail to get the care they need, for numerous complicated reasons. The ACA could change all this, with implications for adult rheumatologists. Here, a brief look at the situation and some solutions.

To "Thunder God Vine" from China, add fish oil and gluten-free diets as alternative remedies for rheumatoid arthritis. What is the evidence? Here, a review plus commentary from an expert.

Septic arthritis or Pott disease? Ankylosing spondylitis, degenerative arthritis, or neither? The most common sites for spinal epidural abscess? Test yourself in an 8-part quiz.

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.

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