Environmental Factors Tied to Lupus
Among the culprits: sunlight, cigarettes, and oral contraceptives.
Interleukin-6: Neurologic Impact in Rheumatoid Arthritis
This inflammatory cytokine may be linked to many of the secondary neuroendocrine and psychological symptoms of RA.
Arthritis Numbers Just the Tip of the Iceberg
Previous figures underestimated the burden of arthritis, especially among younger adults.
Nothing Fishy About Omega Fatty Acids in Lupus
In patients with SLE, increased intake of omega-3 fatty acids led to better sleep and fewer symptoms of depression.
Obesity Is a Weighty Matter in Lupus
Obese patients report higher disease activity, more depressive symptoms, and greater pain and fatigue.
Poverty Stacks the Deck Against Patients With Lupus
Those who live in low-income communities may face multiple barriers to treatment adherence.
Shock-Waves Reduce Finger Ulcers in Scleroderma
Compared with conventional treatment, extracorporeal shock-wave therapy resulted in a significant decrease in finger ulcers.
Obesity Weighs on Spondyloarthropathy Outcomes
Patients experience higher disease activity, lower quality of life, and worse physical functioning.
Bone Marrow Swelling: Spondyloarthritis or Healthy Athlete?
MRI of the sacral spine may help determine which patients are in need of rheumatologic care.
Opioid Use for Osteoarthritis Is Prevalent
A large percentage of patients with advanced knee, hip, or spine OA take opioids for their chronic pain.