Marijuana and Lupus: Beyond Just Not Good

Like many patients with rheumatic disease, those with lupus may turn to marijuana for pain relief. It doesn't really help, one study finds. But there's more to the story than that ....


The new SLICC 2012 classification criteria are far more sensitive in real-life clinical practice than the ACR97 lupus criteria, especially within the first 5 years of onset.

IgG4 levels were low in this study for only systemic sclerosis and Sjögren's. But other patterns suggested aberrant immune regulation.

A steroid's "cosmetic" side effects mean more to your lupus patients than you may think. A new study finds that what you see as fairly unimportant could have troubling implications.

Can you guess what proportion of patients in private rheumatology practices can't follow instructions for taking methotrexate? The authors of this study offer some suggestions to improve adherence.

TechTalk: In a recent Twitter exchange, rheumatologists discussed the potential of the Olloclip, a newly updated IPhone 6 lens, for on-the-spot clinical imaging.

(ACR2014) Another Rheumatology Network Editorial Board member weighs in: Christopher Collins MD saw reason for great encouragement in a report about an interferon-α blocker for systemic lupus erythematosus.

For a patient who presented with symptoms of stroke, the initial diagnosis (antiphospholipid syndrome) proved secondary to the actual cause of endocarditis.


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